It's not just the first Canadian performance of…
HOMO FABER by Studio Dan / Krüger & Pardeller
… it's also a special SNEAK PREVIEW performance of a new commission for ensemble and two solo harmonicas. Plus we're going to stick around after the performance to chat with you about our truly impressive harmoica playing, the beautiful spectrum between collective improvisation and fully-notated music, long flights from Europe, and our abiding love for strong coffee.
HOMO FABER is a collaborative work developed by Daniel Riegler together with visual artists Krüger & Pardeller. We'll be releasing a new album of this music on the tour- you can buy your copy at Gallery 345.
More about our tour here:
=== About STUDIO DAN VIENNA ======
Studio Dan was founded by Daniel Riegler in 2005 for the JazzWerkstatt Wien’s first festival. Refferring to Frank Zappa´s album Studio Tan (1979), the ensemble started as a zappaesque big band, but has since morphed to perform in various permutations, depending on the project. The group operates on the borders between diverse subgenres of contemporary music: improvisation, new music, jazz, and (art) rock, to name only a few. Studio Dan is the only Austrian large ensemble belonging neither to the jazz big band mainstream nor to the strictly interpretive contemporary chamber music culture. Instead, the ensemble organically combines composition and improvisation, exploring beyond the bounds of simplistic categories.