Trabant Echo Orchestra is a chamber music ensemble that gathers around Tobias von Glenck and Martin Lorenz and 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.
Beside Von Genck’s Winter Suite, the TEO will play a reconstructed version of Arthur Russell’s “Tower of Meaning”. At the creative peak of the “Downtown Era”, New Yorker Wunderkind Arthur Russell (1951 – 1992) moved simultaneously between different styles and scenes and was maybe the one who realised the most a free and utopian music.[vimeo 88025201 w=620&h=300]
Tower of Meaning fascinates by its mix of abstract simplicity and moments of atmospheric moods – sound tapestries beautifully interplay with choral parts.
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Trabant Echo Orchestra plays „Winter Suite“ & Arthur Russell’s „Tower of Meaning“
Sunday, 12th April 2015 | 21:00 CET
Roter Salon in der Volksbühne | Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz | 10178 Berlin/Mitte