June 20, 2014 O‘DWYER / NABATOV / GRAMMS / NILESSEN

O‘DWYER / NABATOV / GRAMMS / NILESSEN

LOFT WISSMANNSTR. 30, KÖLN
20.30h
8-€

Tim O’Dwyer (Alto/ Baritone Saxophones) is joined for the first time on stage by master improviser/ pianist Simon Nabatov in an open improvising group. Previously Tim has played together with Sebastian Gramms (bass) in Udo Moll’s Das Mollsche Gesetz and also with Etienne Nilessen in his Nomadology project. This night should see an interesting and exciting combination of creative minds from Köln.

June 18 2014 THE MIRROR UNIT

“THE MIRROR UNIT”: Tim O’Dwyer meets Georg Wissel (Alto Saxophones)
ORT, LUISENSTRASSE 116, WUPPERTAL
20h

Tim is proud to appear again at the famous Peter Kowald ORT in Wuppertal in June. Joining him will be Köln based improviser and saxophone maestro Georg Wissel to debut their saxophone duo “The Mirror Unit”. Sharing common ground in improvisational language and extended techniques but approaching these materials in diverse and disparate practice, O’Dwyer and Wissel come to together to celebrate the art of saxophone improvisation.

June 17, 2014 Tim O’Dwyer & Udo Moll: PROTEAN TERRITORIES

PROTEAN TERRITORIES

T.A.T. NEW TALENTS, AGRIPPASTRASSE 37-39, KÖLN
20:30h

Concert installation for hybrid instruments and video scenography.
Fusing “traditional” acoustic instruments with live-controlled electronics, three composers and instrumentalists, Frank Gratkowski, Academy-Fellow Tim O’Dwyer, and Udo Moll, have created three completely different “hybrid instruments,” which will be presented against a backdrop of video and light. Protean Territories is a multidimensional art event, breaking away from the uniformity and focus of the classical concert space. The concert design is based on shifting video feeds that create different yet complimentary spaces out of light and image.

June 15 2014 O’Dwyer / Hein / Jung

O’Dwyer / Hein / Jung

St. Gertrud,
Krefelder Straße 57,
Köln.
20 Uhr

Timothy O’Dwyer – Saxophon
Nicola Hein – Gitarre
Fabian Jung – Perkussion

Die Gruppe aus Singapur/Köln spielt frei Improvisierte Musik in europäischer Tradition. Ihre Musik entsteht im Moment, ohne vorher zurechtgelegte Konzepte oder Kompositionen. Neben der Lust an der freien Improvisation ist auch die Erweiterung traditioneller Spieltechniken – sowohl mit, als auch ohne Präparationen – eine starke gemeinsame Basis, mit der die Musiker dichte, doch immer bewegliche Klanglandschaften kreieren, in deren Verlauf auch Stille einen bedeutenden Platz einnimmt. Die Besetzung heterogener Instrumente –Perkussions, Blas und Zupfinstrument – sorgt für enorme klangliche Möglichkeiten; dennoch ist es teilweise nicht auszumachen, welches Instrument die Quelle des gehörten Klanges ist.

June 14, 2014 The Fold (Dance Project)

The Fold (Dance Project) featuring Benedetta Reuter.
Studio 11, Gravenreuthstraße 11, 50823 Köln
20h, 5-€

“The Fold (Dance Project)” is an extension and new development of my previous work titled ‘The Fold’ inspired by the book ‘The Fold, Leibniz and the Baroque’ by French philosopher Gilles Deleuze. The previous ‘Folds’ have utilized collective composition and improvisation in collaboration with musicians from different stylistic specializations and cultural backgrounds. The process of the work is for the musicians to compose ideas or melodies in response to various concepts. These melodies, like strands of fabric are then arranged, woven and folded together to make larger pieces of composed materials and structures for improvisation.

The ‘Dance Project’ uses a similar development process to the previous Folds but in the context of fusing movement and music. Benedetta and I worked on developing choreographic and musical ideas independently in response to the same concepts that I usually use in the musical context. We then brought these materials together in rehearsal and folded the ideas into the pieces you will see tonight. I am very excited to present a showing of “The Fold (Dance Project)” in terms of seeing how these concepts translate to movement, in collaboration with experimental dancer /choreographer Benedetta Reuter.”

Benedetta Reuter, born in Italy in 1971, studied dance at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen in the early 90s and has since then been working internationally as dancer and choreographer. Since 2004 in Köln, she has her working base in Kunsthaus Rhenania, where she develops dance projects connecting different cultures and art forms. Besides her performance work, she works intensively with children and young people in projects of the NRW Landesbuero Tanz, the Cologne Philharmonie, StadtKlangNetz and the Offene Jazz Haus Schule Köln. Furthermore she regularly co-operates with different artists and institutions within the frame of community art projects in Germany and Kenya.

June in Köln

Please join me in the last month of my Fellowship with the Akademie der Künste der Welt

June 14th, The Fold (Dance Project) featuring Benedetta Reuter.

Studio 11, Gravenreuthstraße 11, 50823 Köln
20h, 5-€

The Fold (Dance Project) featuring Benedetta Reuter.
Studio 11, Gravenreuthstraße 11, 50823 Köln
20h, 5-€

“The Fold (Dance Project)” is an extension and new development of my previous work titled ‘The Fold’ inspired by the book ‘The Fold, Leibniz and the Baroque’ by French philosopher Gilles Deleuze. The previous ‘Folds’ have utilized collective composition and improvisation in collaboration with musicians from different stylistic specializations and cultural backgrounds. The process of the work is for the musicians to compose ideas or melodies in response to various concepts. These melodies, like strands of fabric are then arranged, woven and folded together to make larger pieces of composed materials and structures for improvisation.

The ‘Dance Project’ uses a similar development process to the previous Folds but in the context of fusing movement and music. Benedetta and I worked on developing choreographic and musical ideas independently in response to the same concepts that I usually use in the musical context. We then brought these materials together in rehearsal and folded the ideas into the pieces you will see tonight. I am very excited to present a showing of “The Fold (Dance Project)” in terms of seeing how these concepts translate to movement, in collaboration with experimental dancer /choreographer Benedetta Reuter.”

Benedetta Reuter, born in Italy in 1971, studied dance at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen in the early 90s and has since then been working internationally as dancer and choreographer. Since 2004 in Köln, she has her working base in Kunsthaus Rhenania, where she develops dance projects connecting different cultures and art forms. Besides her performance work, she works intensively with children and young people in projects of the NRW Landesbuero Tanz, the Cologne Philharmonie, StadtKlangNetz and the Offene Jazz Haus Schule Köln. Furthermore she regularly co-operates with different artists and institutions within the frame of community art projects in Germany and Kenya.

June 15th O’Dwyer / Hein / Jung

St. Gertrud,
Krefelder Straße 57,
Köln.
20 Uhr

Timothy O’Dwyer – Saxophon
Nicola Hein – Gitarre
Fabian Jung – Perkussion

Die Gruppe aus Singapur/Köln spielt frei Improvisierte Musik in europäischer Tradition. Ihre Musik entsteht im Moment, ohne vorher zurechtgelegte Konzepte oder Kompositionen. Neben der Lust an der freien Improvisation ist auch die Erweiterung traditioneller Spieltechniken – sowohl mit, als auch ohne Präparationen – eine starke gemeinsame Basis, mit der die Musiker dichte, doch immer bewegliche Klanglandschaften kreieren, in deren Verlauf auch Stille einen bedeutenden Platz einnimmt. Die Besetzung heterogener Instrumente –Perkussions, Blas und Zupfinstrument – sorgt für enorme klangliche Möglichkeiten; dennoch ist es teilweise nicht auszumachen, welches Instrument die Quelle des gehörten Klanges ist.

June 17th Tim O’Dwyer & Udo Moll: PROTEAN TERRITORIES

T.A.T. NEW TALENTS, AGRIPPASTRASSE 37-39, KÖLN
20:30h

Concert installation for hybrid instruments and video scenography.
Fusing “traditional” acoustic instruments with live-controlled electronics, three composers and instrumentalists, Frank Gratkowski, Academy-Fellow Tim O’Dwyer, and Udo Moll, have created three completely different “hybrid instruments,” which will be presented against a backdrop of video and light. Protean Territories is a multidimensional art event, breaking away from the uniformity and focus of the classical concert space. The concert design is based on shifting video feeds that create different yet complimentary spaces out of light and image.

June 18th “THE MIRROR UNIT”: Tim O’Dwyer meets Georg Wissel (Alto Saxophones)
ORT, LUISENSTRASSE 116, WUPPERTAL
20h

Tim is proud to appear again at the famous Peter Kowald ORT in Wuppertal in June. Joining him will be Köln based improviser and saxophone maestro Georg Wissel to debut their saxophone duo “The Mirror Unit”. Sharing common ground in improvisational language and extended techniques but approaching these materials in diverse and disparate practice, O’Dwyer and Wissel come to together to celebrate the art of saxophone improvisation.

June 20th O‘DWYER / NABATOV / GRAMMS / NILESSEN
LOFT WISSMANNSTR. 30, KÖLN
20.30h

Tim O’Dwyer (Alto/ Baritone Saxophones) is joined for the first time on stage by master improviser/ pianist Simon Nabatov in an open improvising group. Previously Tim has played together with Sebastian Gramms (bass) in Udo Moll’s Das Mollsche Gesetz and also with Etienne Nilessen in his Nomadology project. This night should see an interesting and exciting combination of creative minds from Köln.

June 2, 2014 Hong Kong New Music Ensemble

“LIQUID ARCHITECTURE”

BY HONG KONG NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE
02/06/2014 (MON) | 19:30
THE HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB AMPHITHEATRE,
THE HONG KONG ACADEMY FOR PERFORMING ARTS
TICKETS: $300, $220, $150
WWW.HKNME.ORG

Programme

J.S. BACH Chaconne from Partita No.2 in D Minor
for violin (BWV 1004, arr. Jean Geoffroy)
Rajesh MEHTA Liberation Series (2014)
Rajesh MEHTA DRUMPET Solo (2014)
Iannis XENAKIS Okho (1989)
Iannis XENAKIS Rebonds B (1989)
Iannis XENAKIS Psappha (1975)
Thierry DE MEY April Suite (2008)
Solo percussion
Jean Geoffroy (France)

Solo trumpet/ DRUMPET
Rajesh Mehta (U.S.A./India)

Soloists of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble (HK)

“Music is liquid architecture; Architecture is frozen music”. These words from Goethe distil the essence of this concert.

This presentation is an exciting first collaboration between the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, French percussion soloist Jean Geoffroy and Indian trumpeter-composer Rajesh Mehta. It is also a partnership between Grame Centre National de Création Musicale (Lyon, France) and Le French May.

The music of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) is as a model for mathematical perfection in musical counterpoint and formal structure. One can see parallels in the architectural construction.

Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001), one of the most important post-war classical composers, was trained as an architect. Xenakis’ music is elemental and ritualistic, anti-Romantic and dispassionate, with a deeply architectural foundation.

Singapore-based Indian-American trumpet innovator/engineer, composer, artist and educator Rajesh Mehta (1964-) graduated from M.I.T. in 1986. He founded the innovative music platform “orka-m” in 2006 producing interdisciplinary music and educational projects in collaboration with architecture ,dance, visual arts, and film.

Thierry De Mey (1956-) is a Belgian composer and filmmaker particularly known for his work in contemporary dance. His percussion quintet April Suite is a centrepiece of this concert, using musical movement as a choreographic gesture on its own, and creating new perceptions in the relationship between space, movement and music.

Ticketing Information

Tickets available at all HK Ticketing outlets

Half-price tickets
Half-price tickets available for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities & the Minder, Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients and Alliance Francaise de Hong Kong Membership Cardholder.

Group tickets
10% discount for every purchase of 4 – 9 standard tickets;
15% discount for 10 – 19 standard tickets;
20% discount for 20 or more standard tickets.

April 20, 2014, Mike Cooper / Tim O’Dwyer Duo Cafe OTO

SIR RICHARD BISHOP + MIKE COOPER / TIM O’DWYER DUO

Sunday 20 April 2014

Cafe OTO
18 – 22 Ashwin street
Dalston
London
E8 3DL

Door Times : 8pm

Tickets : £10 adv / £12 on the door

http://www.cafeoto.co.uk/sir-richard-bishop-mike-cooper-tim-o-dwyer.shtm

MIKE COOPER

Mike Cooper plays lap steel guitar / electronics and sings. For the past 45 years he has been an international musical explorer pushing the boundaries of his music. Initially a folk-blues guitarist he is as responsible as anyone else — and more so than many — for ushering in the blues boom in the U.K. in the late ’60s.

With his roots lying in acoustic country blues he has, arguably, stretched the possibilities of the guitar even more than his better known contemporaries Davy Graham Bert Jansch John Renbourne etc. by pursuing it into the more avant-garde musical areas, also occupied by contemporary guitar innovators such as Elliott Sharp, Keith Rowe, Fred Frith and Marc Ribot, with an eclectic mix of the many styles he has practiced over the years. Ranging freely through his own idiosyncratic original songs,traditional country blues, folk, free improvisation, pop songs, exotica, electronic music, electro-acoustic music, and sonic gestural playing utilising open tunings and extended guitar techniques.

April 9-12 2014 TOD3 & Blemishes Rheinland Tour

April 9th Lokal Harmonie, Duisberg, 20h

April 10th Bochum, Rott Str 5, 20h

April 12th LOFT, Koln, 20:30h

BLEMISHES

Das Quartett mit Musikern aus Köln und Essen findet zwischen mikroskopisch-fein ausgeloteten Timbres und fragmentierten Texturen auf der einen und energetischen, rohen Eruptionen am anderen Ende der Lautstärkeskala seinen widerspenstigen Sound. Unter dem Titel “Libido” haben die Musiker diese spannungsvolle Musik auch im Studio dokumentiert.

Julius Gabriel – Tenorsaxophon Nicola Hein – Guitar Constantin Herzog – Bass Niklas Wandt – Drums/Percussion

Tim O’Dwyer Trio

The Tim O’Dwyer Trio with Clayton Thomas (Bass), Darren Moore (Drums) and Tim O’Dwyer Alto and Baritone Saxophones/ Compositions combine the intense interplay of free jazz, the simple heaviness of rock and the complexity of modern composition, creating a music with visceral impact and free-wheeling excitement. John Clare in the Sydney Morning Herald describes the experience seeing the band as: “The three jammed the power on with such severity …You know the feeling: phwoof! This is great; I wonder if everyone else can feel it. The response showed that they surely could.” Since 2005 they have been taking their avante- jazz compositions and high energy performances around the globe including tours of Australia and Japan, the Mosaic Festival Singapore in collaboration with Robin Fox and Aya Sekine producing ‘Stella Regions’ a tribute to John Coltrane, the Brave Festival Poland, and Berlin and the famous Montreuz Jazz Festival in Switzerland. They have performed at all of the major jazz festivals in Australia including Jazz:Now at the Sydney Opera House, The Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and appeared twice at the Melbourne Jazz Festival.