This concert reunites SW, the brilliant improvising pianist from Leipzig, Germany, with two of her collaborators in the States. SW first worked together with Columbus, Ohio-based drummer, synth, and electronics artist Lisa Bella Donna in 2008. Their connection was strong and immediate, inspiring both a duo recording (‘Arrival’ on the label Sea of Tranquility) and multiple tours through the US Midwest and Central Europe. SW first performed with Philadelphia-based saxophonist and composer Keir Neuringer in 2012. Since then they have performed together annually in the US and Europe, including a performance at the Konfrontations Festival in their trio with veteran free-jazz drummer Willi Kellers. This will be the first meeting of Bella Donna and Neuringer.
SW – piano Lisa Bella Donna – synth, drums Keir Neuringer – farfisa, saxophone
Tadzio is an ensemble of musicians who share an interest in creating evocative sonic landscapesthat blend warm acoustic tones (harp, piano, flute, percussion) with electronic instrumentation with an uneasy lushness that recalls both the soaring verticality of a symphony hall and the distorted hum of a basement noise show.