TRAMES is a trio consisting of Celine Voccia (piano), Michel Doneda (sax), and Alexander Frangenheim (double bass). The idea and basis for the group is formed by various cornerstones of music history: Chamber jazz of the Jimmy Giuffre Trio, the ecstasy and drama of free jazz, traditions of new music and new forms of experimentation since the 1960s, both in the field of composed music and in experimental music. Within this coordinate system, the trio wants to find a point in the center from which there is free access to ensemble music that combines an open and complex structure and sound design with the immediacy and emotionality of improvisation. In doing so, the freedom and intensity of power, silence and vulnerability, of abstract structures and noises, but also of lyricisms to each other should not experience any delimitation.
The composition Flautando 3.7 marks the beginning of the collaboration between Ivo Berg and Thomas Gerwin as a duo: Samples are obtained from radical sound experiments on the raw material of the flute, which are doubled, stretched, alienated or split into their components as an electroacoustic tape and improvisational material flow back to the players. From this explorative setting, Thomas Gerwin and Ivo Berg find an intensive chamber music-making between the poles of elementary physicality and digitization, simplicity and compositional complexity, immediacy and immersion. A historical aspect is always faded into this search for current forms of expression through the instrumentation of the recorder and the integration of “cheap electronics”. In addition to free improvisation, the starting point is also graphic notations and open improvisation concepts.
Trames // Duo Ivo Berg & Thomas Gerwin
Thursday, 7th October 2021 | Doors 19:30 | Starts 20:00
Exploratorium Berlin | Mehringdamm 55, Sarotti-Höfe | 10961 Berlin