Trans-disciplinary Artist, Musician/Producer & DJ
'There is a Raft' is an ongoing collaboration between visual/sound artist & musician Matthias König & artist, musician & composer Jamie Ross.
Rewire EP, their first as a duo, was written as part of the solo exhibition Help Young Worlds by Amsterdam based sculptor Ad de Jong & was released at the opening on sept. 2nd 2011 at 1857 Oslo, Norway. Including text from Start A New Art World, a book by Ad de Jong, spectators were able to walk through the show & listen to Rewire EP on headphones. Rewire EP is available on CD as a limited edition of 95 hand made artworks and was sold during the show Help Young Worlds.
(c) & (p)
matthias könig & jamie ross 2011,
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'There is a Raft - REWIRE' 2011
'SNACKBAR the Ambassador - Iedere Dag Vakantie' 2020
SNACKBAR The Ambassador is a moniker of transdisciplinary artist Matthias König, based in The Hague (NL), interweaving music, performance- and visual arts. For the past few years, König has immersed himself in the 'celebration of the delirious life', resulting in several large art installations, consisting of (sound) sculptures, drawings, videos and photos, exhibited in museums and art initiatives. During this period he recorded hours of audio compositions in his studio, that explore electronic- and folklore music vocabulary and strongly relate to his visual work, but have remained unpublished.
This release is the exciting prelude to a larger body of work, the essence of the amassed studio recordings, where the music and visual arts of Matthias König merge into his carefully crafted alter ego SNACKBAR The Ambassador, who also started acting out in disruptive but infectious live performances, dressed in elaborate costumes. The ultimate goal in the collaboration with Esc.rec. is a compounded collectible art object and 12" album.
SNACKBAR The Ambassador's music is best described as a toxic concoction of deconstructed folklore, electronic beat and space explorations, otherworldly sounds, dub, cumbia, schlager, humpa and experimental electronics. Endearing, ugly, attractive, abrasive, compelling and taunting at the same time.
This limited edition 7" blue vinyl is packaged in a high quality reproduction of König’s drawing 'Iedere Dag Vakantie'. The original was made in 2020 with color pencil and acrylic marker on silkscreen-print, 78,5 x 50 cm on paper.
releases December 15, 2020
Composed, recorded & produced by Matthias König between 2019 & 2020 in Den Haag, NL.
Performed by SNACKBAR the Ambassador
Mixed by Matthias König
Mastering by Statinsky Mastering, Zutphen, NL.
Artwork "iedere Dag Vakantie" by Matthias König, 2020
With financial support by STROOM Den Haag.
All rights of the producer and of the owner of the record reserved © Snackbar the Ambassador (p) ESC.REC. 2020