As all the showcase and live music events these days, due to Coronavirus, Waves Vienna Festival had to re-invent itself switching to a hybrid version: online conferences and streaming concerts with public viewing in the WUK-Hof (the festival headquarter) from the 10th to the 12th of September.
This year’s new, exciting and experimental Waves Festival edition will see three Italian artists in its lineup: Eugenia Post Meridiem, Nava and Gigi Masin. Get to know them all and don’t miss their live shows.
Eugenia Post Meridiem takes shape in summer 2017 when Eugenia (voice, guitar) meets Matteo (bass), Giovanni (guitar, keys) and Matteo (drums, percussions). After three months of travels, experiences and intense tracks development in Lisbon, Eugenia gets back to the project playing in several venues in Genoa and in Liguria, in which, both with a solo set and together with the band, she releases a series of songs that as well as showing a wonderful voice and remarkable songwriting potentials, reveal, across the arrangements, indie, folk, soul influences and a pronounced inclination to 60s and 70s psychedelic contaminations finely combined with the roughest 90’s sound textures.
Formed in the cosmopolitan hotbed city of Milan and lead by the enigmatic Iranian singer Nava Golchini, NAVA take cues from Italy’s current flourishing electronic music scene and international acts like Arca, Apparat and Purity Ring. They are a unique cultural blender, melding Golchini’s own Persian background and the band’s incisive, experimental arrangements, into something truly visceral, both musically and visually. Their new single ‘Sarabe’, released in May 2020, sees them explore the darker themes of human nature.
Gigi Masin (born 1955) is an Italian composer, ambient musician and producer from Venice. He is best known for his 1986 LP ‘Wind’ and as a member of ‘Gaussian Curve’, a trio with Jonny Nash and Young Marco. In the years since he released two albums (‘Clouds’, in 2015 and ‘The Distance’, in 2017) with the newly formed trio Gaussian Curve, collaborated with Italian duo Tempelhof and released three solo albums and a number of singles and collaborative works.