John Cage taught her how to love every kind of sound and music regardless of source and manner of performance. While working with Giacinto Scelsi she realised one can be a composer and improviser at the same time without these two fighting with each other for spheres of influence. Derek Bailey eventually encouraged her to abandon music as a system and build her own musical world from scratch. 2016 saw her celebrating 40 years of her artistic work, which has made her into one of the finest figures in the world’s improvised music scene. This was her first concert at Ad Libitum, and her first appearance with Polish bass virtuoso Bogdan Mizerski.
Joëlle Léandre / Bogdan Mizerski
Joëlle Léandre, double bass Bogdan Mizerski, double bass / 21.10.2016 / Warsaw, The Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Laboratory, Wojciech Krukowski Hall
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