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Tuesday, 16. April 2013
at MUG / EINSTEIN room 4

with Eric Ross for Musicians / Performers

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Eric Ross - Futuristic sounds on the Theremin

Wednesday, 17. April 2013, 8pm

at MUG / EINSTEIN room 4   tickets (12/6)

This electronic instrument that reacts to the player’s hands moving in the air above it was invented by the Russian physics professor Lev Termen. The famous jazz and contemporary music composer Eric Ross from New York is one of the view internationally important interpreters of this futuristic instrument that actually produces sounds without ever being touched by its player. He played at the most important concert halls and festivals worldwide, composed standard works for Theremin and recorded various CDs, most recently “Boulevard D’Recontstructie”.

The New York Times and Washington Post celebrated him as a “virtuoso and innovative artist, who enthuses critics as well as audiences with his unique mix of jazz, classical music and avant-garde”. Eric Ross played with musicians such as John Abercrombie, Andrew Cyrille, Larry Coryell, Oliver Lake, Leroy, Simon Stockhausen, Hanno Lichtmann, Wolfram Dix, Guenter Heinz or Frank Schulte.
In addition to the Theremin, Ross incorporates guitar, piano and a series of synthesisers into his concerts that are enhanced by videos by Mary Ross.

With his combination of acoustic and visual elements, Eric Ross has developed an exceptional as well as contemporary form of artistic expression that equally features music and images. The innovative artist presents a performance for which he brings together electronic and acoustic music on the one side and a synthesis of edited videos, stills and computer-based art on the other side. Eric Ross has given concerts for example at Berlin Jazztage, Newport, North Sea, Montreux Jazz Festivals, Brussels Palais des Beaux Arts, Guggenheim Museum-Bilbao, Spain, Kopenhagen, Prag, New Music Festivals and many more. In Germany he has performed in Berlin (Jazzfest), Bremerhaven, Cologne (WDR), Munich (Lenbachhaus), Nuremberg, Dresden, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Freiberg, Dessau, Karlsruhe, Würzburg and other cities.

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