Jason Van Gulick is one of the most inventive drummers on the contemporary music scene, he processes the sounds of his drumset in real time providing an explosive mixture of wild rhythms and abstract soundscapes.
Lê Quan Ninh's music is a very personal and intimate. The French percussionist plays a bass drum laid horizontal on a stand, and uses it as a "sound table" for the various smaller percussion instruments and objects he has arranged on the floor "surrounding" him. In this sense he is a minimalist because he limits his choice of instruments. But his amazing sense of adventure creates a maximum amount of sounds.
Eli Keszler is a composer, artist and multi-instrumentalist based in New York City. In performance, he often plays drums, bowed crotales and guitar in conjunction with his installations. In his ensemble compositions, he uses extended strings, motors, crotales, horns and mechanical devices to create his sound, balancing intense harmonic formations with acoustic sustain, fast jarring rhythm, mechanical propulsion, dense textures and detailed visual presentations.
Jason Van Gulick & Le Qhan Ninh are artists in residence at Ateliers Claus.
The concert is a presenation of the work they did a week prior to this concert.
The residency and concert are possible with the help of Smart.