Hendrik Willekens and Alma Söderberg

WOWAWIWA is a music project uniting Alma Söderberg and Hendrik Willekens. It was born in a bar in the airport of Zagreb. The name testifies to our love for sound. Although you might also read in it a fascination for the four beat bar with a heavy WO and a snappy WI. We like to produce rhythms.

Our music emerges through the interaction between different sound ingredients. Voice feeds into mic that activates the filtered spring reverb which feeds into sampler that transforms the voice into beats, basslines and other sounds. Drum sequencer feeds into synthesizer firing of CV controls that shape the melody. Synthesizer gets heard by ear that commands voice to imitate. Imitation is captured by microphone and so on.

Our concerts involve deep play with free language singing, heavy knob wiggling, and a lot of listening.

Alma Söderberg is a choreographer and a dancer. Hendrik Willekens is a sound editor and performer. WOWAWIWA is the realization of their desire to keep on making music together, after earlier collaborations in John The Houseband (2008 – now) and Idioter (performance from 2014).

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7.2 2020 Palazzo Grassi, Venice (BE)
6.7 2019 PACT Zollverein, Essen (DE)
John The houseband organises an end of season feast