Wed Oct. 17, 2018

Georg Graewe & Sonic Fiction Orchestra (D/A/I/AUS)

Georg Graewe: piano
Frank Gratkowski: clarinets
Maria Gstättner: bassoon
Sebi Tramontana: trombone
Sara Kowal: harp
Martin Siewert: guitar
Joanna Lewis: violin
Margarethe Herbert: cello
Peter Herbert: bass
Wolfgang Reisinger: drums

GEORG GRAEWE *1956 in Bochum
... has been composing and performing professionally since 1971 and formed his own group, THE GEORG GRAEWE QUINTET in 1974. He has since been leading a variety of ensembles - ranging from trio to chamber orchestra formats - which have involved some of the leading instrumentalists in contemporary music.

His compositions including chamber music, works for full orchestra as well as scores for films, theater productions, radio drama and video, have been performed and broadcast around the world. He has also written 3 chamber operas commissioned by Oper Köln, Semperoper Dresden, Theater Luzern and Opera Bonn.

Graewe has had a long-standing trio with Dutch cellist Ernst Reijseger and US-percussionist Gerry Hemingway since 1989 and has also performed and recorded with Anthony Braxton, Evan Parker, John Tchicai, Phil Minton, Roscoe Mitchell, Barry Guy, Barre Phillips, Hamid Drake, John Butcher, Joelle Leandre, Paul Lovens, John Lindberg a.m.o. Since 1999 Graewe has been associated with the Center for New Music and Audio Technology (CNMAT) at UC Berkeley. From 2002 – 2007 he taught at "Hochschule für Musik HANNS EISLER" in Berlin.

In 2010 he curated a series of 27 events that presented different aspects of resonance between music, poetry, visusal arts and science as part of the European Cultural Capital RUHR.2010. A catalogue plus DVD edition documenting this project has been published on Graewe’s own Random Acoustics label.

Apart from giving solo piano recitals and continuing work with GRH (w/ Reijseger & Hemingway), Graewe performs with the GEORG GRAEWE TRIO w/ Peter Herbert and Wolfgang Reisinger and his quartet FRISQUE CONCORDANCE w/ John Butcher, Wilbert de Joode and Mark Sanders.