Sacred Ground 2018
KEOPE is the musical brainchild of Toni Bruna and Marcus Rossknecht. KEOPE’s work is based on improvisation and the interplay of acoustic and electronic instruments. Spontaneity, a reduced tool-set around the electric guitar, drum machines and an analog modular-snthesizer as well as the sole communication through music between the individuals are key. KEOPE also welcomes guest singers, instrumentalists and performers from an array of styles and cultural backgrounds.
To escape the constrictions of indoor recording studios and to enhance the contact with nature and the transcendent aspect of music, KEOPE create their music outdoors with a mobile recording studio set-up. Being in an open air space without the common sonic interferences, their sound became much wider, purer and more organic.
For KEOPE creating music is a sacred experience in which cosmic forces are involved from stars to atomic vibrations. Making music is a unique experience which is not repeatable and a pure celebration of now. KEOPE’s recorded tracks are therefore often outtakes of live-performances or jam-sessions which capture the environment in which it is performed as well as the momentary moods of the musicians.