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Offene Ohren e.V. presents Improvised Music

Samstag, 08. Oktober 2016, 8 p.m.

subsonicspace 2016
MUG - Munich Underground at Einstein Kultur

North of North

North of North

Anthony Pateras, piano / AUS
Erkki Veltheim, violin / FI/AUS
Scott Tinkler, trumpet / AUS
Photo © Sabina-Maselli/Erkki Veltheim

Formed across Berlin/Melbourne in 2015, this trio present real-time compositions with crystalline aural architectures, using the moment itself as their structural compass.

All virtuosos on their given instruments, all are renowned for their contributions all over the musical map, and all possess highly distinctive and individual performance languages. As a unit, the music snakes between joyous pointillism, intense rhythmic interplay and rich walls of sound.

Their debut album is entitled The Moment In And Of Itself on Immediata.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

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Location: MUG - Munich Underground at Einstein Kultur
Entrance fee: 15 Euro, members of Offene Ohren e.V. 12 Euro

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Friday, 21 October 2016, 8 p.m.

subsonicspace 2016
MUG - Munich Underground at Einstein Kultur

Bertrand Gauguet solo
Irene Kepl solo

Gauguet solo - Kepl solo

Irene Kepl, violine, voice / A
Bertrand Gauguet, alto saxophone / F
Photos: © H. Schneider, B. Gauguet

Bertrand Gauguet - Altsaxofon solo
At every new location, solo playing is a continuous premiere. There is no other concert situation where architecture and the room's acoustic properties have such a decisive bearing on the structural evolution of the improvisations.

Influenced by flexible, transparent and potentially instable forms, the music advances into different dimensions of perception, giving rise to a parallel sonic reality.

SHIRO is a concept developed in Japan in 2011 and since continuosly extended to encourage a fruitful involvement with shakuhachi playing and Buddhism – "playing, breathing and meditation are activities of an equal standing" (Ichi Nyo Suizen).

Irene Kepl - Violine solo
Improvisation – interpretation – composition. Magical moments springing from the formal openness of improvisation are put into contrast with planned processes. Both approaches benefit from the physical and mental internalization of musical mindscapes, past and present.

Irene Kepl's solo appearances are looking for adventure, challenging performer and audience alike and consciously exposing themselves to the conflict between technical versatility and intended risk.

Location: MUG - Munich Underground at Einstein Kultur
Entrance fee: 15 Euro, members of Offene Ohren e.V. 12 Euro

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Thursday, 27 October 2016, 8 p.m.

subsonicspace 2016
MUG - Munich Underground at Einstein Kultur

Contest of Pleasures

Contest of Pleasures

Axel Dörner, trumpet / D
Xavier Charles, clarinet / F
John Butcher, tenor and soprano sax / GB
Photo: © J. Butcher

The trio formed, at the suggestion of Xavier Charles, to play at the 1999 Musique Action in Vandoeuvre, and has since played in France, Austria, Sweden and Switzerland - including at the Victoriaville (Canada), LMC (UK), GMEA (France) and Huddersfield Contemporary (UK) festivals.

"The grain of acoustic sound takes on the metallic colour one associates with the electronic, in the process redefining the idea of sonic modernity, disproving the idea that it can only be provided by new technology." (Nick Cain / Opprobrium)

If you are willing to undergo a risk you will be richly rewarded. Beat patterns and difference tones from the high-pitched horns give rise to "invisible" bass parts. In the room, in the head? Ultimately, an irrelevant question for this journey through fascinating sonic territory.

Location: MUG - Munich Underground at Einstein Kultur
Entrance fee: 15 Euro, members of Offene Ohren e.V. 12 Euro

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Friday, 04 November 2016, 8 p.m.

subsonicspace 2016
MUG - Munich Underground at Einstein Kultur

Keune - Lash - Noble

Keune - Lash - Noble

Stefan Keune, reeds / D
Steve Noble, drums / GB
Dominic Lash, bass / GB
Photo left to right: © NataschaToepp, Jamie Smith, H. Schneider

Ever since he played in a Duo with Paul Lytton in 1990, Stefan Keune has been a fan of the British improv scene. Even before its official establishment, Offene Ohren got to know his duo with guitarist John Russell at the Freedom of the City Festival in London and invited them for the club's sixth concert.

A 150 Offene Ohren concerts later, Keune again brings two colleagues from the UK. Steve Noble is a rather rhythmically oriented free drummer, notable for playing in groups with Peter Brötzmann and Sophie Agnel. Young bass player Dominic Lash performed only a few months ago as part of Lisa
Ullén's A/L/U trio on the MUG stage.

And Stefan Keune has promised to bring his newest CD along. The pieces with duo partner Paul Lovens were recorded during a tour in 2013 – and mainly during there visit at Offene Ohren!

Location: MUG - Munich Underground at Einstein Kultur
Entrance fee: 15 Euro, members of Offene Ohren e.V. 12 Euro

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Saturday, 19 November 2016, 8 p.m.

subsonicspace 2016
MUG - Munich Underground at Einstein Kultur

Elisabeth Coudoux´ Emissatett

Emissatett

Elisabeth Coudoux, cello / D
Robert Landfermann, bass / D
Matthias Muche, trombone / D
Etienne Nillesen, prep. drums / D
Philip Zoubek (not on this photo), piano / A
Photo: © Reiner Schönfeld

Originally founded as a trio by cellist Elisabeth Coudoux, the Emissatett will visit Offene Ohren in their by now established quintet lineup, consisting of, alongside Coudoux, Matthias Muche (trombone), Robert Landfermann (double bass), Philip Zoubek (pepared piano) and Etienne Nillesen (pepared snare drum & cymbals).

Connected by fine threads, compositions and free improvisations weave a well-balanced fabric. Each musician contributes his/her own ideas in an open concept of notes and sounds, melodies and situations that are by turns closely and loosely structured.

Frequently, the structure of musical ideas functions as a guideline that will challenge players to integrate their own sonic language into the whole and to find their own interpretation of it. Free improvisation always is the common basis, from which all members of the quintet draw their ability
to act.

Location: MUG - Munich Underground at Einstein Kultur
Entrance fee: 15 Euro, members of Offene Ohren e.V. 12 Euro

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Friday, 02 December 2016, 8 p.m.

subsonicspace 2016
MUG - Munich Underground at Einstein Kultur

Die Hochstapler

Die Hochstapler

Louis Laurain, trumpet / F
Pierre Borel, saxophone / F
Antonio Borghini, double bass / I
Hannes Lingens, drums / D
Photo: © Pierre-Chinellato

The work of the Italian-French-German quartet "Die Hochstapler" (The Impostors) is based on questions of language and communication. Refraining from any use of notation, rules and strategies developed out of poetry, card games, alphabets and other sources of inspiration form the grammar for the hochstaplerish discourse.

The main source for these concepts lies in the discovery of the writings of the exceptional musician and mathematician from Chicago, Alvin P. Buckley. A pioneering scientific resarcher (probability theory) and versatile musician back in Chicago, Buckley retired from active music making after an epiphanic encounter with Stockhausen, but kept writing down ideas for musical games, structures and strategies for collective composition, as well as melodic fragments and short philosophic aphorisms, in his journal.

The vast majority of entries in Buckleys journal (1959-1964) circles around how musical communication could potentially be organised. Natural laws, rules and strategies. Poetry, card games, alphabets. Four independent voices, free to suggest, pretend, agree, disagree or ignore at any time of the game, collectively build up a rhetoric, full of hints and references, playful and ever changing.

Location: MUG - Munich Underground at Einstein Kultur
Entrance fee: 15 Euro, members of Offene Ohren e.V. 12 Euro

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The friends of improvised music of the Offene Ohren e.V. would like to thank the Kulturreferat München for its continuous help allowing to present improvised music in Munich.

 

 

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