Hailing from Austria, Denmark and Mexico and based in Vienna and Berlin, Ingrid Schmoliner, Adam Pultz Melbye and Emilio Gordoa extended instrumental techniques and preparations to sculpture sound and narrative in a softly poetic language. With low-key asprirations towards the sublime, the trio conjures up captivating inharmonicity, jadggedly oscillating patterns and ambigious sequences resting at piece in a not-knowing, not-staying, not-saying.
Sink was formed in 2004 in Berlin. Though the music is improvised, Andrea Ermke, Chris Abrahams, Marcello Busato and Arthur Rother play, perform, sound and feel as a band with a distinct band sound. Their sound ranges from Berlin-typical Echtzeitmusik related sound scapes which can, but need not, result in a minimalistic groove. Sink have contributed a track on the 2 disc compilation album “Special Berlin Issue” on the label Improvised Music from Japan.
Chris Abrahams has been a member of the Benders, Laughing Clowns, and The Necks. He has recorded several solo albums, as well as collaborations with Melanie Oxley from the Sparklers. Abrahams has also been a session musician on albums for artists such as The Church, The Whitlams, Midnight Oil, Wendy Matthews, Skunkhour and Silverchair. In 1984 Chris recorded and released his first solo piano album – Piano, followed in 1986 by Walk. Chris released a third solo piano album, Glow, in 2001. This was followed in 2003 by Streaming, and then Thrown (2004), Play Scar (2010) and Memory Night (2013). Chris has collaborated, in both recording and performance, with many contemporary improvising musicians including Burkhard Beins, Mike Cooper and Anthony Pateras. He performs regularly in the improvising music scenes both in Australia and Europe.
Supported by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa
biegungen im ausland: Emilio Gordoa/ Ingrid Schmoliner/ Adam Pultz Melbye + Sink + Chris Abrahams
Sunday, 22nd April 2018 | Doors 20:30 CET | Starts 21:00 CET
ausland | Lychener Str. 60 | 10437 Berlin