In Between Festivals
ANDREA PARKINS & GRATOWSKI // MATEUSZ RIBYCKI [jazz]
This concert brings together two of the most internationally reknown and acclaimed improvisers and instrumentalists of their generation. Andrea Parkins is a New York/Berlin-based composer and sound artist who has been in high regard since her early work at the Knitting Factory in New York and her trio with Jim Black and Ellery Eskellin. Her work has been presented at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Frank Gratkowski is one of Europe’s foremost improvisers and innovators as a saxophonist, composer and thinker – having done groundbreaking work with his ensembles Fo(u)r Alto, the Frank Gratkowski Quartet, his trio with Gerry Hemingway and Dieter Manderscheid and Zeitkratzer.
Music of Mateusz Rybicki’s and Zbigniew Kozera’s duo is a fruit of longlasting friendship and cooperation. Musicians are fascinated with free approach to harmony and time – their music is very organic.
Mateusz Rybicki is an improviser in command of clarinet, bass clarinet and tenor saxophone. He uses voice as well. As a son of the actor Tadeusz Rybicki he grew up in the Cinema Theater where he got his first expirience with art. He graduated from Wrocław Academy of Music. Currently he lives and works in Wrocław. He’s inpirations are: afroamerican free jazz, european improvised music, contemporary music, baroque music, minimalism, ethnic and traditional music. Besides regular concerts he cooperated also with theater and dancers. As well he creates music for theater pieces. He cooperated with following artists: Axel Doerner, Tristan Honsinger, Antonio Borghini, Adam Pultz Melbye, Harri Sjorstrom, Noid, Matija Schelander, Mark Tokar, Emilio Gordoa, Piotr Damasiewicz, Gerard Lebik, Mikołaj Trzaska, Wacław Zimpel, Paweł Szpura, Dominik Wania, Maciej Obara, Irad Mezliah etc.
Doublebassist fascinated with free jazz, avant-garde and contemporary music. He takes part in iniciatives such as M.A.T.A, Power of the Horns, Imprographic, Melting Pot. He’s a member of Mnemotaksja band. Together with Mateusz Rybicki he cocreated serie Impro Travel Night. In 2012 during Avant Art Festival he took part in Alpenglow – project which gathered improvisers from Poland and Austria.
In Between Festivals is a project of mica moca project berlin e.V.