20:00 – 23:00
Virtaranta/Okuda/Berger Trio – I Love My Mother – Pikelet
VIRTARANTA OKUDA BERGER TRIO
Rieko Okuda: viola, voice
Antti Virtaranta: double bass
Jaka Berger: prepared drum set
I LOVE MY MOTHER
Szymon Pimpon – drums/percussion
Tobias Pfeil – guitar/vocals
Evelyn Morris – solo
Tickets: 80 DKK / Stud. 50 kr
* * *
VOB (Jaka, Rieko and Antti), a trio exploring the small and minimal in improvisation. Prepared drums, Viola and Doublebass creates a unique and vibrant palette of sound to be formed and reformed into their musical pieces. Any sound can be taken and manipulated to create the compositions. The focus of the group lies in its role-less performance where every musician is responsible for rhythm, harmony and melody. With their different backgrounds musically and culturally, these three musicians bring these various ideas to the trio’s music.
Jaka Berger (Slovenia) began his musical journey in 1994 with entering the music school Glasbena šola Marjana Kozina in Novo mesto. Later he named his projects BRGS TIME and under that name he released his first debut album, a free-jazz record with Slovenian guitarist SAMO ŠALAMONOM and Italian saxophone player ACHILLE SUCCI. Record BRGS TIME – BAS TRIO was released by major Italian label SPLASCH RECORDS ITALY. He was also interested in combining different art forms, like painting, dance and improvisation. Jaka continues his work and up to today, has collaborated with many international and Slovenian musicians, performers and artists.
Antti Virtaranta (Finland) is a Bassist and Composer. Currently based in Berlin, Antti is involve with many creative groups and projects. Coming from a Jazz and Rock background, he emphasizing work on improvisation and other creative collaborations. In Berlin, Antti performs Solo improvisations and works with a number of different groups. http://www.avirtmusic.com/ https://www.facebook.com/antti.virtaranta?fref=ts
Rieko Okuda (Japan) began with Classical music from the age of 3, in Japan. Later then moved to USA to study and learn Jazz music. She fell right into the Jazz scene in America performing with some of the great American Free Jazz musicians (Marshall Allen, Elliott Levin, Calvin Weston etc.) She has performed in Festivals throughout her stay in the USA. https://www.facebook.com/rieko.okuda.58?fref=ts
I Love My Mother is an experimental duo consisting of Szymon Pimpon (drums/percussion) and Tobias Pfeil (guitar/vocals). They explore combinations of electronic and acoustic sounds, often with extreme variations in dynamic. The duo draws influences from punk and no wave, as well as minimalist contemporary music, free jazz and noise. The band is known for its distinct sound and its intense live performances.
Evelyn Morris formed experimental pop outfit Pikelet in 2007 and has released three full-length albums, all of which have received great critical acclaim. Pikelet started out as layered experimental folk music and has traversed many musical territories over the years. Currently the sound is based around experimentation with synth, odd rhythms and found sound, all tied to a core melodic and harmonic focus.
Evelyn has also been involved in many collaborations with artists and groups such as The Boredoms, for their Boadrum 10/10/10 performance. She’s done soundtracks for short films, art installations and dance performances.
As a session musician Evelyn has accompanied many artists such as Ariel Pink, Grand Salvo, Laura Jean and Frida Hyvönen.
In 2014 Evelyn was awarded The Age Music Victoria award for best experimental/avant garde act, nominated and voted for by her esteemed peers in the field.
Recently Evelyn started the LISTEN group, a community effort at creating discourse and documenting the history around women’s involvement in music in Australia. This project has created great changes within the musical communities in Melbourne and continues to grow and influence the way music is utilized in Australia.