We continue with Erwin Ditzner's "Carte Blanche", of course. Old story, but always reliably new. In 2020, the pandemic saw to it that Erwin Ditzner, together with Luc Ex and Mika Szafirowski, played the last concert of the festival year for the time being, on 1 November. It was a nice evening. In 2021, it's his turn earlier and he has once again invited a piano player to the concert.
A piano player? None other than Philip Zoubek, born in 1978 in Tulln, Lower Austria, who studied jazz piano in Vienna and Cologne and specialised in advanced styles of playing. In a truly astonishing number of top-class bands and formations (including Philip Zoubek Trio, Z3, Emiszatett, Tau 5, Shift), he explored the sound possibilities of his instrument through preparations, transforming it, as was once read, into another instrument. 2020 was a special year for Philip Zoubek: he released two albums at once and was awarded the WDR Jazz Prize. Erwin Ditzner, at any rate, raves about Zoubek's rhythmic flair and energy. Sebastian Gramss, the third member of the group this evening, plays "melodic avant-garde" with Zoubek in the formation Slowfox. And Zoubek is simply stunning as a soloist, to be heard on "Vortex", aptly transformed into words in "Bad Alchemy": "At least he savours the fascination of the various shades from tonal and wiry strokes to rubby or even silvery whirring and glissandising sound arcs, from deliberately brooding to generously pouring. Rolling scattering alternates with dreamy listening to what the fingers are feeling, the ringing sound of the right reaches into the ding-dong of the left, rainy dripping falls on crawly bustle. He lets the wire corpus spring and rattle, climbs to the highest heights, dongs gongily, winds up the grandfather clock like Shandy Sen. Zoubek lets little drone clouds morph, lets everything ring crystalline or as if with a muffler, strings together questioning repetitions or odd beats like an aleatoric automaton." Rarely has a concert recommendation been formulated more beautifully and accurately!
The 3G rule applies, which means that for this concert you need:
- EITHER proof of a personalised, daily negative rapid antigen test conducted by medical professionals (e.g. at a testing centre).
- OR proof of a complete vaccination (at least 14 days after the second vaccination)
- OR a convalescent certificate (not older than 6 months)
- a medical respirator to be worn during the whole event
- On-site registration via Luca app or registration form.
Due to the unpredictability of the occurrence of infections, changes at short notice are also possible. Therefore, we kindly ask you to inform yourself immediately before the event on this website about possible new regulations.