The Trio LDL: Leimgruber_Demierre_Lehn is an ensemble of musicians who perform sound improvisation paying attention in a very detailed manner to the room where sounds are produced. The music improvised by these musicians in a given space carries the mark of this space, that it is based in some sense on its soundprint, on its form, whether it uses or reveals its acoustic potentialities.
Urs Leimgruber, saxophone, is a key member of the European scene of contemporary improvised music. He specializes in solo concerts and performs regularly with the Trio Leimgruber-Demierre-Phillips and with Quartet Noir (with Marilyn Crispell, Joëlle Léandre, Fritz Hauser) in Europe, Canada, USA, Japan, and Cuba. His countless collaborations have resulted in concerts and recordings with Fred Frith, Steve Lacy, Lauren Newton, Evan Parker, Keith Rowe, Günter Christmann, Sunny Murray, Thomas Lehn, Günter Müller, John Butcher, Axel Dörner, Günter Christmann and many others. He also has been engaged for New Music projects with the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet and the ARTE Saxophone Quartet. During the 1970s, he was the co-founder of the Electric jazz and free-music group OM.
Jacques Demierre, piano, lives in Geneva. He has a long experience as a pianist, performer, and composer. His musical and sound work take various directions: improvised music, contemporary music, sound poetry, sound installation. His compositions and sound realisations are concerned with the activity of listening and with sound space, and develop a very cross and interdisciplinary conception of music. He collaborates with many improvising musicians, such as Barre Philips, Urs Leimgruber, Thomas Lehn, Joëlle Léandre, Axel Dörner, Fritz Hauser, Sainkho Namtchylak, Hans Koch, Brandon LaBelle, Jason Kahn, Butch Morris, Carlos Zingaro, Jaap Blonk, Barry Guy, Lucas Niggli, Sylvie Courvoisier, Han Bennink, Rhodri Davies, Isabelle Duthoit, Dorothea Schürch and Phil Minton.
Thomas Lehn, analogue synthesizer, developed as an interpreting and improvising pianist individual forms of expression in the field of live-electronic music. Since 1989 he concentrats himself on using analouge systems, which allows him by a direct acces to the single elements of the electronic sound synthesis to react immediatlely to the structure and to form the process of live music. As a synthesizer player he has performed at festivals and during tours in Europa, USA, Canada, Japan, Australia and Newseeland in duos with Gerry Hemingway, Paul Lovens, Eugene Chadbourne, Marcus Schmickler and Frédéric Blondy, in Trios with KONK PACK (Roger Turner & Tim Hodgkinson), FUTCH (Jon Rose & Johannes Bauer), TOOT (Phil Minton & Axel Dörner), THERMAL (John Butcher & Andy ‘Ex’ Moor), and large ensembles like E-RAX, CORTET, MIMEO.
For the concert on May 12th the violinist Biliana Voutchkova and the drummer Tony Buck will join.
Trio LDL: Leimgruber_Demierre_Lehn
Urs Leimgruber (CH) – saxophone
Jacques Demierre (CH) – piano
Thomas Lehn (DE/AT) – synthesizer
10.6.2022 | Doors 19:30 CET | Starts 20:00 CET
exploratorium berlin | Mehringdamm 55, Sarotti-Höfe | 10961 Berlin-Kreuzberg