MARLIES DEBACKER

Marlies Debacker is a Belgian pianist and performer of free improvised music, free jazz as well as contemporary classical music. She currently resides in Cologne, Germany.

 

She does extensive research on the sound possibilities of her instrument with a focus on resonance, pedal work, inside piano playing and the use of various preparations, thus allowing her to move between the conventional sound of a piano and various percussive and pseudo-electronic sounds. She performs often on vintage keyboards as well.

 

After finishing a master degree in Improvisation at the HfMT Cologne under Professor Paulo Alvares, she is currently studying a master of New Music at the Folkwang Universität der Künste in Essen.

 

Debacker is alongside German tuba player Carl Ludwig Hübsch and saxophonist Salim Javaid co-curator of the concert series Plattform Nicht Dokumentierbarer Ereignisse in the Atelier Dürrenfeld/Geitel – a platform for improvised and contemporary music. This format now exists for over 15 years and has welcomed many stars of the international improvised music scene during that time.

An impressive visual documentation of the undocumentable events from 2004 to 2014 can be found here: http://www.ulrich-duerrenfeld.de/konzert.htm

 

Marlies Debacker is also newest member of the IMPAKT collective for improvised music in Cologne. www.impakt-koeln.de

 

The IMPAKT label documents and publishes works of the collective’s musicians on a semi-annual basis. The IMPAKT calendar (http://www.impakt-koeln.de/kalender) is an attempt to give an overview of every concert and event of improvised music in Cologne. The monthly newsletter (that you can subscribe to via mail to either IMPAKT or Marlies Debacker) also includes events in cities close to Cologne such as Bonn, Essen, Bochum and others. IMPAKT also organizes concerts in Cologne, inculding the KONTRASTE series in the Stadtgarten Cologne that has already invited guests like Evan Parker, Rudi Mahall, Isabelle Duthoit, Tony Hodgekinson, Inga Zach and many others.

 

Besides her work as a performing pianist, Debacker is also a piano teacher at the Offene Jazzhaus Schule in Cologne (www.jazzhausschule.de).

 

 

SOLO

 

In her solo concerts Marlies Debacker appears as an improviser on piano and keyboards

as well as a performer of contemporary classical music.

 

DEBACKER // JAVAID

 

A working duo that explores the borders of conceptual free improvised music.

w/ Salim Javaid (saxophone)

 

 

UCHRONIA

 

 

Free jazz quartet that plays compositions of Debacker, with lots of space for interpretation

and spontaneous energetic explosions.

w/ Stephan Schönegg (double bass),

Dominik Mahnig (drums),

Salim Javaid (saxophone)

 

UNVIEL

 

 

Three dimensional improvisations that emphasise on subtle sound changes

and attention for details. The chamber music instrumentation.

w/ Nathan Bontrager (cello),

Etienne Nilessen (prepared snare drum),

Salim Javaid (saxophone)

 

TRIO MUTUEL

 

 

Trio for contemporary classical music.

w/ Ramon Gardella (percussion),

Salim Javaid (saxophone)

 

SAM

 

 

I play Clavinet here.

w/ Annelie Koning (voice),

Salim Javaid (soprano saxophone)

UNVIEL

UCHRONIA

DATE

INFO

LOCATION

TIME

CITY

2017

w/

Salim Javaid (saxophone),

Gabriela Areal (cello),

Tomas Cabado (guitar)

20:00

29

AUG

Köln (DE)

TASTE / THIS PIANON IS NOT PREPARED - festival (3rd day)

for contemporary piano music and improvisation

 

with solo sets by

Sumin Rummel, Marlies Debacker and Philip Zoubek

16:00

03

SEP

Köln (DE)

FINAL MASTER CONCERT

 

SET 1 SOLO

SET 2 w/

 

Etienne Nillesen (percussion),

Florian Zwissler (analog synth),

Carl Ludwig Hübsch (tuba)

20:30

03

SEP

Köln (DE)

w/

Mathieu Lilin (saxophone),

Quentin Conrate (uncomplete drums),

Thomas Coquelet (electric harmonium),

Marlies Debacker (keys),

Gabrielle Weissen (performance)

20:00

11

SEP

Köln (DE)

UCHRONIA

@ IMPAKT Labelnight

20:30

13

OCT

Köln (DE)

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