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Leila Bordreuil/ Zach Rowden + Rieko Okuda

23 Feb 2018 - 20:30
Rieko Okuda/ Zach Rowden / Leila Bordreuil

Leila Bordreuil – cello
Zach Rowden – contrabass

Rieko Okuda piano, speakers: solo album release concert

Rieko Okuda Electroacoustic Piano Solo, released by Athor Harmonics / Japan
Rieko Okuda is an exceptional pianist and a composer, who studied classical music and jazz, gradually getting more involved into free improvisation. From her interest of the overtone series on the piano, Rieko Okuda created a system, which makes feedbacks based on the overtone series. The system: a microphone put on the piano goes into an amplified speaker. The next microphone is set up on the amplified speaker, and this microphone connected to the next amplified speaker. In this way, she made a chain of microphones and speakers. These speakers are specifically chosen for different frequency ranges to pick up certain overtones. These feedbacks create colourful drown sound pads underneath repetitive and rhythmic piano patterns.

Bordreuil/Rowden is Leila Bordreuil (US/FR) on cello and Zach Rowden (US) on contrabass. This duo acts as a culmination of the players diverse influences, ranging from harsh noise to spectral music and everything in between. Bordreuil/Rowden focuses on the abstract sonic possibilities of their respective instruments through extended technique and creative amplification methods, with a fierceness that takes forms as varied as grating noise-scapes and and low tranquil drones. They released Hollow, their debut album, on the excellent No Rent Records in May 2017, and have been extensively touring the US and Europe since then. For fans of Morton Feldman and Hijokaidan alike.

Supported by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa
Presented by Digital in Berlin

Doors: 8.30 pm
Concert start: 9.00 pm

Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa

digital in berlin