Misha Feigin & Lukas Simonis - The Squat
The Squat brings together two guitarists and seasoned improvisers across the punk-hippie generational divide. Lukas Simonis has his musical and cultural roots in punk rock. His playing incorporates high energy noise, uncompromising directness, and refreshing ingenuity, using electric guitar with numerous pedals and effects. His phrasing is exact, minimal and expressive. Feigin spent his formative years on the fringe of the Moscow hippie scene practicing the art of annoying authorities. Coming from a classical background, Feigin does not use electronics, instead exploring the sonic potential of his instrument – a classical guitar. He is constantly searching for unorthodox ways to create fresh sounds, new harmonics and overtones. At the same time, his playing tends to be melodic and meditative.
Feigin is also a poet and writer. Metaphysics and wry humor coexist in his texts, which are integral to the Simonis/Feigin performance.