Von: Manuela Benetton
Betreff: Dec. 4th Berlin: Thomas Ankersmit, Antoine Chessex, Daniel Buess, Martin Lorenz
Datum: 30. November 2012 16:05:41 MEZ
Tuesday 04.12.12 Doors 21h Concerts 21:30
LEAP – Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 13
THOMAS ANKERSMIT quadraphonic solo set for serge analogue synth and computer
ANTOINE CHESSEX Dans Une Cascade: Premiere of the new composition for drums and electronics by Antoine Chessex performed by Daniel Buess and Martin Lorenz.
Kindly supported by Pro Helvetia
Thomas Ankersmit (1979, Leiden, Netherlands) is a musician and installation artist based in Berlin and Amsterdam. His main instruments are the Serge analogue modular synthesizer, computer and alto saxophone. He frequently works together with New York minimalist Phill Niblock and electroacoustic artists Valerio Tricoli and Kevin Drumm. „Ankersmit constructs a musical world that feels alive and capable of going anywhere, and yet also manages to give the music a strong sense of structured purpose, a degree of compositional control unusual in this area of live performance. It is the fine balance between the sense of chaos that threatens to pull everything apart and the controlled formation of the music into clearly defined sections of differing intensities that raises the work above that of so many of Ankersmit’s contemporaries.“ Richard Pinnell, The Wire
Born in Vevey in 1980, Antoine Chessex is a composer and sound artist whose works span compositions for ensembles, solo performances, sound installations and transdisciplinary collaborations.His compositions and performances possess a raw energy and are characterized by textural density as well as a strong focus on the physical dimensions of sounds and spaces.
Daniel Buess is involved in various groups and Ensembles in the realm of experimental music, like “Ensemble Phœnix Basel” of which he is a core-member and solo-percussionist since its foundation in 1998, “CORTEX” (with the composer and electronic-musician Alex Buess), “16-17”, MIR (with Papiro and Michael Zaugg) and Buggatronic (with James Hullick). His collaborations include artists like Zbigniew Karkowski, Kasper T.Toeplitz, John Duncan, Michael Wertmüller, Phill Niblock, Iancu Dumitrescu and many others.
Since 1999, Martin Lorenz has worked as a freelance percussionist on the contemporary and experimental music scene and has realized solo and chamber music projects with assorted partners: with Conrad Steinmann (Ensemble Diferencias, Ensemble Melpomen), with Teodora Stepancic (piano/composition), with Canto Battuto (Eva Nievergelt and Christoph Brunner), the ‘ensemble für neue musik zürich’ and others.
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