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16/04 Arches / Lafkas - Markvart duo at PAS

Petersburg Art Space Berlin
Event organized by Petersburg Art Space Berlin

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[CEAatPAS program]
16th April we invite you for great improvised music at Petersburg Art Space. Two duos with acoustic guitar and bass.

Arches: Fredrik Rasten & Jonathan Heilbron
Andrew Lafkas & Alexander Markvart duo

Doors open at 20:00
Entrance in the court, Ausgang II
Kaiserin-Augusta-Allee 101, 10553 Berlin

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Fredrik Rasten
"I am a Norwegian guitarist (b. 1988) working in the field of experimental music, both improvised and composed. My main focuses are exploring and utilizing the acoustic possibilities of the steel string guitar, motivated by a fascination for the almost tactile experiences of acoustic phenomena. The last months I have been working extensively with intonation, with an extended concept of consonance as a point of departure, both in solo work and in duos with trumpeter Torstein Lavik Larsen and bass player Jonathan Heilbron. I have also had the lucky opportunity to take lessons in this field with composer and violist Catherine Lamb. Other music that I am inspired by includes wandelweiser music, traditional british folk and early music."

Jonathan Heilbron
born 1990, Melbourne, Australia
plays as guest with Klangforum Wien (Vienna), Kammerensemble Neue Musik (Berlin), Ensemble Soundinitiative (Paris), Schallfeld (Graz)
founder of The Phonetic Orchestra
member of groups Ellipsis, DRUM, doubleFRAU, Quiver, and other collaborations

Andrew Lafkas
is a musician currently living in Berlin, Germany. His primary instrument is the contrabass. He is currently focused on developing pieces for largish ensembles that encourage group intuition; this interest is greatly inspired by and influenced by experiences working in groups led by Milo Fine and Bill Dixon. He is also active in the groups Oceans Roar 1000 Drums, with Todd Capp and Bryan Eubanks, and a trio with Marcia Bassett and Barry Weisblat. He has performed at venues and festivals including Walker Art Center, The Living Theatre, Experimental Intermedia, the Vision Festival, and the Seattle Improvised Music Festival.

Alexander Markvart
is a musician, member of theater projects and organizer of events and festivals. Now based in Berlin and St.Petersburg. At the moment he is notable figure on russian new improvised and experimental scene. Stylistically he works in a lot of musical genres from radical free improvisation, EAI, noise, hardcore, to well-structured projects, minimal techno and post-folk. Founder of such polystylistic musical formations as Studio of Unconscious Music (SUM) and Siberian Improvisation Company (SIC!). Works and plays concerts in various projects with different musicians such as: Fire! (Mats Gustafsson, Johan Berthling, Andreas Werliin), Axel Dörner, Jacques Demierre, Jonas Kocher, Joel Grip, Pierre Borel, Mikolaj Trzaska, Rafal Mazur, Miguel A. Garcia, Gaudenz Badrutt, Hector Rey, Florian Stoffner, Ramon Prats, Tom Chant, Raphaël Ortis, Antoine Läng, Diatribes, Ilia Belorukov, Alexei Borisov, Plaistow, Stefano Ferrian, Edyta Fil, Wojciech Kwapisiński, Tomek Chołoniewski, Daichi Yoshikawa, Gleb Uspensky, Andrei Popovsky, Nick Sudnik, Stanislav Makovsky and many others. Since 2011, Alexander actively plays concerts in different tours in Europe and Russia. Participant of international festivals Blurred Edges (Hamburg), APosition (Spb), Long Arms (Moscow), Jazz Bez (Lublin), Riga Poetry Map (Riga), Urban Poetry Fest (Riga), Music of Present (St.Petersburg), Theses Fest (Kemerovo). Also he is one of the founders of independent label "Akt-Produkt". Organizer of festivals and concerts in Siberia and St.Petersburg. The most significant of which is the festival of different arts "Theses Fest". Site editor of vovne.ru.

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