Thursday 26 October, 2023 | 11:00
Heidi Heidelberg: vocals, electric guitar
Mauricio Velasierra: quena and mozeño flutes, sikus, effects
Witch ‘n’ Monk is a musical duo comprising Colombian flautist Mauricio Velasierra and British soprano/guitarist Heidi Heidelberg. They blend traditional Latin American flutes, unique vocals, electric guitar, and electronics into a distinctive sound. Their style fuses jazz, punk, classical, and DIY elements, characterized by manipulated flutes, unconventional vocals, and analogue electronics, alongside a jazz-punk guitar and bass blend. Their collaboration explores contrasts, combining dark and light, feminine and masculine, punk and romantic elements.Their 2020 album on John Zorn’s Tzadik Records was praised by critics winning the German Critics Award in the crossover category.