März 2013

 

Kelvin Sholar Group presents New Detroit

Freitag 22.03.2013 21:00 Uhr | Saal

Eintritt: 9 € / 6 € / 4 €

Veranstalter/-in: Werkstatt der Kulturen

Kooperation

 

Kelvin Sholar

Der US-amerikanische Pianist, Bandleader, Produzent und Komponist zählt nicht nur in seiner Heimat zu den ganz großen seines Fachs. Sholar hat mit dem New York City Ballet und Stevie Wonder gearbeitet. Spike Lee hat ihn im Rahmen einer Dokumentation zu den Aufnahmen von Q-Tips (A Tribe Called Quest) Album „Kamaal The Abstract“, an dem Kelvin Sholar mit seiner damaligen Band namens Rose beteiligt war, interviewt. Zur selben Zeit war er auch in Yoko Onos Post-911 Antikriegs-Musical „Give Peace A Chance“ involviert.

Sholar, dessen Auszeichnungen ganze Trophäenschränke füllen, gilt als „Genre-definierend“ und unzählige Musiker, Produzenten und DJs, darunter Sven Väth, LCD Soundsystem und Carl Craig haben sich von ihm inspirieren lassen oder beziehen sich mit einem Teil ihrer Arbeit auf ihn. Außerdem unterrichtet der Jazz-Innovator immer wieder Meisterklassen an diversen internationalen Instituten, wie beispielsweise dem Philipos Nakas Konservatorium (Athen), der Cité de la Musique in Marseilles oder der North Carolina Central University in Durham (USA).

Besetzung

  • Kelvin Sholar (USA) - p, keys, electronics
  • Jonathan Robinson (USA) - db
  • Tommaso Cappelato (I) – dr
  • Klaus Frauenholz (D) - electronics
  • Makiko Tominaga (J) – dancer

http://www.kelvinsholar.com

http://www.squidoo.com/new-detroit-an-introduction

Kelvin Sholar is a unique musician. He has been awarded over
10 musical prizes, and his recordings and performances reveal a
masterful technician. But, his sound is difficult to categorize so neatly.
Even when ArtForum International placed Sholar high in the ranks of
the Best Of Music as an "exceptional producer and keyboardist” the
most they could do was to compare him to Cecil Taylor fused with
Kevin Saunderson. Apparently, Sholar is a living unicorn. Despite the
categorical problems of style description, Kelvin Sholar’s unique sound
is showcased brilliantly on “New Detroit”, his new release due March
22, 2013 on Kasmavtsu Music.
New Detroit is a twelve-song live record. The first four songs of
“New Detroit” are one-third of “The Kalavan Suite”, Sholar’s original
twelve-movement work conceived according to new compositional
principles. These songs feature Sholar on piano, Jonathan Robinson
on bass and Tobias Backhaus on drums taking leaps of creativity with
bold stretches of imaginative interplay as they navigate through colorful
jazz swing, synthetic clouds of strings, balkan rhythms and powerful
grooves. The remainder of the album features Sholar’s live
performance of classic Detroit techno, with Klaus Frauenholz on
additional electronics- lovers of the dance floor with not be
disappointed; Jazz-lovers will soar during Sholar’s mercurial live solos.
New Detroit is an interesting review because it has a multigeneric
appeal; it references Jazz, Classical and Electronic styles of
music. As a result New Detroit is three times more likely to reach a
responsive audience. In support of the record, the above Artforum
quote is a good endorsement because the first four songs of New
Detroit reference Jazz and Classical styles and the remaining eight
songs reference Detroit Techno styles. New Detroit is a unique product
and Kelvin Sholar is a unique artist because worldwide there are few
competitors in terms of combining the wide range of styles presented,
award wining abilities and region-based music (i.e. Detroit Techno).

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