Mi, 09.06.2010, 21:00 Uhr
Stark Bewölkt im Juni
Liz Allbee, trompete (Berlin/Oakland)
George Cremaschi, electronics, kontrabass (Tábor, Tschechien/Oakland)
Heidrun Schramm / Sonata Rec, Laptop, electronics (Berlin)
Eric Leonardson, springboard (Chicago)
Birgit Ulher, trompete, radio, miutes, speaker
Einlass 21:00, Beginn 21:30!
"Leonardson's springboard, an electroacoustic percussion instrument made out of coil springs, combs, rubber bands and other unlikely items...yield[s] the kind of amplified insectile rubbings and scrapings that one associates with fellow instrument inventors/ improvisers Hugh Davies and Hal Rammel. There's an oblique sense of humour at play...while a wheezy, spine-chilling presence...is invoked. Intriguing stuff." - Chris Blackford, The Wire
Eric Leonardson is a Chicago-based composer, radio artist, sound designer, instrument inventor, improviser, visual artist, and educator. He has devoted a majority of his professional career to unorthodox approaches to sound and its instrumentation with a broad understanding of texture, atmosphere and micro-tones.
Active in Chicago's experimental, improvised music, dance and theater communities Leonardson co-founded one of Chicago's foremost experimental theater companies, Plasticene, in which he continues to compose, sound design, and perform. Leonardson co-founded the Experimental Sound Studio in 1986, where he coordinated "Sounds From Chicago," one of the city's first internationally broadcast radio art programs. He is the Executive Director of the World Listening Project and the founder of the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology.
Leonardson's recent writings on sound and performance have been published in Musicworks, Leonardo Music Journal, and eContact!. Leonardson is a recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Media Arts Fellowship (2002, 2006), and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the First Year Program and the Department of Sound at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he received his Time Arts MFA degree in 1983.
BIRGIT ULHER: “established a distinguished grammar of sounds beyond the open trumpet” (jazzdimensions.de). www.birgit-ulher.de
is the duo of George Cremaschi (Contrabass, Electronics) and Liz Allbee (Trumpet, Electronics). The two have been working together since approximately 2003 in various permutations: Vinnie and Minnie, Jon Raskin Quartet, Monday Night Abuse Band, Moe!kestra, sfSound, Neo-Realist, and with dancer Ryuzo Fukuhara. They used to live next door to each other and could hear each other practicing. Now they live in next door countries. www.myspace.com/nosugar1
George Cremaschi: www.cesta.cz/georgecremaschi.htm
Liz Allbee: www.lizallbee.net
HEIDRUN SCHRAMM / SONATA REC:
is a Berlin-based media artist and composer, who works in the fields of electroacoustic music, installation and video. She studied sound art in Berlin. After several collaborations she initiated her ongoing project Sonata Rec, which is focussed on solo performances.