Photo Credit: tangent + mek (c) Christopher Salvito
Photo Credit: tangent + mek (c) Christopher Salvito

Baars/Elgart/Kneer // tangent + mek at ausland / Friday, 9.6.2023

The music of the trio tangent + mek is an open-ended sonic space. Dense or broken, the sound surfaces and structures are continuous, oscillating between noise, drone and traces of folk music material, that remain rather distant associations. Three well-known acoustic instruments heard in tonal proportions far removed from what one would expect. Since each musician brings in a rich spectrum of tonal differentiation, there are many possible combinations. Gently but surely the three lead the listener into the interior of the sounds. Their music includes shaped chamber-musical structures, and silence is always an option.

The Baars/Kneer/Elgart trio exists in this form since 2010, formed during a festival encounter in Amsterdam’s Bimhuis of the back then Amsterdam-based Baars/Kneer duo with Ulm based drummer Bill Elgart; the duo became a trio as a matter of course. Since then it has toured regularly in European clubs and appeared at festivals such as the Nickelsdorfer Konfrontationen and the Ulrichsberger Kaleidophon. In the meantime, 3 recordings have been released on the labels Evil Rabbit Records and Jazzwerkstatt, which caused a sensation internationally.

Baars/Elgart/Kneer // tangent + mek

9.6.2023 | Doors 20:30 | Starts 21:00 CET
ausland | Lychener Strasse 60 | 10437 Berlin | Event @ Facebook

Supported by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa | Presented by Digital in Berlin
Anouck Genthon – violin
Anna Kaisa Meklin – gamba
Marina Tantanozi – flute
Ab Baars – tenor saxophone, clarinet, shakuhachi
Meinrad Kneer – double bass
Bill Elgart – drums
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