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*Canceled* Denzler-Gerbal «Sbatax» -|- JSB Trio

2021/12/02 @ 8:00 PM @ Club Wakuum, Griesgasse 25/1

Denzler-Gerbal «Sbatax»

Bertrand Denzler / tenor saxophone
Antonin Gerbal / drums
After «Heretofore» (Umlaut Records, 2015), the duo of Bertrand Denzler and Antonin Gerbal has just published «Sbatax» (Umlaut Records, 2020). This time, the two musicians explore another side of their music, focusing on aspects such as flow, speed and patterns.
Denzler and Gerbal work together since 2011, whether as a duo or with groups and projects like Zoor, Denzler-Gerbal-Dörner, Onceim, CCP3 and Protocluster, which have released albums on Umlaut Records, Confront Recordings, DDS, Shiiin and Remote Resonator.

«Overall, really impressive and one of the strongest free jazz dates I’ve heard in a very long time». (Brian Olewnick)
«The sax hits hard, the drums know how to whistle. Or the other way around, if you like things straight.» (Guillaume Malvoisin, Pointbreak)
«Gerbal is in constant motion here, more Hamid Drake than Ali, and more Billy Higgins than Sunny Murray. His performance is the accelerant for Denzler’s tenor exploits, who drops whole notes then pushes his horn to the brink, working the edges of overblown intensity.» (Mark Corroto, All About Jazz)
«One of the most original propositions I’ve heard in a long time.» (Joël Pagier, Revue & Corrigée)
«This is high energy power music.» (Stef Gijssels,


JSB Trio

Jürgen Berlakovich: guitar, bass & electronics
Stefan Voglsinger: drums & electronics
DNA sequences (Mammoth, Opium, Malaria, Dengue, Peyote, Aedes Aegypti, Covid-19…): Electronics

Jürgen Berlakovich uses a specially developed DNA sonification software for his compositions and live-sets. The software is able to transform DNA sequences into sound and music on the basis of a genetic system called Codon. The DNA sequences thus become almost fully-fledged musicians and independently “play” various synthesizers and virtual electronic instruments.
Berlakovich performs live together with drummer Stefan Voglsinger. Interacting with the various DNA sequences, they form an idiosyncratic musical trio that combines drums and bass and guitar riffs with diverse, DNA-generated electronic sound textures.
The resulting music spans – depending on the DNA sequences, for example from mammoths, peyote, dengue and malaria pathogens, various mosquito species or even the SARS-CoV-2 genome – a narrative framework of its own, oscillating musically between melancholic jazz sounds, ambient textures, rock and noise.

Jürgen Berlakovich *1970. Author and musician. He writes, composes and produces novels, radio plays, sound installations, film music, DNA sonifications, soundscapes and songs. Most recently published: Tobman. Novel. (Klever Verlag / 2018); Sonic Counterpoint (Takamovsky / CD / Etymtone / 2016);
Stefan Voglsinger *1986 is a Vienna-based improviser, percussionist and performer. He studied percussion, music and movement education at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television in Cuba. Voglsinger experiments interdisciplinary and works with sound and image, developing performances or audiovisual installations, including self-built or hacked electronic circuits. 

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