music is an established feature of the German music scene, unlike
Britain where audiences have so far been somewhat hesitant to
develop a lasting enthusiasm for this form of unusual, original
and often surprising style of music. Joachim Zoepf has been playing
the saxophone and the bass clarinet for a good twenty years, releasing
his work on his own label Improvisers' Series and collaborating
with other musicians such as Melvyn Poore, Martin Theurer, Phillipe
Micol and Hans Tammen.
He has been part of the improvising ensembles AQTRZ, TroisVenture,
URL and Ensemble 2 INCO and has also ventured into uncharted territory
in his collaborations with dancers, actors and visual artists
Maria Schmidt-Dzionsko and Thomas Lehn.
This is a unique opportunity to hear one of Cologne's most respected
improvisers explore the simple barriers of space, of language
and also the more subtle barriers of specific expectations and
The Liverpool event, organised as part of the Third Frakture Festival
of Improvised Music, will also feature a set from local improvisers.