So 20.11.16

Auxxx: Cul-De-Sac, Elsaffar - Kakaliagou - Tavil

ACUD CLUB 20h → Concert

A concert with two sets of energetic improvisation, expanded noise and accelerated electronics. Featuring Iraqi-American trumpeter Amir ElSaffar, Greek-Austrian horn player Elena Kakaliagou and Turkish drummer Utku Tavil plus the Cul-De-Sac Accelerated Evolution Orchestra from Zagreb. Unmissable ultra enthusiastic and uplifting sounds from the international underground!


Set 1:
Amir ElSaffar - trumpet
Elena Kakaliagou - french horn
Utku Tavil - snare drum, electronics

Set 2:
Franjo Glušac - electric guitar, effects
Neven Jurić aka "Nenchi" - french horn
Andreja Kurelec Košavić - vocals, trumpet
Miro Manojlović - vibraphone, xylophone, percussions
Ivan Marincel - trombone
Igor Pavlica - trumpet
Damir Prica Kafka aka "Capri " - saxes, keyboards
Darko Rundek - bass, effects
Bruno Vorberger - drums, percussion
Nikola Vincelj aka "Jinks" - visuals



Hailing from the dynamic underground music scene of Zagreb, Cul-de-Sac was formed by Dragan Pajić aka "Pajo" and Damir Prica Kafka aka "Capri" in 1986. They published audio cassettes, made film soundtracks and played concerts in Zagreb, Belgrade, Ljubljana, Copenhagen and Berlin. The last performance of the original line-up took place in June 1991 on the balcony of the skyscraper on the main square in Zagreb, a few months later war broke out in former Yugoslavia. Relocating to Amsterdam from 1993 - 2000, Cul-de-Sac dived into Amsterdam's thriving music scene at the time playing at clubs and galleries all over the city and collaborating with Nikola VIncelj aka "Jinks", who created posters and covers for CDs and slide shows for the gigs. After their return to Zagreb in 2000, Pajo and the other original members teamed up with young musicians, creating an orchestra of up to 20 musicians who played at festivals Austria, Bosnia, Croatia Macedonia, Serbia including the legendary Showroom of Contemporary Sound in Zagreb. Founding member Pajo passed away on 23 February 2014. He was a pioneering improvising musician who left behind a powerful musical legacy, the spirit of which continues to this day with the Cul-de-Sac Accelerated Evolution Orchestra, returning to Berlin for the first time since their 90s appearance at Tacheles. // Bandcamp


Iraqi-American trumpeter, santur player, vocalist and composer Amir ElSaffar has distinguished himself with a mastery of disparate musical styles and a singular approach to combining aspects of Middle Eastern music with American jazz, extending the boundaries of each tradition. A skilled jazz trumpeter with a classical background, ElSaffar has created new techniques to play microtones and ornaments that are idiomatic to Arabic music but are not typically heard on the trumpet. Additionally, he is an acknowledged performer of the classical Iraqi maqam tradition, and performs actively in the US, Europe and the Middle East as a vocalist and santur player. // SoundcloudHomepage


is a Greek-Austrian french horn player and performer, based in Berlin, specialized in contemporary improvised and classical chamber music. She has performed premiers and classical repertoire both as a soloist and as a member of Ensembles such as Ensemble Linea, Unitedberlin, KNM Berlin, zinc & Copper and zeitkratzer at Festivals such as Ultraschall Berlin, Maerz Music, Randspiele, Musica Nova (Finland), Musica (France), Warsaw Autumn, New Adits and Klanspuren (Austria). She has also worked with individual artists: Riikka Innanen, Samuel Stoll, James Andean, Ingrid Schmoliner, Katharina Klement, Catherine Christer Hennix, Robin Hayward, Simon Steen-Andersen, Thomas Noll, to name but a few. Elena is the co-founder of the Helsinki-based Rank Ensemble and the Austrian trio PARA.// Soundcloud - Homepage


Drummer and noisemaker Utku Tavil is an inspiring and energetic player. He travels constantly, bringing his powerful and uplifting sounds to enthusiastic audiences worldwide. Utku is also the founder of Multiversal - a network, consisting of musicians, artists, performers and spaces around the globe. Multiversal has its roots in guerrilla actions which started during 2011 on the border of Friedrichshein and Kreuzberg neighborhoods of Berlin, which has evolved into a series of events traversing live music venues, art galleries, cellars, apartments and streets in Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, France, Spain, Austria, Slovenia, Greece , Turkey and beyond... // Bandcamp - Web


SO 20.11 // 20H // 8€
ultra enthusiastic uplifting sounds from the underground
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