Blind Date III

Duration: 1h

Composer, producer, saxophone and flute player, lecturer and teacher, Francis Wong has been labelled by American critics "the greatest saxophone player of his generation". Jonathan Chen is a young, highly talented and creative violinist, sound artist and improviser. In his music, he inventively interweaves traditional Japanese sounds with experimental electronic music. Hide Yoshihashi, founder of the Tsukasa Taiko, one of the most important educational centres which cultivates the Japanese musical tradition in the USA, is a remarkable young artist, master of the taiko drum.

See what happens when we send one of the most interesting improvising artists in the world to three blind dates with the most interesting Polish musicians.
The choice of partners is promising, indeed: there will even be one triangle!
But, like with any blind date, nobody knows what might really happen. Will they match? Will they get to like each other? Will they hit it off?
And what if the dialogue falters?
Despite so many question marks, the artists have taken up the challenge and agreed to being matched; as a result, we are going to see three unique spectacles-improvisations - each held in a different corner of Stary Browar - in which the energy of one of the best dance improvisators in the world will mix with the music of the most expressive Polish artists.

Stage improvisation with movement, sound, text and light is like performing everyday duties... You leave home, go up to town, meet a friend, look for something to eat, have a meal together and return home... this is how I practice creating compositions in real time.
Work with artists from other fields of art is challenging and liberating. All I know, I have acquired through exploration of areas previously unknown to me. When I am creatively engaged in any given moment, I feel as if I were floating on a wave between my experiences and aspirations. And what a wild "no-handlebar-holding" ride this is! (Michael Schumacher)

Data: 2007-06-27 Godzina: 21:00
Miejsce: Stary Browar (Atrium CH)