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Birgit Ulher with Carol Genetti, Katherine Young and Eric Leonardson

  • Elastic Arts 3429 West Diversey Avenue Chicago, IL, 60647 United States (map)

The German avant-garde trumpet player Birgit Ulher visits Chicago, and several cities in Texas and Louisana.

Birgit Ulher, born 1961 in Nuremberg, she studied the visual arts, which still have an important influence on her music. Since moving to Hamburg in 1982 she has been involved in free improvisation and experimental music. She works mainly on extending the sounding possibilities of the trumpet by using splitting sounds, multi-phonics and granular sounds and has developed her own extended techniques and preparations for producing these sounds. Besides this material research she is especially interested in the relation between sound and silence.
She performs solo, with dancers, working ensembles, and one-time collaborations with musicians from around the world.
In Hamburg, she has been organizing the festival of improvised music Real Time Music Meeting for over ten years.