Rupp / Wertmüller UND Cactus Truck & Ava Mendoza
Rupp & Wertmüller, the hyper-dynamic duo for acoustic or electric guitar and drums, presents a very intense form of duo improvisation that moves between the brute power of industrial grindcore and the aesthetics of New Improvisation music. They will share the stage with the improvisation quartet Cactus Truck and Ava Mendoza. In its formative years, the FMP movement itself was a coming together of like-minded artists, who were not only active at the highest artistic level but were also involved in cultural politics. Similarly ambitious associations exist in the 21st century too, such as the young Dutch artists' collective DOEK, from which Cactus Truck emerged. Together with world-class guitarist Ava Mendoza, they form a high-energy quartet for two electric guitars, tenor saxophone and drums.