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21.08.2014 20:30 Uhr

Kunsthaus Rhenania, Köln

Luftbrücke: Summer Pairs

Improvisierte Musik aus Deutschland, Italien und den USA

Mit KatherineYoung/Brad Henkel (USA), Jooklo Duo (IT), Klirrlicht (DE)

Internationale Gäste machen diesen Abend zu einem besonderen Erlebnis frei improvisierter Musik in Köln. Die Beteiligten im Einzelnen:

Katherine Young with Brad Henkel

​Composer, bassoonist and improviser Katherine Young creates acoustic and electro-acoustic music that has been described by the New York Times as “raw, wailing, coloristic,” and New Music Box has noted “her visceral approach to sound…her attentiveness to the smallest details of timbre; her adventurousness in using instruments in unexpected ways.” Talea Ensemble, Flux Quartet, String Orchestra of Brooklyn, Spektral Quartet, Ensemble Dal Niente, Till by Turning, and others have performed her compositions. Her debut solo album garnered praise in The Wire (“Bassoon colossus”) and Downbeat (“seriously bold leaps for the bassoon”). About her 2012 release with her quartet Pretty Monsters, All About Jazz stated: “a sonically audacious record documenting the development of a bold young artist whose arresting improvisations are as remarkable as her engaging compositions.” In 2014, her duo with violist Amy Cimini will release its third record, which was recorded in residency at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s EMPAC.

Brad Henkel(b. 1985) is a trumpeter and composer whose work integratescomposition and improvisation with new and innovative instrumental techniques and performance art. He maintains a busy schedule performing contemporary and improvised music in venues throughout the United States and Europe. In 2011 he co-founded Prom Night Recordsan artist run record label which, to date, has twenty one releases. Brad recently relocated from New York City to Cologne, Germany. He is co-curating a concert-series entitled "Luftbrücke" with the mission of bringing young, experimental music from USA to Cologne, opening a dialogue between the two scenes. 

Jooklo Duo

Born 1984 in Italy, Virginia Genta is self-taught musician who plays saxophone (tenor, soprano, baritone, alto), flutes, clarinet, plus percussion and keyboards. Since 2003 she’s been working with drummer David Vanzan in projects such as Jooklo Duo, Neokarma Jooklo Trio, Golden Jooklo Age, and the Jooklo Finnish Quartet. During the past six years of relentless activity the duo has toured the USA and Europe, performing over five-hundred concerts and collaborating with the likes of with Sonic Youth, Makoto Kawabata, Sabu Toyozumi, Chris Corsano, Paul Flaherty, Daniel Carter, Bill Nace and many others. ‘The air needed clearing - a job for Jooklo Duo. Virginia Genta is a wee lass who handles her sax like Zeus does lightning. Her partner David Vanzan is a lanky basher of things, unleashing flowing rolls and bursts with more of a rock provenance than you normally get with fire music. They fully inhabit the '60s free-jazz aesthetic by blasting it into the present. This group's energy is wild as hell but not chaotic; there's a distinct order at work within their improvising.’ Mike Wolf/The Village Voice.


Seit 2009 spielen Florian Zwissler und Axel Lindner gemeinsam improvisierte Musik, deren Inspiration aus der geteilten Zuneigung für überholte Popmusikgattungen der 1970er Jahre gespeist wird. Durch die Offenheit in Auswahl von Instrument und Kontext bildet das musikalische Ergebnis diesen Bezugspunkt aber durchaus nicht immer oberflächlich ab, sondern läßt ihn vielmehr immer wieder als Fluchtpunkt am Bildrand erahnen.

Ort: Kunsthaus Rhenania
Bayenstr. 28
50678 Köln