Tuesday, December 28, 2010
DOUBLE (bass) TROUBLE
AUXXX in BERLIN
Kastenienallee 77 (lichtblikino)
FRIDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2011
Doors Open 21:00
Show Starts 22:00
KLAUS JANEK - DOUBLE BASS + LAPTOP
CLAYTON THOMAS - DOUBLE BASS + ANALOGUE PREPARATION
exploring different technical approaches to reach density in musical communication on doublebasses
+ "DJ" KLAUS KÜRVERS - providing double bass sounds for the bar
"Born in Bolzano Italy, studies classical doublebass with M. Muraro, Venice, workshops with Dave Holland, Peter Kowald, Laurence Butch Morris. Explores avantgarde music and works on sound research on the doublebass. Gets involved in the improvised music scene and lots of traditional and electronic music, published CD, in between three solo doublebass CDs. Composes music for tv and dancetheatre and a house opera for Berghain. Art direction of various concertseries in Italy and Germany. Concert and festival appearances in EU, USA, Canada, Japan, Israel and Russia. Since 2008 he freelances for Meta Design in conception and production. Collaborations (excerpt): Borah Bergmann, Johannes Bauer, Hilary Jeffery, Michael Vorfeld, Scott Looney, Biliana Voutchova, Marc Weaver and o.s.t., Bryan Eubanks, o.blaat, Simon Berz, Claudio Rocchetti."
Clayton Thomas is a double bassist and grass roots organiser working in the broad spectrum of improvised and experimental music. He is Australian, but lives in Berlin.
"I'm trying to work out a physical activity equally engaged in electronic and acoustic music aesthetics, while maintaining the kind of transitional and transformative energy of the music that changed my life. I draw inspiration from creative music of all eras, happily learning from and engaging with improvisers, sound artists, composers and thinkers alive and kicking in the 21st century.
"I have been inspired and pushed by many great musicians, but would especially thank my first teachers Wilber Morris and Peter Kowald, and Jon Rose, Jim Denley, Andrew Meisel, Cooper-Moore, Tony Buck and Hollis Taylor for doing some real work on the topic. "