Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble
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About The Event
SPIIC and RouteStock presents Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble
Live simultaneous performance at The Hot Tin, Faversham UK and SPIIC, Hamburg, Germany
A hybrid Lecture/Workshop/Concert-Event
With Evan Parker and his Electro-Acoustic Ensemble, we have one of the most renowned contemporary ensembles as a guest at the HfMT. For almost three decades, Parker has been breaking new ground in combining improvisation and technology, jazz, improvised music and contemporary music.
As part of SPIIC (Studio for Polystylistic Improvisation and Interdisciplinary Crossover @ Innovative Hochschule/ Stage_2.0), we will have the opportunity to engage in an intensive dialogue with the members of the ensemble in a three-day hybrid lecture/workshop/concert event, experiencing and exploring their work and music through direct experience, collaborative playing, and theoretical reflection.
Saxophonist Evan Parker himself is one of the most influential musicians of his generation. Like no other, he has both revolutionized saxophone playing and, through his many musical contributions, decisively shaped and molded the history of music over the past 50 years.
He will be joined by Matthew Wright, Adam Linson, Percy Pursglove and Mark Nauseef, four other musical personalities who are among the leading international protagonists both as instrumentalists and as scholars/academics.
Another special feature awaits us: the evening concerts will take place simultaneously in front of audiences in Hamburg/Germany and Faversham /UK, as Evan Parker himself along with Matt Wright will be connected in The Hot Tin venue via live-stream to his ensemble in Hamburg. This is to be seen as a concession to the ongoing Covid situation - but also as a success of our technological advances (among others in the context of the Stage_2.0 Innovation Lab), which now enables us to make this practice possible using technology with only 1ms latency which allows the musicians to react with each other simultaneously despite being over 500 miles away.