This free lecture/recital is being given by Salim(a) Javaid (saxophone) and Mauricio Galeano (guitar), a contemporary chamber music group based in Germany.
The duo specialises in sound-based contemporary music as well as new complexity and has commissioned works by Evan Johnson, Marco Momi, Richard Barrett, James Erber and many more. The musicians aim to expand the repertoire for the unique instrumentation of (10-string) guitar and saxophone and explores the potentiality of the unique instrumentation to create previously unheard sound constellations & combinations.
Tonight's concert features music by Ray Evanoff, Giorgio Netti, James Erber, Sam Hayden, Klaus K Hubler and Roger Redgate.
Salim/Salim(a) Javaid (they/them) is a Czech-Pakistani saxophonist and improviser based in Cologne. As a performer of contemporary music, soloist and member/founder of Trio Abstrakt and Duo Galeano/Javaid, they premiered a number of new works and are in the process of developing exciting new projects and concert formats.
They studied both classical and jazz saxophone at the HfMT Cologne and hold master degrees from their studies in contemporary music at the Folkwang University of Arts in Essen and improvisation at the HfMT Cologne. They currently study in the excellence program ‘Konzertexamen’ of the Folkwang University of Arts under the guidance of Prof. Barbara Maurer.
Mauricio Galeano was born in Uruguay. He studied guitar at the University School of Music in Montevideo (Uruguay). Further studies took him to Magnus Andersson in Sweden and to Prof. Jürgen Ruck at the Würzburg University of Music.
He has performed internationally in Europe and South America and has taken part in various festivals and concert series (including at the Hellerau Festival in Dresden, ZfGM Festival Leipzig, Biennale for Current Music Bremen, Days for New Music Würzburg, Dresden Days of Contemporary Music, Linea Academy Strasbourg, Darmstadt Summer Courses, San Marino New Music Project) and with various institutes such as HfMT Leipzig , HfM Dresden, Institute for Contemporary Music (HfMDK Frankfurt), Sonology Institute (The Hague), Lund University (Sweden) and as a scholarship holder at the Giorgio Cini Foundation (Venice). He is currently a member and part of the artistic direction team of the Leipzig ensemble Contemporary Insights, which, among other things, published the cycle A Thing Made Whole by Andrew Greenwald on the Kairos label in 2022. His first album Colloid with solo works by Brian Ferneyhough, Wieland Hoban, Klaus K. Hübler, Ray Evanoff and Richard Barrett was released in 2022 on the American label Neuma Records.
This event is free and open to all
Dates & times
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|6 Feb 2024
|7:30pm - 9:00pm
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