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free music forum, Vienna (AT). 


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JAZZ & IMPROVISATION


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

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

*** more to be announced ***


Doors  19h / Concerts ca. 20:15h
Tickets (cash only): 15 Euro / 10 Euro*

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




Sven-Åke Johansson - percussion, accordion, vocals
Joel
Grip - double bass, vocals
(SE)

Kuratiert von Joel Grip :
"Sven-Åke Johansson und Joel Grip arbeiten seit 2006 als eine ausgeklügelte und spielerische Rhythmusgruppe zusammen. Neben der Arbeit an Texten, Liedern und Videos als Duo sind und waren sie der Knotenpunkt einer Vielzahl von kleinen Ensembles, in denen Extreme von Geschwindigkeit, Wiederholung und Lautstärke in einer konzentrierten Reibung aufeinander prallen.
Als alternde Schweden, zwischen denen Generationen liegen - beide leben in Berlin (Sven-Åke seit Anfang der 70er Jahre und Joel seit den 10er Jahren) - teilen sie die Liebe zum Überschreiten von Grenzen und zum Vorankommen, behalten aber immer eine bewusste Verbindung zum Swing in seiner weitesten Bedeutung.
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Curated by Joel Grip:
"Sven-Åke Johansson and Joel Grip have collaborated as an elaborate and playful rhythm section since 2006. Apart from work around texts, songs and visuals as a duo, they are, and have been, the nexus of a manifold small ensembles in which extremes of speed, reiteration and volume graciously collide in a focused friction.
As aging swedes, generations apart – both living in Berlin (Sven-Åke since the beginning of the 70s, and Joel since the 10s) – they share a love for crossing borders and moving further, but always keeping a deliberate connection to swing in its widest of meanings."

Sven-Åke Johansson, from Sweden (1943), lives in Berlin. As a percussionist he shaped with his style the german free jazz era in the 60ties and 70ties. From the 80ties on he developed as well into visual arts and new music and performed with musicians from all over the world, created music theatre pieces, radio plays and visual art, lyrics and texts. He played/plays with musicians like Peter Brötzmann, Peter Kowald, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Hans Reichel, Radu Malffati, Axel Dörner, Pierre Borell and many more.
http://www.sven-akejohansson.com/

Joel Grip, from Sweden, lives in Berlin. He is active as double bass player, visual artist and curator. Joel Grip makes music with transformative character using improvisation. He is/was active in groups Klub Demboh, Oùat, [ahmed], [ism], Herr Borelgrip, Tribute to Sheep, and in various collaborations with Sven-Åke Johansson and with Tristan Honsinger.
https://joelgrip.com/



NABELÓSE:
Ingrid Schmoliner - piano
Elena Margarita
Kakaliagou - french horn
(AT/GR)

Kuratiert von Elisabeth Harnik:
"NABELÓSE ist ein aktuelles und meiner Meinung nach sehr interessantes internationales Projekt der Wiener Pianistin Ingrid Schmoliner, deren Arbeit ich seit Jahren mit grossem Respekt verfolge. Schmoliner und die griechische Hornistin Elena Kakaliagou arbeiten seit über 10 Jahren zusammen. Sie formen einen Soundkosmos aus einer Mischung von Komposition und Improvisation, Raumklang und Klangraum. Das Duo zeichnet sich durch eine Vielfalt musikalischer Einflüsse aus, die von Neuer Musik bis hin zum Minimalismus reicht und gelegentlich auch griechische Volksmusik. 2022 veröffentlichten sie ihr zweites Album “OMOKENTRO”.  Schmoliner präpariert ihren Flügel mit Holzstücken, stacheligen Nadeln und E-Bogen und nähert sich damit ästhetisch der elektronischen Musik an - allein durch die Verwendung akustischer Mittel. Kakaliagou entwickelt unkonventionelle neue Spieltechniken und entlockt dem Waldhorn Sounds die wie der Wind, das Meer oder die eines brüllenden Tiers klingen und einige Minuten später erklingt der lyrische Sound des Waldhorns und begleitet Schmoliner's Stimme in einem eher klassischen Duo...Das sollten Sie nicht verpassen!"

Curated by Elisabeth Harnik
"NABELÓSE is a current and, in my opinion, very interesting international project by Viennese pianist Ingrid Schmoliner, whose work I respect since many years. Smoliner and her playing partner since more than ten years, the Greek hornist Elena Kakaliagou, move in designing their sound cosmos at the intersections of composition and improvisation, sound space and spatial sound. The duo draws on a variety of musical influences ranging from New Music to Minimal, as well as, occasionally, Greek folk music and released in 2022 their second album “OMOKENTRO”. Schmoliner works with a piano, prepared with wooden sticks and even porcupine needles as well as e-bows to approximate the aesthetics of electronic music through the use of mostly acoustic means. Kakaliagou invents unconventional new techniques for her horn, that make the instrument sound like the wind, the sea, or like a roaring animal; a few minutes later the well-known lyrical sound of the french horn accompanies the voice of Schmoliner in a more classical duo.... Not to be missed!"

Ingrid Schmoliner, based in Vienna, is an austrian pianist, singer and composer with a distinctive individual style. She is also working as a music teacher and co-founded the festival for all contemporary - present music New Adits in Carinthia. Schmoliner invents an experimental and contemporary style with the means of new music, jazz, folk music and improvisation, ambient and techno. She is active as a soloist as well as in groups and ensembles together with musicians like: Pascal Niggenkemper, Joachim Badenhorst, Emilio Gordoa, Adam Pultz Melbye, Alexander Kranabetter, Elektro Guzzi and many others.
https://ingridschmoliner.klingt.org

Elena Margarita Kakaliagou, from Greek, based in Berlin is a french horn player in the fields of free improvised and contemporary music next to classic chamber music. She played/plays with musicians like Mathias Guerra Zeitkratzer Ensemble, Phil Niblock, Robin Hayward, Hilary Jeffery, Thomas Stempkowski, James Andean, Katharina Klement, CC Hendrix, Thomas Noll to name a few.
https://elenakakaliagou.com/index.html


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