“Blurring composition and improvisation, and using our voices, instruments, objects and electronics, our new piece revisits Halim al Dabh’s musical world as well as our own duo practice.”
A table between the two performers serves as a huge game board with numerous extensions of the voice and trumpet, such as (everyday) objects, whistles, tubes or electronics. The performance by Mazen Kerbaj and Ute Wassermann unfolds in a temporal structure that is precise and open at the same time. This leads to unpredictable shifts, incredible coincidences and absolute simultaneities – in the tension of minimalism and chaos, control and loss of control, improvisation and composition.
Revisitations has been composed and performed as part of Halim El Dabh Invocations. This joint project by MaerzMusik and SAVVY Contemporary presents concerts, lectures and films reflecting the work of Egyptian-American musician, composer, electronic music pioneer, musicologist and teacher Halim El-Dabh (1921–2017).
Commissioned by MaerzMusik
Dieses gemeinsame Projekt von MaerzMusik und SAVVY Contemporary präsentiert Konzerte, Lectures und Filmarbeiten rund um den ägyptisch-amerikanischen Musiker, Komponisten, Elektronik-Pionier, Musikologen und Lehrer Halim El-Dabh (1921–2017). Uraufführungen von Sofia Jernberg, Mazen Kerbaj, Ute Wassermann, Mena Mark Hanna, Magda Mayas und anderen.