|Monday, April 19th, 2010
- 10:00 PM
Ignaz Schick & Keenan Lawler
experimental electro-acoustic improv
$6.00 Suggested donation (but no one turned away for lack of funds.)
pleased to present a performance of the
long-awaited collaboration of electro-acoustic improvisors
Ignaz Schick and R. Keenan Lawler. Recordings of solo and duo
sets from this ten-city U.S. tour will be mixed and edited in Louisville, to result in a new addition to both artists'
highly regarded discographies.
Touring internationally, curating festivals, and running his own Zarek label, Ignaz Schick has been an active and integral force in Berlin's blossoming contemporary experimental music scene since he moved there in 1995. Over the years, he has developed his unique electro-acoustic set-up which he calls "rotating surfaces" - incorporating turntables and amplified objects. He has collaborated with a lengthy list of notable musicians including Don Cherry, Tony Buck, and Gino Robair, and worked for several years as an assistant to composer Joesf Anton Riedl. Schick especially enjoys the "direct duo-confontation" of improvising with a like-minded adventurer such as Lawler.
For more information and samples of Schick’s recordings:
For nearly 30 years, R. Keenan Lawler has been a restless explorer of sound from rock to electro-acoustic improvisation and many points in between. Since the late nineties he is best known for developing a highly idiosyncratic, difficult-to-categorize language on the metal-bodied resonator guitar, fueled and inspired by minimalism, blues, Asian and African musics, ancient and modern classical, psychedelia and jazz. Collaborating with musicians ranging from Lukas Ligeti to My Morning Jacket, Lawler's discography includes the acclaimed Music for Bluegrass States released on Table of the Elements.
For more information and samples of Lawler’s recordings: