April 2016 - Joëlle Léandre

Künstlerin des Monats April 2016 - Joëlle Léandre

Quelle: http://www.joelle-leandre.com/photos/



Joëlle Léandre, Kontrabassistin, Komponistin und Improvisatorin

Joëlle Léandre, born 1951 in Aix-en-Provence (Frankreich), is a french double bass player, improviser and composer. Joëlle Léandre is one of the dominant figures of the new European music. Trained in orchestral as well as contemporary music, she has played with l’Itinéraire, 2e2m and Pierre Boulez’s Ensemble Intercontemporain. Joëlle Léandre has also worked with Merce Cunningham and with John Cage, who has composed especially for her – as have Scelsi, Fénelon, Hersant, Lacy, Campana, Jolas, Clementi and about 40 composers.
As well as working in contemporary music, Léandre has played with some of the great names in jazz and improvisation, such as Derek Bailey, Anthony Braxton, George Lewis, Evan Parker, Irene Schweizer, William Parker, Barre Phillips, Pascal Contet, Steve Lacy, Lauren Newton, Peter Kowald, Urs Leimgruber, Mat Maneri, Roy Campbell, Fred Frith, John Zorn, Mark Naussef, Marilyn Crispell, India Cooke and so many others…

She has written extensively for dance and theater, and has staged a number of multidisciplinary performances. She got the DAAD in Berlin, is welcomed as artist resident at Villa Kujiyama (Kyoto). In 2002, 2004 and 2006, she is Visiting Professor at Mills college, Oakland, CA, Chaire Darius Milhaud, for improvisation and composition. Her work as a composer and a performer, both in solo recitals and as a part of ensembles, has put her under the lights of the most prestigious stages of Europe, America and Asia.

From 1981 to 2009, Joëlle Léandre has about 150 recordings to her credit.

Joëlle Léandre ist am 15.4., 19.00 auch Gast an der KUG (Brandhofgasse 21, Zi. 306) und wird unter dem Titel „L'improvisation ne s'improvise pas. Reflexion und Praxis“ eine Lecture (in englischer Sprache) bei freiem Eintritt geben. Ebenfalls bei freiem Eintritt am 11.4., 18.00 an der KUG (Palais Meran, Zi. 24): „Musik braucht Freiheit. Die Bassistin und Improvisatorin Joëlle Léandre im Portrait“, ein Vortrag in der Reihe „Künstlerinnen“ von Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka. Am 16. April findet um 20 Uhr im WIST (Moserhofgasse 34
8010 Graz) ein Duo-Konzert mit Joëlle Léandre und Elisabeth Harnik statt. Kartenpreis: € 15.- | € 10.- (ermäßigt) | € 5.- (für MusikstudentInnen mit Ausweis an der AK)