Tetine

Tetine are Eliete Mejorado and Bruno Verner. Formed in 1995 in São Paulo, Brazil and infused with a contemporary radicalism that pushes the boundaries of a hybrid vocabulary, Tetine have created a multitude of music & performance works from spoken word to electronica, including ritualistic performances, films and video.

Their debut album Alexander's Grave was released in 1996 on their own label High School Records, leading to the birth of an homonymous performance integrating atonal electronic music and super-8 films over spoken and sung narratives. In 1998 Tetine released their second album Creme - a soundtrack for the dance group UR=HOR led by Brazilian performance artist Adriana Banana. In 1999 their third album Música de Amor (Love Songs) is released on High School Records. In January 2000, Tetine settled in the UK, firstly as resident artists at Queen Mary University in London, where they put out the CD Olha Ela De Novo (Here She Comes Again), the last High School Records release. Later in 2001, Tetine is signed by avant-garde electronica artist Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner's UK imprint Sulphur Records and released their 4th album entitled Tetine vs Sophie Calle - Samba de Monalisa - an acclaimed collaborative electronica project with the French artist Sophie Calle. The album was very well received in Europe and made its debut live performance at the Whitechapel Art Gallery within the project Tetine: The Politics Of Self Indulgence - an agitational baroque investigation into self-indulgence through a programme of film, video, & live music co-curated by Tetine with Ian White.

In 2003 Tetine performed Samba de Monalisa as a sound art performance around Europe and collaborated with other artists for distinct live actions. Projects include the original score for Winterspace - a large scale installation and performance by British duo Igloo and performance based collaborations with Brazilian artists Jarbas Lopes and Ducha for Gambiarra, New Art From Brazil curated by Gasworks Gallery and Capacete Entretenimentos. That same year, Tetine releases their 5th album Men In Uniform on Brazilian independent label Bizarre Music followed by concerts in festivals such as RESFEST and art shows around the country. In 2004 Tetine performed live at Sonar in São Paulo where they were also invited to take part at SONARAMA - Sonar series of multimedia sound art installations developed at Institute Tomie Otake. For this project they created Turkish Bath - an installation made up of four large scale projection of men in bathing situations was built in the gallery space which was made into a hot sauna. Tetine would play baile funk sets inside the room. Still in 2004, Eliete and Bruno release the acclaimed compilation Slum Dunk Presents Funk Carioca Mixed by TETINE on Mr Bongo - a DJ mix of Funk Carioca (aka Baile Funk). At the same time, Bizarre Music put out their 8th artist album Bonde do Tetão. In 2005 Tetine toured around Europe, Brazil and made their USA debut at M3 Summit - part of Miami Music Conference.

Later on, Tetine release The Sexual Life of The Savages on Soul Jazz Records an acclaimed album of obscure early 80's underground post punk from São Paulo selceted and curated by the band. In 2006 Tetine play a special concert at the opening night of TROPICALIA - A Revolution in Brazilian Culture - at Barbican Centre in London alongside Brazilian multi-artist Assume Vivid Astrofocus. To celebrate the occasion Tetine releases a 500 limited edition CD entitled L.I.C.K. MY FAVELA (Slum Dunk Music), later release on vinyl by the Berlin based label Kute Bash Records. Still in 2006, Tetine take part at Ether 06 on a programme curated by Ladytron at South Bank Centre at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London alongside artists such as Chris Cunningham, Candie Hank amongst others. Performances include L.I.C.K MY FAVELA live at Palais De Tokyo in Paris, The Wire's Adventures In Modern Music festival in Chicago, Museu Serralves, Liverpool Biennal amongst others.

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