Jesse Gilbert exploring transdisciplinary arts and culture

Breath & Hammer at Boulezsaal

Jesse will create live visuals for David Krakauer and Kathleen Tagg’s “Breath & Hammer” duo at the Boulezsaal in Berlin, March 8th and 9th, 2019.

American clarinetist David Krakauer—equally at home in the classical repertoire and in klezmer and jazz—and South-African composer-pianist Kathleen Tagg bring an eclectic and highly personal program to Berlin’s new concert hall. Breath & Hammer is an exploration of shared artistic values and a celebration of differences. Krakauer and Tagg recast works by close associates and friends from around the world into new electro-acoustical contexts and set them alongside their own compositions. The musical program is enhanced by an immersive video feed by American artist Jesse Gilbert, specifically designed for the unique space of the Pierre Boulez Saal.

Widely considered one of the greatest clarinetists on the planet, David Krakauer has been praised internationally as a key innovator in modern klezmer as well as a major voice in classical music. In 2015 he received a Grammy nomination in the Chamber music/small ensemble category as soloist with the conductor-less orchestra “A Far Cry”, and a Juno nomination for the CD “Akoka” with cellist Matt Haimovitz. He has appeared with the world’s finest orchestras including the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Baltimore Symphony, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony, the Weimar Staatskapelle, the Orchestre de Lyon, the Phoenix Symphony, the Dresdener Philharmonie, and the Seattle Symphony.

South African-born pianist, composer and producer Kathleen Tagg, praised for her combining of “outstanding technique with deep musicality”, has performed on four continents in leading venues such as Carnegie Hall, had her original music performed in venues such as New York’s Lincoln Center, appeared on a host of classical, world music and multi-genre recordings on NAXOS, Universal, Table Pounding Records, Ossia Records and Gallo Africa, and produced numerous CDs and inter-disciplinary programs from Cape Town to Los Angeles.



Pierre Boulez Saal
Französische Straße 33 D
10117 Berlin

Friday March 8th at 7:30pm
Saturday March 9th at 7pm

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