Mi, 20.12.2006, 21:00 Uhr
Birgit Ulher, trompete/
Ariel Shibolet, saxofon/
Scott R. Looney, electronics/
Damon Smith, kontrabass
Ariel Shibolet, born in 1972 in Israel Played the cello and had classical education in his youth. Started playing the Tenor Saxophone in 1992, studying jazz and classical music, theory & composition. Two years later started playing the soprano saxophone and gradually became dedicated to improvised music. One of the founders of the ”Tel-Aviv art ensemble”, an active member, composing and improvising. A member of the “kadima collective” for improvised music. Organizing festivals & concert series for improvised music. In recent years played in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark & United States. In 2004 recorded his first solo CD “Metal tube & consciousness” released in Leo records. Recorded recently: “Pepper spray” with Jen baker, Damon smith & Jerome Bryerton. “Patterns of chaos” with Yoram Lachish (oboe& English horn.) Played with various musicians in Israel Europe and the United States.
Scott R. Looney
has been interested in the creation and performance of compelling sounds across a broad spectrum of comtemporary improvised and experimental music. Starting out young as a solo improviser playing by ear, he eventually widened the scope of his interests to jazz and the many points beyond in his studies of electronic and modern classicla music. He has studied composition and improvisation with Roscoe Mitchell, Leo Smith, Morton Subotnick, and Frederic Rzewski, obtaining his MFA in Composition from California Institute of the Arts. After graduating, moving to New York, and finally to the San Francisco Bay area, he became more interested in expanding the timbral possibilities of the piano, and using pianists such as Denman Maroney as a starting point, has forged a signature style using the inside and outside of the piano, plucking strings, using metal implements and other quick preparations, in combination to playing the piano normally. He has also developed a flexible, expressive voice with electronics, using a computer setup which is as effective as his many piano textures are. Though based in the San Francisco area, Scott has recorded and/or performed with a growing list of world class improvisers, among them being Oliver Lake, Frank Gratkowski, Wolfgang Fuchs, Jon Raskin (of the ROVA saxophone quartett), Joelle Leandre, Henry Kaiser, Gianni Gebbia, Gino Robair, Joe Morris, Marco Eneidi, Jeb Bishop, and Paul Smoker. He has played in numerous west coast festivals such as Olympia Experimental Festival, Big Sur Experimental Music Fest, Line Space Festival in LA, and the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival.
Double bass player Damon Smith studied both classical and jazz bass with Lisle Ellis, Bertram Turezky, Joëlle Leandré, John Lindberg, Mark Dresser and others. He has also done considerable research of the ´sonic palette´ of the double bass. This has resulted in a personal, flexible improvisational language based in the American jazz avantgarde movement and European non-idiomatic free improvisation. He is also very influenced by visual art, film and dance. Work with director Werner Herzog and an early perfomance with the Merce Cunningham dance company reflect this. He has collaboratted with a wide range of musicians including Cecil taylor, Marshall Allen (of Sun Ra´s Arkestra), Henry Kaiser, Birgit Ulher,Fred Frith, Wadada Leo Smith, Marco Eneidi, Wolfgang Fuchs, Peter Brötzmann and Peter Kowald. He works often in the Bay Area Creative Music Community. For more information go to: www.balancepointacoustics.com
Birgit Ulher, trompete
studierte bildende Kunst, was ihre Musik nachhaltig beeinflusste. Sie arbeitet seit den frühen 80er Jahren im Bereich der improvisierten und experimentellen Musik. Seitdem hat sie eine sehr individuelle, am Klang orientierte musikalische Sprache jenseits des 'offenen Trompetentons' entwickelt. Ihre Arbeit umfasst sowohl akustische, als auch elektroakustische Projekte, Solo-Performances und Projekte mit TänzerInnen. Neben ihren festen Gruppen, spielt sie oft in Ad-hoc Formationen mit vielen der europäischen und amerikanischen ImprovistorInnen. Internationale Konzerttätigkeit und zahlreiche CD-Veröffentlichungen. Www.birgit-ulher.de
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