Premiere encounter of three notable artists: Lê Quan Ninh (percussion), Julyen Hamilton (dance), George Cremaschi (doublebass)
Julyen Hamilton has been directing and teaching for the past 40 years. Hamilton has authored more than 100 solos seen all over the world, interplays between dance, live text, and decor, each made specifically for its venue. He has had three companies, most recently Allen’s Line in Brussels, Belgium, and has also been invited to choreograph for other dancers and to collaborate with other directors. Hamilton has performed as a dancer in collaboration with many musicians and in recent years as a poet and voice artist; he has performed with, among others: Barre Phillips, Michael Moore, Fred Frith, Malcolm Goldstein, Daniel Humair, Alfred Spirli, Xavier Garcia, Christian Reiner, Jean-Claude Jones, Vladimir Volkov, Tristan Honsinger, Sebi Tramontana, Axel Dörninger, and Ritsche Koch.
George Cremaschi works with a variety of approaches and strategies at the interstices of music, sound art, and noise. Some of his current projects include the groups KRK, Rohr Rohr, and Lambs Gamble. He is also the founder (with Petr Vrba) of Pražský Improvizační Orchestr, a 15-member group working with conducted and free improvisation and graphic scores. As an interpreter, he has performed works by many composers including Adamčiak, Andriessen, Braxton, Cage, Cardew, Feldman, Mingus, Oliveros, Penderecki, Tenney, and Xenakis. Born in New York, he later lived for many years in California and currently resides in Prague.
A classically trained percussionist, Lê Quan Ninh has worked with contemporary music ensembles and was a founding member of Quatuor Hêlios (1986-2012). As an improvisor, he mixes improvised acoustic and electroacoustic music, performance art, dance, poetry, experimental cinema, photography, and video. In 2006, he founded ensemble]h[iatus, a contemporary music ensemble whose members are at the same time interpreters and improvisers. Lê Quan’s discography counts about 40 CDs on European and North American labels. The translation of his book Improvising Freely: The ABCs of an Experience was published in 2014.