Umlaut Festival Berlin 2012
Philip Zoubek & Florian Bergmann
Philip Zoubek - piano
Florian Bergmann - saxophone
Philip Zoubek is a pianist and composer residing in Cologne. He has worked with Frank Gratkowski, Wilbert deJoode, Thomas Lehn, Clayton Thomas, Paul Lytton and many others. Concerts in Konzerthaus Wien, Philharmonie Luxemburg, Moersfestival, Ullrichsberger Kaleidophon, GetItLouder festival Shanghai/Bejing.
Florian Bergmann is a saxophone and clarinet player active in the fields of contemporary and improvised music (p.e. with the alto saxophone quartet Fo[u]r Alto with Frank Gratkowski, Benjamin Weidekamp and Christian Weidner. Concerts in the USA, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, Greece, Hungary and Poland.
Stefan Thut - vier, 1-12
Lucio Capece - bass clarinet
Johnny Chang - violin
Hannes Lingens - accordion
Koen Nutters - double bass
Swiss composer Stefan Thut operates in his compositions with relatively determined open systems. His scores have been realized at Kunstraum Düsseldorf (2007), Kid Ailack Concert Hall, Tokio (2007/09) and Diapason Gallery, New York (2010) among other locations.
Johnny Chang and Koen Nutters curate the concert series "Konzert Minimal", in which Berlin-based musicians from the experimental music community are invited to explore the boundary between listening and perceptions through silence, tones, harmonies and space in the scores of composers connected to the "Wandelweiser" group.
Pierre-Antoine Badaroux - saxophone
Axel Dörner - trumpet
Joel Grip - double bass
Antonin Gerbal - drums
"This is how the jazz tradition will live on as a breathing entity rather than a fossil" - Ken Waxman, Jazzword
This French-Swedish-German quartet peeps back in time, deeply inspired by the energies of be-boppers like C. Parker, B. Powell, H. Nichols and D. Gillespie. And by giving an up-to-date attention to their compositions, Peeping Tom tear jazz down to its bare bones and re-furnish it with the new blossom of free-bop. Peeping Tom's fresh and spontaneous approach in developing their particular music is provoking collaborations with artists from different areas and eras such as Evan Parker, Alan Silva, David Stackenäs, and Sven-Åke Johansson. For their second album they have extended the trio into a quartet including trumpet wizard from Berlin, Axel Dörner.
9/6€, doors open 20:00, concert starts 21:00