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Franz Hautzinger – Thomas Lehn – Bertrand Gauguet
27/01/2007 - 20:30

Since the early 1980s Thomas Lehn has been working as a performer, interpreter, composer and improviser of contemporary music. His individual style of musical expression is rooted in the experience of a broad spectrum of musical fields. After studying recording engineering at the Hochschule fuer Musik in Detmold (Germany), he moved to Cologne and studied both classical and jazz piano at the Hochschule fuer Musik Koeln.As an interpreting pianist he has played concerts since 1982 – performing both contemporary new music including numerous first performances and traditional composed music of the classical and romantically period. In 1989 he initiated the chamber ensemble Trio Dario and four years later the Mengano Quartett, focussing on performing compositions of the contemporary avant-garde. Parallel to his work as a pianist, he concentrates on composing and performing electronic music. Based on his background as an interpreting and improvising pianist in classical-, contemporary and jazz-music, he developed his individually language in live-electronic music.

Born in 1963. Composer and performer of new and improvised music. Studied trumpet and composition at the Graz Academy of Music and the Performing Arts and at the Vienna Conservatory. Since 1989 he teaches ensemble, composition, and arrangement at the Vienna University of Music and the Performing Arts. He is (guest-)soloist in various ensembles, partner in international art cooperations (e.g. of Elliott Sharp, Ben Patterson, Joachim Kuhn, Tony Oxley, Otomo Yosihide, John Cale, Zeitkratzer), and creator of his own projects: “Franz Hautzinger Speakers Corner”, “Dachte Musik”, “Regenorchester”, ..

Bertrand Gauguet is a French musician working in the field of experimental and improvised music, whose work ranges from acoustic to amplified sound and from improvised to composed music.As a composer, he has worked in diverse projects, including several with contemporary dance and cinema.As an improviser, he has been active on the European scene on both alto and soprano saxophones since the beginning of the decade, performing with, amongst others, Martine Altenburger, Pascal Battus, Frédéric Blondy, Fabrice Charles, Jim Denley, Michel Doneda, Thomas Lehn, Lê Quan Ninh, Barre Phillips and Dan Warburton.He is also involved as an organizer of different events (concerts, meetings, etc.) and as a teacher of workshops dedicated to discovering sound and improvisation.He lives in Paris.

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