An outstanding brand-new duo project of the internationally very active Central European musicians, Swiss guitarist BEAT KELLER and Austrian trombonist WERNER PUNTIGAM, performing freely improvised experimental and noisy chamber music! Independently from each other, both of them have been doing numerous concert tours in Africa and Asia before they've started performing together in May 2019 in Paris. Their big goal is to explore maverick sound options on their music instruments with widest dynamical range to create thrilling abstract dialogues and complex soundscapes.
BORDERLINING feat. Yejin Han (KR) contemporary dance
In addition to their straight concert activities, they're also running a thrilling interdisciplinary performance project, entitled 'Borderlining' (idea & general conception by Werner Puntigam), in collaboration with the Korean contemporary dancer/choreographer YEJIN HAN. The absolute exciting premiere of that project happened at the Lentos art museum in Linz (A) on November 16, 2019, as part of 'Die Lange Nacht der Bühnen' (video link below).
photo © Reinhard Winkler
BEAT KELLER (https://beatkeller.com) Guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and bandleader based in Winterthur, Switzerland and in Berlin. Beat Keller is amongst the important Swiss musicians in the field of experimental and improvised music. Through the exploration of extended playing techniques, guitar tunings and the use of an electric feedbacker guitar, he has developed a unique musical language. Beat Keller has played together with many major exponents of the Swiss and international scenes and performs regularly around the world at festivals and renowned concert venues. (...) Keller’s 10’s debut album won “Best Debut Release 2008 (worldwide)” awarded by the American magazine All About Jazz. Beat Keller is currently a member of the groups Cao-Keller-Siedl (VN, CH, AT), Rough Cave (CH), Bowee-Keller (CH), Tilo Weber’s Animate Repose (DE), Keller’s 10, Gunfire Orchestra (SA, NO, CH) as well as Jason Kahn // Beat Keller (US, CH).
WERNER PUNTIGAM (http://www.ear-x-eye.info) Freelancing multidisciplinary artist in the fields of music (composition & improvisation / trombone, conch shell, voice & noises), visual arts (photography, video & graphic-design) and interdisciplinary performances & audio-visual installations. Because of his wide range of sounds and experimental playing techniques as well as of his founding and leading of quite a number of unconventional music projects with mostly international line-ups and appearances at many festivals (Europe, Africa, Asia, North America), he was called "alchimist of the sounds" in a press review. For already more than 22 years he's been especially focused on intercultural cooperations, and in 2013 he's been honoured with the 'Grand Upper Austrian Award for Art in the context of Intercultural Dialogue'. Further prizes: Austrian Jazz Competition 1988, Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik 1997, Upper Austrian music talents funding 1999. Many CD, radio and tv productions. As interdisciplinary performer and artist he conceives and produces his own multimedia projects, interdisciplinary performances and space and sound installations. Also cooperations with poetry, theater, dance, film, video and fine arts as well as projects for and with children and youth, workshops, adviser and curator activities.