Werkstattkonzert 1. Set

Fr, 10. März 2017 – 20:15

Claudia Binder prepared piano
Simon Rose baritone/alto saxophones

The Binder-Rose duo was formed when each performed solo at the Vortex, London, UK in 2013. Since then they have performed together in Germany and Switzerland.
Claudia Binder (DE) has lived in Zürich, Switzerland since 1986. She studied, as well as elsewhere, at the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock with George Lewis and performed John Cage`s Songbooks with German composer Dieter Schnebel. Concerts and festivals include: Willisau, Taktlos, Schaffhausen, Jazzherbst Konstanz, New Music America (Miami), LMC Festival London, Jazzfestival London, Suoni a Sound (Italy), Ear We Are Biel…And has played with John Butcher, Phil Durrant, Lol Coxhill, Stevie Wishart, Co Streiff, Hans Koch, Alfred Zimmerlin, Dorothea Schürch, Martin Schütz, Dieter Ulrich, Christian Weber, John Russell, George Lewis, Roger Turner, Priska Walss, Susann Wehrli, Gabriela Friedli, Jean-Marc Montera, Carl-Ludwig Hübsch, Paul Hubweber, Joachim Zoepf, Tom Varner, Vinny Golia, Tomas Korber, Trixa Arnol. Simon Rose (UK) is based in Berlin, his performances have ranged from solo to improvising orchestras in Europe, US and Canada. His two solo releases: ‘Procession’ FMR 2005, alto sax and ‘Schmetterling’ Not Two Records, 2011, baritone sax have been critically aclaimed. Collaborations in small groups have included Jan Roder, Mark Sanders, Kjell Nordeson, Simon Fell, Willi Kellers, Oluyemi Thomas, Klaus Janek, Adam Bohman, Michael Speers, Steve Noble, Olaf Rupp, Chris Chafe, Kanoko Nishi, Ava Mendoza, Weasel Walter, Damon Smith, Scott Looney, Pauline Oliveros, Charity Chan, Colin Stetson, Yorgos Dimitriadis, Dominic Lash, Jen Baker, Jakki Tolvi, Hilary Jeffery, Alan Wilkinson, Pascal Nichols, Paul Stapleton, Stefan Schultze, Nicola Hein, Audrey Chen, Ute Wassermann, and many others. Participation in large groups has been with Marco Eneidi Orchestra, London Improvisers Orchestra, Ensemble directed by Evan Parker and Roland Ramanan Tentet. CD recordings can be found on Bruce’s Fingers, Emanem, FMR, Rayon, Leo, PSI , Not Two, Red Toucan, pfMentum.


CD: ‘Procession’ Simon Rose solo alto saxophone (FMR) 2006
… ‘Procession’ is one of the finest statements from the saxophone I have ever had the pleasure to experience… Each piece is encyclopedic and grandiose without pretence, as witnessed in the opening of the aptly named ‘Ground Effect’.
Marc Medwin, CADENCE, September 2007

‘… One can hear the influence of Charles Ives on pieces like "Etwas Flatterhaft" while Cagean techniques are applied on other numbers. The almost serial construction of" ist die Frage" contrasts with the string-scratching on "Honiglied" or the eerie buzzing strings on "City Night Lines", clearly the most surprising track (did she use an E-Bow to make them vibrate like that?). "Solo Piano" illustrates the creativity and versatility of the pianist and makes an enjoyable listen, thanks to Binder`s musical language constantly revised from one piece to the next. 

  • Simon Rose – Baritonsaxophon
  • Claudia Ulla Binder – Klavier

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