Alexandra Spence; John Tilbury, Ken Vandermark, Eddie Prevost by Peter Gannushkin
Tuesday, 15 May, 2018 - 20:30
E. Prévost/ J. Tilbury/ K. Vandermark + A. Spence
Eddie Prévost – drums, percussion
John Tilbury – piano
Ken Vandermark – saxophone
Alexandra Spence – clarinet, tapes, field recordings, amplified objects, voice, feedback
Alexandra Spence is an audiovisual artist and musician from Sydney, Australia. She works within the mediums of installation, electroacoustic composition, improvised music and experimental performance. Alex’s practice draws from acoustic ecology, psycho-geography and phenomenology to explore the idea of listening as an active practice, examining the ways in which our individual notions of place and identity are shaped and mediated through sound. Her aesthetic favours small sounds, hidden sonic processes, subtlety, quietude and unusual sound sources. Alex has performed and presented work in concerts, festivals, symposiums and galleries in Australia, Canada, and Europe.
The trio of Eddie Prévost, John Tilbury and Ken Vandermark is an encounter of two musical worlds which despite their differences share a mindset of radical innovation.
Pianist John Tilbury and drummer Eddie Prevost, both from Britain, are the current nucleus of the epoch-making improv ensemble AMM. AMM was founded as early as 1965 by saxophonist Lou Gare, guitarist Keith Rowe and Eddie Prévost. In 1980 John Tilbury joined the group. The musicians participating in AMM developed a language and and performance attitude that went well beyond anything possible at that time in New Music and Free Jazz. As a consequence, the group became a paragon for improvisors of diverse backgrounds, ranging from Rock to Classical, and for the emergence of a unique form of free improvisation.
US Jazz saxophonist und clarinetist Ken Vandermark manages to conform to this approach, while at the same time substantially adding to the proceedings due to his multi-stylistic interests, his openness for new sounds and his tendency for breaking down conventions. There is a long list of musicians who have recorded albums with him, including Hal Russell, Paul Lytton, Joe Morris, Peter Brötzmann and Paul Lovens. Many ensembles came together under his leadership, for instance Free Fall, Free Music Ensemble, Territory Band (a large orchestra with chaning lineup), Rara Avis and – probably best known - the Vandermark 5.
Supported by APPLAUS
Presented by Digital in Berlin
Doors: 8.30 pm
Concert start: 9.00 pm
As part of the series biegungen im ausland