"INTERSECTIONS" BERLIN - CHICAGO at Mauersegler Park Kultur

Berlin Chicago Kaleidoscope Cultures Connecting Presenting Performance Artist

Elastic Arts and AMP-CHI presents the next concert of “Intersections: A series featuring musicians from the AACM and Asian Improv aRts Midwest” on Saturday, July 16 at 6 p.m. featuring the Hanah Jon Taylor Trio performing in the SommerGarten at Mauersegler Park Kultur, Bernauer Strasse 63-64 13355 Berlin, Germany. This exciting cultural and musical event brings musicians from the U.S. and the former East Berlin together for a true international “Intersection”.

Chicago native son, Hanah Jon Taylor

World class saxophone/flutist and Chicago native son, Hanah Jon Taylor travels to Germany for his Trio’s performance on July 16. His unique and lyrical persona on flute, saxophone and wind synthesizer has warranted him as a true innovator of the contemporary jazz idiom. He will perform pure improvisation on saxophones, flute and wind synthesizer, accompanied by Dan Casillas (guitar) from Chicago, and Peter Vicent (double bass) from East Berlin. From Berlin Taylor travels to Nimes, France where he will perform in the “Jazz a Junas Festival”. Taylor currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin where he is teaches Music History at the Madison Media Institute.

Daniel Göritz was born in 1965 in East-Berlin.

Winner of numerous prices and stipends, among them: the contemporary music price of the jury at the International Guitar Competition Kutna Hora 1988, first price winner of the Huddersfield International Composition Competition at Britain’s most important contemporary music festival 1994, winner of a City of Berlin Composition Price 1995, winner of the 24th Artists International Competition (New York) in 1996 with the Zephyrus Duo (resulting in their debut recital at New York's Carnegie Recital Hall in the 1997 Season), composition stipend at the Academy of Arts and Letters Berlin 2000-2002.

Being also active in the field of early music studies, he is the editor of SONATE D’INTAVOLATURA DI LEUTO OPERA PRIMA- a collection of the lute works by Italian baroque composer Giovanni Zamboni, published by Peters Edition.

As an ensemble- and orchestra musician Daniel Göritz is also performing regularly with some of the most distinguished Orchestras and Ensembles under the direction of renowned conductors. His credits have included (among others):

Berlin Philharmonic (Sir Simon Rattle, Pierre Boulez), Deutsches Sinfonieorchester Berlin (Ingo Metzmacher, Kent Nagano), Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (Marek Janowski), Ensemble Modern (Peter Rundel), Staatskapelle Berlin, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Crosstown Ensemble New York, Absolute Ensemble New York.

For more information contact producer Susan Fox at: 011 33 1 42 79 91 87 (in Paris) or via email: mccca@sbcglobal.net.

Alpha Bruton, 01 577 531 1138 (in Berlin),  phantomgallerychicago@gmail.com, via Skype alpha.bruton