Wednesday July 10 2013 21:00

Konzert Minimal plays Michael Pisaro & Bryan Eubanks

Konzert Minimal continues its presentation of the complete “Harmony Series” by Michael Pisaro. The ensemble will also present a quartet version of Bryan Eubank’s “Spectral Patterns” for two violas and two soprano saxophones.


Michael Pisaro – Harmony Series No. 18
Michael Pisaro explores extensively the process of translation and its potential in Harmony Series, made up of 34 pieces, text scores which began life as poems. In No. 18, Pisaro takes as starting point a text by Nathalie Sarraute.

Bryan Eubanks – Spectral Patterns
Scored for soprano saxophones and/or other acoustic instruments, sinewave, amplifier, tuned pulse and white noise.

Sop. saxophones: Bryan Eubanks, Lucio Capece
Violas: Catherine Lamb, Johnny Chang

Konzert Minimal:
Lucio Capece – bass clarinet
Johnny Chang – viola
Hannes Lingens – accordion
Koen Nutters – double bass


Bryan Eubanks (b. 1977, WA.) is a musician primarily active within the traditions of experimental and live electronic music. He works with unstable structures and instruments that incorporate open-circuits, samplers, radio transmission, feedback, digital synthesis, the soprano saxophone, and other acoustic instruments. He improvises, composes music for instruments and electronics, and makes sound installations. His work often involves practical research into computer music, generative composition, electronics, time, and sound localization.

Catherine Lamb (b. 1982, U.S.) is a composer/violist exploring sound through intimate ensembles and solo work. She is interested in microscopic color variances in (mostly) narrow bands, often with an ever-opening form. She is interested in the elemental/spectral interaction between tones and their shadows, between beings. She works with the phenomenological dimensions of quiet perceptual/sensual layers moving in and out of presence, as a being moving in space.

Lucio Capece: Musician born in Argentina based in Berlin since 2004. He plays bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, and Sruti Box. He plays mainly self composed and improvised music, focusing in the time experience and the perception experience as main subjects.

In the context of long term working groups, Capece shares projects with Mika Vainio, Radu Malfatti, Toshimaru Nakamura, Axel Dorner, Kevin Drumm, Robin Hayward, Rhodri Davies, Burkhard Beins, Vladislav Delay, Lorenzo Brusci, Mattin, Julia Eckhardt, Sergio Merce, Morten Olsen and Christian Kesten, releasing CDs with several of them.

Johnny Chang: Berlin-based composer-performer JOHNNY CHANG engages in extended explorations surrounding the relationships of sound/silence and the in-between areas of improvisation, composition, performance and listening.

Johnny is part of the Wandelweiser composers collective, and works with: Antoine Beuger, Lucio Capece, Jamie Drouin, Jürg Frey, Christian Kesten, Hannes Lingens, Radu Malfatti, Koen Nutters, Morten J Olsen, Michael Pisaro, Derek Shirley, Stefan Thut.

His articulated performances have been featured in festivals, residencies and experimental music series in both Europe, North America and New Zealand, from Sonic Acts (Amsterdam), ReiheM (Cologne), Wandelweiser Klangraum Series (Düsseldorf), Hörbar (Hamburg), Klang im Turm (Munich), The Wulf (Los Angeles), Q-O2 workspace (Brussels), Loop-Line (Tokyo), Umlaut festival (Berlin&Paris) to various experimental music series/venues in Berlin such as Ausland, Labor Sonor, Quiet Cue, NK, WestGermany.

Since November 2010, Johnny Chang and Koen Nutters initiated and co-curated Konzert Minimal which presents performances and events centered around the music of the Wandelweiser group.

Hannes Lingens is a musician and composer in the field of contemporary and experimental music living and working in Berlin. He studied drums with Michael Griener and Günter Baby Sommer in Dresden and Accordion with Henning Schober in Hamburg.

In 2009 he co-founded the collective Umlaut Berlin, which curates an annual festival for contemporary and experimental music and is part of the international label and network Umlaut Records.

Most frequent collaborators are Pierre Borel, Derek Shirley, Johnny Chang and Hannes Buder. He also works regularly with improvisors like Tetuzi Akiyama, Lucio Capece, Christof Kurzmann, Olaf Rupp, Matthias Schubert, composers Peter Ablinger, Antoine Beuger, Philip Corner, Sven-Åke Johansson, Christian Kesten and many other musicians, dancers, directors and performers.

Hannes Lingens has performed in internationally renowned festivals and venues throughout Europe, Japan, Israel, Russia and the USA.

Koen Nutters: Born, The Hague, 1976. Lives in Berlin and Amsterdam. He is a musician, composer and organiser of music, bands, events, concert series, exhibitions, installations and performance pieces. He is one of the founding members of the international “N collective” (2002 – 2009), the artistic director of the DNK-Amsterdam concert series, a freelance curator, and a (founding) member of many bands and projects (Most recently: The Pitch, The New Silence and Konzert Minimal) with a host of international musicians and artists creating music through structured improvisation, composition and more conceptual operations.