lunedì, settembre 19, 2005
from February 10th 2006
CAVE OF THE TIGERS
AUDREY CHEN cello and voice (Baltimore Usa)
GIANNI GEBBIA alto sax and objects (Palermo Italy)
Japanese Basement Carbonara
guest : Tatsuya Nakatani percussions
Copy on request to: www.giannigebbia.com
cello and voice
Using her trusty cello, self-styled vocal techniques and ever surprising
content/concepts, Audrey Chen has emerged as one of the most vital free-
improvisors on the United States and beyond. Her approach to improvisation and
performance is extremely visceral. She utilizes traditional and extended
technique in order to create a hybrid language that pushes the boundaries of
both instruments. These two combined with an unusually strong sense of
movement, sound and space, contribute to the constantly fresh depth of her
experimentation. She graduated at the Peabody College in Baltimore.
Many of her performances incorporate both aural and visual components,
utilizing sculpture, movement and sound. Her dance collaborations
have involved artists such as Cathy Paine, Leah Stein, Maida Withers and Naoko
Maeshiba. Among musicians, she has worked with many great improvisers,
including Katt Hernandez, Jack Wright, Tatsuya Nakatani, Assif Tsahar, Scott
Rosenberg, Le Quan Ninh, Joe Mcphee, Susan Alcorn, Peter Jaquemyn, Michele
Doneda, Lukas Ligeti,Paolo Angeli, Gianni Gebbia and many others.
She has also recently formed an ongoing duo with percussionist, Tatsuya Nakatani
Cave of the Tigers with italian saxophone player Gianni Gebbia. Some recent performances
include site specific works in Bytom, Poland, and in Arkhangelsk and Solovki, Russia,
the High Zero Festival (Baltimore, MD) and the Kennedy Center (Washington, DC),
Sidney Australia and New Zealand.
" The italian saxophone player Gianni Gebbia is a homo novus on the free music scene.
He has a brilliant tecnique and uses different reeds instruments special mouthpieces and overtones singing inside the body of the saxophone.His playing is going all trough the history of saxophone:fast be boppish licks, cool gestures and strange sounds are coming out of his instrument in a clear and effortless way.
A name to keep in our minds for the future."