18 November 2013
In the fourth edition of The Sound Of The Second Hand Clapping
The Still: Rico Repotente (g) & Derek Shirley (bs) & Steve Heather (dr)
re-interpreted pieces by
The International Nothing: Kai Fagaschinski (cl) & Michael Thieke (cl)
who played the original versions as well. Both groups even played two pieces in new versions together.
work-in-progress presentation by
Øyvind Torvund and Splitter Group II
(Burkhard Beins, Anat Cohavi, Kai Fagaschinski, Robin Hayward, Andrea Neumann, Ignaz Schick, and Mario de Vega). Special guest: Mathias Maschat
A lecture/ritual/guided tour through the history of the Berlin improvisation scene.
Musicologist Mathias Maschat was giving a condensed chronological overview from 1963 until 2013. Splittergruppe II was divided into two bands for the evening, playing a composition simultaneously with the lecture, as a counterpoint to the text. Torvund used recordings of animal voices from Museum für Naturkunde Berlin and other recordings and explored together with the musicians the principle of imitation.
[Improvisation Museum was produced by ausland, Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD, Berliner Festspiele / MaerzMusik and Borealis Festival Bergen, in collaboration with Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, supported by Norwegian Composers Fund.]