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jaZZ & beyond Improvised Music Festival 2016:
"Open Space and Imagination - Modern Forms of Jazz Music"

Sylvie Courvoisier TRIO with Kenny Wollesen and Drew Gress

10 November 2016 time 20:00 | Filharmonia Śląska im. Henryka Mikołaja Góreckiego, ul. Sokolska 2, 40-084 Katowice

Sylvie Courvoisier - piano;
Drew Gress - bass;
Kenny Wollesen - drums

Ticket: 30 zł

SYLVIE COURVOISIER Winner of the “Grand Prix de la Fondation Vaudoise pour la culture en 2010 “ and of the NYFA (NewYork Foundation For the Art) Music/sound in 2013. !| Sylvie Courvoisier is a pianist , composer and improviser. Born in Lausanne, Switzerland , Courvoisier moved to New York in 1998 and has lived in Brooklyn since that time. Courvoisier has led several groups over the years and has recorded over 30 records as a leader or co-leader for different labels, notably ECM , Tzadik and Intakt Records and about 30 cds as a sideperson.She has performed and recorded with John Zorn, Mark Feldman, Yusef Lateef, Ikue Mori, Tony Oxley, Tim Berne, Joey Baron, Joëlle Léandre, Herb Robertson, Butch Morris, Evan Parker, Mark Dresser, Ellery Eskelin, Lotte Anker, Fred Frith, Michel Godard, Tomazs Stanko among others. She has been commissioned to write music for concerts, radio, dance and theater. Her works include:” Concerto for electric guitar and chamber orchestra"; "Balbutiements" for vocal quartet and soprano. Commissions include the Vidy Theater of Lausanne, Pro Helvetia and Germany's Donaueschingen Musiktage Festival.Since 1996, she has been touring widely with her own groups and as a side person in USA, Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe. Currently, Courvoisier is the leader of her TRIO with Kenny Wollesen and Drew Gress; She co-leads the Sylvie Courvoisier/Mark Feldman Quartet with Scott Colley and Billy Mintz. She performs regularly Solo and since 1997, in Duo with violinist Mark Feldman.Since 2000, she is a member of Mephista, an improvising collective trio with Ikue Mori and Susie Ibarra .She plays and tours in different projects of John Zorn including Cobra, Masada Marathon, Femina, Dictée.She is also playing in Erik Friedlander's Trio, Herb Robertson's Quintet and Nate Wooley's Quartet. Since 2010, she has been working as a pianist and composer with the project of the flamenco dancer Israel Galvan "la Curva » and is working on a transcription for solo piano of the Rite of Spring for a new duo show « Primavera de Sangre » with Galvan .

Selected Discography:

DOUBLE WINDSORSylvie Courvoisier TRIO with Kenny Wollesen and Drew Gress(Tzadik 2014)

BIRDIES FOR LULU Sylvie Courvoisier-Mark Feldman Quartet (Intakt 2014)

EITHER OR AND Sylvie Courvoisier-Evan Parker Duo (Relative Pitch 2014)

LIVE AT THEATRE VIDY-LAUSANNE - Sylvie Courvoisier - Mark Feldman Duo (Intakt 2013)

CLAWS & WINGS - Erik Friedlander - Ikue Mori - Sylvie Courvoisier (2013)

HOTEL DU NORD -Sylvie Courvoisier Mark Feldman Quartet (Intakt 2011)

TO FLY TO STEAL- Sylvie Courvoisier Mark Feldman Quartet (Intakt 2010)

OBLIVIA -Mark Feldman & Sylvie Courvoisier- (Tzadik 2010)

DICTEE/LIBER NOVUS- John Zorn(Tzadik 2010)

FEMINA- John Zorn (Tzadik 2009)

LONELYVILLE- Sylvie Courvoisier Quintet with Mori, Feldman, Courtois, Cleaver (Intakt 2008)

AS SOON AS POSSIBLE- Courtois, Courvoisier & Eskelin ( Cam Jazz 2008)

EVERY SO OFTEN - Ellery Eskelin & Sylvie Courvoisier ( Prime Source 2008)

SIGNS AND EPIGRAMS-Sylvie Courvoisier solo (Tzadik2007)

REAL ABERATION-Herb Robertson -NY Downtown Allstars-(clean Feed 2007)

MALPHAS - Mark Feldman Sylvie Courvoisier, music of John Zorn-Book of Angels-(Tzadik 2006)

MASADA RECITAL -Sylvie Courvoisier & Mark Feldman , music of John Zorn (Tzadik 2004)

ABATON – Sylvie Courvoisier TRIO feat. Feldman, Friedlander (ECM Records, 2cd 2004)

ENTOMOLOGICAL REFLECTIONS - Mephista (Courvoisier, Mori, Ibarra) (Tzadik 2004)

BLACK NARCISSUS- Mephista (Courvoisier, Mori, Ibarra) (Tzadik 2002)

COBRA- John Zorn ( Tzadik, 2002)

DEUX PIANOS- Sylvie Courvoisier , Jacques Demierre (Intakt, 2000)

Y2K - Sylvie Courvoisier Ocre (Enja Records, 2000)

MUSIC FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO - Sylvie Courvoisier, Mark Feldman (Avan Records, 1999)

MUSIC FOR BARREL ORGAN, PIANO, TUBA, BASS AND PERCUSSION - Sylvie Courvoisier Ocre (Enja, 1997)

www.sylviecourvoisier.com

Autumn
2016