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Saturday 22.09.2018 / Park im. Kazimierza Wielkiego
Krzysztof Gruse & Leszek Przyjemski
Krzysztof Gruse & Leszek Przyjemski
Krzysztof Gruse was born in 1957 n Bydgoszcz. He is a painter and a poet, a co-founder of an artistic group Szkoła Bydgoska. He currently lives in Bochum in Germany.
Leszek (Leonard) Przyjemski was born in 1942 in Bydgoszcz. He is a conceptual artist, performer, author of actions and demonstrations as well as artistic books. He is the member of independent artistic movement. In August of 1981 he took off from Warsaw to Amsterdam.
One may wonder where the idea of this meeting came from. Well, both artists come from Bydgoszcz and they both left the country. While the time and reason was different for each of them, the direction was the same. Przyjemski comes to the festival as a known conceptual artist, while Gruse invited him as the author of the festival slogan - Spirituality is everywhere.
The meeting consists of two parts.
The first part. Together, the artists are going to plants the cuttings of tilia tree in the park of Kazimierz the Great in Bydgoszczy with a sententia GOOD FORTUNE FOR THE CITIZENS OF BYDGOSZCZ.
Saturday 22.09.2018 / MÓZG
Leszek Przyjemski (performance)
7:00 PM Leszek Przyjemski (performance)
Saturday 22.09.2018 / Miejskie Centrum Kultury
Krzysztof Gruse & Sławek Janicki
Duchowość jest powszechna (performance)
Krzysztof Gruse & Sławek Janicki
Duchowość jest powszechna (performance)
Sławek Janicki is the originator of the idea and man in charge of Mózg Festival as well as bassist and improviser. He invited a painter, poet and a friend of many years Krzysztof Gruse, who for 30 years has been a source of creative inspiration not only for him but a fair group of artists associated with Mózg. Together they will create this year’s edition of Mózg Festival that will take place under the theme “Spirituality is Everywhere”.
8:30 PM The Insub Meta Orchestra (concert)
The Insub Meta orchestra (IMO) is a large ensemble gathered around the experimental and electroacoustic practice. It was founded in 2010 by the Cyril Bondi and d’incise duo. It consists of about fifty permanent members that form the thirty international musicians present at each concert. Born from questionings on improvisation in a large group, the IMO built with time a strong collective and typical background where the individual gesture get lost in the production of global sonic states. Thus subtle matters emerge and interact with silence. The notions of improvisation or composition become confused in a constant research of a specific development in the context of this orchestra. Its axes are the place of silence, an electroacoustic and extensive listening, the work on durations, the mimetism, low volumes, non-hiérarchical relations, the circulation of informations.
Cyril Bondi (percussions) • d’incise (electronic) • Hans Koch (clarinet) • Golem Mecanique (electronic) • Sandra Weiss (bassoon) • Steve Buchanan (saxophone) • Brice Catherin (cello) • Raphaël Ortis (electronic) • Vincent Ruiz (doublebass) • Antoine Läng (voice) • Anna-Kaisa Meklin (viola da gamba) • Heike Fiedler (voice) • Eric Ruffing (electronic) • Isandro Ojeda-García (electronic) • Vinz Vonlanthen (guitar) • Violeta Motta (flutes) • Gerald Perera (doublebass) • Christian Müller (clarinet) • Bruno Crochet (electronic) • Maxime Hänsenberger (percussions) • Christoph Schiller (zither) • Sébastien Branche (saxophone) • Teresa Hackel (recorder) • Marei Seuthe (cello) • Lucien Danseizen (objects)
Saturday 22.09.2018 / Mózg (garden)
10:00 PM Krzysztof Gruse &ammp; Leszek Przyjemski (performance)
10:00 PM Krzysztof Gruse &ammp; Leszek Przyjemski (performance)
10:30 PM Piotr Grygor (audio performance)
Piotr Grygor. Audiovisual artist. Sonifies plant life, makes music with insects, paints with brainwaves. Develops a bionic audiovisual improvisation method i.e. uses open and reactive environments bearing similarities to natural habitats and processes.
Thursday 27.09.2018 / Mózg
8:00 PM „Cmentarz wspaniałości”, dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul (movie)
Friday 28.09.2018 / Mózg
9:00 PM Yes Deer (concert)
YES DEER makes music through physical and intellectual rituals. “We are, as a band, engaged in the friction between intellect and libido, pre and post, and collectivism and individualism. Our sound can be described as a massive cacophony of writhing textures, manic hammering and distorted screeching, or as the sound of enthusiastic despair.” YES DEER was formed in 2011 by Sweden-based saxophonist Signe Dahlgreen, Norwegian guitarist Karl Bjorå and Danish drummer Anders Vestergaard. Signe Dahlgreen was born in Gammel Lejre in 1987 but moved to Sweden in 2010 and is currently residing in Gothenburg. Signe is a heavy solo perfomer. Karl Bjorå was born in a small town Evje in 1991 and is currently living in Oslo. Karl has placed himself as a unique voice on the guitar. Anders Vestergaard was born in Aarhus in 1989 and is currently residing in Copenhagen. Anders is a highly active drummer on the Danish and European underground scene. Anders is also working in a solo setting with drums and feedback electronics.
10:00 PM EdWood (concert)
It’s us, we’re unwanted and disliked respected by our people or already recognised klima is always high a duo founded in Bydgoszcz in 2006 by Tomek Moruś and Maciek Ziołek. Faithful to rock aesthetic, metal and anxiety recorded two albums: “Anal Animal” (LADO ABC, 2010) well received by 3 people and exceptionally non intercepted “Post-Mortem Lovers” (LADO ABC, 2014). Musically the duo doesn’t recognise any limits in accordance to the rule “whatever works as long as it’s loud”. Drawing from noise, pop, improvisation, post-punk, surf rock, sturgeons, Elton John and if necessary, even black metal. Known for their energising concerts when anything or even nothing can happen. During the last concert in the history of this music slush the band wil be reinforced by Macio Popowski (Mitch&Mitch, Shofar, LXMP, Kamp, The Dump lings, Raphael Kamiński, Slage Image, Taco Hemingway). The band rehearsed a few times and performed in Liverpool, Barcelona, Ostrzeszów and Ciechocinek among other places.
Saturday 29.09.2018 / Mózg
9:00 PM Chemia miłości (concert)
CHEMISTRY OF LOVE is a series of six latest compositions by Marzena Majcher. The inspiration for creating music were formulas of the chemical substances, responsible for the state of falling in love. These substances - phenylethylamine, dopamine and others - function as neurotransmitters and are responsible for feeling happiness. When we fall in love, brain gets a huge dose of these. The composition is a musical experiment involving transformation of the formulas into the language of music. In creating the composition, it was important to find harmony and melody in the structures of these formulas. During the concert, you will also hear other compositions by Marzena Majcher, among others pieces: Photon energy, Event horizon, Radiation.
Małgorzata Kubala - soprano
Marzena Majcher - live electronics, interactive exformer
wizualizacje: Andrzej Wojciechowski
words: Aneta Badziąg, Ewelina Lasota, Marzena Majcher
10:00 PM METROSCAN (concert)
METROSCAN is a futuristic audiovisual work dealing with the subject of the megapolis, its informational speed, multipolarity and other post-urbanist vectors. The title “Metroscan” and the idea behind it are based on the multifaceted origin of the word “metro” (in Ancient Greek metron stands for measure). It is connected to metropolis, concepts of measuring, movement and transportation. All of those concepts are “scanned” into highly concentrated sounds and visuals - a certain compressed informational avalanche of a large city, which through the means of digital technologies is melted into a purified, fluctuating aesthetic experience. The music of this piece uses a very broad scale of frequencies and often balances between experimental and pulsating electronic music. The visuals are based on the conversion of the data of current sound into an image that is restored in real time. It is characteristic of very fast change of elements, lush images and unpredictability.
Vytautas V. Jurgutis – electronic music
Vaclovas Nevcesauskas – visual artist
Thursday 4.10.2018 / Mózg
Friday 5.10.2018 / Mózg
9:00 PM Seabuckthorn (concert)
“A house with too much fire” is UK guitarist Andy Cartwright’s 9th release under the alias Seabuckthorn. Heavily influenced by mountain terrain after relocating to the Southern Alps, Andy has experimented further with raw guitar sounds in bowing, fingerpicking and the use of slides, bringing a wider channelling of atmospherics and textures. Recorded in late 2017 and with the wood burner always in use, most song parts were captured in one take providing a spontaneous feel, focusing on loose, minimal improvisations which are apparent somewhat in Seabuckthorn’s live performances. With the new addition of banjo, clarinet and synthesiser to occasionally accompany the guitars, this release wonderfully reflects the surroundings in which it was created. This is the 4th release with Parisian based record label Bookmaker Records and first collaborative release with La Cordillère.
10:00 PM Dean McPhee (concert)
Dean McPhee is a UK solo electric guitarist. His music combines fluid, lyrical fingerpicked melodic lines with deep layers of decaying delay and shimmering drones. He has a unique style of playing which draws together influences from British Folk, Dub, Kosmische, Post Rock, Mali Blues and Modal Jazz. Since his first release in 2009 Dean has released a steady stream of critically acclaimed albums, EPs and singles on labels including Blast First (petite), Folklore Tapes, Sonido Polifonico, World in Winter and his own Hood Faire label which he runs with David Chatton Barker and Sam McLoughlin. Following on from last year's double 10" split EP "Devon Folklore Tapes Vol V: Ornithology", Dean's new LP “Four Stones” is due to be released in November 2017.
Saturday 6.10.2018 / Mózg
9:00 PM Ido Bukelman (concert)
Ido Bukelman is an Israeli guitarist, multi instrumentalist and composer-improviser based in Berlin, whose work combines elements of modern music, folk, and free jazz. Ido played a large number of solo concerts in different international venues. Until today he released more than ten albums. He performed and recorded with international musicians like Mikolaj Trzaska, Aairto Moreira, Gunter Sommer Baby, Frode Gjerstad, Axel Dörner, Mark Sanders and others.
10:00 PM Agnes Hvizdalek (concert)
Agnes Hvizdalek is an improvising musician originating from Vienna’s experimental music scene and is based in Oslo and Vienna. From an early age, she has dedicated her life to new music and her fascination with the human voice. She celebrates this in her abstract vocal music, for which she has received international acclaim. Always exploring new horizons, Hvizdalek has engaged in numerous cross-disciplinary collaborations merging voice and visual and performance art, dance, theatre, film, writing.
Thursday 11.10.2018 / Mózg
Friday 12.10.2018 / Mózg
9:00 PM Dalbergia Duo (concert)
Dalbergia Duo is the only Polish female percussion (marimba) duo, whose member are dr. Anna Rutkowska and dr. Julianna Kamila Siedler-Smuga. Both artists obtained the title of Doctor of Music in 2017, the same year the duo was founded. They already achieved success on international scale in the form of well-received concerts on festivals. Dalbergia Duo intensively cooperates with Polish composers of young generation on performing and creating new compositions. Both artists develop their skills during many international workshops led by renowned pedagogues. They are also active educators and lead marimba workshops and lectures regarding percussion and marimba music as well as teach playing percussion instruments. Currently, they perform Polish pieces written for two marimbas as well as classical pieces by Keiko Abe, “the mother of marimba”. They continually expand their repertoire.
10:00 PM Kazuhisa Uchihashi & Sławek Janicki (concert)
10:00 PM Kazuhisa Uchihashi & Sławek Janicki (concert)
Kazuhisa Uchihashi is a composer, electric guitar and daxophone player, music producer, based in Berlin. He experimented thoroughly with many different kinds of machines and sound-devices to expand the expression possibilities of the electric guitar. He also composed music for films, theatre plays and dance routines. He has been working with a japanese theatre group ISHINHA for more than 27 years. He has been conducting his rock-oriented powerful improvised band Altered States for 23 years. Uchihashi was invited to hundreds of music festival and New Music Action Workshop for young musicians in many countries. Since 1996 to 2007 he has been organizing the New Music festival BEYOND INNOCENCE.
Sławek Janicki is a musician, filmmaker and curator of artistic activity. He is the co-creator and main director of the legendary Mózg club founded in 1994 in Bydgoszcz with the newly created branch in Warsaw in 2014. His is the creator and director of the International Contemporary Festival of Music and Visual Art MÓZG Festival. He started his artistic activity in mid 80’s. For over 25 years he has been active on the international improvised music arena. He played many concerts in Europe and Australia. As a musician he is entirely devoted to absolute improvisation as it is the purest form of creating music.
Saturday 13.10.2018 / Mózg
9:00 PM SjöGREN (Hanna Piosik & Mateusz Rosiński) (concert)
All physical phenomena are transformations. As a result, the components of a physical object change. An example of such change is a phenomenon called solidification. Power and Time are required for the phenomena to occur. Multiple actions constitute power while time is a relative notion.
TIME: Di.Aria - music was composed by Hania Piosik and takes the form of a story full of city sounds mixed with Earth’s organic reactions. Using modern plugins, real sounds of nature and looped vocals Di.Aria creates a language she uses to speak to the audience about life and its beauty as well as its darkest corners. Hania Piosik is a vocalist well recognised on the Polish music scene. Her characteristic voice, imagination and scenic lightness takes listeners on an unforgettable trip helping them in inner exploration.
POWER: wrong dials aka wd30 is a solo project of Mateusz Rosiński, who is an active DJ, producer and culture animator. Wrong dials focuses on deconstruction, plunderphonics and free improvisation. Mateusz Rosiński is the founder of dym records and organiser of dym festival. He is one of the coordinating pillars of Sejf studio and CKN Centrala in Gorzów Wielkopolski. He is also the co-creator of such projects as Facebug, Volksband, Dynasonic as well as the author of music for theatre performances and art exhibitions.
10:00 PM Christopher Chaplin / Luma Launisch (concert)
Christopher Chaplin is a British composer and experimental music artist. He studied piano in Switzerland before moving to London in the early eighties. He now returns with a new epic solo album “Paradise Lost”, featuring the American vocalist and poet Leslie Winer and British tenor Nathan Vale. In a powerful soundtrack of winding paths through the un/conscious, Chaplin again combines experimental electronic with chamber and contemporary music approaches. For Christopher Chaplin's upcoming solo live shows the striking music is echoed by the projections of Visual Artists Luma.Launisch – assembled and processed in real time.
The visual art duo Luma.Launisch, alias Astrid Steiner and Florian Launisch, create their surreal worlds on screens from concert halls to museum walls. The basis of their video art are captured film sequences that get disassembled and newly-arranged in the process of live performances. Their shows are a visual journey, where abstract and real imagery are set into juxtaposition. Luma.Launisch also presented video installations at the Benaki Museum Athens, the Photobiennale Thessaloniki, the exhibition Sound:Frame at Vienna’s Künstlerhaus and MAK, Media Art Lab Moscow, the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York amongst others.
Thursday 18.10.2018 / Mózg
8:00 PM „Walizka jest pusta. Wszystko jest w walizce.”, dir. Wawrzyniec Kostrzewski (movie)
Friday 19.10.2018 / Mózg
9:00 PM Małgorzata Wrzosek / Jarosław Majewski / Piotr Dąbrowski (concert)
An experimental trio consisting of Małgorzata Wrzosek (voice), Piotr Dąbrowski (percussion instruments) and Jarosław Majewski (double bass). Musicians performed together as members of Warsaw Improvised Orchestra. They combined their similar sensitivity and different music styles to create and improvised acoustic trio. Małgorzata Wrzosek is involved in art therapy and artistic education. She works with homeless and children, sings with Warsaw Improvisers Orchestra, in Dogoni band and whenever she can, she goes to the fields to sing in an open voice. Piotr Dąbrowski is a versatile artist - a percussionist, visual artist, intuitionist and author of poetic lyrics. For almost twenty years he has been associated with Warsaw’s improvised music scene. He uses objects that are rarely related to music and gives them a second life. He often uses a bow. Jarosław Majewski is a musician and photographer. Currently he plays an old double bass that he brought from Lviv. The instrument was in a sorry condition and required thorough renovation. Majewski decided to do it himself in order to obtain amazing sound.
10:00 PM Trio Duthoit Oshima Lebrant (concert)
The trio of vocalist and clarinet player Isabelle Duthoit, drummer Yuko Oshima and cellist Soizic Lebrat is clearly situated in the tradition of free improvised music. It's characterized by a delicate consciousness for sound and slow and subtle developments. Prudence and boisterous energy don't have to be seen as contraries in the ideally complementing interplay of these three excellent musicians. Soizic Lebrat is a French cellist, composer, improviser, performer and music researcher (research-creation, cultural history). Yuko Oshima is a Japanese drummer, percussionist, composer based in France. Since 2000, she has been developing her musical approach on drums through improvisations and compositions with musicians, dancers and also actors. Isabelle Duthoit comes from classical and contemporary music. She studied at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Lyon. She turned early to contemporary music. She finds her way in the world of free improvisation. She developed an individual voice, a language before the language, the voice between breathing and screaming.
Saturday 20.10.2018 / Mózg
9:00 PM Anna Zielińska (concert)
Anna Zielinska is a violinist and improviser, an author of live music for performances, installations, movies and theatre spectacles. She has performed numerous Polish and world premieres of solo, orchestral and electroacoustic works composed in the 20th and 21st century, presentations of Polish compositions abroad as well as recordings for Polish Radio and TV and radio broadcasts in Europe, Asia and both Americas. A special area of Anna Zielinska’s interests is the art of solo experimental improvisation based on a variety of sound sources. As a classical musician she was a member of the Bayerische Rundfunk Orchesterakademie conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich, the Eastern Festival Orchestra in Bayreuth, the Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra, the RIAS Jugendorchester and the Nationaal Jeugd Orkest. Since 2000 she has been cooperating with the Dresdner Sinfoniker.
10:00 PM Teoniki Rożynek & Qba Janicki (concert)
An encounter of this duo happened in a flash. Janicki heard Rożynek on one of the Internet music platforms. Fascinated with her work, he visited her apartment in the morning hours. After about a half-hours-long consultation they understood that everything was going to be all right. A few days later they ate lecho together and proceeded with determining the technique and form of their cooperation. This is the way a percussion and electronics duo that uses improvisation and electronic processing of audio signal generated by acoustic instruments was formed. Teoniki Rożynek is a composer born in 1991 in Cracow. She lives in Warsaw and studies at the Frederic Chopin’s Academy of Music. She creates instrumental, electroacoustic and electronic music. She composed music for performance, film productions and theatrical plays. Qba Janicki was born in 1989 in Bydgoszcz and currently lives in Sokołowsko. He started learning to play the drums at the age of 4 and took up electronics when he was 11. From an early age he was connected with the artistic environment focused around Mózg club. He graduated from the Music Academy in Cracow. Apart from being an active musician he is also a promoter as well as a producer, who makes music for theatrical and radio plays.
Thursday 1.11.2018 / Mózg
„Humani”, dir. Katarzyna Trzaska (movie)
Friday 2.11.2018 / Mózg
9:00 PM Marta Sap (concert)
Marta Sap creates live music based on electronic sounds. Her instrumentarium includes didgeridoo, drums, kalimba, Jew’s harp, shepherd’s pipe, chord zither. She co-created Mayatri band, she is an author of musical projects based on archaic, folk and historic music. She also prepares musical arrangements for theatrical plays, performances. She composes and writes lyrics, conduct improvised music sessions as well as workshops and musical animations. She is a member of Didgeridoo PL association, a member of the board of “Róbmy swoje” association and the organiser of Jam Session in Gdańsk and Kętrzyn. She received a cultural scholarship from the President of the City of Gdańsk. She recorded a solo album on didgeridoo entitled “Breaths” and she released a concert single “Frequencies project”. Both releases were distinguished by the Trójmiejska Encyklopedia Muzyczna (Tricity Musical Encyclopaedia) as one of the most interesting musical releases of the last quarter of 2017 and were listed in the ranking next to albums of artists such as Jacaszek i Budzyński or Ortalion group. “Freedom glide” album release is planned for the turn of September and October 2018.
10:00 PM YEAH YOU (concert)
Yeah You is Elvin Brandhi and MYKL JAXN. The project grew from a desire to make something during every spare moment. Using compact recording gear to turn the usual banal everyday family drives into spontaneous recording sessions in the car. JAXN’s distorted, alluringly jarred synthesisation’s acting as a jagged platform for Brandhi to writhe improvised stream of consciousness lyrical trips. In September 2017 they released “KRUTCH”, their latest and second LP on UK/Berlin imprint Slip, which is another burst of poisonous, weaponised pop, spat out on the roam captures the exhilaration of driving with your eyes closed. Recorded in a black Renault Clio in Holland and Germany, and at Aurora, Budapest throughout early 2017, “KRUTCH” is the duo at a freshly terrifying apex, filtering the desperation of black metal through an unerring pop nous. Father/daughter dada-leaning dyad, whose improvised musical and geographical excursions will leave your head spinning like a well rubbered doughnut in a car park.
Saturday 3.11.2018 / Mózg
TRZECI BYDGOSKI SALON AMBIENTU
9:00 PM DTEKK (dj set)
DTEKK (Jędrzej Dondziło) is a DJ, promoter and cultural activist. He comes from Białystok. He is the originator of the idea, coordinator and programme director of Up To Date Festival. He co-created the Technosoul collective and label. He initiated the slogan Pozdro Techno and the series of events Salon Ambientu (Ambient Salon) and Secret Location. He took his first steps in Metro club in 2000. Dtekk is one of the most consistent and experienced Polish DJs. His sets, played exclusively from vinyls, on the one hand present a wide cross-section of the best of techno music and on the other he is into ambient and experimental music. A special place in his repertoire is reserved for genres such as electro or italo disco. An important element of the philosophy of his acts is the ability to balance between authentic search for the deepest forms of of artistic expression and spreading the love for music among people.
10:00 PM PLEQ (concert)
Bartosz Dziadosz studied philosophy at the University of Silesia in Katowice. In 2005 he founded a project called PLEQ. He is a composer, musical producer and curator. He represents the experimental current in electronic music. His compositions combine elements of genres such as drone, ambient, abstract glitch and modern classical. He released albums in different labels worldwide (Progressive From (Japan), taâlem (France), Infraction Records (USA). He collaborates with artists from different parts of the world (Offthesky, Pjusk, Hiroki Sasajima, Segue) and a Polish artist Tomasz Mreńca, with whom he recorded “Black Lake” album for the Polish label Requiem Records. He is the curator of a Moscow based label Dronarivm and a few charity compilations. For the past fes years he has been producing albums and composing music theatrical plays and short documentary forms as well as radio plays.
11:00 PM JD Zazie (concert)
JD ZAZIE is an experimental DJ, avant-turntablist and sound artist living between Berlin and Bolzano. Coming from a DJ and a radiophonic background, over the years JD Zazie has explored different approaches of real-time manipulation on fixed recorded sound. In her work she redefines DJ and electroacoustic activities. As a solo performer, in small groups or large ensembles she moves in an area, which is constantly stretching the borders of what is supposed to be DJ mixing, free improvisation and composed music. Intended as music instruments CDjs, turntables and mixer are her tools to mix the specific sound-sources she plays (mostly electronic music, electroacoustic music, musique concrète, field recordings and improvised music). The typology of the sound-sources varies from already existing audio publications and sound effects, to self recorded audio files – as live-set and field-recordings -, to selected pre-mixed material. Juxtaposition, decontextualization, fragmentation, repetition, sonic texture, scratch and error are elements of the grammar adopted to relate, organize and rearrange the sound material. In her sound installations she explores everyday life, refers to urbanism and relates to sound atmosphere. She is a member of the Italian label Burp Enterprise and co-runs Staalplaat Radio.
Thursday 8.11.2018 / Mózg
8:00 PM „Zen for nothing”, dir. Werner Penzel (pre-premiere screening)
Friday 9.11.2018 / Mózg
9:00 PM KWARTLUDIUM (concert)
KWARTLUDIUM was founded in 2002. Its members are Dagna Sadkowska (violin), Michał Górczyński (clarinet, bass clarinet), Paweł Nowicki (percussions) and Piotr Nowicki (piano). Since the beginning of its activity, the band focused on performing modern music, composed especially for this unique ensemble. Contemporary improvised music plays an important role in the band’s activity. In its repertoire, Kwartludium has graphic and intuitive compositions of the most prominent characters of modern music. Kwartludium premiered several dozen of Polish and world compositions. The band released three albums with DUX label and an album recorded with Michał Jacaszek entitled “Catalogue des arbres” released by the British label Touch. In 2015 Requiem Records label released the band’s another album “Hammond Project” recorded with organist and composer Dariusz Przybylski.
10:00 PM Witold Oleszak & Roger Turner (concert)
Witold Oleszak began studying music at the age of 5. After years of education (classical piano), he quit school and joined the avant-garde rock music and para-theatrical groups and this experience influenced his artistic development. At the moment he is completely involved with free improvisation. He mostly plays the piano and prepared piano, instruments of his own design, and instruments which are ruined or broken. In music he enjoys playfulness of everything that is indeterminate and takes all of the possible advantage of it, producing marvels of improvisational control over whatever material in hands.
Roger Turner grew up amongst the Canterbury musical life of the 1960s with a strong broad jazz root. His first formal performance in improvisation was in duo with Chris Biscoe in Brighton in 1966. He moved to London in 1968 and worked with the Ghanian drum ensemble Mask and toured with the experimental and innovative Ritual Theatre. Since 1974 work was primarily concentrated on opening the way to a more personal percussion language. Solo work, work with electro-acoustic ensembles & open--form song, extensive work with dance and visual artists, plus specific jazz-based ensembles have brought collaborations with the most interesting european and international musicians and performers.
Saturday 10.11.2018 / Mózg
9:00 PM INNERCITY ENSEMBLE (concert)
INNERCITY ENSEMBLE is a collective founded in Bydgoszcz in 2011. Their music is a result of many years of experience and explorations on the fringes of jazz, krautrock, electronic and ethnic music. The band records improvised sessions and the most interesting pieces are released on their critically acclaimed albums. Their latest album “III” was released in November 2016. The ensemble line-up has been unchanged since the beginning: Radek Dziubek, Rafał Iwański, Wojtek Jachna, Rafał Kołacki, Artur Maćkowiak, Tomek Popowski and Kuba Ziołek.
10:00 PM Paul Lovens / Rudi Mahall / Florian Stoffner (concert)
There are composites that bear the imprint of singularity and thus arouse our interest. “Never has a living ear perceived such a sound that no creature born from a womb (oder einfach of a woman) could ever resist. Regardless of any principle of style only the law of music suffices the valiant, who is bound to this sole aim: to forge ties in order to unravel the knot.” The quote is not a remark on this trio but the introduction to a recipe for a bread cake from 1820, written by the duke's personal cook F.G. Zenker in Austria.
Rudi Mahall (bass clarinet/clarinet) was born in Nürnberg in 1966. He is a contemporary jazz bass clarinetist.
Florian Stoffner (guitar) was born in 1975. He is an improvising musician and guitarist.
Paul Lovens (drums) was born in Aachen in 1949. He plays drums, percussion, singing saw, and cymbals