The Pitch & Koenraad Ecker at Roter Salon / Tuesday, 21.02.2017

With acoustic instruments and minimal live-electronics, The Pitch collectively compose structures which generate hypnotic melodic movement and deep acoustic textures. This time they will share the scenario with Koenraad Ecker, sound sculptor London-based.

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The Pitch is an improvising ensemble of four Berlin-based creative musicians founded in 2009.As a quartet The Pitch is most versatile. They have a large catalogue of pieces and structures they can shape and re-shape into a single concert presentation. Acoustic or amplified, electronically enhanced or purely instrumental. Bowed and struck vibraphone tones resonate with bowed bass harmonics, doubled by clarinet and reinforced by organ and sine tones. An intensely focused performance creates an atmosphere where the listeners perception is slowed down to make the smallest sonic details move from background to foreground.

The group continually expands into new terrain of musical material and playing styles inspired by fundamental states of matter (and variations thereof) – frozen surfaces, gaseous states, plasmatic fibrils, liquid patterns and molecular motion. Hypnotic, intensely colourful, shifting densities, concentrated, slowly-shifting patterns and textures.

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Koenraad Ecker is a sound sculptor, born in the small town of Bruges, Belgium. He is fascinated by the tactility of sound, the imaginary spaces created by music, the paradoxical qualities of silence and the narrative possibilities of editing.

As a composer and performer he has worked on commissions for contemporary dance (for the Göteborgs Danskompani in Sweden, for Ina Christel Johannesen in Norway, for Stephan Laks at Springboard Montréal), for theatre (Jose Besprosvany/Théâtre du Parc Brussels and Walpurgis music theatre company) and A/V installations with Yannick Jacquet, a Swiss visual artist and co-founder of the AntiVJ visual label.

The Pitch & Koenraad Ecker LIVE

Tuesday, 21th February 2017 | 20:00 CET
Roter Salon | Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz | 10178 Berlin-Mitte |

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