||In her solo improvisations on violin and viola, Gunda
Gottschalk combines poetic fantasy with a structuring consciousness of
form. Without the aid of electronics, the violinist creates sonic
worlds of individual beauty. On occasion she combines her solo programs
with video projections of live painting by Sigrid Tanghe or
with dance improvisations by Jean Sasportes.
||E pericoloso sporgersi
||The duo project with the bassist Peter Jacquemyn
and the trio which developed out that with the accordionist Ute
Völker evoke the powerful joy of playing from the Free Jazz
tradition. The music unfolds with enormous energy and an amazingly
expansive volume of tone. The sudden changes of tone color and often
very surprising turns in the course of the improvisations lend a new
face to the "power play" of Free Jazz.
||In the Gunda Gottschalk project with the Chinese
guzhêng player Xu Feng Xia,
two different musical worlds encounter one another. Coming on one hand
out of the classical Chinese musical tradition and on the other out of
the European musical culture, the two women improvise together and
develop a resonant and bizarre musical language.
||The Wuppertal label (Germany) free elephant
for improvised music publishes a high-quality, versatile program of
music. The story of the founding of free elephant originates on the
initiative of Peter Kowald.
||The quintett Partita
Radicale for New and improvised music plays improvisation
cycles, film music and music theater. The ensemble has played together
since 1991 in the constellation flute(s), violin, viola and accordion.
Their way of playing can be characterized as multifaceted, with the
quality of fine chamber music.