Witch ‘n’ Monk (formerly Bitch ‘n’ Monk) is the duo project of Colombian rebel flutist Mauricio Velasierra and British anarchic soprano and guitarist Heidi Heidelberg.
Bringing together an unusual set of instruments – traditional Latin American flutes, unconventional vocals, electric guitar and bespoke electronics – they create a sound that is defiantly their own. Dark yet light, feminine yet masculine, punk yet romantic, free-form yet intricately composed, Witch ‘n’ Monk hey tread lightly on the edges of multiple genres to explore their very extremes.
Celebrated in the jazz and contemporary classical sphere and embraced by the DIY and underground music scenes, they have played across the UK and Europe, at prestigious venues and festivals such the Royal Festival Hall (UK), London Jazz Festival and Manchester Jazz Festival. But they have also been found performing avant-garde film scores at communist Italian skateparks or among the thorn bushes in overgrown East London gardens.
'Exquisite! A kaleidoscope of musical forms'
Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3