Collider featuring Peter Brötzmann
Friday 2nd December 2016
Unitarian Church, St Stephen’s Green
Doors: 7.30pm Show 8pm
Tickets: €15/ €10 (concession)
Collider: Six composers, three musicians, one evening of experimental music...
Peter Brötzmann (saxophone)
Kate Ellis (cello) and
David Stalling (keyboards)
Aran O' Grady - Boar Fuel
Darragh Kelly - Carly Rae Jepsen est mort
Robbie Blake - a simmering
Raeghnya Zutshi - Take Me Home
Amy Rooney - Wer rastet, der rostet
Martin Keary - Beat Fatigue
From formal composition to improvisation, from the most delicate of acoustic whispers to the wilder discord, Collider brings together local artists and guests from around the globe to explore how music, in all its sonic manifestations, has the power to move us.
The Irish Composers Collective in collaboration with Note Productions present a unique musical offering. Six Ireland based composers will invite an audience on a sonic adventure with the legendary, free improviser, Peter Brötzmann. Our aim is to present a musical collision, where formal composition is met by visceral counterpoint.
This event is kindly supported by the Goethe Institut
Peter Brötzmann – clarinet/ saxophone
Peter Brötzmann is one of the most important and uncompromising figures in free jazz and has been at the forefront of developing a unique, European take on free improvisation since the 1960s.
Brötzmann first trained as a painter and was associated with Fluxus (Participating in various events and working as an assistant to Nam Jun Paik) before dissatisfaction with the art world moved his focus towards music. However he continued to paint and his instantly recognisable visual sensibility has produced some of our favourite LP sleeves as well as a number of gallery shows in recent years.
“Brötzmann’s style is one of those wondrous achievements that we hope employs digital effects, if only so we can sleep soundly at night knowing no one has that much organic power.” – Pitchfork
Self-taught on clarinet and saxophone, Brötzmann established himself as one of the most powerful and original players around, releasing a number of now highly sought after sides of musical invention including the epochal ‘Machine Gun’ session in 1968 - originally released on his own Brö private press and later recordings for FMP (Free Music Production) the label he started with Jost Gebers. Brötzmann’s sound is “one of the most distinctive, life-affirming and joyous in all music” and he has performed with almost all of the major players of free music from early associations with Don Cherry and Steve Lacy to regular groupings with Peter Kowald, Alex Von Slippenbach, Han Bennink and Fred Van Hove, the Chicago Tentet (Mats Gustafsson/Joe McPhee/Ken Vandermark and more) and various one-off and ad hoc associations with many others including Keiji Haino, Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Anthony Braxton and Rashied Ali.
Kate Ellis - cello
Cellist Kate Ellis is a versatile musician dedicated to the performance and exploration of all new music. With an interest in the use of electronics, Kate has commissioned and premiered works by numerous Irish and International composers and has toured and broadcast in Australia, the USA, Europe and China. Kate has performed with Bobby McFerrin, Iarla O Lionaird, Gavin Friday and Karan Casey and plays regularly with Tarab, Yurodny and the Ergodos Musicians.
David Stalling - keyboards etc
Originally from Bochum, Germany, David Stalling has been working as a composer, sound artist and musician since the early 1990s. His works have been performed and exhibited widely in Ireland and abroad. With a sensitivity to the sonic nature of both lived in and imagined worlds, David’s practice transcends the traditional definition of composing, utilising a variety of media: acoustic and electronic sound; field recordings and found objects; video and lighting. He also experiments and improvises with self-built instruments and microphones.
Collider featuring Peter Brötzmann