Miles Perkin, bass / CDN
Tom Arthurs, trumpet / UK
Yorgos Dimitriadis, percussion / GR
GLUE is chamber music for the 21st Century. GLUE is a dynamic improvising trio from Berlin - an international cocktail of individual voices and experiences.
Influenced by Berlin reductionism, Pygmy singing, Morton Feldman, Steve Coleman, Bonanza Coffee Heroes and a whole lot more in between. Making you want to Dance. Shout. Cry. Meditate. Pedalo. Smile. Increasingly renowned for their extremely soft yet intense live performances full of micro-detail, lightning-fast interactions and timbral subtlety. Although the music of Glue is as unique and distinctive as its three members, it is also emblematic of a style of music emerging from Berlin today.
Glue's music springs directly from the multitudinous musical experiences of its three members; it is freely improvised without any predetermined thematic guidelines. For these musicians, it’s about a coherent group music.
Instead of solos with accompaniment, one finds a closely interwoven network of equal instruments. Each musician takes care of balancing action and reaction, playing and listening. It’s about a variety of changing, finely nuanced sound-colours and maintaining intensity at low volumes.
At all energy levels, the music exudes calmness, relaxation, serenity, and openness. There are no dogmas, no prohibitions, and no taboos. The pieces almost always start from a clean slate—a rest and silence from which acoustic structures are carved like sculptures. The musicians are simultaneously performers and listeners, giving the music space and finding surprises in whatever comes into being between them.
Experience the simultaneous idea and realisation.!
[Digital album Glue, booklet text by Klaus Kürvers 2011]
Location: MUG - Munich Underground at Einstein
Entrance fee: 15 Euro, members of Offene Ohren e.V. 12 Euro
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.