Mi 29.05.2013 Jessika Kenney & Eyvind Kang @ Café KOZ, Frankfurt/Main


Eyvind Kang viola, setar, electronics.
Jessika Kenney voice, percussion, electronics.

Eyvind Kang is considered one of the most adventurous and peripatetic musicians of his generation. As a composer and multi-instrumentalist, he has released many recordings of his music, including Grass (2012 Tzadik), Visible Breath, (2012 Ideologic Organ/Editions Mego), and The Narrow Garden (2011 Ipecac). His pieces have been performed by the Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Coro da Camera di Modena, Embut Ensemble Barcelona, Seattle Chamber Players, and many others. He has also written scores for theater and film, and worked extensively as an arranger in jazz, rock, and post-metal. As a violist he has performed with illustrious musicians such as Jessika Kenney, Bill Frisell, and Laurie Anderson. He was recipient of the Jack Smith Award from the Hips Road Foundation in 2000, and the Artist Trust Arts Innovator Award in 2011.

Jessika Kenney (b. 1976 in Spokane, WA) is a vocalist and composer/improviser supported by a devotion to the living practice of the traditional vocal arts of Classical Persian Avaz and Central Javanese Sindhenan. Her on-going, genre-defying collaboration with multi-instrumentalist and composer/arranger/improviser Eyvind Kang has been described as "work of delicate beauty" and includes 2011 and 2013 releases on the Ideologic Organ label curated by Stephen O'Malley.

Kenney has performed the vocal works of John Cage, Lou Harrison, and Tadao Sawai, as well as collaborating with many current composers and conceptualists on vocal music. Connecting back to her roots in punk performance, in recent years she been involved in recording for experimental rock and minimalist offshoots of metal genres. Her own compositions focus on the translation of melodic nuance and revelatory atmospheres found in classical poetry. Kenney studies and performs Classical Persian music with Ostad Hossein Omoumi and teaches voice at Cornish College of the Arts.
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Konzert mit Jessika Kenney & Eyvind Kang
Mittwoch 29 Mai
20:00 Uhr Café KoZ
Mertonstrasse 26-28, Frankfurt/Main