Is there any need to introduce vibraphonist Els Vandeweyer? She sovereignly moves within a complex construction of free jazz, contemporary composed music and improvisation. Vandeweyer studied classical percussion and jazz vibraphone in Brussels and Oslo. She co-founded the exciting IMI collective (“Snug as a Gun”, 2006) in Portugal, plays with Fred Van Hove in duet and in the Quat quartet with Paul Lovens and Martin Blume (“Live at Hasselt”, 2013). Further prominent musicians she has worked with include Pascal Niggenkemper Vision 7, the Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra and Hans Unstern. Vandeweyer, who is also a spectacular performer, is an experimenter of the unusual kind. She uses different “devices” like table tennis balls filled with small metal spheroids at the end of her drumsticks, gloves with rubber knobs and metal plates, expanding her music well into the direction of “noise and poetry” (“Die Zeit” newspaper). Ulrich Stock, a “Die Zeit” critic, celebrated her solo album “Debut” with a eulogy after witnessing her at a solo performance for the first time. This was during her artist residency at (((potentiale))) 2019 in Kalbe an der Milde. Listening to “Debut” will already highlight her skills, but watching her “work” is even better.