A feast of improvised music with groundbreaking performers

Doors open: 18:00
Start: 19:00
Age limit: 18 years (with guardianship)
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For three days in January we throw open MUNCH to the All Ears festival of improvised music. This Saturday features five concerts, a talk and a children’s workshop.  

Myriam Bleau (CA) 
Ghosted - Johan Berthling, Andreas Werliin, Oren Ambarchi (SE/DE) 
Hans Kjorstad/Ernst Reijseger (NO/NE) 
Ignas Schick (DE) 
Katariin Raska & Anna-Liisa Eller (ES) 

‘All Ears Talk’ Rob Young (The Wire, Jazznytt)

‘Small Ears’ – children’s workshop 11.00-14.00 (free) 
Workshop for children in sound exploration and simple instrument building. The workshop is open to all ages, parents are responsible for their own children, and it is possible to come whenever you wish for the duration of the workshop, it does not have a start or end. Meeting point in Lobby where our hosts will guide you. 

Myriam Bleau is a composer, digital artist, and performer based in Montréal. Using music and sound as a point of departure, she creates audiovisual performances, video works, installations and interactive interfaces that articulate sound, light, and movement.

Ghosted is a transcendent collaboration between Oren Ambarchi, Johan Berthling and Andreas Werliin. The trio connected in 2018 at Stockholm's Studio Rymden, where they began to weave together their musical influences, focusing their powers on the fertile space between ‘70s ECM jazz, electronic minimalism, African music, and so much more. 
Ghosted is: Johan Berthling – bass, Andreas Werliin – drums, Oren Ambarchi – guitar 
The fiddle player Hans Kjorstad from Oppland and the cellist Ernst Reijseger from the Netherlands met in the winter of 2022 after the concert series Blow Out invited Kjorstad to play with whomever he wanted. They quickly found a common repertoire consisting of long-suffering melodious improvisations with airy and playful interplay. In concert with their concert at All Ears festival, they will be releasing a duo record.

Ignaz Schick is a Berlin based sound artist, composer, and visual artist. He also performs as an instrumentalist on turntables, sampler, objects, electronics, and alto and baritone saxophone. Schick studied the saxophone and performed in free jazz and avant rock bands before starting to experiment with building his own instruments and sound-making devices.

Anna-Liisa Eller – kannel and Katariin Raska – torupill (Estonian pipes) and soprano saxophone are united by an interest in modern improvisation that is based on traditional music and acoustic instruments. They explore the possibilities offered by the duo's rare instrumentation to create sonorous and nuanced contemporary music. 

Small Ears - Children's workshop in forming sound and building instruments. Time 11.00-14.00. A workshop for children in sound exploration and simple instrument building. The workshop is open to all ages, parents are responsible for their own children.  
More about the programme and artists at All Ears 
For the past 20 years All Ears has presented the most cutting edge avant garde music from the international improv scene. For both performers and listeners, improvised music is the art of experiencing sound in the moment.

All Ears Festival 2024 takes place at MUNCH 12-14 January. 

Photo: Tommy Ga-Ken Wan