38 Years of Konfrontationen Festival

38 Years of Konfrontationen Festival


July 18, 2017

The 38th edition of Konfrontationen festival for free and improvised music will take place in the infamous Nickelsdorf village between July 20-23. Once again, the festival will present a stunning variety of acts from all over the world.

Thursday, July 20:
HAN BENNINK/JORIS ROELOFS DUO (Han Bennink - drums, percussion; Joris Roelofs - clarinet, bass clarinet)
KEN VANDERMARK / STEVE SWELL / JON RUNE STRØM / PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE (Ken Vandermark - reeds; Steve Swell - trombone; Jon Rune Strøm - double bass; Paal Nilssen-Love - drums)
THE CLIFFORD THORNTON MEMORIAL QUARTET (Joe McPhee - tenor/alto/soprano saxes, trumpet; Daunik Lazro - tenor/alto/baritone saxes; Jean-Marc Foussat - analogue synthesizer; Makoto Sato - drums)

Friday, July 21:
[Catholic Church] 5 p.m.
URUK (Isabelle Duthoit - voice, clarinet; Franz Hautzinger - trumpet; Hamid Drake - drums, percussion; Michael Zerang - drums, percussion)
[Jazzgalerie] 7 p.m.
LIFE AND OTHER TRANSIENT STORMS (Susana Santos Silva - trumpet/flugelhorn; Lotte Anker - tenor/soprano saxes; Sten Sandell - piano; Torbjörn Zetterberg - double bass; Jon Fält - drums)
RADIO TWEETS featuring RICHARD SCOTT (Ute Wassermann - voice, bird whistles; Birgit Ulher - trumpet, radio, speaker, objects; Richard Scott - modular synthesizer, electronics)
KLAUS FILIP / NOID / CHRISTIAN KOBI / HANS KOCH (Klaus Filip - ppooll; Noid - ppooll; Christian Kobi - reeds; Hans Koch - reeds)
ICP ORCHESTRA (Michael Moore - alto sax, clarinet; Ab Baars - tenor sax, clarinet; Tobias Delius - tenor sax, clarinet; Thomas Heberer - trumpet; Wolter Wierbos - trombone; Guus Janssen - piano; Mary Oliver - violin, viola; Tristan Honsinger - cello; Ernst Glerum - double bass; Han Bennink - drums)

Saturday, July 22:
[Kleylehof] 3 p.m.
LUFT (Mats Gustafsson - reeds; Erwan Keravec - bagpipes)
JOE MCPHEE / MATS GUSTAFSSON DUO (Joe McPhee - reeds, trumpet, pocket trumpet; Mats Gustafsson - reeds)
[Jazzgalerie] 7 p.m.
MATAGI ILI (Thomas Berghammer - trumpet; Tobias Delius - reeds; Frank Gratkowski - reeds; Sebi Tramontana - trombone)
THE "B" QUARTET (Magda Mayas - piano; Mazen Kerbaj - trumpet; Mike Majkowski - double bass; Tony Buck - drums)
OLIVER LAKE / DONALD ROBINSON DUO (Oliver Lake - reeds, flute; Donald Robinson - drums)
TRANCE MAP [Evan Parker - soprano sax; Matthew Wright - turntable, live sampling + Adam Linson - double bass, electronics; Spring Heel Jack (John Coxon & Ashley Wales - electronics)]

Sunday, July 23:
LEFT (Isabelle Duthoit - clarinet; Katharina Klement - piano, electronics; Matija Schellander - double bass)
THE AMES ROOM (Jean-Luc Guionnet - alto sax; Clayton Thomas - double bass; Will Guthrie - drums)
HAMID DRAKE / MICHAEL ZERANG DUO (Hamid Drake - drums, percussion; Michael Zerang - drums, percussion)

More info on accommodation and tickets can be found on the festival website. Some words and thoughts from the 2016 edition of Konfrontationen can be found HERE.

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