Improv 1 | RSLG Quartet, Glue & Ignaz Schick / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

Improv 1

RSLG Quartet, Glue & Ignaz Schick

16 NOV 2018
Upper Stage
Duration: 2 hours and 10 minutes (with intermission)
Two groups, the Athenian RSLG and Glue, in collaboration with Ignaz Schick of Berlin, embark on a gripping musical journey of unexpected encounters between jazz and electronic music.
Onassis Stegi Friends presale: from 19 OCT 2018, 12:00
General presale: from 25 OCT 2018, 12:00

Full price: 7, 18 €
Reduced, Friend & Groups 5-9 people: 14 €
Groups 10+ people: 13 €
Νeighbourhood residents: 7 €
People with disabilities & Unemployed: 5 € | Companions: 10 €

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Can electronic music sound both instrumental and acoustic? Improv 1 presents one of the most important trends in contemporary improvisational jazz, with two representative groups that experiment with live electronics, sampling, treated musical toys, and anything that can create original, sweeping soundscapes.

Centering on avant jazz and using new media, the Athens quartet RSLG lifts the audience into moments of emotional charge, leading it into a liberatory dimension, creating a sense of time expanding. Super-group Glue and sound artist Ignaz Schick of Berlin enrich their improvisations with treated electronic sounds.

Their unconventional approach is based on the equal contribution of instruments and offers the listener a fascinating aural layering full of secret intensities and cathartic surprises.


Glue & Ignaz Schick
Tom Arthurs: trumpet
Miles Perkin: contrabass
Yorgos Dimitriadis: drums & microphones
Ignaz Schick: turntables & electronics

RSLG Quartet
Vassilis Roupas: piano, sound effects
Giannis Leloudas: drums
Stelios Giannoulakis: electronics
Panagiotis Raptis: saxophone

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Stef Gijssels of The Free Jazz Collective wrote of Glue in 2014: “They create quiet, yet incredibly intense sonic universes, without real soloing, but rather with
only one task for the musicians, to create a coherent and unique sound, as the result of the instruments playing their sparse notes on an open canvas of silence. The result is absolutely great, primarily because of the dynamic nature of the music. Even if there is no rhythm or harmonic development, the sounds move forward, little notes get stretched, accentuated by dry percussive beats. Less is more, but here with substance and depth.”

Glue first performed in Greece in November 2014 at the festival “Improvising at the Onassis Cultural Centre.” Their participation in Improv 1 will be their second appearance before an Athenian audience.

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