THE KNIFE at The Fillmore Auditorium on Monday, April 21.
Show time is 8:30 PM. Doors open at 7:30 PM
The Knife is a group of people with diverse approaches to dance, moves and music. Some of them are musicians, some are vocalists, some are choreographers, some are experienced performers and some are not. They are very proud to announce that Shannon Funchess from the electronic punk duo Light Asylum (New York) is joining the show. Already familiar with the project as she sings on the record, she is now with them on stage.
In 2013 they played at clubs and festivals in European cities. Now it’s 2014 and they are about to tour North America. With care and attention, they gathered their impressions and got back together to rework the show. This is a continuation. Some songs are the same, some songs are new. Moves are added and changed. Some instruments are electrified and more voices are heard. Things glow and along the way they have elevated themselves.
Shaking the Habitual, the album, lays the groundwork for this show. Based on the artistic and political ideas therein, they play with the expectations and question habits of the concert, the dance performance, the club and the music festival. Working within a highly commercial, professionalized and male-dominated music industry, they strive to twist and strangle hierarchies to find other ways of organizing work and its conditions. Disrespecting borders between digital and analogue, fake and real, professional and dilettante, star and cast, experimental acts and glamorous shows, nature and culture, audience and artist, blood family and chosen family, dance and action, a Buchla and bongo and the sound of a hit and a kiss.
They use the full potential of the electronic concert. In addition to bodies playing electronic music, they suggest different bodily engagements. They suggest dancing together as a mobilization, a collective moment for everyone in the room - on and off stage - to take part in.