Joey Baron, Robyn Schulkowsky

Joey Baron, Robyn Schulkowsky

© Frank Dietsche

Concert
Sonic Arts Lounge

Robyn Schulkowsky & Joey Baron

Sonic Arts Lounge

Robyn Schulkowsky and Joey Baron’s encounter at MaerzMusik is a stroke of luck for the Berlin audience. American Joey Baron is considered to be one of the best drummers of avantgarde jazz and Robyn Schulkowsky is one of the leading contemporary music percussionists who has not only premiered works by Karlheinz Stockhausen, Walter Zimmermann, Rebecca Saunders and Wolfgang Rihm but is also known as a composer and improviser in her own right.

Through their close contact with avantgarde music since the 1960s, as well as their collaboration with musicians and artists from different parts of the world and contexts, Robyn Schulkowsky and Joey Baron have developed a rich and boundless musical language that unites them again and again for joint improv sets. Hardly anyone is better suited to perform “Drei Stücke für Schlagzeug-Duo” by Christian Wolff than these two soloists.

Christian Wolff, a close associate of John Cage and a representative of the New York School, follows his musical approach with great consistency. This provides for the “parliamentary participation” of the interpreter, allowing the music a great degree of freedom within precisely noted parameters. The duo will enter into a dialogue “free but together” and, as it were, communicate with percussive sounds.

Christian Wolff
Drei Stücke für Schlagzeug-Duo
For a Medley (2012) WP
Percussionist 5 (2002)
Bass Drum Duo für Joey und Robyn (2013) WP

Robyn Schulkowsky & Joey Baron
Improvisations