Franz Hautzinger / Isabelle Duthoit / Benjamin Klein
presented by crow with no mouth
March 18, 2015
Studio Z: 275 East Fourth Street, Suite 200, St. Paul
$12 door admission
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Franz Hautzinger is based in Vienna and has a long history of collaboration and performance with many important musicians from a wide range of styles, including Merzbow, Derek Bailey, Luc Ex, Lou Reed, Otomo Yoshihide and many others. A protege of the legendary jazz trumpeter Bill Dixon, Franz has carved an important musical space that combines many sounds and styles. As displayed in many of his imposing projects, the highly distinguished musician and composer feels most at home in the overlapping areas of various musical genres, no matter whether jazz, improvisation or electronics, contemporary music, avant-garde or world music. Born in 1963 in Burgenland, the trumpeter consistently tries to bridge the gaps and override stylistic boundaries to create something completely new and extraordinary.
Isabelle Duthoit was born in 1970 in Montargis. Classically trained, Isabelle Duthoit has worked with various ensembles and composers. Duthoit has developed a singing technique deemed “singular language before language”. She sings and improvis both solo and in a duet with Phil Minton. In 2008, she was a resident at the Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto (Japan) to perform a solo vocal performance in relation to the sound world of Noh and Bunraku theater. From 1995 to 2005, she has been committed to the creation of improvised music, or Fruits Festival Mhère “fields of improvisation” with Jacques Di Donato. Since 1997 she has taught clarinet and improvisation at the Conservatoire Departmental Evry (Essonne).
Benjamin Klein (tuba / electronics) is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He received his MA from Wesleyan University where he studied with Ron Kuivila, Neely Bruce, Anthony Braxton, and Alvin Lucier. Benjamin received his BMus from Lawrence University; there, he studied with Charles Guy, Martin Erickson, Philip Bodin, Matt Turner, and Joanne Metcalf. In 2006, the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship allowed Benjamin to undertake a year-long project exploring international improvised and experimental music in the cities of Amsterdam, London, Sydney, Wellington, and Tokyo. Benjamin has taught courses in electronic music at Central Connecticut State University, and he is active in performance in the Twin Cities, where he has lived since 2013.