The Boys and Kifer – Where is The Boys and Kifer? Part II

Performance by The Boys and Kifer at the Academy of Brera (Milan), 17th July 2019

The second chapter of “Where is The Boys and Kifer?” conceived for the Academy of Brera, puts together reading, dance and music interventions but also installations and videos, generating a platform in costant mutation in which the audience is invited to participate, walk, listen and question the nature of the performance itself in relation to elements coming from music and art worlds.
The project was part of the exhibition “A Story That Wasn’t” curated by the students of Visual Cultures and Curatorial Practices. The performance ha included interventions by ALMARE, Pietro Agostoni, Massimo Vaschetto, Ramona Ponzini, Bea Viinamäki, Marco Rossi, Enrico Boccioletti, Micaela Deiana, Roberta Pagani and Angeliki Tzortzakaki.


Unmixed Reality

Music album by The Boys and Kifer,

Performance at OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Turin (30th May 2019),

Music album by The Boys and Kifer,

HD Video, Sound, 32′

2019

Unmixed Reality is a project by The Boys and Kifer started with the release of an Ep of seven tracks. The project continued with a performance conceived for the space of OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni (Turin) and a short film available on YouTube.

Where is The Boys and Kifer?

music album by The Boys and Kifer,
performance at Marsèlleria (Milan), 14th November 2018

“Where is The Boys and Kifer?” is the third album by The Boys and Kifer, published as an independent production in April 2018 (digital version) and available since May 2018 in a limited edition. The album is structured as a set of collaborations between The Boys and Kifer and authors of the contemporary artistic and musical scene active in Milan and Turin (Alessandro Di Pietro, Death In Plains, Bellagio Bellagio – Matteo Nobile & Natália Trejbalová – , Sara Davide, Roberto Casti, Alessandro Moroni, Enrico Boccioletti and Ramona Ponzini).

The result is an hybrid of different personalities alternating multiple handed compositions, thought out to be performed in a chaotic live, where the visual element coexists with the musical one. The leitmotiv of the album – to be found in the single tracks with always different approaches – is the topic of mimicry, intended as the imitation process which is typical of the single self as social animal. The album launch live curated by Roberta Pagani, presented for the first time at Marsèlleria, hybridizes and flags categories distinctions – visual and sound -, finding its place between music live and art performance combining sound, voice and word – both written and spoken – drawing its strength from language power.
During the performance, the sound interventions are mixed with the visual interventions by Luca Setzu, Bea Vinamaki and Jacopo Belloni. Is also available to the public a fanzine with a collection of texts by
Nicole Colombo, Matteo Mottin, Chiara Spagnol, Corinne Cortinovis and Dalia Maini.

Photo courtesy: Marsèlleria

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Mimetic ensemble for a church #1

Performance by The Boys and Kifer during “Roberto Casti & The Boys and Kifer – INTROITUS (Parte del Tutto)”, curated by Bite The Saurus, Chiesa di San Giuseppe delle Scalze, Naples 

(varying duration)

Sound installation

2018

 

Mimetic Ensemble for a church #1 is a performance conceived by The Boys and Kifer for the church of San Giuseppe delle Scalze in Naples. The work is developed through the use of four live designated positions – each one for a different music instrument – located in the central nave of the church. Through the activation of every instrument, The Boys and Kifer enacts a stratification of melodies and different sounds – among which some field recordings collected in Naples in the days preceding the event – with the purpose to create a unique combination of sonorities capable to influence each other and then lose their singularity.

Photo courtesy: Danilo Donzelli Photography

The Boys and Kifer – Wormhole Side A (Plag’e Mesu)

Performance, January, 10 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKdyG0XJ_64

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFBfUYwYTi0

Wormhole Side A is a live experiment by The Boys and Kifer which happened on January, 10th, 2016 in Plag’e Mesu (Gonnesa, Sardinia). The concert/performance considered the union of the songs from “Another Sun” with the characteristic atmosphere of the coast in Gonnesa. Wind, waves and colours blended with the music in a unique crescendo, that culminated with the sunset.