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All Of Me (Marika Klambatsea)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

When people dismiss performance art, they’re probably imagining something like this. Opening with her most impenetrable material, Marika Klambatsea comes across like Kate Bush singing in the style of Regan from ‘The Exorcist’, yelping and wailing while accompanying herself with jagged discords torn from her piano. Though daunting, her musical deconstructions aren’t random; they’re based on classical structures and often delicate phrasing, an operatic vocal range and a yearning for artistic truth. This comes across on arrangements of Kurt Weill and Billie Holiday numbers, title tune ‘All Of Me’ getting a dizzying organ-grinder treatment. To say this has niche appeal is an understatement, but you can’t doubt that Klambatsea is a totally invested artist.

The Jazz Bar, 24 – 25 Aug, 4.00 pm (5.00 pm), £6.00 – £8.00, fpp193.
tw rating 2/5