FRANZ HAUTZINGER’S ORIENTAL SPACE
Franz Hautzinger (Austria) | trumpet
Helge Hinteregger (Austria) | sampler
Mazen Kerbaj (Lebanon) | trumpet
Sharif Sehnaoui (Lebanon) | electric guitar
TUESDAY, JULY 10TH | 20.30
at STEIM, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, Amsterdam
more info: www.steim.nl
FRIDAY, JULY 13TH | 19.00
during the KONFRONTATIONEN festival 2007
JAZZGALERIE, Nickelsdorf – Austria
more info: www.konfrontationen.at
“Oriental Space” was formed in late 2003 by Austrian trumpet player
Hautzinger following his two visits to Lebanon, the first to play
traditional quartertone trumpet with Palestinian folk singer Marwan
and the second to work and perform with Mazen Kerbaj in the frame of the
“Irtijal” festival for experimental and improvised music. The quartet
as an enhancement of his ongoing duo work with Mazen Kerbaj, both
in their most regular partners: Helge Hinteregger and Sharif Sehnaoui.
Hautzinger and Hinteregger have both been central figures of the
Viennese contemporary and improvised music scene, taking part in the
minimalist tendency of the 90s as well as electronic music. Recently
style has diversified and they may take part in various projects
wide variety of styles both with their own groups: Regenorchester,
Zeitkratzer, Conforts of Madness… or in collaboration with artists
Radu Malfatti, Otomo Yoshihide, Phil Niblock, John Tilbury, Lou Reed,
or Roger Turner to name but a few.
Kerbaj and Sehnaoui have been two of the main boosts for the burgeonin
Lebanese improvised music scene that they contributed to launch in
2000, both by creating the “Irtijal” festival and “Al Maslakh” label.
style has primarily focused on dense textural improvisation based on an
extreme hijacking of their respective instrument by means of extended
prepared techniques. They have widely performed around the globe both
and with their main groups: “A” Trio, Moukhtabar Ensemble, Rouba3i…
collaboration with musicians such as Michael Zerang, Stphane Rives,
Ninh, Axel Drner or David Stackens among many others.
Franz Hautzinger’s “Oriental Space” is the opening of an undetermined
subjective space that does not correspond or refer to any specific
music but rather to Hautzinger’s unique inner experience of the
he tries to share with both his partners and the audience.
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