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___Festival 2018________Europe_Inside_/_Outside________Vienna 24_10 | Munich 26-28_10

Sunday, 20.30
Kunst oder Unfall featuring Abbie Conant & Lynn Parkerson

Augusta & Kalle Aldis Laar's Electro-Acoustic Poetry Duo, positioned in the tradition of fluxus and approximate art.

Abbie Conant resumed her musical education at the famous New Your Juilliard School, and he Cologne Hochschule für Musik. The International Trombone Journal puts Abbie Conant "in the first row of the world's leading trombone players". 1980, in a blind aufdition, she gained first trombone chair at the Munich Münchner Philharmonic. However, ten conductor-in-chief, Sergiu Celibidache, let her know shortly afterwards that "we need a man for solo trombone". Conant was downgraded on dubious grounds, but did not accept being treated like that, went to court and won, after years of legal dispute. Since 1992 she is Professor for trombone at the an der renowned music highschool in Trossingen, Germany. She recorded an internationally well-received CD with music for Trombone and organ, and is a founding member of the performance group 'The Wasteland Company'.

Lynn Parkerson began her career as a choreographer while living in Munich, Germany. Her works have been presented at many prominent international events and venues, including the Munich Theater Festival, Florence International Festival of Dance, Moers New Jazz Festival, Jazz Festival Baden-Baden. In New York City, she presented annual dance programs as Director of Dance at Holy Trinity from 1991-2001.

In 2002 Lynn Parkerson founded Brooklyn Ballet and currently serves as its Artistic Director. In recognition of her exceptional leadership contributions to Brooklyn’s cultural community, Ms. Parkerson received the Betty Smith Arts Award in 2007. Brooklyn Ballet is a multidisciplinary, multicultural dance Company that is rooted in the ballet form, while collaborating across disciplines, mixing movement genres and decoding cultural stereotypes.
Artist in Residence the Villa Waldberta, international artists house of the town of Munich.

Augusta Laar, Founding director of the Schamrock-Festival of Women Poets.
Studoed music in Munich at the Richard-Strauss-Conservatory. As an artist she focuses on poetry, electro-acoustic, mixed-media. Since 2009 director of the poetry series Reihe Schamrock-Salon. In 2016, she was ambassador of the Vienna poetry school at the Festival Internacional de Poesía de Medellín. Many exhibitions, concerts and reading events. Latest publications: Planet 9, Poetry, Fragments, Instructions, 2017, summt dem fall, 2016.

Kalle Aldis Laar, Sound artist, composer, dj, author of radioplays, vinyl researcher. Festival manager.
Exhibitions, performances, art biennials of Venice and Havana, Ars Electronica Linz, Transmediale Berlin. Interdisciplinary project development for (ecurrently in Morocco, Czech Republik and Eritrea). Founder of The Temporary Soundmuseum, an archive of vinyl record documents on contemporary history. Lectures on Perception, Sound and Art,  assignements at the UdK Berlin, Nanjang University Singapore. Latest: Radio-Essay Castle Bravo, Heidegger, Godzilla and all of the rest , SWR 2018.

Abbie Conant

Lynn Parkerson. Foto Tameeka Colon

Augusta Laar

Kalle Aldis Laar. Foto Martin Richartz