Konfrontationen 2019 - Thursday | 25 July


08:00 p.m. @ Jazzgalerie


(© the artists)

Pierre Borel - alto sax
Louis Laurain - trumpet
Antonio Borghini - double bass
Hannes Lingens - drums

The French-Italian-German quartet "Die Hochstapler" (The Impostors) have in ten years of activity, three records and a constant presence on European stages, developed a highly personal way of combining improvisation and composition. Based on questions of language and communication, their music is developed collectively in extensive rehearsal periods. Card games, alphabets, mathematical structures as well as texts from Beckett to Kerouac form the basis for a radically free discourse. Four independent voices, free to suggest, pretend, agree, disagree or ignore at any time of the game, playful and ever changing.

Die Hochstapler


(© Alex Krischner)

Maja Osojnik - vocals, electronics
Patrick Wurzwallner - drums

Slovenian electronic musician and vocalist Maja Osojnik and Austrian drummer Patrick Wurzwallner aka ZSAMM perform Let Them Grow (named after her recent solo-album), a performance, that has a quite temperament and temperature. Osojnik / Wurzwallner enter darker and more violent realms at times sounding like a grunting and howling wolf pack, like fluttering bats in the dark, like a squealing sawmill or like a kind of distorted version of The Doors' Break On Through (to the other side) finally ending in a vocal Reißwolf. In a highly energetic set she navigates through electronic fields, radically morphing her often lo-fi electronic sounds to even the amorphous. Osojnik does not hide in violent electronics. Rather the ferocious electronics trigger the expressiveness of her angry voice. She acts as a nimble master/mistress of the switching button board, the mike and the voice in her hands. It reveales as a powerful as well as enigmatic performance that arouses curiosity.

+ Noise Chanson
+ An anthroposophical striptease of the soul, between dystopian chansons, primordial mantras, and musique concrète
+ Taut, tense and from the heart

(Text: Maja Osojnik)



(© Dawid Laskowski / Geert Vandepoele)

John Dikeman - reeds
William Parker - double bass
Hamid Drake - drums, percussion

Dikeman notes of his new bandmates, "The depth of their sound and strength of their groove, whether in time or free, lifted every group they played in. William and Hamid have played so much together, it's hard to think of a better rhythm section in any genre, anywhere."This trio came about when the DOEK festival in Amsterdam invited the American saxophonist (and Dutch resident) to form a new group for the festival. Dikeman went straight for one of the greatest rhythm sections of the last 30 years - asking William Parker and Hamid Drake to join him in a trio. This recording includes both of the sets they performed at Cafe OTO on 7 May 2014 to a sold out house.

(Text: John Dikeman)

John Dikeman Hamid Drake William Parker
The Oral #12 | Hamid Drake & William Parker

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