Mon Dec. 3, 2018

Die Hochstapler 'The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog' (F/D/I)

Pierre Borel: alto saxophone
Louis Laurain: trumpet
Antonio Borghini: bass
Hannes Lingens: drums

18:45 Uhr | Meet the artists: Ute Pinter im Gespräch mit den Künstlern

Pierre Borel
Pierre Borel is a parisian saxophonist and composer, working in the field of improvised and experimental music. Since 2006 he is residing in Berlin taking part of the high flow of ongoing creativity that is centered there. He has performed in most european countries, Japan and USA and is a regular playmate of Tobias Delius, Hannes Lingens, Derek Shirley, Tetuzi Akiyama, Christoph Kurzmann, Axel Dörner, Sven Ake Johannson, Didier Lasserre to name a few. He attained a master degree in Jazz at the Jazz Institute in Berlin in 2008, and continues questioning music and life through his studies in philosophy in Paris.
Together with Florian Bergmann and Hannes Lingens, he is running the Umlaut Berlin collective that in recent years released a great number of records and organized four festivals of improvised music.

Louis Laurain is a trumpet player, improviser and composer, based in Paris. He mainly works in the field of contemporary music, improvised music and jazz. Born in 1984, he taught himself to play the trumpet and then studied jazz and improvisation at the conservatories of Lyon (CNR) and Paris (CNSMDP). While developing his own personal and original language on his instrument, he researched, through different collaborations, an intuitive and spontaneous approach to music. His interest is essentially in different forms of improvised music for various formations,ranging from solo to orchestral.His work is focussed principally on two topics. Firstly an accoustic approach to instruments through research on sounds and sound effects in relation to the space in which they are produced. Secondly work on the amplification of instruments (“close miking”) with the aim of creating the illusion of an electric or electronic “machine instrument”. He performed with Eliane Radigue, Stephen o'Malley (Sunn O ))), Pierre Huyghe, Axel Dorner, Nicolas Collins, Yves-Noel Génot, Zombie-Zombie, Pierce Warnecke, Polyversal souls, Tobias Delius, Arnaud Rivière, Xavier Charles, Ignaz Schick, Fidel Fourneyron, Joel Grip, Bruno Ruder, Frédéric Blondy… He performed in various festival and venues in Paris (grande halle de la vilette, cité de la musique, Centre Pompidou, Radio France, Vilette Sonique, Instants chavirés, Théatre des Bouffes du Nord, ménagerie de verre), Porto (Casa de musica), Fylkingen Stockholm (SWE), Manila Mabini art Gallery (PHI), Algiers (Festival culturel européen), Météo Festival, Umea (Umea jazz festival), Accra (Alliance francaise), Berlin (Jazzdor, Jazz an der Lohmule), Rome (Rome jazz festival), Amsterdam (OT 301), Densités, San Francisco (luggage store), Lisbonne (Ze Dos Bois), Londres (The Vortex), Jazz in Marciac, Reno jazz festival (US), festival du désert (MALI), Tampere Music Festiva (FIN, Université de Tomsk (RU), the Vooruit (Gent), Lublin, Kody Festival (PL), Bergen jazzforum (NO), Umbria jazz (IT), ENSEMS Valencia (SP). ​Since 2015 he curates with Fredéric Blondy the festival CRAK (St merry Church, Paris) and The jazz Series at "le 34" with Benjamin Dousteyssier, Jean Dousteyssier & P.A. Badaroux.

Antonio Borghini
Double bass player and composer. Born in Milan in 1977, he grows up in Rome where, at the age of ten, begins his musical studies privately and later on at “G.B. Martini” conservatory in Bologna. Based there, he joins in the late 90’s the musicians collective “Bassesfere”, and starts collaborating with many bands (Cristina Zavalloni “Open quartet”, “Orange room”, “Headless cat”, “Mrafi”, “Chant trio” a.o.). In 2003 begins his long term collaboration with cellist Tristan Honsinger playing in the group “Small Talk”. In the years 2004-2006 he plays concerts around Europe with many projects such as “Domino quartet” with Sean Bergin, Gianluca Petrella and Hamid Drake; David Murray trio and quartet; the “Anthony Braxton quartet” and the Butch Morris Orchestra. His sextet “Memorial Barbecue” is invited to the international jazz festival in S.Anna Arresi. From 2007 till 2010 he’s the bass player in Mike Patton’s project “Mondo Cane”. In 2008 he publishes the first record of his music with the group “Malebranche”; the quartet “Eco d’Alberi” is the first italian group playing at the Vision festival in New York. Through these years he played, toured and recorded with many other musicians such as Han Bennink, Taylor Ho Bynum, Mary Halvorson, John Tchicai, Leo Smith, Cristiano Calcagnile, Edoardo Marraffa, Pasquale Mirra, Vincenzo Vasi, Mirko Sabatini, Fabrizio Puglisi, Francesco Bigoni, Stefano Bollani, Aldo Romano. In 2009 he moves to Berlin and quickly becomes part of the so-called “echtzeitmusik” scene. Out of countless musical meetings he co-founded “Hook, Line and Sinker”, a music theater ensemble with Tristan Honsinger, Axel Dörner and Tobias Delius; “Der Lange Schatten” with Michael Thieke and Håvard Wiik; “Die Hochstapler”, with Pierre Borel, Louis Laurain and Hannes Lingens; “Schnell”, a bebop-trance trio with Christian Lillinger and Pierre Borel. He is also regularly playing in Tristan Honsinger’s company “Hopscotch”; Alexander Von Schlippenbach quartet; “Quartetto trionfale” with Günter Sommer, Manfred Schoof and Gianluigi Trovesi; the double bass quartet “Sequoia” featuring Klaus Kürvers, Meinrad Kneer and Miles Perkin; “Umfundisi”, quartet dedicated to Sean Bergin’s music with Matthias Schubert,Tobias Delius and Christian Lillinger.
Furthermore he plays in various combinations with many others such as Achim Kaufmann, Olaf Rupp, Henrik Walsdorff, Hilary Jeffery, Tony Buck, Rudi Mahall, Almut Kühne, Aki Takase, Sven-Åke Johanson and Chino Suichi. See Selected Discography

Hannes Lingens is a drummer and accordionist active in the field of contemporary and experimental music. He is part of the ensembles Obliq, Konzert Minimal, [ro], Die Hochstapler and the musicians collective Umlaut Berlin. He has worked with improvisors like Tetuzi Akiyama, Alexander Frangenheim, Madoka Kouno, Christof Kurzmann, Olaf Rupp and Matthias Schubert. As an interpreter he has collaborated with composers Peter Ablinger, Antoine Beuger, Philip Corner, Sven-Åke Johansson, Catherine Lamb, Christian Kesten and Manfred Werder among others. He also composes music himself.