The Hidden Tune
- Saturday 4 June 18:40 - 19:30 (ZIRO)
Rhythm and difference as basis for a sense of spirit
Jazz as an artform
Ask somebody out of the blue ‘What is essential in jazz?’, and there’s a good chance they’ll say ‘rhythm’. And ask somebody ‘What is the essence of community spirit?’, and the answer will often be: ‘working together’. The Orang Orang Drum Theatre from Malaysia uses the vast pool of South Asian percussion instruments to build a bridge between art and audiences. The Polish-German jazz saxophone player Angelika Niescier has also spent years searching to connect with other genres and disciplines. Now Niescier’s trio and The Orang Orang Drum Theatre are teaming up to continue the search as The Hidden Tune.
They share a love of music, of the texture of sound, of rhythm. But their cultural backgrounds are totally different. So what will such a collaboration yield? It’s sure to be music played with passionate devotion. Music in which the drummers, like dancers, achieve a sense of community through rhythm. Intense concentration as the basis for a wonderful beat. Combined with the rounded, earthly sax notes of Niescier, that results in a surprising group sound. And an ode to the uncertain, for nothing is more tedious than certainty. That’s for sure.
Angelika Niescier - saxophone
John-Dennis Renken - Trumpet, electronica
Matthias Akeo Nowak - Bass
Chew Soon Heng - Percussion
Tai Chun Wai - Percussion
Low Wai Kei - Percussion
Leow Sze Yee - Percussion
Lim Jian Ru - Percussion
Eng Cheah Her - Percussion