Happy new year! 2016 has already been a buzz of activity, with joyous musical experiences in amongst somewhat scary life experiences such as finding a place to live in Berlin and applying for a visa. Thankfully I’m in the door for another year and have a lot to look forward to, including this concert, the first one I’ve ever helped to produce since I moved here.
Following my work last year with Nicoleta Chatzopoulou, I’m very happy to report that Nicoleta will be visiting Berlin, where I’ll record Continuum II. A couple of days later, I’ll perform it as part of a concert featuring Nicoleta’s music and that of American Paul Lansky.
8pm (doors open from 7.30, tickets available at the door)
Theater Expedition Metropolis, Ohlauer Str. 41,10999
As well as Continuum II, whilst in Berlin, Nicoleta will oversee a recording of her piece for recorder and electronics, Distant Fields. The concert will also feature her Music for clarinet and strings and music by American composers Paul Lansky and Christopher Goddard. The performers are some wonderful musicians I’ve met since moving to Berlin – Sylvia Hinz, recorder, Yuki Maeda, clarinet, Doretta Balkizas (also Australian) and Anna Kosińska (violins) and Anna Egger (cello).
At the same time as celebrating Nicoleta’s music, this will be the inaugural concert for a new concert collective/ensemble I have co-founded with Georgia Ioakimidis-Macdougall, called Smallroom. We have further concerts planned later this year and I’m really excited to start everything with this concert! There’s some more information here about the group: http://www.smallroomberlin.com