Berlin is the place to find your individual space and develop your art craft into something distinctively creative
The creative space Urban Spree in Berlin, is renown for showcasing top artist within the fields of art and design and on this occasion; one of this years up and coming experimental musicians. On Sunday, June 16h, MASAYOSHI FUJITA and WILL SAMSON played a special show at this special location.
MASAYOSHI FUJITA transforms a vibraphone into an electronic synth sounding composition
Hitting all the right chords and tunes, British artist WILL SAMSON‘s second album Balance; has all the right heartfelt passion to quiet the largest of crowds. After a successful european tour with KURT VILE and Canadian indie band DO MAKE SAY THINK. He ended his tour with an intimate set and an opening act called MASAYOSHI FUJITA. A musician and designer who can transform a classical instrument (vibraphone) into an electronic synth sounding composition; with lush melodies and nature inspired tales. Using a ‘prepared piano’ style performance; mallets on tin foil and alternating string bows against this beautiful instrument, he drew the crowd in with a unique performance of its own.
WILL SAMSON stays apart from the mainstream
WILL SAMSON‘s live set was just as captivating as his album. Tracks such as Meet Me at Home covered emotive guitar chords, mixed with warm bass synths all backed by analogue recording techniques, conjuring up beautiful soundscapes through his love for film music and Asia travels, is passionate singing style may be comparable to the likes of Patrick Watson but as he stated with a smile “it goes as far as the hat wearing”.
He is indeed one of a kind and his music has been making waves in a city, with an international base of musicians placing their mark at the very top; such as french artist HIGH WOLF. With his world music electronic and guitar acoustics, he stays apart from the mainstream and drives his own interest in afro beats and classical jazz into a cultural mix of sounds. Berlin is the place to find your individual space and develop your art craft into something distinctively creative.