Lan Sticker on Drums/MIDI-Keyboard and Robert Prosser on the Mic are searching for a radical form of Storytelling. Through Spoken Word, Rap and Beats an equally funky and badass energy is delivered, reduced to the utmost freedom for Rhythm and Voice.
Be it improvisation or dancy grooves, its most appealing virtue is reached when playing live, in direct contact with the audience. Not a single Word too much, no Hit off-key, DRUMBADOUR offers an extraordinary union of Music, Literature and Performance.
Concerts and Performances 2022, among others, at Künstlerhaus Vienna, Klub Močvara (Zagreb), BAZA.Inclusive (Warsaw) and Walcheturm (Zürich).
Emerging from the Performance based on the novel GEMMA HABIBI (Ullstein, 2019) - the start of Stickers and Prossers cooperation, among other venues shown at the German Statetheater Temeswar (Romania) - the play INFIGHT premiered in October 22 at Ateliertheater, Vienna. Rhythmus ist alles, Rhythm is everything, headlined a (german) review of this "thrilling evening" in the Austrian newspaper Der Standard.
DRUMBADOUR EP - a first livesign, recorded in Summer 2021 at Amann Studio, Vienna, and to be found on Bandcamp, Spotify etc. Published via !Rufzeichen Records, mainly containing compositions taken from the novels PHANTOME and GEMMA HABIBI.
Und genau an dieser Stelle treffen sich die Demonstrantinnen und Demonstranten, die kritischen Leserinnen und Leser, die Rap-Fans und Underground-Freaks. Genau an diesem Punkt wird über die Geschichte entschieden. Und das ist also auch die Antwort auf die Frage, was Literatur in dieser Zeit denn eigentlich kann. (EP-Review, on german, literaturtirol.at)
Lan Sticker, * 1995 in St. Jakob, Rosental/Šentjakob v Rožu. Studied Jazz-Drumset at Anton Bruckner University, Linz. He played with notable musicians such as Skúli Sverrisson, Peter Herbert, Primus Sitter and Tonč Feinig, and is active as a Live- and Studiodrummer in various Bands (p.e. Delta Concept, Kit Cut, Oh Alien).
Robert Prosser, *1983 in Alpbach/ Tyrol. Writer und Performanceartist. Published among others the novels Gemma Habibi and Phantoms (Ullstein 2017, resp. 2019). Various Accolades, for example: Residency Sri Lanka 2021, Nomination for the German Bookprize 2017.
Photos © Georg Hartmann
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