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Star and Shadow presents:

Barbara Morgenstern and Christian Biegai (Germany)

plus support Nwavi

Tue 27 November 2018 // 20:00 / Venue Space

Tickets: £8adv / £10 on the door

Barbara Morgenstern returns to the Star and Shadow with material from her new album Unschuld und Verwüstung (Innocence and Desolation). Barbara's music is hard to classify and contains elements of Folk, Electronica and Synth-pop all the while being very solidly rooted in a songwriting tradition held together with her unique chord progressions and low-fi electronic sound.

Barbara moved from Hagen to Berlin in the 1990s and cut her teeth in the Livingroom scene, impromptu gigs at house parties and raves. Her work has been released for the most part on Gudrun Gut's Monika Enterprise label where Barbara has released nine studio albums and collaborated with many renowned artists over her 20 year career including Robert Wyatt, Annie Whitehead,, Bill Wells, Robert Lippok and many more.

Unschuld und Verwüstung is her tenth album and marks her move to the Staatsakt label, home to many other experimental and leftfield artists. The theme of this album is a search, for the way through in spite of everything. She takes inspiration from REM's "It's the end of the world as we know it' when the world will not provide the solutions the solutions must be dreamed and in writing them into songs they become reality.

Barbara collaborates with film score composer Christian Biegai for this album which is enriched with his baritone sax complimenting Barbara's piano and stark sometimes strange vocal.


Support from Nwavi: Audio solo side project from Newcastle based artist Peter J. Evans. To whet your appetite at the start of an evening of analogue, electronic and acoustic delight, previously associated with acts such as Cumulonimbus and Thx1742 Evans explores structure, sequence and tone using vintage and home built analogue synths.


Listen to three tracks from the album here

Watch the video for single 'Brainfuck'



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