Thursday, 1. June 2017, 20 h
Series “Improvisation International”
Andrea Neumann – inside piano, mixing desk
Sharif Sehnaoui (LIBN) – guitar
Michael Thieke – clarinet
Michael Vorfeld – percussion
Nashaz was founded in 2013 by three musicians of the Berlin “Echtzeitmusik”-scene, Andrea Neumann, Michael Vorfeld and Michael Thieke together with the guitarist Sharif Sehnaoui, based in Beirut. Sehnaoui is the founder of the Beirut Irtijal Festival and a central figure of the expanding scene of experimental music in Lebanon. In 2014, the quartet recorded its first album, which was published on Al Maslakh Records.
Their music explores the wide field of experimental music with a focus on the nuances and microcosmic details of the sound. There are always discreet tones of different musical genres such as spectral or electronic music, but also repetitive minimal music, which, like shadows, integrate into the fine-tuned musical network.
“Through subtle interplay and teamwork in the classical sense, the natives of Nashaz generate a sound cosmos that unfolds its entire tenderness in detail as well as in the overall phonological construct.”
Freistil (Austria) 10/2016
Maggiore & Malatesta
Luciano Maggiore (I) – speakers, playback devices
Enrico Malatesta (I) – objects
Luciano Maggiore and Enrico Malatesta based their work on the development of polyrhythmic and multi material sounds for an electro acoustic set. The duo uses percussion instruments, playback devices and different kinds of speakers, delving into a dynamic attitude which often reaches silence; here the sonic activity of the performance space and the musicians’ action penetrate into complex micro rhythmic layers in which gesture, material, soundscape and dynamics of the event plays a central role.
Admission: 12 / 10 / 6 Euro (normal price / reduced / “Berlin-Pass”)