Monday 9 October 2017, 7.30pm
Jason Kahn // voice
Christian Wolfarth // percussion
Phil Julian // electronics
Mark Wastell // amplified tam tam
Georg Graewe // piano
Mark Sanders // drums
Working together since 2004 in a trio with Günter Müller, the duo project of Christian Wolfarth and Jason Kahn signals a return to their collaboration – this time with Jason Kahn singing and not on electronics. Though both musicians use acoustic sound sources, together their music might seem electronic. Wolfarth's cymbal work often resembles a multitude of oscillators buzzing in and out of phase and Kahn's use of the voice could be mistaken for white noise or a failing distortion pedal. The duo is not just about sound but a direct approach to listening, immersive yet also raw and direct, the music unfolding in realtime, structure and flow changing with each breath and stroke of a cymbal.
Pianist Georg Graewe and drummer Mark Sanders have been playing together since 1995, when Sanders joined the 1995/96 incarnation of THE GEORG GRAEWE QUINTET (w/ Mats Gustafsson, Sebi Tramontana and Mark Dresser). They have since performed as a duo and in different combinations with Evan Parker, Gail Brand, Paul Dunmall, John Edwards a.o. Together with John Butcher and bassist Wilbert de Joode they are part of the newly reformed FRISQUE CONCORDANCE quartet. A live recording from Slovenia of the GRAEWE / SANDERS duo, entitled Affretando, is newly released on the Confront label and will be available at this evenings concert.
Phil and Mark have worked together on a number of occasions since 2009 but always within the boundaries of Wastell’s electro/acoustic large group THE SEEN. This concert marks their first intimate setting and will focus on the blending of amplified signals from electronics and tam tam.