Photo Credit: Charlotte Hug by Kai Bienert
Photo Credit: Charlotte Hug by Kai Bienert

biegungen im ausland w/ Trio Ullén / de Heney / Hug + Stellari String Quartet / Saturday, 2.12.2023

Swiss-born Charlotte Hug is an inter-media artist, composer, improviser and musician of the extreme. Her innovative solo performances in distinctive locations have created an international furore.

With her inter-medial compositions, room-scores and Son-Icons (visual sounds) she created a new genre of multidisciplinary music and art. Charlotte Hug has reinvented the viola. Her specialty as a vocalist is a blend of viola and vocals into hybrid sounds. Having completed her studies in fine arts and classical music she won divers awards such as “artist- residencies in London, Paris, Berlin, Johannesburg, Shanghai. She was artiste étoile (star artist) at the world-renown Lucerne Festival and nominated for the Classic:Next – Innovation Award.

Charlotte Hug is lecturer at the Lucerne University of Applied Science and Art and head of the international postgraduate studies Creation & Scenario in Music at the Zurich University of the Arts. Charlotte Hug is fully active as a concert performer, soloist, composer and conductor of her own works at major festivals worldwide.

As a portrait, biegungen im ausland features Charlotte Hug with two of her renowned groups:

The duo Lisa Ullén / Nina de Heney has since the late 2000s established itself as one of the most distinctive groups within the improvised scene in Europe. Since the album Quarrtsiluni (an Inuit term refering to a state of deep silence in which one sits together and waits until something is ready to burst), recorded together with Charlotte Hug in 2015, they have established a regularly touring trio. As such, three sorceresses converge with their instruments, fly and breathe freedom.

In the outfit of a classical string quartet, Phil Wachsmann, John Edwards, Marcio Mattos and Charlotte Hug create lively, fresh music – between microtonality, dissonance, filigree lightness, harmonic overlays, noise and silence. While in the classical string quartet it is mostly about lush mountains of musical scores that have to be mastered, for the Stellari String Quartet it’s all about freedom.

biegungen im ausland: Trio Ullén / de Heney / Hug + Stellari String Quartet

Saturday, 2.12.2023 | Doors 20:30 | Starts 21:00 CET
ausland | Lychener Str. 60 | 10437 Berlin | Event @ Facebook | Tickets

In cooperation with exploratorium berlin / Denkraum Improvisation
Supported by Berlin Senate Departement for Culture and Community.
Presented by Digital in Berlin.
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