20:30 – 23:00
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Stevie Richards – Buchla Music Easel, Alto Saxophone.
Simon Toldam – Keyboards.
Szymon Gąsiorek – Drums, Percussion
In a first time meeting of Improvisors from across the World : Stevie Richards (AU) , Simon Toldam (CPH) and Szymon Gąsiorek (PL) will perform at Koncertkirken on May 22nd in Copenhagen.
The trio will explore tones, space and polyrhythms with simplicity and occasional complexity; producing a living, breathing mass of Synth Textures, Percussive Elements and Harmelodic Structures that will inspire Deep Listening , sometimes challenge you sonically and hopefully make you question the nature of Music in the Modern World.
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Ignacio Cordoba – electronics
Johanna Borchert – piano
Zola Mennenöh – voice
Halym Kim – drums
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Tickets: 100 dkk / stud. 50 dkk
Door opens 20.00
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Stevie Richards is a Modular Synth Improviser and Saxophonist based in Melbourne , Australia.
After retiring from full time work at age 18 and dedicating his life to being a lifetime musician, he was part of the 80’s Independent scene in Sydney, where he developed an appreciation for improvisation and electronic music.
He has played for many years across Australia , USA , Europe and South East Asia working in many musical genres including : Noise , Free Jazz , Ambient , Electroacoustic and many more.
His 2014 tour of Europe and USA featured DIY Serge Modular synth and collaborations performances with Ben Vida , Nicola Ratti, E-Da (ex Boredoms) as well as many solo performances.
He played at Cave 12 in Geneva , Noodlebar in Rotterdam, DA Centre for the Arts in LA , Control Voltage in Seattle and many other venues across US and Europe.
He toured Europe and USA again in May 2017 making return visits to Luggage Store in SF with a trio he established there in 2014 with Shanna Sordahl and Robert Lopez, also playing Coaxial in LA, Turn, Turn, Turn in Portland and performed live to air on Portland Radio station XRAY FM. In Europe he made return visits to Noodlebar in Rotterdam and established new connections in the London Free Jazz Scene playing with several projects in the SKRONK event schedule.
Stevie has been involved with Make It Up Club (the worlds longest running weekly night of avant garde and improvised musical performance) in Melbourne for over 16 years as committee member and Sound Engineer.
Seven years ago, he began to build DIY Analog Synthesizers , which he now performs on regularly in solo and ensemble contexts on DIY Buchla Music Easel and DIY Serge Modular.
Outside of playing music he is busy developing skills in Audio Production and tutoring Ableton Live to disabled young people in Melbourne , Australia.
Simon Toldam: (1979) Pianist, composer.
Simon Toldam is one of Scandinavia ́s most exiting and acclaimed musicians from the current generation. He was the winner of a Danish Music Award in 2006 with Scandinavian orchestra ”Sekten”, and in 2007 won 2 awards for his orchestra ”Simon Toldam & Prügelknabe”, and as a ”Rising Star” of the danish music scene. He was named ”official composer” of the Copenhagen Jazz festival 2007, writing a piece called ”Uniform” for four bass clarinets, drums and piano.
Toldam started his first trio at the age of 9, and has since then been leading and co- leading several groups playing jazz, improv and beyond. Composition and improvisation has always – and still is – been the main pillars in the musical carrier of this versatile player. Toldam is currently leading his own trio and the larger group Stork, both orchestras presenting the music of Toldam, showing all of his orchestrational abilities and his intriguing way of conveying his own music.
Beside leading Simon Toldam Trio, Stork, and co-leading orchestras as Sekten and PET, Toldam is member of dutch drum-legend Han Bennink’s Trio, and has through the last ten years been performing with artists as: Evan Parker, Peter Brötzman, Han Bennink, Misha Mengelberg, Tristan Honsinger, Joachim Badenhorst, Noel akchoté, Chriss Speed, Dave Douglas, Eivind Aarset, Nils-Petter Molvær, Marylin Mazur, Jacob Buchanan 4tet (with Marilyn Mazur and Jacob Bro), Kostcirkeln, Grammofunch, Kira Skov and Eggs Laid by tigers.
Szymon Gąsiorek is a Copenhagen-based Polish drummer, composer and improviser working within multiple contexts.
Currently studying at Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen.
He is a leader and co-leader of such bands as: Pimpono Ensemble, The Love And Beauty Seekers, Wood Organization, Gadedrengehop, I Love My Mother, Mother Uraño as well as a part of G•Bop Orchestra, Franciszek Pospieszalski Sextet and Tomasz Sroczyński Trio.
He has co-founded a collective and record label Love & Beauty Music.
Involved in organizing DIY festivals and event series as Dźwięko Działka or ‚_is happening’.
is a Copenhagen-based spanish musician, whose music goes from free improvisation or the first electronic traditions ala BBC Radiophonic Workshop or Elianne Radigue, to current trends like The Caretaker, Oren Ambarchi or William Basinski.
Ignacio devotes himself to “La Caja” (The Box) – an old industrial calibration machine that plays with time like memory does: stretching, slowing and speeding sound, making it appear and disappear a bit different every time. Distant and hypnotic like a black hole, he uses it to get us to underwater sounds, bubbly atmospheres and melancholic mermaid calls through emotional and trance-inducing tunes.
The project has been active in different line-ups (from solo or duo up to quintet) since 2011, with two self-released records, cassette tapes through the labels MAGIA and Punctum, and shows all over Spain and 6 european tours through 17 countries.