TellKujira was born in autumn 2020. Since then, it has self-produced a series of artistic residencies, focusing on improvisation and collective writing, instant composition, timbre, prepared instruments, and alternative tunings. In this process, a flexible musical path was born in a continuous search for structure.
“We imagined a kind of rock band in the form of a classic quartet, with two electric guitars instead of two violins. By virtue of this chamber choice, every individualism has been set aside in favor of a “We”, a focal center that was also the center of our music. Collective research from a perspective that is not necessarily aimed at performance immediately has become the main vector for the emancipation of the quartet from individual individuals and for the search for a common language.”
TellKujira is supported by Emilia Romagna Music Commission and Area Sismica.