Sa, 01.03.2008, 21:00 Uhr
h7-club mit liz albee(ca)/damon smith(ca)/raed yassin(lib)
Liz Albee, trumpet, electronics (Oakland, CA) Michael Maierhof, cello Heiner Metzger, soundtable Damon Smith, double bass (Oakland, CA) Birgit Ulher, trumpet Raed Yassin, electronics (Beirut) infos: Liz Allbee is a voracious musician whose work spans many genres, including new music, improvisation, electronic composition, Asian folk and pop, noise, minimalist, free jazz and experimental rock. She has played with a wide array of musicians, including Anthony Braxton, Wadada Leo Smith, Cecil Taylor, Hans Grusel, Birgit Ulher, Alberto Braida, Fabrizio Spera, Gino Robair, Yugen Noh Theater, SFSound, and with members of Caroliner, Sun City Girls, and Rova. She lives in Oakland, CA. / “Allbee is no slouch, a sharp and gifted musician with a highly developed personality and a warped sense of humour”-Sound Projector #15, London, UK. Spring 2007 Raed Yassin was born in Beirut 1979, a video, sound and visual artist, also works as a musician; (double bass, tapes and electronics). Graduated from the theatre department in the Fine Arts Institute in Beirut, where he works and lives. A member of MILL association that organizes IRTIJAL festival for contemporary and experimental music in Lebanon. His work based on themes related to the media, the city, the history of contemporary art, Arabic cinema, disasters, and archives. He is a member in Mukhtabar ensemble, Almaslakh ensemble, PRAED (with Paed Conca), the A trio ( with Sharif Sehnaoui & Mazen Kerbaj). He collaborated with artists like : Axel Dorner, Michael Zerang, Jason Kahn, Gene Coleman, Paed Conca, Ricardo Arias, Mazen Kerbaj, David Stackenas, Martin Kuchen and so much more. DAMON SMITH:Double bass, Improviser. Born Damon Jesse Smith on oct. 17th, 1972 in Spokane, WA. Did "freestyle bmx" bicycle riding (a much more dangerous forshadow to "freestyle" music! see http://www.theflatlander.com) from age 13 to 23. Started music in 1991, under the influence of Mike Watt (Firehose & The Minutemen) on fender bass. Lead several punk/art rock combos until 1994. Upon receiving Peter Kowald's landmark lp "Duos;Europa," Damon sold the fender bass and concentrated solely on double bass and free music. Damon's music is rooted in the tradition of "free jazz", with most of his professional experience coming from work with the orchestras and small ensembles of alto saxophonist marco eneidi, however, he is very interested in all the manifestations of free improvised music (jazz rooted or not!) around the world. His live and recorded efforts focus on continuing and expanding the possibilities of the double bass and "instant composition." His instrumental study focuses on classical technique and etudes, while using jazz as reference for pizzicato tone. Damon performs as a soloist and in every imaginable grouping all the way to large orchestra. He also collects recordings, specifically creative music, jazz and double bass music, and feels this is an important influence on his work ("my roots are in my record player"- evan parker).