HIMALI SINGH SOIN & DAVID TAPPESER
Hybrid/Simultaneous Or The Disembodiment Of Non-Artificial Intelligence
Himali Singh Soin & David Tappeser created a new performance as part of KELDER’s debut project, Pauses before the Pinboard. Drawing upon the Indian tradition of 'jugalbandhi', in which two players play off and against each other in a structured improvisation climaxing into a trance, the duo harmonised between word and drum, testing the limits of intimacy, confusing subjectivities. Can the essence of a couple transcend the dualism of its constituent parts? How do different modes of being affect its inner workings of and its public appearance as a unit? Singh Soin and Tappeser’s collaborative work generally orbits around love, distance across spiritual-digital ether, interrogating ways in which our increasingly multiple existences affect and alter experience.
Himali Singh Soin is a writer and artist based between London and Delhi. She uses metaphors from outer space and the natural environment to construct imaginary cosmologies of interferences, entanglements, deep voids, debris, delays, alienation, distance and intimacy. In doing this, she thinks through ecological loss, and the loss of home, seeking shelter somewhere in the radicality of love. Her speculations are performed in audio-visual, immersive environments.
David Soin Tappeser is a German-born, London/New-Delhi-based jazz musician. His practice primarily revolves around experimentation and improvisation - more often than not as a means to re-visit/re-invigorate/re-invent established traditions. His studies and extensive travels in India, Nepal, Mexico and beyond have brought him into contact with a variety of different musical and percussive traditions, leaving an audible impact on his understanding of the drum set. His particularly subtle, melodic approach to the instrument puts strong emphasis on the aesthetic of tone, sound and dynamics.