Tom Bear
Fr, 03/09/2021, 19:30 Uhr
Improvisation / Komponierte Musik

James Ilgenfritz, Katie Porter & Friends

James Ilgenfritz (bass) and Katie Porter (bass clarinet) present solo works by Teodora Stepancic, Devin Maxwell, Lucie Vítková, and Gergely Szabó, and perform with Viola Yip, Nicola Hein, Chris Heenan, Magda Mayas, and Axel Dörner.

Early start time: Doors 19:30 / Concert 20:00
Reserve seat:

Lucie Vítková, Aging for solo bass and playback (2019)

Gergely Zoltán Szabó, Mattheus 6:3 for double bass and tuning assistant

Teodora Stepancic, Clarinets No6 for solo clarinet (2020)

Devin Maxwell, Bonneville Park 3 for solo clarinet and electronics (2020)

Group improvisations by James Ilgenfritz, Katie Porter, Viola Yip (lights, electronics), Nicola Hein (guitar), Chris Heenan (contrabass clarinet), Magda Mayas (piano), and Axel Dörner (trumpet)

JAMES ILGENFRITZ approaches the double bass as an archeologist, examining rarified aspects of the instrument’s sonic palette to confound the status quo. His projects include Ensemble NSFW (contemporary chamber works dealing with the integration of traditional and graphic notation, indeterminacy, and improvisation), the Anagram Sextet (extended chamber works for 2 woodwinds, 2 guitars, and bass and percussion), and his solo developments of original music and that of various contemporary composers (including an upcoming recording of the music of Anthony Braxton). James also hosts the Ten Thousand Hours Podcast, which features conversations and duo improvisations with such artists as Robert Dick, Matana Roberts, Aaron Siegel, Andrew D’Angelo, and Pauline Oliveros.

KATIE PORTER is a clarinetist and curator specializing in experimental music. She co-founded the venue Listen/Space (Brooklyn) and curates the Listen/Space Commissions (Tollgate, Utah). She also co-directs the VU Symposium for experimental, improvised and electronic music (Park City, Utah) and is working on a giant multi-year project of experimental works for solo clarinet at Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels, a land artwork in remote northern Utah. She has premiered works by John Luther Adams, Jason Ajemian, André Cormier, Nomi Epstein, Jürg Frey, Daniel Goode, Peter Gordon, Jennie Gottschalk, Anne Guthrie, Brian Harnetty, John Hastings, Sarah Hennies, Dan Joseph, James Ilgenfritz, Mike Kelley, Michael Pisaro, Larry Polansky, Stephanie Richards, Morris Rosenzweig, Arthur Russell, Craig Shepard, Colin Tucker, James Tenney, Maayan Tsadka, Lucie Vítková and Christian Wolff, among others. Her duo, Red Desert, with composer/percussionist Devin Maxwell can be heard on Phill Niblock’s XI label (NY), Edition Wandelweiser Records, and Infrequent Seams (NY).

With kind support from Neustart Kultur, Initiative Musik gGmbH, and Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien

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