Tuesday, March 03, 2015

17 APRIL 2015

KONZERT @ K77 (lichtblik kino) - Kastanienallee 77 - 10435 BERLIN prenzlauerberg

on FRIDAY 17 APRIL 2015

bar opens 21:00 / show starts 22:00



photo: Lora Vasileva

Biliana Voutchkova - violin/voice
Michael Thieke - clarinet

This duo has worked intensively since 2011 and developed a strong interest in exploring reduction and micro elements that increase the sensitivity of perception for themselves as well as their audiences. The music focuses on microtonality and intimate, slow moving soundscapes. As an active performer-composers the two musicians are intrigued by real time composition and improvisation, as well as by contemporary composition. The duo has performed in Italy, Austria, Bulgaria, Serbia, Czech Republic and Germany, and has released their first album "Already there" on the Swiss label Flexion Records.


Duet Biliana Voutchkova & Michael Thieke from Carlos Bustamante on Vimeo.



electric guitar & daxophone player + composer for film, dance, theatre

since 1983 - started to play improvised music with hundreds of musicians
in 1989 - organised the band "ALTERED STATES"
since 1990 - played in many festival in Europe - solo + with Altered States & Ground Zero
in 1995 - started workshop for young improvisers

in 1996 - started annual international music festivel "Beyond Innocence"
in 1998 - started to play daxophone as his main instrument as guitar
in 2002 - started to organize alternative club "BRIDGE" in Osaka
in 2005 - started to live in vienna
in 2006 - started multi speaker project
in 2013 - started to live in Berlin



The Berlin-based clarinetist/composer/performer Michael Thieke is equally at home across a broad range of musical environments, such as experimental song forms, collectively composing projects, improvising collectives, and music on the fringes of jazz. He is exploring the minutiae of sound, timbre and noise, with a particular interest in microtonality and related sound phenomena, and with a preference for long-term collaborations and collective work. Concert tours took him all around Europe and also to China, Canada, Lebanon, Japan and the USA. His work has been documented on over 40 releases on such labels as Staubgold, Ftarri, Leo records, Erstwhile and Another timbre. Some of his current projects are: The International Nothing, The Magic I.D., The Pitch, Splitter Orchester, Hotelgäste and Der Lange Schatten, as well as duos with Biliana Voutchkova and Olivier Toulemonde.



Biliana Voutchkova studied classical violin, in her college years she develops a strong interest in contemporary composed and improvised music. Since then she is active in both fields as a performer/composer, her work spans a wide possible range of music and sound. Biliana is a Berlin based soloist and ensemble musician with very strong individual voice involved in many different collaborations with artist such as Matthias Bauer, Audrey Chen, Frances-Marie Uitti, Hans Peter Kuhn, Michael Thieke, Ute Wassermann, Axel Dörner, as well as the Berlin based Splitter Orchestra, Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, Ensemble Modern and Mozaik, KNM, Sasha Waltz & Guests and others. In recent years Biliana started working intensively with dancers and expanded her interest into real time composition of sound and movement, co-founded her group Grapeshade and developed the idea of OSM - open sound & movement collective with partner Louise Wagner leading into curating their own series at Radial System V and HZT Ufer studios Berlin.