reanimation nights #14 / Denzler/Schick #393
- Doors: 19:30
- Start time: 20:00
- Entrance: 7-12 € (up to your offer)
Bertrand Denzler & Ignaz Schick have known each other since years but started rehearsing and working together in Paris in 2016. Denzler performed in Schick's 9 piece ensemble composition "Nomon". Additionally they worked in small duo and trio improvisation settings. This time they will perform their duo live for the first time. Extended saxophone sounds meeting obscure and often delicate electro-acoustic layers.
Reanimation nights - Septet
Reanimation nights is an invitation concert series. It is a melting point for sound artists from the experimental, improvised and contemporary scene. It is a unifying platform for authentic expressions, discoveries and presentation of the unknown. It is out of any format or genre. Participating this night are:
Adam Goodwin - double bass
Ulrike Brand - cello
Guilherme Rodrigues - cello
Elo Masing - violin
Jeremy Woodruff - reeds
Ingo Vilhjalmsson - contra bass clarinet
Ame Zek - prepared 12 string guitar - thundersheet
Composer, performer and improviser Bertrand Denzler has worked in Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East and the Far East with regular ensembles, ad-hoc groups, artists from other disciplines (dance, sculpture, video, poetry, performance, theatre) as well as solo. As a performer, his main instrument is the tenor saxophone. He is currently a member of groups and ensembles such as Trio Sowari, Hubbub, Horns, Zoor, The Seen, Šalter Ensemble, Cape Doctor and Onceim. He has published around 50 recordings on labels such as Potlatch, Matchless, Confront, Umlaut, Remote Resonator, For4Ears, Creative Sources, Leo, Ambiances Magnétiques, Label Bleu, Unit a.o.
Recent compositions include works for ensembles and musicians like CoÔ, Diatribes, Šalter Ensemble, Pierre-Antoine Badaroux and Antonin Gerbal, Félicie Bazelaire, Hodos, Onceim and Horns. He has also worked as a composer for Swiss filmmaker Christoph Kühn. He has published texts about improvisation and experimental music in collaboration with Jean-Luc Guionnet as well as with Burkhard Beins and Phil Durrant. He also gives improvisation workshops.
Turntables, live electronics (Berlin). Turntablist, sound artist, performer/composer and visual artist. In his youth he studied the saxophone and performed in free jazz and avant rock bands. At the same time he was getting obsessed with multitrack tape machines, record players and effect boxes and started experimenting with many different instruments and sound making devices.
After college he briefly studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and worked for several years as an assistant for contemporary composer Josef Anton Riedl. Since 1995 he lives & works in Berlin where he became an active and integral force of the so-called "Berlin Nouvelle Vague" and the blossoming "experimental" scene. He has been also prolific as a curator (Festival für Andere Musik, Erase & Reset, Time Shifts, TITO, Echtzeitmusiktage 2010, ...) and runs the experimental label Zarek.
Schick has toured worldwide solo or with groups like Perlonex, Phosphor, Berlin Sound Connective, Nighthawk Kitchen, Tree People, Splitter Orchestra (...). He has released music on several labels including: Absinth, Charhizmha, Irrah, Le Petit Mignon, Mikroton, Non Visual Objects, Potlatch, Staalplaat and his own imprint Zarek. Schick has collaborated with more than a hundred international sonic artists, amongst others: Mwata Bowden, Don Cherry, Sven-Ake Johansson, Toshi Nakamura, Charlemagne Palestine, Andrea Parkins, Keith Rowe, Matthias Spahlinger and Martin Tetreault. Since 2012 Ignaz has focused on conceptual composition and experimental radio pieces. In parallel to this he has started several new projects with a younger generation of Berlin experimentalists (Yemen Breakfast, Radio Nightmares, Hawking, Overdue, …).