Oguz Büyükberber, Tobias Klein (clarinet); Wolter Wierbos (trombone); Simon Nabatov (piano).
Oguz Büyükberberis mostly known for his unique improvisational language for the bass clarinet, in which he mixes modern and Turkish music with a jazz idiom. Musically speaking he is looking for new ways to integrate live electronics into his playing. Büyükberber is both a visual and a musical artist and he will make use of both art forms during his performances. For the festival Büyükberber invited three great European musicians who have earned their fame in improvisation: Dutch jazz trombonist Wolter Wierbos, saxophonist-clarinetist Tobias Klein (who is originally from Germany but has lived in Amsterdam since 1990) and Russian pianist Simon Nabatov. These four together have formed a unique quartet, in which the wind instruments will take on the piano for an abstract, folk-like chamber music concert.
This project is supported by the Government of the Republic of Turkey within the framework of the celebrations of the 400th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Turkey and the Netherlands.