DISTORTED FESTIVAL will host two very interesting artists this year: the legendary American artist and performer JARBOE and the occult Italian duo FATHER MUPRHY. The shows will take part on October 1st at Warsaw’s Klub Hydrozagadka.
The evening will start with Father Murphy’s show – after that Jarboe will join the stage and all the three of them will perform together Jarboe’s new songs and also her previous compositions.
Jarboe draws from a variety of sources: childhood in the Mississippi delta and New Orleans, life in NYC’s east village during the post no-wave scene in the band Swans, university studies in literature and theatre, global travels, and a history of extensive recordings, collaborations, and performances (clubs, theaters, art galleries, cathedrals, festivals, live radio, television, film). Jarboe’s voice and music is known for versatility and emotional conveyance in bold experimental as well as melodic diversity and expression. Over the course of her life through efforts in past and present disciplines, Jarboe explores the rebuilding / reinventing of identity and the elemental structures of personae.
Father Murphy is the sound of the Catholic sense of Guilt. A downward spiral aiming at the bottom of the hollow, and then digging even deeper. Over the years the band became one of the most mysterious and enigmatic musical entities coming out of Italy, part of that community that Simon Reynolds and Julian Cope started to call the new “Italian Occult Psychedelia” and well known for their really intense live shows, something in between a rite and an artistic performance. After having furiously performed all over Europe, toured North America with Deerhoof, Dirty Beaches, Iceage and Xiu Xiu, been praised by the Archdruid Julian Cope, Michael Gira, Geoff Barrow, among lots of others, the Italian outfit just finished their last effort, a trilogy on the Cross, consisting of Calvary , Croce and Lamentations, one album and two EPs all released in 2015.