Saturday, 17. February 2018, 20 h (Saal 1)

Series “Improvisation International”

Cajlan – Wissel – Nillesen

Dušica Cajlan-Wissel (SRB/D) – prepared piano
Etienne Nillesen (NL) – prepared snare drum
Georg Wissel – prepared alto saxophone

CAJLAN-WISSEL-NILLESEN have been working continuously since fall 2015 to develop their own concentrated language of free improvisation.
The various qualities of sound, tone and noise are at the center of their interaction; accents are created by rhythmic interleaving of the players.
Moreover, all three musicians have been intensively researching the extension of the tonal possibilities of their instruments for a long time. That is why they make extensive use of preparations of the grand piano, the alto saxophone and the snare drum in their collaboration.
CAJLAN-WISSEL-NILLESEN premiered in September 2016 with a concert recording from the large broadcasting room of WDR.


Calälv – Loxbo

Erik Blennow Calälv (SWE) – bass clarinett
Finn Loxbo (SWE) – guitar, musical saw

This duo formed in Stockholm in the beginning of 2017, drawing upon a common interest in integrating composition and improvisation, and making highly focused music characterised by close listening, careful sound production and sensitive interplay.
Finn Loxbo has been an important voice on the Swedish experimental music scene for several years. His musical activity stretches from acoustic minimalistic solo improvisations to much larger electrified expressions, always with great responsiveness and sincerity. Finn’s collaborators include Mats Gustafsson’s Fire! Orchestra, Doglife, Strändernas Svall, Lisa Ullén, Karin Johansson, and Anders Vestergaard.
Erik Blennow Calälv has during recent years mostly worked with the quartet The Schematics (with Katt Hernandez, Daniel M Karlsson, and Ludvig Elblaus), which played in Berlin in 2013. In 2016, Erik wrote music for Knutte Wester’s film Horungen (A Bastard Child).


Eintritt: 12 / 10 / 6 Euro (normal price / reduced / “Berlin-Pass”)
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