Join us from this Friday 16 October, at 20:00 CAT
Original Score by Monthati Masebe and David Wein
Performed by Monthati Masebe (Piano and vocals), David Wein (Bass Guitar)
Art Director, Editor and Visuals: Katlego Diseko
In this audiovisual piece, we will be looking at the metaphorical connections between plant life and “queerness”. By watching a plant grow over time there are things we notice – things that nature has learnt, becoming inherent for survival. Human beings have done the same. We will portray the historical struggles of the queer community and the fruit it has bearded today, through a conversation between music and visuals that strives to intice mixed feelings about what comes with darkness and light, struggle, resilience, change, Adaptibility and growth. Everyone will move towards warmth, safety and loving energies.This is human instinct – an instinct we share with the plants around us.
When you move a plant into a different environment, you’ll notice that no matter what, its leaves will twist and turn to find the biggest slither of sun it can in order to survive. Fortunately, some of us today are able to find this safe space somehow. We have loving families and friends that support us no matter who we are and what new things we discover about ourselves. This is hugely thanks to the LGBTQIA+ community that fought for our rights before us, and paved what is now a growing, supportive queer community. Historically, there have been cases of hidden as well as outright queerness, even in the classical music world. We draw inspiration from these musicians throughout our art piece.
Monthati Masebe and David Wein use bass guitar and piano to ignite a musical discussion about nature cycles, plant life and queerness. This isn’t a generalization or reduction on such complex subjects, instead, this is the beginnings of what is going to be a long series of conversation starters and thought provoking projects.
New music by Monthati Masebe and David Wein