© Isabel Omara Espichicoque Anders
Thursday, 28 December, 2023 - 20:30
DÖSCHVEN + Isabel Anders (Solo)
Doors 20.30 Uhr | Concerts 21 Uhr | Tickets (Box Office) € 10,--
Axel Dörner – trumpet
Ignaz Schick – turntables
Luca Venitucci – accordion, inside piano
Isabel Omara Espichicoque Anders – piano
DÖSCHVEN, Axel Dörner, Ignaz Schick and Luca Venitucci, played together for the first time as a trio in spring 2022, on the occasion of Luca Venitucci's week-long residency at the former Au Topsi Pohl club. However, the three musicians have known each other for decades and some of them have already crossed paths multiple times before, Ignaz Schick and Axel Dörner as members of the vital Ecthzeitmusik scene and Luca Venitucci having often frequented the city and that same artistic milieu over the years during the realization of various projects and activities.
The line-up is characterized by a decidedly unusual combination of instruments and sound devices. There is a stimulating ambiguity between the electroacoustic sounds of Ignaz Schick’s turntables and the acoustic ones of Axel Dörner's trumpet and Luca Venitucci's accordion and piano strings, to the point that listening without looking it would be difficult to tell from which sound source a given sound comes.
From modulating frequencies, rumbling noises and specks of electroacoustic particles sometimes emerge lanky and worn fragments of melody, uncertain and trembling tones, in a perpetual suspension between mechanical artificiality and organic fragility. The music takes shape extemporaneously in a rigorous and at the same time fluid and playful way, with a certain taste for paradox that guides the juxtaposition and overlapping of the various and disparate sound elements used.
Isabel Omara Espichicoque Anders is a german-cuban pianist and composer born in Berlin. She began to play the piano and improvise at the age of six. She completed her first year of piano lessons at the music school Kolesnikov with violinist and pianist Gregory Klavir. Then she continued their lessons with Prodromos Symenonidis and Vladimir Tropp. Her decision to become a composer follows her further to free improvisation and contemporary music. In the same year she wrote pieces for piano, small ensembles and started composition lessons with Sascha Dragićević, later with Stefan Streich. In 2019 she released her first soundtrack album with orchestral elements, electronics and voice related to The Flowers of Evil written by Charles Baudelaire.
Important for her as an improviser is to conduct a musical dialogue with other performers, to let ideas and influences of various kinds merge in a non-elitist way into a timeless form of expression. She played with musicians/ performers like Daniel Craig, Elo Masing, Ignaz Schick, Marc Schmolling, Manuel Miethe, Horst Nonnenmacher, Marcello Busato, Vincent Laju, Zsolt Sőrés, Siri Salminen, Jan Roder, Matthias Bauer, Lan Hungh, Wolfgang Schwabe, UBO, LIO, Romain Bertheau, Guilherme Rodrigues, Jung Jae Kim, Gerhard Gschlößl, Sofia Borges.
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