Blanko

Blanko 2023

We conclude our season with the series “Blanko”. The main focus lies in this ongoing project on discussing  the language of today’s music in a free form. Ensemble Phoenix Basel invites two experimental musicians from the fields of noise, free improvisation, sound art, etc. to collaborate.

Svetlana Maraš will open the evening. The Serbian composer and sound artist works in fields between experimental music and sound art. Since 2021, she is co-director of the Electronic Studio Basel and professor of creative music technology at the Hochschule für Musik FHNW.

Fred Frith takes over in the second half of the concert. The English multi-instrumentalist is best known for his guitar playing and likes to use all kinds of everyday objects to make his instruments sound. From 2011 to 2020 he taught improvisation at the Hochschule für Musik Basel.


Program

Svetlana Maraš (*1985) “Funny obelisk” for ensemble (2023, WP, commission EPhB) Fred Frith (*1949) “Energy Crisis” for ensemble (2023, WP, commission EPhB)
Christoph Bösch
flute
Toshiko Sakakibara
clarinet
Lucas Rößner
bassoon
Nenad Marković
trumpet
Michael Büttler
trombone
Janne Jakobsson
tuba
Maurizio Grandinetti
electric guitar
João Pacheco
percussion
Samuel Wettstein
keyboards
Aleksander Gabryś
double bass
Thomas Peter
electronics
Fabrizio Di Salvo
sound design
Christoph Bösch
artistic direction