MOPCUT (AT/FR/US, Lukas König, Julien Desprez & Audrey Chen) + Duo Jaap Blonk & Terrie Ex + DJ Jasper Stadhouders

Monday, March 09, 2020   
Doors open: 00:00
Showtime: 20:30
Damage: €7,50

Mopcut | TROST Records

Audrey Chen (Usa) – voice, analog electronics
Julien Desprez (France) – electric guitar
Lukas König (Austria) – drums, synthesizer

MOPCUT is a medium-length noise-style that covers the head and ears with a vertical bang and a horizontal wave. It’s a popular style for all ages, genders and generations. The soundscape should be trimmed evenly all around the circumference so that the noise at the front reaches the inner eye while the waves on the sides cover (or almost fully cover) the ears. The beats at the back maintain the same length as the samples at the front and sides. Once the overall sound is achieved, trimming is used to achieve minimalism or maximalism, depending. Improvisation, noise and electronic beats work well as backgrounds for the MOPCUT. Electronic appliances and devices may be used to give the MOPCUT a bit more volume, but effects may lead to standing up instead of hanging low. MOPCUT is Lukas König, Audrey Chen, and Julien Desprez.


With it´s lo-fi electronics, the album is mostly zany and playful, but with darker, visceral explorations such as Hail Shaft. A tightly disciplined yet exuberant set of performances

– The Wire, 2019

…the raw aesthetic of these artists, and their assimilation, makes this a debut of note.

– Debra Richards, Jazzwise magazine

EU TOUR 2020

05.03.2020 AT – Vienna, MOPCUT @ Grillx Vienna
06.03.2020 AT – MOPCUT @ Scheibbs Proberaum Scheibbs
07.03.2020 AT – St.Johann (Tirol), MuKu Artacts
08.03.2020 SUI – Basel, MOPCUT @ Klappfon Basel
09.03.2020. NL – Amsterdam, MOPCUT @ OCCii Amsterdam
10.03.2020 UK – London, MOPCUT + Cyclone Trio @ CAFé OTO
11.03.2020 FR – Paris, Sonic Protest

Duo Jaap Blonk & Terrie Ex
Jaap Blonk – stem, elektronica
Terrie Ex – gitaar

Gitarist Terrie Ex was in 1979 mede-oprichter van de “anarcho-punk”-band The Ex.
Door de jaren heen heeft hij met zijn onnavolgbare stijl ook in de vrije improvisatie naam
gemaakt, bijvoorbeeld in duo’s met Han Bennink, Ab Baars en Ken Vandermark.
Jaap Blonk begon als vocalist met uitvoeringen van Dada-klankpoëzie, zoals Kurt
Schwitters’ Ursonate. Vanaf midden jaren 80 heeft hij zich ook als improvisator ontwikkeld
en overal ter wereld opgetreden, waarbij de inzet van elektronica steeds belangrijker werd.
Het duo van Terrie en Jaap bestaat sinds 2003 en kenmerkt zich door grenzeloze vrijheid,
de onvoorspelbaarheid van dada en de energie van punk.

Begin 2018 kwam hun plaat (cd en lp) “Thirsty Ears” uit;