Text by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi
Two weeks ago when I interviewed the German percussionist and electronica performer Sven Kacirek in a Turkish restaurant in the West Village, he wanted to recommend musicians from Hamburg, Germany who might be interesting for me to cover. So a couple of days ago he surprised me with an interesting project from his hometown, PandA System with cellist Andreas Otto and DJ Prashant from Bangalore, India.
DJ Prashant uses recordings of Indian instruments to create beats with two turntables. And Andi Otto plays short, minmal melodies and rhythm patterrns, over the top with an electronic cello he calls a Fello. – his own unique performance instrument combining a cello with his ” magic” bow and a computer.
They have been on tour in India since November. (Find tour dates and all other details at www.panda-system.blogspot.com.) This is their official promotional video. (Video shot and edited by Nikhil Acharya.)
Video shot and cut by Nikhil Acharya.