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JAZZ & IMPROVISATION

*  Programme 2024  *
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14.03.
Dave Rampis - Tim Daisy (US)
(saxophone/drums)

28.03.
DEK:
Ken Vandermark - Elisbeth Harnik - Didi Kern (US/AT)
(reeds, piano, drums)

11.04.
JEALOUSY PARTY:
Roberta WJM Andreucci - Mat Pogo (IT)
(electronics, voice)


25.04.
Cansu Tanrikulu - Nick Dunston - Lukas König (TUR/US/AT)
(voice / double bass / drums)


09.05.
Angélica Castelló - Karl Ludwig Hübsch - Petr Vrba (AT/DE/CZ)
(electronics, tuba, trumpet & electronics)


23.05.
Sven-Åke Johansson - Joel Grip (SE)
(percussion, voice / double bass, voice)

06.06.
NABELÓSE:
Ingrid Schmoliner - Elian Kakaliagou (AT/GR)
(piano, french horn)

*** more to be announced ***


Doors  19.30h / Concerts ca. 20.15h
Tickets (cash only): 15 Euro / 10 Euro*

*Ask for a reduced ticket price at the entrance if you need financial support.
We have a few low price tickets for every concert.

location: celeste
Hamburgerstr. 18, 1050 Vienna (AT)
(U4 Kettenbrückengasse or U4 Pilgramgasse)



Dave Rempis - alto, tenor sax
Tim Daisy - drums
(US)

Kuratiert von Corinne Studer:
"Ich freue mich sehr, dass unsere Konzertreihe 2024 mit einem Duo aus Chicago startet, das seit Jahren nicht mehr in Wien/Österreich aufgetreten ist: Dave Rempis, Saxophon und Tim Daisy, Schlagzeug verbindet eine jahrzehntelange musikalische Freundschaft. Beide sind tief in der kreativen freien Jazz und Improvisationsszene in Chicago verwurzelt, Dave Rempis auch als Konzertveranstalter. Sie spielen sowohl im Duo als  auch in vielen internationalen Formationen in den USA und Europa zusammen. Beide beherrschen eine präzise Ausdrucksweise und improvisieren mit Leichtigkeit, Wendigkeit und viel Schwung ein Set mit Tiefgang. Don't miss it!"

Curated by Corinne Studer:
"I'm happy to announce that our concert series 2024 starts with a duo from Chicago which wasn’t on stage in Vienna/Austria for years. Dave Rempis, saxophone and Tim Daisy, drums are connected through a longterm musical friendship and are deeply involved in the creative jazz and improvisation community in Chicago, Dave Rempis also as concert organiser. They are playing together as a duo as well as in many international formations in the US and in Europe. Both are masters of  a very precise sound expression and improvising with lightness, agility and create lively sets with deepness.
Don’t miss it!"

Dave Rempis, alto/tenor saxophone (Chicago), composer, producer & curator of many concert series in Chicago, founder of  Aerophonic Records label. He startet to tour internationaly in his twenties with The Vandermarks Five and from then on with vairous musicians from Europe and the US: The Rempis Percussion Quartet (Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Frank Rosaly, Tim Daisy), Ballister (Fred Lonberg-Holm, Paal Nilssen-Love), with Joshua Abrams and Avreeayl Ra, Tomeka Reid, Hamid Drake, Roscoe Mitchell, Jaimie Branch, Elisabeth Harnik, Peter Brötzmann and many more.
https://www.daverempis.com/rempisdaisy-duo
Instagram :@daverempis

Tim Daisy, based in Chicago, drums, composer, co-curator of the concert series Option Series in Chicago, and teacher. He played/plays regulary with Ken Vandermark, Jeb Bishop, Mars Williams, Steve Swell, Jaimie Branch, Katherine Young, Fred Lonberg-Holm, James Falzone, Russ Johnson, Kyle Bruckmann, Katinka Kleijn, Elizabeth Harnik, Christof Kurzmann, Ikue Mori, Per Ake Holmlander, Darren Johnston, Havard Wiik, Jason Stein and Michael Zerang and many more.
https://timdaisy.wordpress.com/
Instagram: @timothymark1976

DEK TRIO
Ken Vandermark - reeds
Elisabeth Harnik - piano
Didi Kern - drums
(US/AT)

Kuratiert von Elisabeth Harnik:
"DEK ist ein Improvisationstrio das seit 10 Jahren zusammenarbeitet und Konzerte in Europa und den USA spielt. Die Musik von DEK hat sehr vielfältige Einflüsse, die durch die unterschiedlichen Erfahrungen der Musiker:innen eingebracht werden: Harnik´s Klangkosmos, der ihre Schaffensfelder als Pianistin in der improvisierten Musik und als Komponistin neuer Musik auslotet, Kern´s Profil als Schlagzeuger sowohl in der Underground-Rock-Szene als auch in der Improvisationsszene und Vandermark´s zwei Jahrzehnte lange künstlerische Arbeit, die den Jazz in seiner zeitgenössischen Form entscheidend mitgeprägt hat.
Die Kombination dieser unterschiedlichen musikalischen Backgrounds und die offene Neugierde der drei Musikerpersönlichkeiten hat eine außergewöhnliche Gruppenästhetik entstehen lassen: inklusiv, expressiv, unmittelbar!

Curated by Elisabeth Harnik
"DEK is an improvisation trio which has been working together since 10 years playing concerts in Europe and the USA. DEK's music has a wide range of influences based on the different experiences of the musicians: sources based in Harnik's work as an internationally acclaimed new music composer, Kern's profile on the European underground rock scene and the improvisation scene, and Vandermark's two decades of artistic work, which has decisively shaped jazz in its contemporary form.
The combination of these diverse backgrounds and open-ended musical curiosity has developed an extraordinary group aesthetic- inclusive, expressive, and instantaneous!

In 2016, the trio was featured as part of Ken Vandermark's residency at the legendary The Stone in New York and at the end of the year DEK released its debut album "Burning Below Zero" (TROST Records). In 2017, the trio toured Europe again and also released three more recordings "Construct 1-3" (Audiographic Records)"

Ken Vandermark, based in Chicago, saxophonist, clarinetist, composer, curator and producer of different concert series, festivals, co-founder of Catalytic Sound, an independent music cooperative. Vandermark has been exploring and working to expand the possibilities of improvised and composed music and got very early an international attention for his playing. He worked/works with musicians like Hamid Drake, Joe McPhee, Kent Kessler, Paal Nilssen-Love, Tim Daisy, Devin Hoff, Jasper Stadhouders, Christof Kurzmann, Lasse Marhaug, Steve Heather, Nat Wooley,  Terrie Ex, Andy Moor, Axel Dörner and many others.
https://kenvandermark.com/2013/02/dek-active/

Elisabeth Harnik, Austrian pianist and composer. producer and co-curator of concert series in Graz and Vienna. As an improvisation musician she works within an electroacoustic inspired sound world, using specific preparations and extended techniques while pushing the limitations of the piano. 
Beside her solo performances she is member of numerous ensembles for improvised music and has performed and recorded with a number of internationally recognised representatives of the contemporary jazz scene in Europe and abroad such as Johannes Bauer, Thomas Lehn, Frank Gratkowski, Jaap Blonk, Joëlle Léandre, Mikołaj Trzaska, Alison Blunt, Fay Victor, Steve Swell, Michael Zerang, Dave Rempis, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Ken Vandermark, Tim Daisy, Andrea Centazzo, Clayton Thomas a.o.
http://elisabeth-harnik.at/

Didi Kern,  based in Vienna, drummer, DJ, producer and co-curator of the concerts and jam series “Monday Improvisers Session” in Vienna. Kern is active in the field of noise-rock as well as in creative free jazz and improvisation. Inspired by any percussive sounding objects and by playing in different musical genres, Kern’s play offers a great varity, passion and humor. He performaces in the well known austrian noise-rock bands Bulbul and Fuckhead. With Philipp Quehenberger in a longterm duo – that involves several concerts for Franz West art exhipition openings. Further with GBK (Susanna Gartmayer and Thomas Berghammer), Manfred Engelmayr, Joke Lanz, Petr Vrba, Martin Siewert, Maja Osojnik, Elisabeth Harnik, Ken Vandermark, dieb13, Mats Gustafsson, Jaap Blonk and many others.
https://www.discogs.com/artist/84324-Ddkern

Duo Jealousy Party
Roberta WJM Andreucci - vocal, players, electr.
Mat Pogo - vocal, players, electr.
(IT)

Kuratiert von Antonio Borghini & Joel Grip:
Aus unserer Reihe Au Topsi Pohl entsenden wir eine Improvisationsduo mit italienischen Wurzeln nach Wien: 
Jealousy Party mit Mat Pogo und Roberta WJM Andreucci besteht seit rund 30 Jahren. Die beiden Stimm- und Elektronikmusiker:innen haben in diesem Projekt über die Jahre mit mit vielen  Musiker:innen kollaboriert und sich mit verschiedenen musikalischen Genres verbunden (z.B. mit Improvisations- und Jazzmusiker Edoardo Ricci, Andrea Caprara, Jacopo Andreini, Jimmy Gelli, Niccolò Gallio, Nicotina,  Stefano Bartolini uvm.). Aufnahmen dieser Sessions münden fortwährend in eine Sammlung an Sounds und Samples, die das Duo in ihren live-Auftritten in immer neuer Variationen arrangiert. Das Duo entführt in die Vielfalt der Gedanken und Intuitionen. Präzise Klänge, Geräusche und Worte stehen wie verwirrte Skulpturen auf der Tanzfläche, überrascht von ihren eigenen offensichtlichen Bewegungen. Ein Juwel des italienischen Underground mit einem Mix aus RnB, radikaler Improvisation, Funk, Avant Rock, Soundcollage, Punk und quasi-Comedia dell'Arte Performance.

Curated by Antonio Borghini & Joel Grip:
From our series Au Topsi Pohl we send to Vienna an improvisation duo with italien roots: Jealousy Party with Roberta WJM Andreucci and Mat Pogo consists since 30 years. Over the years this two vocal and electronic musicians have collaborated in this duo project with many musicians from different genres (like with improvisation- and jazz musician Edoardo Ricci, Andrea Caprara, Jacopo Andreini, Jimmy Gelli, Niccolò Gallio, Nicotina,  Stefano Bartolini and many others). Recordings of this sessions continuously joined a collection of sounds and samples which are altered and arranged by the duo in their live performances. They abduct into a world of variety of thoughts and intuition, precice sounds, noise and words are standing like confused sculptures on a dance floor, surprised by their own obvious movements. A jewel of the italien underground with a mix of RnB, radical improvisation, funk, avant rock, dub, sound collage, punk spirit and quasi-comedia dell'arte performance.

https://www.burpenterprise.com/burp/units/jealousy-party/

Mat Pogo, based in Berlin,  is vocalist using players and electronics, graphic artist. He developed his own language as a singer/voice-artist using his experience as a rock singer,  improviser and radio-artist where music, sounds, anecdotic and narrative elements constantly fuse. He works with musicians like Anders Hana, JD Zazie, Peter Schlewinski, Ignaz Schick, Joke Lanz, Michael Renkel, Nicolas Wiese, Bruno Dorella, Luc Ex, Augusto Forti , Steve Heather, Antonio Borghini, Luca Venitucci and many others.

Roberta WJM Andreucci, voicalist using players and electronics, percussionist, DJ, producer of alternative music events.  Early in her career she started with cutting and slicing her voice. Her percussion set morphed over the years into a hybrid encompassing a dj booth, a radio dj one, a microphone station for electroacustic experiments, and a mnemonic butcher’s slab. She is a founding member of performing music units such as Jealousy Party, Semerssuaq, The Secretaries and Sistemi Audiofobici Burp with musicians like Mya Dyberg, William “Bilwa” Costa, Andreas Voccia, Caroline Mayrhofer, JD Zazie, Ricardo Ricci , Antonio Borghini, Rieko Okuda, Antti Virtaranta Carina Khorkhordina, Kris Kuldkepp, Helli Nova and many others.

Cansu Tanrikulu – voice, electronics
Nick Dunston – double bass
Lukas König - drums
(TUR/US/AT)

Kuratiert von Mona Matbou Riahi:
"Ich freue mich sehr, Ayse Cansu Tanrikulu und Nick Dunston nach Wien einzuladen. Mit Nick hatte ich beim Jazz to Pot Festival, Melting Pot 2021 gespielt und hatte sofort eine eine Verbundenheit und Inspiration gespürt. Ebenso faszinierte mich dort Cansu's Musik, die verschiedenste Elemente nahtlos zu einer einzigartigen Klangausdruck verbindet. Die Herangehensweise der beiden Musiker:innen an den Jazz, reicht von avantgardistischer Improvisation bis hin zum experimentellen Songwriting und verbindet Akustiksound mit ätherischen elektronischen Elementen auf vielseitige und authentische Weise. Mit dem gleichgesinnten Schlagzeuger Lukas König spielen sie seit einigen Jahren zusammen und ergänzen sich perfekt. Eine erfrischend innovative musikalische Perspektive!"

Curated by Mona Matbou Riahi:
"I'm delighted to invite Cansu Tanrikulu and Nick Dunston to Vienna. Drawn by the profound connection and inspiration I felt after playing with Nick at Jazz to Pot Festival, Melting Pot 2021, and being captivated by Cansu's music, which seamlessly blends diverse elements into a unique sonic experience. Their innovative and inspiring approach to Jazz, ranging from avant-garde improvisation to experimental songwriting and connects acoustic with ethereal electronic elements in a authentic and versatile way. Since some years they play with drummer Lukas König and complete each other perfectly. A fresh innovative perspective!"

Cansu Tanrıkulu, born 1991 in Ankara, is an internationally recognized vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and an improviser in creative music, based in Berlin. With her elastic singing, wide stylistic vocabulary and far reaching approach to melody and text- based improvisation she also uses synth, guitar and electronics. She played/plays with PILED UP (w. Lukas König, Nick Dunston & Simon Jermyn), Melez (w. Jim Black & Elias Stemeseder), MeoW (w. Jim Black, Liz Kosack & Dan Peter Sunderland) & Tanrıkulu feat. Greg Cohen & Tobias Delius, Pep Talk (w. Korhan Erel), Aşa (w. David August) and multiple other duo collaborations including clarinetist Carol McGonnell, guitarist & composer Jessica Ackerley and composer & multi-instrumentalist Nick Dunston.
http://www.aysecansutanrikulu.com/

Nick Dunston, born in 1996, New York and Berlin, double bass player and multiinstrumentalist, is an acoustic and electroacoustic composer, improviser. Since his studies in new music and jazz performance he explores notions of ancestral memory, materiality, embodiment, decolonization, and Afro-surrealism. His is involved in the experimental jazz community in New York and recently also in Berlin. In 2023 he was nominated for the Deutscher Jazzpreis (German Jazz Prize) double bass category. He plays/played with Skulptura (Cansu Tanrıkulu, Liz Kosack, Eldar Tsalikov, Mariá Portugal), Marc Ribot, Ches Smith, Lucrecia Dalt, Mary Halvorson, Imani Uzuri, Ingrid Laubrock, Tyshawn Sorey, Anna Webber, Amirtha Kidambi, Craig Taborn, and Vijay Iyer.
https://www.nickdunston.info/new-page

Lukas König, born 1988 in St. Pölten (AT) is internationally active in various acclaimed groups from contemporary jazz and experimental improvised music (Kompost3, Mopcut, PLF etc) to pop rock (Bilderbruch). As soloist he produced albums from HipHop to creative sound explorations on a single cymbal. He is focusing on morphing space and time, stretching rhythm/sound/noise or silence with a great variety of expressions. He plays also with Moor Mother, Dälek, Guilty Simpson, Nappy Nina, Sensational, Reggie Washington, Briggan Krauss, Malcom Braff, Joge Sánchez-Chiong, Wolfgang Mitterer, Wolfgang Puschnig, Shahzad, Franz Hautzinger, Fennesz, Luke Stewart and many more.
https://lukaskoenig.com/

09.05.
Angélica Castelló - Karl Ludwig Hübsch - Petr Vrba
(AT/DE/CZ)
(electronics, tuba, trumpet & electronics)

23.05.
Sven-Åke Johansson - Joel Grip
(SE)
(percussion, voice / double bass, voice)


06.06.
NABELÓSE:
Ingrid Schmoliner - Elian Kakaliagou
(AT/GR)
(piano, french horn)

*** more to be announced ***

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