17-05 SPACE IS THE PLACE: Spinifex + Chris Pitsiokis Quartet

SPACE IS THE PLACE: Spinifex + Chris Pitsiokos Quartet

Thursday, May 17, music starts 21:00, € 8 / students € 5


With its fearsomely explosive combination of musicians, Spinifex is all about compelling grooves, strong dynamics and challenging improvisations. 

Named after a tough Australian species of grass, Spinifex may at first sound like a combination of jazzcore, math-metal and other typically Western contemporary music. However, beneath the surface the listener will discover ancient cyclical rhythms of Turkish and Indian origin. Tonight they present their new SOUFIFEX project, with music inspired by Sufi traditions from around the world.

Tobias Klein – alt sax | John Dikeman – tenor sax | Jasper Stadhouders – guitar | Gonçalo Almeida – bass guitar | Philipp Moser – drums

Chris Pitsiokos is a saxophonist, composer, and improviser. His music combines the intensity and immediacy of extreme rock forms and noise with the lyricism and forward propulsion of jazz and the abstract detail of contemporary classical composers Iannis Xenakis and Helmut Lachenmann. Chris has had the opportunity to perform/collaborate with Lydia Lunch, Tyshawn Sorey, Peter Evans, Kevin Shea, Brian Chase, Henry Kaiser, Mick Barr, Marc Edwards, Brandon Seabrook, Paul Lytton, Tim Dahl, Philip White, Guerilla Toss, C. Spencer Yeh, Ikue Mori, Nate Wooley and Weasel Walter.