Dienstag, 12. März
Rory Lavelle – piano, vocals
Rory Lavelle is a Canadian singer-songwriter currently based in Berlin. His lyrical piano ballads have evoked comparisons to 70s troubadours like Randy Newman and Tom Waits, while his politically charged lyrics puts him squarely in the tradition of pop radicals like John Lennon and Bob Marley. His debut EP ‘Just Watch TV and Worry’ was released on November 8th, 2016, on the eve of Trump’s election. 2017 saw the release of the ‘Cassini’ EP, a space-themed psychedelic song cycle about our precarious planetary situation.
His latest effort, the 12-song LP ‘CUL-DE-SAC’, was recorded at Berlin’s renowned Funkhaus studios, and marks his first release since moving to Berlin a year ago. “My motto for this record was taped to the wall of my home studio while I was writing the songs,” he says. “It’s a fragment of a poem I wrote, and it came to seem like a mission statement: ‘Articulating, in a single breath, / the hopelessness of our predicament / and the certainty of our escape.’ The whole movement of the album is from kind of a bleak outlook on Side A toward something more hopeful on Side B. I hope I managed to somehow enact that movement on this album.” The record is his most eclectic offering yet, incorporating elements of R&B, Soul and Gospel, in addition to the piano ballads he’s become known for.
CUL-DE-SAC is available for pre-order now at https://rorylavelle.bandcamp.com and the first single from the record, ‘Matter Of Time’, is available now on all streaming platforms:
This performance will be an intimate solo set, with Rory Lavelle on piano and vocals.
Mittwoch, 13. März
The Furiant String Quartet was formed in 2011 by four very young musicians from a honest joy and love towards chamber music.
Different nationalities are found in this formation. With Nika being Slovenian and Mladen Serbian, Stefano coming from Italy and Vlad from Romania, it is altogether a very interesting cultural mixture.
The four members first met in Austria where they where all pursuing individual studies. Elisabeth Fister was their first mentor, and after only two years the four Furiants were accepted in the class of Professor Eberhard Feltz and Tim Vogler at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler“ Berlin, where they graduated in 2016. Since October 2018 the quartet is studying with Professor Heime Müller in Lübeck.
Their participation in several chamber music competitions has resulted in winning the first prize in the ”Boris Pergamenschikow” Competition in Berlin. They are also prize holders in the International Chamber Music Competition in Majano (Italy) and the ”Irene-Steels-Wilsing Stiftung” Competition.
Since 2014 they have been under the patronage of the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Berlin e.V.
The Furiant Quartet have held concerts in Spain, Austria, South Africa, Holland, Italy, Germany, Romania, Slovenia, France and Lithuania. Additionally, through the Lincoln Center Stage Programme they have also performed extensively in other parts of Europe and the USA in the Summer of 2017.
Their musical impulses have been enriched through lessons and cooperation with some of the greatest musicians of our time, such as the Casals Quartet, Heime Müller, the Belcea Quartet, Rainer Schmidt, William Coleman, Günter Pichler, Donald Weilerstein and Gerhard Schulz. The Furiant String Quartet founded their own chamber music series in 2015 in Berlin, called“Kammermusik im Konvikt” with up to six concerts each year. In 2018 the Quartet has been selected to take part in “Le Dimore del Quartetto”.
In regard to new music, the four members are eager to perform and support new compositions. They have a close relationship with the german composer Helmut Lachenmann, and have performed and recorded his first string quartet “Gran Torso”.
Furthermore in 2019, the renowned composer Marton Illes will write a string quartet dedicated to them.
W. A. Mozart: String quartet KV 387 in G Major
György Kurtag: 12 Microludes
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: String quartet Op. 44, No. 2 in E Minor
Donnerstag, 14. März
Hier ein Liveclip der Band, sowie ein Musikvideo und ein Videoporträt:
Weitere Informationen, Musik sowie Videos der Band findet Ihr auf www.edi-nulz.com.
Freitag, 15. März
Practically Married #14 featuring Meschiya Lake
Declan Forde (piano)
James Banner (bass)
Meschiya Lake (vocals)
Leo Forde (guitar)
Eldar Tsalikov (saxohone/clarinet)
Ugo Alunni (drums)
James and Declan have been ‘Practically Married’ since April 2015, a name proudly awarded to them due to their ability to spend time together almost every day with only minor frustrations, and the fact that they play almost every concert together.
For this concert they will be joined by two integral parts of the New Orleans Jazz Scene; Meschiya Lake and Leo Forde. Completing the line up are the great Berlin based Eldar Tsalikov and Ugo Alunni.
This is sure to be a busy one, so come early to grab a seat!
“Meschiya Lake rocks back on her heels, lifts her chest, and opens her throat like an air raid siren to croon in a thrilling pre-microphone style that…can make you feel by turns as though you were shivering around a campfire in a railroad yard or drinking in a Budapest nightclub in 1938.”
— DAN BAUM, THE NEW YORKER
“Close to the end of the set, she sang a Bessie Smith blues with the line, ‘I’m as good as any woman in your town.’ In New Orleans music, that’s a bold statement – but she is, and better, too.”
— ALISON FENSTERSTOCK, NEW ORLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNE
Samstag, 16. März
Eintauchen ins Unbekannte. Träumen und Wünschen nachgehen. Irrnis und Wirrnis erleben. Dort im verborgenen Dunkel den Deckel anheben und staunen: Hier spielen 4 Jazzmusiker um ihre Seele. Sie lassen sich ein auf den Swing Amerikas, die populäre Musik Europas, schauen ebenso ins hier und jetzt wie in die Zukunft. Es entsteht eine neue Ästhetik aus Leidenschaft, Tiefe und Nostalgie, Glanz und Strahlkraft. Und alles das nahm seinen Ursprung am Hermannplatz…
Charlotte Joerges- Saxophon
Béla Meinberg- Klavier
Christian Müller- Bass
Nathan Ott- Schlagzeug