Mixed Minimal Chamber Metal
It’s always a real treat when TEMKO plays at Intro! Don’t miss it!
What happens when you put a jazz pianist, an exact percussionist, a classically trained electric guitarist and a metal bass player in one ensemble?
Meet TEMKO, an adventurous ensemble with very much an own sound that keeps the middle ground between improve, minimal music, and contemporary composed music.
After TEMKO’s premiere at the November Music 2013 festival, programmer Bartho van Straaten of jazzclub Paradox described their music as minimal chamber metal: Minimal chamber music which has roots in classical music, improvisation, conceptual music and polyrhytmical metal. TEMKO is named after origami artist Florence Temko – known for her transparent but challenging constructions and small, exciting thoughts that never really get ungraspable.
‘Mixed minimal chamber metal’ – new sound that always seems to sprout from intersections between different genres and disciplines.TEMKO mainly performs their own works, but also invites internationally recognised composers and performers to co-develop a new sonic universe.
“TEMKO performs and works with the attitude of a pop group, and it combines musical styles in their own unique way.”
(Bert Palinckx, artistic director November Music)