MY CAT IS AN ALIEN / JEAN-MARC MONTERA / LEE RANALDO
ITALY, FRANCE, USA
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
SATURDAY MAY 16
3 PM - $36
Maurizio Opalio : instrument à cordes électrique
Roberto Opalio : voix, électroniques
Jean-Marc Montera : guitare électrique de table
Lee Ranaldo : voix, guitare électrique
There are very few artists who can generate a whole universe by themselves. Brothers MAURIZIO and ROBERTO OPALIO belong to that category. Under the project name MY CAT IS AN ALIEN, they create concerts, visual art, films, poems, and records. The band, formed in 1998, owes its worldwide renown to the duo’s near-shamanistic live performances, which usually involve electric guitars, home-made instruments and hijacked toys. Their latest releases have been particularly strong, a sign that their muse is still thriving.
In September 2018, as MCIAA were celebrating their twentieth anniversary, the OPALIO brothers invited JEAN-MARC MONTERA and LEE RANALDO to join them on stage. That concert was recently released in audio and video formats. The four musicians blend together perfectly: MONTERA’s noisy ministrations provide a rough backdrop, while RANALDO contributes sophisticated drones and willingly participates to the duo’s ritualistic play. FIMAV thinks this event deserves a repeat performance, this time on North American soil. So join us for a journey into the psychedelo-mystico-noise world of this star-studded line-up!