Friday, 10. November 2017, 20 h
Series “Improvisation International”
“I felt strongly that this is one of the best records I have ever made“
(Evan Parker about the CD As The Wind mit Evan Parker / Mark Nauseef / Toma Gouband)
“Parker played soprano saxophone throughout, with the two percussionists integrating spacious, relaxed support and coloration. The scraped stones of Gouband’s lithophone and Nauseef’s more metallic percussion complement one another well, combining to create an uncluttered, atmospheric environment in which Parker sounds natural, unhurried and at ease. While the saxophone contains enough tell-tale clues to unquestionably identify it as Parker, there are many passages that could baffle a blindfolded testee. Often it is restrained and spacious enough to hark back to Parker’s work with Trance Map (which also involved Gouband occasionally, as seen in the clip below), its haunting qualities ensuring it merits the title ‘ghost trance music’!
Lacking the pyrotechnics of some of his recordings, such as his solo circular-breathing marathons, As the Wind is a slow-burner that ends up being just as impressive in different ways. In time, as well as one of Parker’s best it seems likely to be judged one of 2016’s best releases.”
Admission: 12 / 10 / 6 Euro (normal price / reduced / “Berlin-Pass”)
Reservations at or (030) 84 72 10 52
Evan Parker will be giving a workshop in exploratorium on 11.–12. November 2017.