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DIESE WOCHE 15.-19. OKTOBER

Di, 15. Oktober GUTE NACHT – Lesung mit Musik
Mi, 16. Oktober ONA Series
Do, 17. Oktober The Claudia Quintet
Fr, 18. Oktober Andi Haberl
Sa, 19. Oktober Musina Ebobissé Quintet

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Di, 15. Oktober
GUTE NACHT – Lesung mit Musik


GUTE NACHT MUSIK

Der Herbstblues hat uns schon beinah wieder fest im Griff, die Winterdepression winkt aus der Ferne. Aber dieses Jahr kriegt sie uns nicht. Wir werden uns mit Tee und Keksen ausgerüstet auf das Sofa mummeln und gemütlich warten, bis der Frühling kommt.
Sonnenlicht? Vitamin D? Pah! Nichts, was es nicht auch in Tablettenform gäbe. Höchste Zeit, das tierische Konzept des Winterschlafs von seinen Vorurteilen zu befreien und offensiv zu leben! Donau 115 serviert euch Gutenachtgeschichten und Schlaflieder bei einem leckeren Schlaftrunk. Wieso sollen immer nur die Kinder in den Schlaf gesungen werden? Also los, den Teddy untern Arm, schnell Zähne putzen und ab in die Donau.

Gutenachtgeschichten von Fanny Sorgo, Nadine Kaufmann, Olivia Meyer Montero, Gerasimos Bekas, Daniel Gerzenberg, Antonia Tretter und Stefan Wipplinger

Schlaflieder von Nicki Frenking

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Mi, 16. Oktober
ONA Series


ONA vol. 9 featuring:

Igor Spallati – double bass
Peter Meyer – guitar
Andi Haberl – drums
Mirna Bogdanovic – voice

ONA is a Slavic word which translates as SHE. ONA is Mirna Bogdanovic from Slovenia and Olga Amelchenko from Russia, two Berlin-based musicians who met at the Jazz Institut and have been friends ever since. Both active in the Berlin jazz scene, a mutual inspiration led to the idea of sharing a monthly series at their favourite club in Berlin, Donau115. Every month one of them will perform with some of their favourite musicians, either with existing bands or brand new projects – and you never know, they might even play together sometimes.

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Do, 17. Oktober
The Claudia Quintet


Chris Speed clarinet/tenor saxophone
Red Wierenga accordion
Chris Tordini acoustic bass
Matt Moran vibraphone
John Hollenbeck drums/composition

Deutsch

Der fünfmal für den Grammy nominierte Schlagzeuger und Komponist John Hollenbeck gilt völlig zu Recht als einer der kreativsten und gefragtesten Musiker unserer Zeit. Mit dem “Claudia Quintet” leitet er zudem eines der musikalisch außergewöhnlichsten Ensembles der New Yorker Szene – vielleicht das unverwechselbarste, das die Stadt derzeit zu bieten hat. Mit einer charismatischen Gratwanderung zwischen Jazz, Minimal Music und durchaus auch Folklore zeigt die Band, wie Jazz abseits der Tradition klingen kann. Die ungewöhnliche Instrumentierung – neben Saxophon auch Vibraphon und Akkordeon – ermöglicht, in Kombination mit der hochkarätigen Besetzung, eine faszinierende Klangmischung. Und das Claudia Quintet – benannt nach dem dienstältesten Fan – ist in seiner intellektuell stimulierenden Art unvergleichlich.

Was mit einer Anleihe aus der Welt des des Klanghypnotikers Morton Feldman beginnt, kann einer nachdenklichen Folk-Melodie weichen. Die Vielfalt an subtilen rhythmischen Mustern reicht vom Minimalismus eines Steve Reich bis zu satt swingenden Groove. Aber alle Streifzüge an die Grenzen sind schrankenlos in eine breite musikalische Palette integriert, die unwiderstehlich und verführerisch ist – ein funkensprühendes Ensemble, das laut Chicago Tribune beweist, dass innovativer Jazz nicht „rau, wütend, laut, schrill oder knirschend“ sein muss, sondern auch „filigran, geistreich, himmlisch und strahlend lyrisch“ klingen kann.

Das „Claudia Quintet“ wurde 1997 von John Hollenbeck gegründet und hat in den letzten dreizehn Jahren sieben CDs veröffentlicht, die weltweit von der Kritik gefeiert wurden. Die Anziehungskraft der Band reicht weit über den Jazz-Bereich hinaus und hat bisher schon Zuhörer von Alabama bis zum Amazonas begeistert.

Englisch

The Claudia Quintet has walked a unique path in contempo- rary jazz since their founding in the late 1990s. Unlike most jazz ensembles where the particular musicians may come and go, drummer, composer and leader John Hollenbeck al- ways wanted Claudia to be a ‘band’ with a sound not only de- termined by the compositions and the instrumentation, but with the actual players who perform the music. This concept is why Claudia has had an immediately identifiable sound sin- ce its inception. In that sound, the exceptional artistry and in- dividuality of each musician is skillfully revealed throughout Hollenbeck’s original compositions.

Formed by Hollenbeck in 1997, this NYC ensemble’s sound continues to explore the edge without alienating the main- stream, proving that genre-defying music can be for everyo- ne. The Claudia Quintet has amazed audiences from Alaba- ma to the Amazon. Their singular sound has inspired dancing hippie girls at a New Mexico noise festival, the avant-garde cognoscenti in the concert halls of Vienna and Sao Paulo, and a generation of young musicians worldwide. In the course of the thousands of miles they have traveled together and hundreds of concerts they’ve played, the Claudia Quintet has evolved and grown, developing a dynamic live sound ba- sed on trust and spontaneity. They bring this powerful ener- gy into the studio, where they record the old-fashioned way, live, playing as a band.

Over the course of 15 years, the group has released eight CDs that are critically acclaimed worldwide and whose ap- peal extends well beyond, as well as includes, traditional jazz audiences. The group’s first album, «The Claudia Quintet,» was released in 2001 on the Blueshift CRI record label. The group has since established a long time relationship with the Cuneiform label, releasing seven albums with them.

Hollenbeck received a grant in 2009 from the Chamber Music America New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble De- velopment program to compose a suite that can be heard on their fifth album, Royal Toast. The Claudia Quintet brings to- gether the acclaimed compositional approach of Hollenbeck with two of the most important male singers in improvised music, Kurt Elling and Theo Bleckmann on their sixth album, What Is the Beautiful? The quintet was commissioned by the University of Rochester to set the work of Kenneth Patchen as part of their 100th birthday celebration of the groundbre- aking poet. Elling and Bleckmann recite and sing the poems of avant-garde/proto-beat American poet, Patchen, an innova- tor in his time. Claudia’s latest release, Super Petite, is a potent package that condenses virtuoso playing and a wealth of ideas into ten compact songs.

The Claudia Quintet received grants from USArtists Interna- tional/Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation to travel to Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil for performances in the spring of 2002, and to Kathmandu, Nepal for performances in the Jazzmandu festival in the fall of 2013. The Claudia Quintet can be heard performing the theme music to Poetry Off the Shelf, a weekly audio program on PoetryFoundation.org. You can learn about how The Claudia Quintet got its name in the liner notes to their self-titled first CD, The Claudia Quintet.

In the Claudia Quintet, Hollenbeck has assembled a group of the foremost innovators in this new sound to create a power- house band. They are: Drew Gress – bass (John Abercrombie, Uri Caine, Ravi Coltrane); Chris Tordini – frequent fill-in on bass (Andy Milne, Steve Lehman, Becca Stevens); Matt Mo- ran – vibraphone (Slavic Soul Party, Mat Maneri, Nate Woo- ley); Red Wierenga – accordion (Respect Sextet, Signal, Brad Lubman); and Chris Speed – clarinet and tenor saxophone (Uri Caine, Endangered Blood, Alas No Axis).

» THE REFERENCES SPAN FROM SURF ROCK TO CHAMBER JAZZ TO HYPERARTICULATE «ACOUSTICA» CLUB BEATS, ALL RENDERED WITH EXQUISITE PRECISION AND HEEDLESS ABANDON (IF THAT’S EVEN POSSIBLE). « – David Adler, JazzTimes

» THIS IS A TRUE ENSEMBLE FROM TOP TO BOTTOM, A SONIC EQUIVALENT TO A HAND-WOVEN TAPESTRY … IMPRESSIVE. « – Peter Margasak, Downbeat

» THEY DON’T REALLY SOUND LIKE ANYONE BUT THEMSELVES … BRILLIANT. « – Peter Marsh, bbc.co.uk

links (videos, music, website)
https://johnhollenbeck.com/band/the-claudia-quintet/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2aTibjDYCs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d5q4uRke4E
https://cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/super-petite

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Fr, 18. Oktober
Andi Haberl


Andi Haberl meets Fabiana Striffler and Kalle Zeier

_Fabiana Striffler (violin, Yamaha keyboard, voice)
_Kalle Zeier (Guitar, voice)
_Andi Haberl (drums, organelle, voice)

will be playing and singing songs of from Elliot Smith, Sam Amidon, Bob Dylan, Magnetic Fields and some original tunes. Folky, free improv, sad and sunny songs
♥ looking very much forward to this!!

Andi Haberl is the drummer of The Notwist, Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra, s t a r g a z e

Kalle Zeier is the guitar player of Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra, Onom Agemo and the Disco Jumpers

Fabiana Striffler plays violin in the Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra, in a duo with Greg Cohen to name a few

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Sa, 19. Oktober
Musina Ebobissé Quintet


Musina Ebobissé : Tenor Sax, Composition
Olga Amelchenko : Alto Sax
Povel Widestrand : Piano
Igor Spalatti : Double Bass
Moritz Baumgärtner: Drums

Inspired by the energy and incandescence of 60s jazz and the impressionist sounds of early twentieth century classical music, sometimes modal, sometimes atonal, angular or circular, Musina composes a contemporary multi-faceted jazz that navigates between different atmospheres and various colors. A search for authenticity lies in the effects of contrasts and continuities suggested by compositions and collective improvisation.
The melodic lines of saxophones cross, answer and blend. They weave the outline of a canvas, completed by the piano harmonies and the rhythmic structures of the bass and drums. Together, they explore different musical forms with a sense of collective play that aims a haunting narration. The music of Musina Ebobissé Quintet wants to be a sonorous tale, taking the listener on an expressive musical journey.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwhDdODdpP0

https://musinaebobisse.com