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Smith, Džukljev & Ng

A collaborative musical exploration drawing on diverse styles and influences.

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Smith, Džukljev & Ng
Smith, Džukljev & Ng

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31 mrt 2024, 17:00 – 19:00

Rotterdam, Van der Takstraat 102B, 3071 LM Rotterdam, Netherlands

Wat is er te zien?

“In our collaborative musical exploration, we will draw on diverse styles and influences, allowing spontaneous interactions to shape our direction. Through innovative techniques and a balance of structure and spontaneity, we aim to craft both a dynamic and ambient musical expression. Our collaboration is defined by mutual exploration, flexibility, and a shared commitment to pushing the boundaries of artistic expression.”

Artist Bios:

Karen Ng - Toronto-based improviser Karen Ng can be found in many different projects across a wide range of music. She has performed all over North America, Europe and Asia with The Weather Station, Andy Shauf, Lido Pimienta, Luka Kuplowsky, Badge Époque Ensemble, Tim Baker, L CON, Happiness Project, and Do Make Say Think. Currently Karen is involved in several ad hoc duos, trio and quartets, namely in Toronto, Brooklyn and Berlin.

Marina Džukljev – Serbian pianist, educator and active performer in the fields of free improvisation, applied, contemporary and classical composed music. She collaborates with wide range of multimedia artists across Europe and further such as: Dieb13, Franz Hautzinger, Joel Grip, Michael Griener, Jasper Stadhouders, Biliana Voutchkova, Vasco Trilla, John Dikeman, Richard Barret and many more. In each project, Marina is fully dedicated to the quest for new sonoric capabilities of piano playing and a non-traditional approach, by using the extended techniques of instrument playing in a genuine and inventive way. The unity of wide spectrum of expressive elements can be heard in her music: abstract, experimental, free jazz - all are embraced by the heritage of history of pianism.

Gregory Eric Smith – Canadian composer/drummer, based in Rotterdam, a musical chameleon whose prowess radiates in both his compositions and collective improvisational settings. He navigates between jazz and electronic scenes, producing, performing, and touring alongside David Binney, Chris Speed, Joachim Badenhort, Susana Santos Silva, Goncalo Almeida,  Simon Jermyn, and Ada Rave, among others. He also leads the Gregory Eric Smith Band featuring Andrew Moreno, Jonathan Ho, and Jonathon Haffner.

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