Erik Friedlander's Throw a Glass (USA)

Try and fly: Artemisia. Absinthe dreams between devils and tulip fields. Erik Friedlander's new project is the soundtrack to a "green hour".

Together with his new formation Throw a Glass, consisting of Uri Cane (piano), Mark Helias (bass) and Ches Smith (drums), the American cellist sets the changing states of intoxication to music. His compositions demand nothing, they accompany the head cinema like programme music: she constantly changes her perspective, oscillates between bitterness, contentment and exuberance and seeps deeper and deeper into the auditory canals unnoticed...


Erik Friedlander: cello
Uri Caine: piano
Mark Helias: bass
Ches Smith: drums

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April 2019

PORGY & BESS Jazzclub

Porgy & Bess (actually, Jazz and Music Club Porgy & Bess ) is a jazz club in the Riemergasse 11 in the 1st district of Vienna. The club , founded in 1993 is considered " the most important jazz organizer and trendy meeting point " of the Austrian capital .

The program of Porgy & Bess speaks to a very large audience , about 70,000 guests a year ; is accordingly Jazz " understood very pluralistic ," and the program " even in fringe areas , such as electronic music , contemporary music and world music penetrated . " Many international artists , particularly from the U.S. space , see also Austrian musician here an opportunity to perform . The club also offers the stage for events, such as the award of the Austrian World Music Award.

Musicologist Christian Scheib According to the Porgy & Bess " at the same time essential for the development of the musical ( jazz ) reality of a City" and needs and uses ' plain commonplace as urban space music. " It creates itself " through artistic preferences, acoustic quality , capacity and real capacity, the necessary exclusion of other clubs. " Here, the different areas of the jazz clubs allow - the area in front of the stage with tables, upstairs gallery , a lateral area with a bar at counter - different intense concentration on the concert scene . For Jazzthetik Porgy & Bess is even a " traditional club . "

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