Physical copies housed in stylish 6-panel digipack with transparent tray are available to order from 1 March, 2018
Markus Krispel: alto and baritone saxophone
Matija Schellander: double bass
Szilveszter Miklós: drums
All music by Markus Krispel, Matija Schellander and Szilveszter Miklós
Recorded live at Vodnikova Domačija Šiška, Ljubljana on 5 May 2017
Engineered and recorded by Iztok Zupan
Mixed and mastered by Hannes Mottl and Markus Krispel
Photos by Iztok Zupan
Collage and packaging design by Igor Ripak
Executive producer: Nataša Serec
Associate producer: László Juhász
Trios are a regular feature of the world of free improvisation but there continues to be room for surprising and unpredictable concerts. Austrian reed player Markus Krispel, Austrian – with Slovenian roots – double bassist Matija Schellander, and Hungarian drummer Szilveszter Miklós come from very different backgrounds in both education and practice. They all draw their primary inspirations from their personal achievements of new contemporary music and free jazz, resulting in music that is inconceivably inventive.
Krispel, the wild autodidact with various reeds, the deliberate conceptualist Schellander, and Miklós with his devotion towards the traditions of free jazz have created a reciprocal compassion where their personal sonic universes rewardingly coexist. Their sharing of musical ideas, extensive dialogues and durable recycling of choices and discoveries make their music a bulk of positive emotions and attitudes sparked by their inventive imagination and deep wish for sharing time and space together for creating music.
This trio took part in three Borderless Dissonance events – an annual cross-regional collaborative project initiated by Slovenian cultural and artistic association KUD Mreža which asks Austrian, Slovenian and Hungarian improvisers to work together for the first time by giving three exploratory concerts in the capitals of the three neighbouring countries: Budapest, Ljubljana and Vienna. In addition to those concerts, these highly motivated musicians arranged eight more public performances in Serbia, Croatia and the Czech Republic. Instantly, their trio became a “working group” with clear visions and conscious realizations of their ideas. The music that you will hear on this release is the trio's complete Ljubljana performance, held at Vodnikova Domačija Šiška – exactly as it happened. Compellingly put.
Markus Krispel (1977) started his musical career as a member of Vienna-based bands called Licht and Ron Bop, later he released solo materials under the aliases Der Polizist and Lesco Lak, homemade recording projects with all kind of instruments he could find and got interested in. Years later he got seriously into the alto saxophone and joined the Neu New York Music Institute at Celeste, Vienna, initiated by saxophonist Marco Eneidi in 2005 – now called the Monday Improvisers Session, still taking place on every Monday evening at the very same venue. / markuskrispel.eu
Austrian composer and improvising musician Matija Schellander (1981) is based in Vienna, mostly using double bass, modular synthesizer and speakers – processing input, moving air output. Over the last couple of years, he has focused on music for solo double bass. During his stay in Berlin he developed a project consisting of three parts that incorporates space, movement, light and sound. He has worked with composers and musicians such as Isabelle Duthoit, Burkhard Stangl, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Okkyung Lee, Andrea Neumann or Enrico Malatesta. / matija.klingt.org
Hungarian free jazz drummer Szilveszter Miklós (1983) began his musical career on violin but soon he switched to drums. Graduated at the Franz Liszt Academy Of Music in Budapest but he still believes that his real education is based upon the experience of playing live with his older and experienced musician friends. Regularly performs with leading Hungarian free jazz musicians and participates in international groupings alongside with outstanding instrumentalists including Peter Brötzmann, Lewis Jordan, Rudi Mahall and Han Bennink.