Jazzfest Berlin

ABACAXI

ABACAXI © Sylvain Gripoix
ABACAXI

ABACAXI (France/Germany)
World premiere

Julien Desprez guitar
Max Andrzejewski drums
Jean-François Riffaud bass

Julien Desprez doesn’t hide behind the powerful sound of his instrument: the electric guitar. For him, the guitar has become a controller which he uses to fluctuate between contrasting levels of light and sound, while he explores the physical and mental space, making it soar and tremble at the same time. Rigid performance tableaus break open, come apart, and begin to stagger. Following his duet with Rob Mazurek, the French guitarist will perform with François Riffaud on electric bass and drummer Max Andrzejewski from Berlin.
The Abacaxi formation presents an intensely abrupt electric sound sculpture with a sharp edge and shrill brilliance, scraped out of the idiom of rock. Bright noise embedded in a choreography of pulsing light: a wild and innovative perspective on seemingly immutable, engrained rock riffs – somewhere between the late 60's rock and sound art, and a world premiere to boot!

Julien Desprez on Soundcloud
Julien Desprez on Facebook

Max Andrzejewski on Soundcloud
Max Andrzejewski on Facebook

Jean-François Riffaud on Facebook

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Tickets & Dates

Opening Jazzfest Berlin 2018


Venue:
Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Side Stage


Price/Category:
€ 39 / reduced € 25


Please note:
This year, all concerts of Jazzfest Berlin will be broadcast via the ARD radio stations. Since the broadcasts are live, the concerts will have to begin on time and continue so after the intervals. We ask for your understanding. All bars will welcome you with drinks and refreshments before the concerts, in the intervals and after the concerts.


Dates:
THU 01 Nov 2018, 21:30 - 22:00