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The eclectic composer performs live with Your Government

In this video, the Berlin based composer performs with her band Your Government in advance of the release of her new album. Containing a mix of styles, from electric cabaret to primitive whoops and drumming and full-on rock freakouts,The West Against The People also sees Ocher collaborate with Felix Kubin and Die Tödliche Doris’s Wolfgang Müller on a politically charged set that is truly international.

Subscribers can read an interview with Mary Ocher by Claire Sawers in Wire 397.

Mary Ocher will be touring the UK and Europe from 10 March 2017.

Watch a solo drum performance by Ikuro Takahashi

In February 2010, Japanese percussionist Ikuro Takahashi performed at Akebono Art and Community Centre in Sapporo, capital city of Japan’s northernmost main island Hokkaido. Film maker Mikio Saito was there to capture it