Monday 17 October 7-11pm €4
Jonas Engel solo work deals with the creation of acoustic noise and sonority on wind instruments that gets its influence from electronic sounds through the development of extended techniques, instrument-alterations and eventually the electrification of those instruments. He explores the possibilities of multi layered textures with air, harmonics, saliva, microtones – displaying an inner body sound that makes its way to the surface. To produce sound he uses reeds going into tubes – such as soft-PVC-hoses, saxophone or ABS plastic trumpet – ending up in objects or electronic live processing.
Jonas Engel is active as a composing musician in the creative music scenes in Copenhagen and Cologne where he is a member of the „impakt“ collective.
He is on the constant search to further develop and redefine sound through extended playing techniques, instrument building and preparation. In addition to his compositional approaches, this work is reflected above all in his solo program through acoustic and electronic sound creation. Or in his duo with the singer Thea Soti, as well as the quartet “Our Hearts As Thieves”, in which European improvisation encounters American poetry.
As a soloist and with his bands “Just Another Foundry” and “OWN YOUR BONES” (e.g. Young German Jazz Award, European Tremplin Jazz Award, Maastricht Jazz Award), he has been on concert tours through Europe, South and North America, the Middle East, China and Southeast Asia. Jonas was part of the Federal Jazz Orchestra (BuJazzO) and received scholarships from various grants, such as DAAD, Fondation Idella, Beckett Foundation, etc.