掘失 The Hidden Tune
A music collaboration by Orang Orang Drum Theatre (Malaysia) and Angelika Niescier Trio (Germany)
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Date and Time (2020):
24th April 8.30pm (Premier by invitation only)
25th April, 3pm & 8.30 pm
26th April, 3pm
80, Jalan Sultan, Kuala Lumpur.
Early Bird (from 15th January until 15th March)
RM 250 for the group of 5 (only available during early bird)
Concession: Senior Citizens(60 years old++ Students and Persons with Disabilities)
Freeze – 012-3622939
Orang Orang Drum Theatre, Angelika Niescier Trio
Initiated and Supported by:
ORANG ORANG DRUM THEATRE,
Since its establishment in 2013, Orang Orang Drum Theatre’s core members Boyz Chew, Zyee Leow, and Damien Leow have been dancing between music, dance, and theatre, looking for a platform of expression for drum theatre. Bringing a team with them, they participated in the international music festival Sziget Festival 2019, Venice theatre arts festival Venice Open Stage, and Belgium and Germany dance festival Danse en Ville. In recent years, they have brought their troupe to tour at many cultural and dance arts festivals in Europe, such as in France, Hungary and Serbia. Through interactions with traditional cultures, they find their balance between tradition and contemporary.
OODT also explores drum theatre as a new interdisciplinary sub-genre by combining theatrical elements, movements, narratives and multicultural values of the Malaysian society with the percussion tradition.
2014 ‘Hidup Ini Senget’ received the ‘Best Music and Sound Design’ and ‘Best Group Performance’ at the12th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards
-2015 Collaborative project with Art Baiduren to Yun Lin, Taiwan for Southeast Asia Exchange Program.
-2017 ‘The Dialogue’, a collaboration project with German choreographer-dancer Carmen Rodina, supported by Goethe-Institut Malaysia.
-‘Ballard of Nature’ – A collaborative project between the Wandering Moon Shadow Theatre, Thitipol Kanteewong Thailand at The 15th Asia Arts Festival
-2015 ‘Hidup Ini Senget’ – Indonesia Arts Mapping Festival
-2015 ‘Hidup Ini Senget’ Europe Tour – Belgium, Germany, Danse en ville and Venice Open Stage
-2016 ‘Hidup Ini Senget’ – Japan APAM Setouchi Triennnale
-2017 ‘The Memories’ – France International Folklore Dance and Music Festival by CIOFF France and Georgetown Festival in Malaysia
-2018 Lagu Walk Tour – Ximply Arts Festival (Alor Setar) and Black Room Theatre (Johor Bahru), Malaysia
Butterworth Fringe Festival 2018, Malaysia.
-2019 Sziget Music Festival at Budapest; SummerFest at Százhalombatta, Hngary; Interetno Festival at, Subotica, Serbia
ANGELIKA NIESCIER, Saxophonist, Composer, GERMANY
Coined as the “Great European Saxophonist“ by the Berliner Zeitung, Angelika Niescier is one of the exceptional musicians who has for some time been redefining the contours of the European Jazz scene – an artist on a mission, with boundless energy, a rich pallet of color and virtuoso technique.
Born in Poland, she now resides in Cologne, Germany where she studied at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen.
As a bandleader and composer, she earned some of the most prestigious awards e.g. the German Jazz Award (Albert-Mangelsdorff-Preis), the Echo Jazz, on numerous times the Vierteljahrespreis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik and was accepted in the Artist in Residence Program in Moers (Germany), Mexico City and Tarabya (Turkey).
She has also worked for broadcasting and TV companies such as the Bayrischer Rundfunk, WDR, radio bremen, SWR and HR and RBB.
As an internationally recognized musician she has travelled to many countries to perform e.g. at the Winter Jazzfest New York, unerhört! Zürcher Jazzfestival, Vancouver International Jazzfestival, Jazzfest Berlin, Jazzfestival Molde and very often represented her country in different settings all over the world.
She has also worked with some of the big names in the international music scenes such as Joachim Kühn, Tyshawn Sorey, Kris Davis, Gerry Hemingway, Julia Hülsmann, Jim Black, Ralph Alessi, Ernie Watts, IIro Rantala and many more.
Angelika Niescier has an unstoppable desire for artistic development and exchange, which made her musical journey rich on inspirational encounters and led to works for and collaborations with dance, orchestra and choir, film and theater.
John-Dennis Renken, Trumpet, Electronics, GERMANY
Also known as JD Renken, he was born in Bremen and is now living in the Ruhr area since 2001 where he studied at the Folkwang University.
He was accepted in the Improviser in Residence program in Moers 2017, and was awarded quite often: in the “jazzwerkruhr” 2007- 2010, “Jazz Bremen” 2005-2007, “Young Energy“ Best Soloist Award and “Jazz Award Ruhr” with his “Zodiak Trio“ in 2011.
He was chosen as one of seven European musicians to participate in the “jazzplayseurope “ensemble, which toured all over Europe in 2011.
In addition, the WDR Big Band also featured him and his music in 2014.
Renken played in numerous concerts all over the world with bands/musicians like Carla Bley and Steve Swallow, Tribe, NDR Big Band, The Dorf, Angelika Niescier, Eric Schaefer & The Shredz, Marsen Jules, André Nendza’s a.tronic, Niescier-Renken-Kracht-Thomé, Michael Wollny, Stefan Schultze Large Ensemble, Torino Jazz Orchestra, JJO NRW, BuJazzO, Maxime Bender Orchestra, NDR Big Band and many more.
He appeared in many CD, radio, theatre and TV productions, e.g. at ARD, ZDF, BR, NDR, RBB, WDR, and Radio Bremen.
He currently teaches jazz improvisation at the Folkwang University in Essen.
Matthias Akeo Nowak, Doublebass, GERMANY
Matthias studied orchestral music, Jazz and popular music at Musikhochschule Mannheim. After receiving the prestigious DAAD-Scholarship in 2008, Matthias moved to New York to study at the Aaron Copland School of Music. After completion of the studies, he returned to Cologne where he found himself working in a variety of musical contexts and recording for DLF, WDR, HR, or RBB with his current bands Peter Ehwald „Septuor De Grand Matin“, Angelika Niesciers “Sublim”, the German- British Band „Paragon“ and his own groups „Common Ground“ and „Koi-Trio“. Matthias is touring intensively and has played at international festivals in over 35 countries such as Jazz Utsav, New Dheli or Eurojazz, Mexico City.
He is also a faculty member of Conservatorium Maastricht.