ADE: Martin Kohlstedt (DE)
19:15 - 22:00
Waalse Kerk | Walenpleintje 159, Amsterdam
Experiment and improvisation: two well-known foundations of Martin Kohlstedt’s so-called modular compositions. Between frantic passages on the piano and wrenching synthesizer chords, the German musician does not simply perform pop dressed up as jazz or classical music but, in an effort as exerting for the audience as for himself, presents taxing rituals of contemplation, of ecstasy or even failure. Still, catchy melodies and a passion for the beauty of simplicity are not absent — he does after all rather follow his gut than his head. Perfect for lovers of Nils Frahm, Simeon ten Holt and Hauschka.