Fr, 02.04.2010, 20:30 Uhr
ofer bymel (schlagzeug)
gunnar lettow (prep. e-bass)
ernesto rodriguez (viola)
He has been playing the violin for 30 years and in that time has played all genres of music ranging from contemporary music to free jazz and improvised music, live and in the studio. His main interest shifted towards contemporary improvised and composed music. The relationship with his instruments is focused in sonic and textural elements. Electronic music was an early influence on his approach to violin playing, which challenges traditional romantic concepts of the violin/viola through use of preparations and micro tuning. Active in different settings on the Portuguese scene for free improvised music, both as a collaborator and in leading his own groups. Music for Dance, Cinema, Video and Performance. Has created the record label Creative Sources Recordings in 1999, which mainly concentrates on releasing experimental and electro-acoustic music.
Born in 1984. At age 8 started his piano studies with Sarah Talman at the Rubin Conservatory in Haifa. At age 14 started his drum studies. In 2008 graduated from the Academy of Music and Dance Jerusalem in the field of composition. Currently studying piano with Miriam Gorbonos at the Donia-Weizman Conservatory in Haifa.
In 2005 established a workshop based music school with Haifa guitarist Ronen Kasperski. Has played in numerous groups and bands in different styles from Heavy Rock, Metal, Punk, Funk, Fusion, Jazz, Free-Jazz Avant-garde to Improvised Music. Currently a member of the Improvised Music groups 'Tanaka' and '24 Limbs'. Also a member of the Heavy Rock band 'Shpeck'.
Since September 2006 the group Tanaka is responsible for arranging workshops and concerts at the "Pyramida – Center For Contemporary Art" in Haifa, Israel. Ofer is also one of the organizers of The Tel Aviv Meetings which are encounters of Improvised Music musicians, that are held on the last Friday of every month at Hagada Hasmalit in Tel Aviv.
Gunnar Lettow begann seine musikalische Laufbahn als Rockmusiker in Kiel. In der Kieler Avantgarde-Rock Gruppe Nice Noise begann er die Erforschung der klanglichen Möglichkeiten des E-Basses. Immer mehr wird der E-Bass präpariert und der Klang elektronisch bearbeitet um neue Klangwelten zu schaffen. Er bestreitet das Duo "phase~in" mit Sylvia Necker und spielt regelmäßig in ad-hoc-Besetzungen (u.a. mit Ernesto Rodrigues, Hermann Müntzing, Carl-Ludwig Hübsch, Nicolas Wiese). Er spielte mit OTON und zusammen mit Robert Klammer in dem Trio "Die elektrische Nachtigall").