Sun. 21 April 2019 – 20:30
Anne La Berge

Two by Two

Improvised duets for deceptively familiar instruments.

Duo Collins en Paiuk
In April, 2019 the first performances of this brand-new duo will take place in The Netherlands. Collins en Paiuk make use of an improvisational approach to these two extended/interfered/altered instruments, in a unique mix of acoustic and electronic, material and instrumental exploits.

Born and raised in New York, with Chilean blood, Nicolas Collins was Artistic Director of Stichting STEIM in the 1990s. An early adopter of microcomputers for live performance, Collins also makes use of homemade electronic circuitry and conventional acoustic instruments. Since 1999 has been a Professor in the Department of Sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His book, Handmade Electronic Music – The Art of Hardware Hacking (Routledge), has influenced a new wave of electronic music worldwide.

Gabriel Paiuk is a composer and sound artist from Argentina, based in The Netherlands. His works include pieces for instruments and electronics as well as sound installations. As a pianist-improviser he developed a unique language of extended techniques based on a continuous interplay between conventional keyboard actions and interventions on the frame and strings of the piano. He has performed and recorded with Jason Kahn, Axel Dörner, Burkhard Beins, Rhodri Davies, Lucio Capece, Andrea Neumann and Robin Hayward, among others.

Duo Dramm/La Berge
For more than thirty years, the unique power duo Dramm/La Berge has traversed the globe. With two new releases this year (one with daughter Diamanda) and recent performances in the U.S. Canada and New Zealand, the duo is back in top form.
“Highly-charged rock guitar, brilliant flute and Ive's naive-courageous mentality.” (Päevalent)
“With a synthesis of the physicality of pop with the smarts of classical music, Dramm/La Berge span a wide arc between the complex patterns of minimalism and the raucous drive of post-punk." (Frankfurter Rundschau)
“Not only musically, but also on a personal level, the two musicians complement each other perfectly. This allows them to forge apparently contradictory elements into a colorful and playful unity.” (Eindhovens Dagblad)

Anne La Berge's trailblazing work as flutist, improviser and composer has earned her a reputation as one of the most powerful musical voices of her generation. Her music comprises a ferocious and far-reaching virtuosity, which has included a unique array of powerfully percussive flute effects, deadly accurate microtones, and electronics processing. She performs many of her own compositions, but has also has produced works intended solely for other performers, often involving improvisation and enigmatic texts. In addition to creating her own work, she regularly performs in projects of other artists, in a range of settings from modern chamber music to improvised electronic music.

David Dramm is an American composer/singer/guitarist, who lives in Amsterdam. The international press has dubbed David Dramm an “American iconoclast.” The Dutch press has described his music as “the ground-breaking terrain between Charles Ives, Jimi Hendrix and Lou Reed.” His omnivorous vocal music output led the newspaper Trouw to proclaim him “The King of Song.” His music is performed regularly in international concert halls, festivals and clubs as well as being used by choreographers and theater makers throughout Europe. Major festival performances have included Holland Festival, Warsaw Autumn, New Music Days in Zürich and Tallinn, Huddersfield Festival, Freunde Guter Musik in Berlin, EXPO in Biel, the Finnish 'Time of Music' Festival, November Music and the New York-based Bang on a Can Festival. Major commissions include works for Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Rotterdam Philharmonic, Albany Symphony, Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic and ASKO/Schoenberg Ensemble. Dance and theater collaborations have included Club Guy & Roni, TANZmainz, Göteborg Opera and Dance Company, Dansgroep Krisztina de Châtel, Scapino Ballet and Orkater.

Nic Collins trumpet
Gabriel Paiuk piano


Anne La Berge flutes
David Dramm electric guitar