Andrea Stappert
Do, 02/03/2023, 20:30 Uhr

Dafeldecker & Bussmann | Simon James Phillips

record release concert

Record release concert

Werner Dafeldecker & Nicholas Bussmann present their debut album Monte Carlo Fallacy (Ni Vu Ni Connu 2023).

Simon James Phillips, solo piano

March 2 | Doors 20:00 | Concert 20:30
KM28 | Karl-Marx-Straße 28, Berlin

In recent years, WERNER DAFELDECKER and NICOLAS BUSSMANN have made a name for themselves with work that critically and inquisitively reflects on the medium of music and, to some extent, the anxiety of meaning and purpose of sound-making processes.

Here, there are hints of Dafeldecker’s long-standing involvement in the Viennese Polwechsel project, a consortium dedicated to scratching at the very edges of formal music, questioning the extent and limitations of classical instrumentation and ensemble formations by experimenting with extended techniques.

As for Bussmann, he has of late ventured into instruction-based vocal ensemble performance artworks for public participation, as in his radical The News Trilogy / Revolution Songs in an AI Environment. The reason for expanding his approach was that he had come to question improvised music, which he felt was biased towards what he calls “a certain acoustic dress code."

In his solo piano work, SIMON JAMES PHILLIPS constructs an open sonic atmosphere that provides the audience with time to reflect upon and explore the sound. He has developed a technique whereby he manipulates the overtones of the piano to create an almost electronic wash of sound. By controlling the pace of a piece’s development, his intention is to affect the perception of time through music.

liner notes: Dean Roberts

  • Bemerkungen zum Datum und Uhrzeit: Doors 20:00 / Concert 20:30
  • KM28
  • Karl-Marx Str. 28, Berlin