Time Geist at WestGermany / Thursday, 12.11.2015

TimeGeist puts a great bill together showing a wide spectrum of today’s improvisation, with several generations of musicians embracing different tactical approaches. From abstract free form jazz to random interactive noise experimentation, during the night come on stage Sven-Åke Johansson with Justin Lépany, Werner Dafeldecker with a double bass, Birke Bertelsmeier (spinet), the band Hydroglisseur and Julia Reidy with 12-string acoustic guitar.

Sven-Åke Johansson was born in Mariestad, Sweden, and is a Composer and musician, poet and visual artist, writer and initiator of several music and performance art productions among:„ Die Harke und der Spaten“, „…über Ursache und Wirkung der Meinungsverschiedenheiten beim Turmbau zu Babel“ (Hebbel Theater Berlin, 1994), „Harding Greens – Symphony for Cardboard Packaging“ (Sophiensaele Berlin 2010), „Irving Berlin in Berlin“ (2013), exibitions, publications of books, last „In St. Wendel am Schlossplatz…“ (Texte, 2013), LP, CD, and DVD.

Major stylistic forerunner within improvisational music, in the 60s he developed a European form of freejazz. 1969 establishing M.N.D. (Moderne Nordeuropäische Dorfmusik) with Eisbrenner and Goetz, same year its first vinyl production, „Westberliner Stadtmusik“. Extended in the 1970s the drumset with performance practices for carboard, bassbow and foamrubber a.o.

Justin Lépany is a French guitarist and composer based in Berlin. His music was yet performed in Berlin, Freiburg, Basel, Paris, London, Milano as well as Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City or Minsk. His composition for bells Ringing Peace was premiered during the opening of the 2014 Peace Nobel Prize ceremony in Oslo.

His band Hydroglisseur with Christoph Enzel at the electric baritone saxophone, was founded in 2014 with the intent to choose between electric and classical music, composition and improvisation, experimentation and mainstream. Solely armed with their stark melodies and atmospheric songs, Hydroglisseur explore new musical paths in search of unknown artistic territories.


12th of November 2015 |Doors 20:00 CET | Concert 20:30 CET
WestGermany | Skalitzerstr. 133 | 10999 Berlin/Kreuzberg

sven-akejohansson.com | lepany.com | dafeldecker.net |
birkebertelsmeier.com | hydroglisseur.net | juliareidy.bandcamp.com

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