Werner Durand (DE) studied saxophone with Ariel Kalma in Paris, Indian classical music in India and Berlin (with Kamalesh Maitra), and Iranian ney with Ali Reza Asgharia. He has performed his own music since the late 1970s. In the early 1980s, he started building his own musical instruments from Plexiglas and PVC. With the help of digital delays, the unusual sounds these instruments produce create rich textural and rhythmic pieces that recall tribal music from Africa and the Pacific, while sounding experimental and post-industrial at the same time. Coming from a minimalist tradition, the course of Durand’s career has been described as moving from free microtonality towards intonation.
Sonic Acts at Vondelkerk
Sunday 1 March
12,50 / 10
Doors open at 19:30 A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. At the closing concert at the Vondelkerk we enter a world of serene sound. Violinist Ekkehard Windrich performs Gabriel Paiuk’s Greifen through a specially designed multiple loudspeaker set-up. Tonaliens create a mesmerising melodic, harmonic and rhythmic mesh of sound using only intonation, microtonal improvisations and subtle drones.