Fri Jan. 26, 2024

David Helbocks Random/Control feat. Fola Dada (A/D)

Fola Dada: voice
David Helbock: piano & more
Andreas Broger: reeds & more
Johannes Bär: brass & more

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Random/Control was David Helbock's most important project for many years. The three musicians from Vorarlberg celebrated their 15th anniversary last year and gave hundreds of concerts together all over the world. After the release of three albums - "Random/Control" (Traumton 2010), "Think of Two" (Traumton 2014) and "Tour d'Horizon" (ACT 2018) - the band is ready for a new program and new adventures.

The album "Think of Two", dedicated to the two music legends Thelonious Monk and Hermeto Pascoal, impressed Hermeto himself so much that he contributed to it and recorded it especially for Random/Control in Brazil.

The trio's trademark is and remains its many instruments - only three musicians, but well over 20 instruments. Andreas Broger plays clarinet, bass clarinet, various saxophones and flutes and now occasionally even sings. Johannes Bär masters almost all brass instruments - sousaphone, tuba, trombone, trumpet, alphorn, but also didgeridoo, beatbox and drums - and sometimes even all at the same time.

Inspired by this variety of sound possibilities, David Helbock, who concentrates on the piano and some percussion, has composed many new pieces, setting poems by William Blake, Emily Dickinson and others to music.

As a premiere at this birthday festival, the trio will invite Fola Dada to sing these very poems for the first time tonight.