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WOWAWIWA is a music project uniting Alma Söderberg and Hendrik Willekens. The name testifies to our love for sound. Although you might also read in it a fascination for the four beat bar with a heavy WO and a snappy WI. We like to produce rhythms.

Our music emerges through the interaction between different sound ingredients. Voice feeds into mic that activates filtered spring reverb which feeds into sampler that transforms voice into beat, bassline and FX. Drum sequencer feeds into synthesizer firing of CV controls that shape melody. Synthesizer gets heard by ear that commands voice to imitate. Imitation is captured by microphone and so on.

Our new concerts will involve deep play with free language singing, heavy knob wiggling, and a lot of listening.

Alma Söderberg is a choreographer and a dancer. Hendrik Willekens is a performance artist. WOWAWIWA is the realization of their desire to keep on making music together, after earlier collaborations in John The Houseband (2008 - now) and Idioter (performance from 2014).

WOWAWIWA played its debut concert "voice circuitry" in March of 2015 for a live and a radio audience in the program I Love Radio by BUDA in Kortrijk, Belgium. All the sound material from which the music was made, came from Alma’s voice - except for one clap. The concert consisted of four songs and was 30 minutes long.

concept & performance: Alma Söderberg & Hendrik Willekens - production: Manyone - coproduction: Kunstencentrum BUDA - with the support of / met de steun van: RITCS, Q-02, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek (Brussel) & Inkonst (Malmö)

First presentations of WOWAWIWA:
25 March @ Vooruit - IT ALL HAPPENS IN YOUR HEAD,
13 April @ Inkonst (Malmö)