The opening night of Keroxen10 was off the scales, so far gone I ain’t looking to get return ticket yet.
The location was El Tanque, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, an old gas storage tank now converted into a cultural space. It’s large and empty, however in the hands of curator / programmer Nestor Torrens and his team, the tank was decked out with 5kms of hanging cloth (to act as baffles for the sound) and the path illuminated by plastic water carriers with some fibre optic blue light. Class.
Music on the night was provided the extraordinary Hyperpotamus, who held the crowds attention moving between five mics, singing, sampling, looping, layering, dancing. This entertainment, this is fun.
Taha-gwana took the stage to presenting a collaboration between Sarharian / Moroccan / Canary Island musicians. Traditional gnawa music, massive drums from El Hierro (one of the Canary islands) colliding with highly grained distorted effects mixed by members of Tupperware.
To Boni, Simone, Nestor, Reiko, Daniel/Tecnico de Sonido, sorry I can’t remember the woman on Lights, and the whole damn crew, the breakers, and the public that turned out and turned in on, I can’t say thanks enough for being a part of this event, something real extraordinary.
Keroxen10 takes place every weekend between now and Nov.6th, with a performance from Lydia Lunch, that’s right, Lydia Lunch.
Seek to be destroyed. Program is here.
Photos: Alby Ojeda