Following Joëlle Léandre’s solo concert Performance (6:30 pm at Akademie der Künste), the young improvisation quartet Hearth will present their latest work. Hearth, who premiered during the re-launch of the legendary October Meetings in 2016 at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam, are part of the Dutch artists’ collective DOEK, primarily devoted to improvised music in Amsterdam, along with Cactus Truck (16/03). The quartet brings alto saxophonist Mette Rasmussen, trumpeter Susana Santos Silva, tenor saxophonist Ada Rave and pianist Kaja Draksler – four of the currently most sought-after shooting stars of the young international improvisation scene – together on one stage.
In cooperation with the authors, traditional concepts and graphic scores by Eastern European underground artists will be carefully reconstructed and newly interpreted. First, the famous Hungarian poet and performer Katalin Ladik will give one of her impressive solo performances and then, together with vocalist Natalia Pschenitschnikova, render graphic scores by Jan Ságl and Milan Knížák. Pschenitschnikova will then bring her interpretations of compositions by Georgy Dorokhov, Mátyás Wettl and Szymon Stanisław Strzelec to the stage with Claudius von Wrochem.
HEARTH & Deconstruction
Friday, 20th April 2018 | Doors 19:30 CET | Starts 20:00 CET
Akademie der Künste | Hanseatenweg 10 | 10557 Berlin