2023 / 21:50 – 22:10 [UTC] FREIBUTRG

VENUE: E-Werk Freiburg
RADIO STATION: Deutschlandfunk Kultur / SWR
LINKS: http://ewerk-freiburg.de/event/arts-birthday-2023-2/

Drum Solo no.2 – The Egg by Matthew Herbert & Moritz Baumgärtner (part of the Matthew Herbert and The New Radiophonic Workshop)

Matthew Herbert (Live-Sampling, lots of kitchen- and egg-stuff)
Moritz Baumgärtner (Percussion only with kitchen- and egg-stuff on 2 floor toms and a snaredrum)

Futuristic music in the best sense: that was the trademark of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. For 40 years, artists like Daphne Oram and Delia Derbishire set standards for work with electronic sounds, noises and instruments.

Now the Radiophonic Institute has taken on the legacy of the workshop. Since 2012, it has been creating, connecting and promoting innovations in sound and music. Led by composer, artist and curator Matthew Herbert, the Institute aims to inspire a new generation of creatives to collaborate and challenge the conventions of music and sound design.

As part of Art’s Birthday, Matthew Herbert and The New Radiophonic Workshop will play two concerts at E-Werk Freiburg.

Matthew Herbert and Moritz Baumgärtner live at E-Werk-Freiburg (Photo: Marc Doradzillo)

Moritz Baumgärtner (http://moritzbaumgaertner.de/) got to play concerts with Tony Malaby, Bob Stewart, Chris Tordini, Kurt Rosenwinkel, David Friedmann, Chris Hoffman, Perry Robinson, Ralph Alessi, Achim Kaufmann, Philipp Gropper, Pablo Held, Johannes Enders, Ack van Rooyen, Julia Hülsmann, Theo Bleckmann, Hayden Chisholm…

He played on several Jazz festivals p.E. Jazz Baltica, Moers Festival, JazzTage Leipzig, Jazz by Off beat Basel (CH), Jazzfest Berlin, Jazzfestival Port au prince (Haiti), Langnau Jazz Nights (CH), Jazzfestival La Paz (Bolivia), Lugano Jazzfestival (CH), Jazzfestival Bergen (NO); Jazzfest Timisoara (RU), Jazz D’Or Berlin – Strasbourg……and other Festivals like Sziget Festival (Hungary), Kazantip Festival (Ukrain), Rock am Ring, SXSW Austin (USA), Dour Festival (Belgium), Fusion Festival, Hurricane…

Moritz is / was touring frequently with many different Bands and Projects all over Europe.

(p.E Melt Trio, Lisbeth Quartett, Johanna Borchert Band, TAU – Gropper/Eldh/Zoubeck, Das Rosa Rauschen, Uri Gincel Trio, Christian Weidner, Pablo Held, Matthias Pichler, Gabriel Coburger, Frittenbude, Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra, Bonaparte, Saroos, The Eclectic Moniker and many more).

His music also took im to USA, Southamerica, China, Russia, Ukraine, Haiti, Norway, Rumania, Denmark, Sweden, UK…

You can find Moritz on over 30 different records on international labels (Traumton, Sony, Warner, Enja, Audiolith…) as a jazzdrummer and improviser but also as a rockdrummer.

Matthew Herbert is an award winning composer, producer and writer. His range of innovative works extends from numerous albums (including the much-celebrated Bodily Functions) to film scores for Oscar-winning movies (A Fantastic Woman) as well as music for the theatre, Broadway, TV, games, radio, opera and installations. He is most known for working with sound, turning ordinary or so-called found sound into electronic music. His most celebrated work ONE PIG followed the life of a pig from birth to plate and beyond and debuted at the Royal Opera House. He is the creative director of the new Radiophonic Workshop for the BBC and set up the Oram Awards, The Sound of The Year Awards and the Radiophonic Travel Agency. His debut play The Hush was performed at the National Theatre and his debut book called The Music was published in 2018. He has a PhD in composition entitled ‘Listen while you work’ about ethics and is an artistic researcher at Canterbury Christ Church University.

The Radiophonic Institute, born from the profound legacy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, creates, connects and champions innovation in sound and music. Led by composer, creator and curator Matthew Herbert, we aim to inspire and enable a new generation of diverse creative practitioners to collaborate, and to challenge the pre-existing conventions of music making and sound design. Our work is supported through partnerships with the PRS Foundation, BBC R&D, The Daphne Oram Trust, and is funded by Arts Council England, and a range of public and private organisations. TRI initiatives include Estuary Sound Ark, The Museum of Sound, The Radiophonic Travel Agency and Sound Of The Year Awards