SPACE IS THE PLACE: Trance Mission Duo (Beth Custer) + George Dumitriu (solo)
Thursday, February 1, 21:00, entrance € 8 / students € 5
TRANCE MISSON DUO (BETH CUSTER)
Beth Custer and Stephen Kent create extraordinary and original music featuring soaring clarinet melodies, driving rhythms, and masterful didgeridoo grooves and ambience. TMD performs in festivals, galleries, and clubs the world over. Kent and Custer met in San Francisco in 1991 and immediately formed Trance Mission, the critically acclaimed world music ensemble, releasing four recordings on the City of Tribes label, and touring widely in north America and Europe. Notable duo performances include Maybeck Studio, di Rosa Art Preserve, Garden of Memory, and Davis Jazz & Beat Festival.
Stephen Kent – didjeridu, percussion, cello-sintir | Beth Custer – B flat, alto, bass clarinets, percussion
George Dumitriu is a Romanian guitarist, violist and violinist residing in Amsterdam. Graduate of the Bucharest National University of Music, he won more than 15 national and international prizes as a classical violinist. As a jazz guitarist he studied in Groningen (granted with the Huygens Scholarship), New York and Conservatory of Amsterdam, researching live electronics. As a leader of the group DUMItRIO, he released the albums Proverbe (TryTone 2017) and Future Nostalgia in 2014 (FN01). He performs internationally with a variety of ensembles (Sanem Kalfa, Kaja Draksler Octet, Hidden Myth, Romanian Jazz Collective, Newstalgia, Steven Kamperman Trio, Alex Simu Quintet). Founding member of the I/O music-theater platform, he experiments with live electronics, composition and improvisation.