Kulturforum Villach Kontakt

Lederergasse 15,Villach

Eintritt: 25


Ken Vandermark, reeds

Istvan Grencso, reeds

Elisabeth Harnik, piano

Paul Lytton, drums



Ein neues Quartett des amerikanischen Giganten am Tenorsaxophon Ken Vandermark, zu dem er Musiker aus drei Ländern, nämlich Ungarn, Österreich und England eingeladen hat.

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Paul Lytton (born 1947, London) is an English free jazz percussionist. He began on drums at age 16 and played jazz in London in the late 1960s while taking lessons on the tabla from P.R. Desai. In 1969 he began experimenting with free improvisational music, working in a duo with saxophonist Evan Parker. After adding bassist Barry Guy, the ensemble became the Evan Parker Trio. He and Parker continued to work together into the 2000s; more recent releases include trio releases with Marilyn Crispell in 1996 (Natives and Aliens) and 1999 (After Appleby).

A founding member of the London Musicians Collective, Lytton worked extensively on the London free improvisation scene in the 1970s, and aided Paul Lovens in the foundation of the Aachen Musicians' Cooperative in 1976. Lytton has toured North America and Japan both solo and with improvisational ensembles. In 1999, he toured with Ken Vandermark and Kent Kessler, and recorded with Vandermark on English Suites. As well Lytton collaborated with Jeffrey Morgan (alto & tenor saxophone) with whom he recorded the CD "Terra Incognita" Live in Cologne, Germany.


Harnik (Deutsch/Englisch):





István Grencsó has been the leading figure of Hungarian avant-garde jazz for decades. He founded his first ensemble, Masina, in 1979, and became known in the 80s as a member of the Dresch Quartet and a collaborator of György Szabados. He founded the Grencsó Collective in 1985, which – with varying line-ups – has been his primary ensemble ever since. István is a multi-instrumentalist playing saxophones, the clarinet, flute, duduk, and other reed instruments. He has collaborated with Ken Vandermark, Peter Kowald, Tobias Delius, Peter Brötzmann, and Han Bennink. Besides playing jazz and free improvised music, István is a poet, photographer, composes classical music, and directs the annual Adyton music festival.