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
The Fold (Dance Project) featuring Benedetta Reuter.
Studio 11, Gravenreuthstraße 11, 50823 Köln
“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
Krefelder Straße 57,
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
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
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
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.