Feed Me Weird Things presents: TENGGER
with special guest birdlabs

Mon, Oct 9, 2023 at 7pm

  • All Ages
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TENGGER is a traveling musical family, made up of Pan-Asian couple, itta and Marqido, who create their brand of psychedelic New-Age drone magic through the use of harmonium, voice, and toy instruments (played by itta) and analogue synths (played by Marqido). The duo originally started out with the moniker “10” but since the birth of their son RAAI (who joins them on tour and often on stage) in 2012, have called themselves TENGGER (meaning ‘unlimited expanse of sky’ in Mongolian) to mark the expansion of the family. It also means ‘huge sea’ in Hungarian. Travel, as spiritual experience in real environments, and the sound between the space and the audience have been central themes of their works. The family’s yearly pilgrimages inform every aspect of their art.

Iowa City’s birdlabs (Izaak Thompson) sonically weaves together synthesized textures and found sounds using synthesizers, drum machines, and tape loops, to create an eclectic and unpredictable aural tangle that provokes delight, movement, nostalgia, and a bittersweet reverence for the inseparable and often overlooked bond between nature and man’s inventions.

Trumpet Blossom Cafe

310 E Prentiss St
Iowa City, IA 52240