Wegmann, Dörner, Mégroz, Erel

korhan-doerner-wegmann-megrozJudith Wegmann, prepared piano
Axel Dörner, trumpet
Julien Mégroz, percussion, objects
Korhan Erel, electronics

Judith Wegmann and I met and played for the first time in the Neighbors Festival in Bern in June 2014. Later in 2014, she invited me to be a part of her quartet idea with her long-time musical partner Swiss percussionist Julien Mégroz and German trumpeter Axel Dörner. The quartet has played two concerts in Berlin (Sowieso and Ausland) in February 2015 as well as a concert at Atelier Pia Maria in Biel in April 2015. A quartet concert had to be played as a trio in Judith Wegmann’s absence in December 2015 at the IOIC Festival in Zurich.

After a hiatus of two years, the quartet is back with a concert at Berlin’s fine venue exploratorium on Sunday, November 26, 2017.

The quartet draws from many diverse backgrounds such as new music, jazz, free improvisation, musique concrete and electronic music, creating a multi-faceted sonic landscape with delicate textures, strong statements.