ALREADY HAPPENED – Cathy Heyden & Rogier Smal plus Erhard Hirt

So. 16. Februar 2014. B-Side, Am Mittelhafen 42-44, Wasserseite, 48155 Münster
Bring your own beer and wear warm clothes.

poster_by Alex Duma Cathy Heyden by Bruno Descout  Rogier Smal  Erhard Hirt. Photo: R Malentier

Haxed breathing, running lines and sqreen with the birds, this autodidact sax improviser enjoys encounters with other musicians, dancers , comedians, poets and performers from all over the world such as Faust, Geoff Leigh, Jac Berrocal, Lost woman, Morihide Sawada.

A drummer who experiments with free percussion sounds. Playing, he cuts from a subtle placing of sticks, where pause is a rich tone, through tender trance to a free scrabbling scree. Besides playing in art collective Dagora he plays with different musicians and solo. Lately Rogier has been lucky enough to have been making sonic waves of liberty with gems like: Jaap Blonk, Marshall Allen, Dylan Carlson, Eugene Chadbourne, Geoff Leigh, Ludo Mich, City Hands, Sunburned hand of the man, Mik Quantius, Daevid Allen, and many more.

Legendary Münster-based improv-guitarist braving the cold to play solo. Expect the sublime unexpected.
“Hirt has committed himself very consciously to the production of sounds that are not expected from a guitar. Hard to believe that he produces this sound-world as a solist; he sometimes sounds like a whole gamelan orchestra.” (Ellen Brandt, CODA 23 /’84)
“einer der zurzeit originellsten und faszinierendsten experimentellen Solo-Gitarristen.” (Guitar Techniques magazine, 1995).
“Erhard Hirt does not sound like other guitarists. That is the secret.” (Markus Müller)
Hirt has also played with some heavy names in improv: Derek Bailey, Lol Coxhill, John Butcher, Hans Reichel, Radu Malfatti, Paul Lytton and Phil Minton amongst a heap of others.


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