Globe Unity Orchestra

Thursday, 27. September 2018, 20 h (Saal 1)

Series “Improvisation International”

Henrik Walsdorff – alto saxophone | Rudi Mahall – clarinet, bass clarinet | Axel Dörner – trumpet | Tomasz Dabrowski (PL/DK) – trumpet | Christof Thewes – trombone | Gerhard Gschlößl – trombone | Alexander von Schlippenbach – piano, direction | Tristan Honsinger (NL/DE) – cello | Oliver Steidle – drums

After having welcomed the legendary Schlippenbach Trio several times in the past, the famous Globe Unity Orchestra is now playing for the first time in the exploratorium berlin!

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The People Band

Sunday, 14. October 2018, 20 h (Saal 1)

Series “Improvisation International”

Terry Day – drums, percussion
Mike Figgis – trumpet, flugelhorn, electric guitar
Charlie Hart – double bass, electric bass, violin
George Khan – saxophones, flute
Paul Jolly – bass clarinet, saxophones, flute
Davey Payne – saxophones, flute

Six original members of the legendary British People Band are coming to exploratorium berlin and arouse their “anarchic energies and radical turbulence” with their “unfettered approach to improvising” (The Wire)!

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Tiger Trio

Sunday, 11. November, 2018, 20 h (Saal 1)

Series “Improvisation International”

Joëlle Léandre (FR) – contrabass
Myra Melford (US) – piano
Nicole Mitchell (US) – flute

The three improvisation masters Joëlle Léandre, Nicole Mitchell and Myra Melford have been forming the Tiger Trio for several years now. Their music is disciplined and focused; and their interaction is based on mutual understanding and unifying team spirit – unlike their name Tiger Trio or even the title of their album unleashed it may suggest.

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David Moss // duo-mono-lith

Thursday, 29. November 2018, 20 h (Saal 1)

Series “Improvisation International”

David Moss
David Moss (US/DE) – voice

duo-mono-lith
David Moss – voice
Boris Hegenbart – electronics

David Moss – singer, drummer, performer, composer – is considered one of the most innovative soloists in contemporary music. He first performs a solo and then plays with the electronics musician Boris Hegenbart in their duo-mono-lith.

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EMIR meets Berlin friends

Sunday, 16. December 2018, 20 h (Saal 1)

Series “Improvisation International”

Ensemble de Musique Improvisée en Résidence (EMIR) (FR) & Berlin friends

EMIR:
Laurent Charles – saxophone | Emmanuel Cremer – cello | Gérard Fabbiani – bass clarinet | Charles Fichaux – percussion | Lionel Garcin – saxophone | György Kurtág jr. (HU) – synthesizer | Barre Phillips – contrabass | François Rossi – percussion | Patrice Soletti – guitar

Berlin friends: N.N.

The EMIR music collective is active in the improvisation scene and was founded in the early 2000s as part of the Autour de l’Improvisation meeting initiated by double bass player Barre Phillips. For a few days, it comes to exploratorium for a residence to meet Berlin musicians, with whom they also play the concert.

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Sestetto Internazionale

Thursday, 17. January 2019, 20 h (Saal 1)

Series “Improvisation International”

Sestetto Internazionale

Alison Blunt (GB) – violin
Achim Kaufmann – piano
Veli Kujala (FI) – microtone accordion
Gianni Mimmo (IT) – soprano saxophone
Ignaz Schick – turntables, objects
Harri Sjöström (FI/DE) – soprano and sopranino saxophone

Absolutely unusual lined up sextet, Sestetto Internazionale delivers intriguing inventive, fresher, refined instant compositions. Brilliant interplay, intriguing inner voices and tone nuance declinations are the sincere output of Sestetto Internazionale featuring some of the most innovative voices in the contemporary improvised music scene. Contemporary flavours, subtle narrations, detailed soundscapes and chamber music elegance in an engaging performance.

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