“As Serious As Your Eyes Closed”
Words and impressions from Konfrontationen festival 2021.
What a relief and a celebration: to be back in total lack of control.
Jana Winderen’s sonic artworks are deeply representative of the contemporary moment and her practice focuses on recording and sharing difficult-to-access audio environments.
Less solace, less certainty, less cures, less normalcy, less identity, less togetherness: the paltry talking-head zoom-conference solo-concert isn’t cutting it.
Accretion is a remarkable performance for three grand pianos and one pianist, and a collaboration between Berlin-based pianist and improvisor Magda Mayas, and Gothenburg-based choreographer Toby Kassell.
Ahead of Konfrontationen's 40 years edition, read some thoughts and impressions from last year's festival of the free jazz and improvised music in Nickelsdorf, Austria.
The difference between not-a-total-success and absolute-failure is often one of attitude.
Essays about Hungarian free violinist Szilárd Mezei and visual artist Erzsébet Mezei, his mother.
Andrew Choate previews the 37th edition of the Konfrontationen festival for free and improvised music.