When at the beginning of May it was revealed that the keyboarder Liz Kosack had won the renowned SWR Jazzprice it resulted in frowns, shrugs and confusion. Liz who? This question couldn’t even be answered from relevant music platforms and record dealers. Annoying and unusual when nowadays gaining information turns into research. Liz Kosack, born 1983 in Maine, first studied jazz-piano and then in Berlin, where she’s been living since 2013, composition. As keyboarder and synthesizer specialist she favorizes open concepts of improvisation and stands for the questioning of traditional parameters. Live she performs with self-made masks, gushes about the creative process in groups and would like to get away from the idea of a musical ego. She was a founding member of KIM, the collective for composed and improvised music. In Berlin and in Brooklyn Liz Kosack is part of bands like VAX, RRR, Sunrise Over A Dystopic Future City, Wahrchester, The Liz, **Y**, Spoiler, MEOW!, Swiss Army Wife, Ravenact and in Pascal Niggenkemper’s Le7eme Continent. When you follow these steps, you realize the jury’s decision is not only rooted in an aesthetic but also a political dimension. Here the door is cracked opened to a vital scene which exists under the radar of the mainstream daily business.
The concert is seated.