26/08/2022 – 15:00
With a unique seventeen-headed orchestra, influential pioneers, new bands, a super eager new generation, surprising collaborations and a free of access area with a record fair, film, workshop, expo and slow food the seventh edition of the Summer Bummer festival at De Studio will close the summer of 2022 at an absolute high. Get your tickets while they last ! Scroll down for all the info on day 1 – 26/8 of the festival. For all the info on Summer Bummer Day 2 – 27/8 click here !
PRAED Orchestra! is the oversized version of the duo project PRAED. Raed Yassin (electronics, voice) and Paed Conca (clarinet, electronics) are setting concert halls and dance floors ablaze with their extremely catchy mix of Arabic popular music, free and space jazz, electronic music and psychedelic rock for nearly twenty years. For Summer Bummer Yassin and Conca expand their duo into a massive orchestra with fifteen guest musicians from all corners of the world, with mainstays from musical worlds as diverse as jazz, free jazz, alternative and improvised music and a strong Belgian representation of leading artists that are making their mark on the international music scene. In 2018 Yassin and Conca surprised with the fantastic triple album ‘PRAED Orchestra! Live In Sharjah’ for Rabih Beaini’s Morphine Records and now they set out to surprise us even more with brand new work they are creating for the Summer Bummer festival.
Raed Yassin (electronics, voice) – Paed Conca (clarinet, bass) – Elisabeth Klinck (violin) – Alan Bishop (voice, tenor sax, guitar) – Sam Shalabi (oed, guitar) – Ann Eysermans (harp, bass) – Maurice Louca (electronics, synthesizer) – Michael Zerang (drums, percussion) – Khaled Yassine (drums, percussion) – Hans Koch (bass clarinet, saxes) – Els Vandeweyer (vibraphone) – Christian Kobi (saxes) – Radwan Ghazi Moumneh (buzuk, electronics, voice) – Andreas Bral (harmonium, voice, synthesizer) – Youmna Saba (voice, oed) – Stan Maris (accordion) – Martin Küchen (alto sax)
Space with Lisa Ullén (piano), Elsa Bergman (bass) and Anna Lund (drums) is a piano trio based in Stockholm that plays free jazz that channels the American free jazz tradition as well as contemporary classical music. Combining raw power with an exquisite attention to detail, the three musicians make every moment sparkle with possibilities. In this aural space, every movement matters. Ullén and fellow Swedes Bergman and Lund are all significant players in the Scandinavian free jazz scene and the trio first met in the sextet Anna Högberg Attack (Summer Bummer 2019), and have since played together in many constellations. Their acclaimed debut album Space was recorded by Mats Äleklint (Large Unit, Angles 9) during the pandemic in 2021 at the legendary venue Fylkingen, and is released by the American record label Relative Pitch Records (March 2022).
Hypnotic rock to be situated somewhere between Circle, Omar Khorshid, Can and The Groundhogs, writes John Doran of the online music magazine The Quietus, and in our opinion a perfect description of The Dwarfs of East Agouza, an adventurous trio, formed in the Agouza district of Cairo, that combines repetitive North African rhythms, free jazz guitar inspired by West African styles, sax and electronics/synths into a mesmerising and psychedelic whole. The group consists of three mainstays of alternative music, being Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls, Alvarius B.), Maurice Louca (Karkhana, Elephantine) and Sam Shalabi (Land of Kush, Shalabi Effect) and released their fifth full-length ‘The Green Dogs Of Dahshur’ in 2020.
Tashi Dorji is one of the most original improvisors of the moment. This musical free spirit born in Bhutan connected with punk and free jazz in the nineties when he moved to the U.S. to study. Today Dorji is an in demand improvisor that can excel on electric as wel as on acoustic guitar. He toured as guest and support of Godspeed You! Black Emperor in 2015 and collaborates on a regular base with the cream of the creative music scene. In the fall of 2021 he played some scorching sets in the Oorstof series (Trix, Kaap, POM) with Kuzu, a trio with Dave Rempis and Tyler Damon. After three cancelled tours Dorji is finally back for a series of solo concerts with a stop at De Studio for the Summer Bummer Festival, a passage that definitely will not go unnoticed.
Swiss reed player Christian Kobi performs and creates with various musicians, composers and artists such as Phill Niblock, Taku Sugimoto and Keith Rowe often in a longterm partnership. Swiss reed player Hans Koch in turn is known for stellar groups such as Koch, Schütz, Studer, Barry Guy New Orchestra and Cecil Taylor European Orchestra. Kobi and Koch know each other from the saxophone quartet S4, with John Butcher and Urs Leimgruber. For Summer Bummer they form a trio with harp and bass player Ann Eysermans – active in Fenna and Fnussjen, among others – who starred in the Visitations residency series in 2021 in the company of Ananta Roosens, Pak Yan Lau, Nicolas Chkifi, Frans Van Isacker, Giovanni Di Domenico and Giotis Damianidis. In that year she also made her mark internationally with her debut album ‘For Trainspotters Only’ (Cortizona), on which she investigates the musical potential of trains.
The combination of piano/harmonium, accordion and saxophone is something rare. Because the instruments partly overlap in register and timbre, the balance within the trio is very fragile. But in the masterful hands of Andreas Bral (piano), Stan Maris (accordion) and Viktor Perdieus (tenor and soprano sax), that fragile balance is turned into something magical. The compositions from which they start are very open so the musicians can move freely. Think of undulating and enchanting pieces, melodic but also constantly transforming. Eddies, to which the group name Ocean Eddie refers, are circular currents within general oceanic currents that remind us of a playful, naive and slightly unhealthy competition, the kind of competition what this trio is looking for in its music.
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