fri. mar. 03 2023
alter bauhof

soundbridges (vandermark/muche/lehn/blume)
ken vandermark (tenor saxophone, clarinet)
matthias muche (trombone)
thomas lehn (analogue synthesizer)
martin blume (drums & percussion)

"imagine the following scenario: a highly likeable german soccer club, whose team inspires mainly (but not only) by its playing style (but not only), augments themselves for one season with an outstanding international superstar (e.g. cristiano ronaldo or erling haaland). this is what it looks like when three top musicians of the german improv scene invite a chicago legend as their turbo. ... the musicians harmonize with delicate ease, build tension without resorting to plain crescendos, slip from one unexpected note to another at the last second, find drama in silence and calm in chaos. ... soundbridges offers a lot: dynamics, wild free jazz, contemplative phases, sound excursions. everything flows homogeneously into each other as if there were no dividing lines. through sound bridges, in the most beautiful sense of the word." (martin schray, source:

other dates:
wed. march 1, schwerin @ schleswig-holstein-haus
thu. march 2, berlin @ house of music
fri. march 3, ottensheim @ alter bauhof / koma ottensheim
sat. march 4, brescia @ indica festival
sun. march 5, st. johann i.t @ artacts 2023 festival
mon. march 6, prague @ punctum
wed. march 8, dortmund @ parzelle im depot
thu. march 9, cologne @ loft
fri. march 10, schorndorf @ manufaktur
sat. march 11, bonn @ kreuzung st. helena / in situ
sun. march 12, antwerp @ trix / sound in motion

link: soundbridges , koma ottensheim , artacts 2023
other events:

oct.02, wien/Austria:
Vienna Klezmer Session | duo n...
oct.02, wien/Austria:
monday improvisers session
oct.04, wien/Austria: