Trabant Echo Orchestra is a chamber music ensemble that explores the interfaces of Contemporary Music, experimental Jazz and improvised electronics with own compositions and selected works of other artists of the 20th century.
Exemplary for the esthetical orientation is Terry Riley’s classic “In C”. The pioneering work from 1964 showed new ways in the conception of musical form for western artistic music and influenced many contemporary musicians as Steve reich and Philip Glass, but also rock groups like The Who, Soft Machine or Tangerine Dream.
Bassist and composer Tobias von Glenck follows different heterogeneous issues in his oeuvre and works with different idiomatic influences and styles. With “Winter Suite” he abandones 50 years after Riley’s “In C” the conceptula and partly dogmatic strictness of Minimal Music of the 60s and develops his music thematically in multiple directions.
The Australian pianist Simon James Phillips will open the night with his own compositions for solo piano. His atmospheric piano play influences the perception of time. By manipulation of the tone and the tempo Philips attains an elektronically sounding flow. Subtle techniques of the decay of the strings show the strong influence of electronic music to his producing.
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Trabant Echo Orchestra & Simon James Phillips
Sunday, 07th December 2014 | 20:00 CET
Roter Salon in der Volksbühne | Rosa-Luxemburg.Platz | 10178 Berlin/Mitte