Thoughts of Trio:
Aidan Baker – guitar, bass
Han-Earl Park – guitar
Katharina Schmidt – drums, percussion
Peter Knight – piano, electronics
Tizia Zimmermann – accordion
Kamil Piotrowicz – trumpet, electronics
Entrance in the courtyard, Aufgang II, 1OG
Doors 20:00, music a bit later.
Thoughts of Trio is a new Berlin-based group featuring Aidan Baker on guitar/bass, Han-earl Park on guitar, & Katharina Schmidt on drums/percussion. The trio explores the intersections of ambient music, improvisational jazz, and musique-concrète.
Kamil Piotrowicz (1992) – pianist, composer, founder of Idealistic Festival and independent label Howard Records. He is a leader and member of the Kamil Piotrowicz Sextet, HAŁVVA, Wojtczak / Piotrowicz, Lawaai, The President. His approach to the piano is characterised by meticulous technique, maximalist minimalism, virtuosity and emotionality. Kamil performed in the USA, Europe and in South Africa. He worked with Jaimie Branch, Christian Lillinger, Tim Berne, Jacob Anderskov, Lotte Anker, Timothée Quost or Jan Młynarski. Kamil graduated with honours from the composition class of Professor Leszek Kułakowski at the Academy of Music in Gdańsk and from the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen. He is currently studying the Soloist Program at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Aarhus, Denmark.
From barely audible noises, quiet beatings, the breathing of the bellows to massive, full sounds and nervous, angular sounds, everything can be found in the energetic playing of the accordionist. Improvisationally she illuminates her instrument from different sides. Sometimes the sounds stand naked in space, sometimes they are superimposed and layered until it sounds orchestral. She juxtaposes economy with abundance and control with loss of control.
Perpetually curious, Peter Knight’s practice exists in the spaces between categories, between genres, and between cultures.
In recent years Peter has emerged as a significant international force in contemporary music, initiating commissions, collaborations, and performances with a diverse range of artists including recently, Anthony Braxton (USA), as a soloist with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Nicole Lizée (Canada), Amir ElSaffar (USA), Daniel Wilfred (Arnhem Land), Senyawa (Indonesia), Baliphonics (Sri Lanka), Hyelim Kim (Korea/UK), Paul Grabowsky (Australia) and Alvin Lucier (USA).
He has performed his music at some of the most significant festivals and venues in the world including recently: Jeonju International Sori Festival Korea, London Jazz Festival, Pierre Boulez Saal (Berlin), Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (hcmf//), JazzFest Berlin, Soundstreams (Toronto), and National Forum of Music (Wroclaw, Poland).
From 2013 – 2023 Peter was the Artistic Director/co-CEO of Australia’s leading contemporary music ensemble, the Australian Art Orchestra. Under his leadership the organisation thrived winning multiple awards and accolades.
Peter has released 18 albums of his music on various labels including in 2022 a solo
album, Shadow Phase, on the iconic ROOM40 label. He composes for film and recently completed the score for soon to be released Australian feature, Kid Snow, in collaboration with Warren Ellis. He also composes for contemporary theatre, most notably with acclaimed performer/director, Tamara Saulwick (Chamber Made).
Peter has won numerous awards, nominations, and fellowships including the Albert H. Maggs Composition Prize (2017), several AMC Art Music Awards, Bell Jazz Awards, Green Room Theatre Awards, and an Australia Council Music Fellowship (2013). He holds a doctorate from Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and was named its Alumnus of the Year in 2013.
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