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David Helbocks Random/Control



Releases:

Think Of Two     (31.01.2014)
Random/Control     (15.10.2010)

Genre: Jazz
Web: http://www.davidhelbock.com
MySpace: https://www.facebook.com/davehelbock?fref=ts
E-Mail: david@davidhelbock.com
Booking: http://www.kunstplus.com

David Helbock´s Random/Control

David Helbock
Piano, Inside Piano, Electronics, Percussion, Voice, Composition

Johannes Bär
Trumpet, Flügelhorn, Trombone, Bariton, Tuba, Singing Tuba, Beatbox, Helikon, Electronics, Percussion

Andi Broger
Sopransax, Altsax, Tenorsax, Clarinet, Bassclarinet, Flute, Electronics, Percussion


Who is a multiinstrumentalist? Is it enough to play different keyboards and edit those sounds with some electronic effects, besides playing the normal piano? Or does that only mean oneself is a more openminded pianoplayer?
Well, lately, when rehearsing and playing with „Random/Control“ - I ask these questions quite frequently to myself. With this band I feel somehow a little strange when I „only“ play the piano.
Johannes Bär plays every brassinstrument that he can get into his fingers. He originally is a classical trained trumpetplayer and studied at the conservatory Feldkirch and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. But besides trumpet he also plays flügelhorn, trombone, bariton, tuba and helikon.
Andi Broger on the other hand is also a similar multiinstrumentalist, but on woodwind-instruments. He studied jazzsaxophon at the conservatory Innsbruck but also plays clarinet, bassclarinet and flute besides the normal saxes like soprano, alto and tenor.
And me? I..m really just enjoying the tremendous diversity of sounds and all the possibilities of combining different instruments as a composer. A dream comes true for a composer - I can write lines in every pitch - melodylines or basslines - these guys can play everything!
Johannes Bär and me, we are connected in a musical friendship for a long time. As both of us are around the same age, we first met at the Musicgymnasium Feldkirch at the age of 15 and back then, we played together the first time. Also today - in a band called „Bockbär Duo“ - we play together regulary.
www.myspace.com/bockbärduo
Also Andi Broger and Johannes Bär know each other for quite a while, as they grew up in the same area in the „Bregenzer Wald“ here in Vorarlberg. They also play together up to this day in a band called the „Holstuonar Musig Big Band Club“, a modern folkmusic group.
www.hmbc.at
It first happend in 2007 that all three of us played together in the „CIA - Collective of Improvising Artists“ an ensemble founded by the New York Jazzpianoplayer Peter Madsen.
www.collectiveofimprovisingartists.com
It was pretty clear to all of us that we have to do something just the three of us - so the trio „Random/Control“ was founded.
The name of our trio is a good description of our music. My compositions are often arranged very strongly and complexly but they also offer a lot of space for free improvisation and exactly that constant change of perfect control and complete freedom is what we love the most.
Of course freedom doesn..t always mean randomness - but I really love to use composition-techniques where the randomness is an important part and so you can also read our name without the slash - as „random control“.
David Helbock





Events

Date Country, City, Venue
17.01.2019 HU-Budapest, Opus Jazzclub
18.01.2019 AT-Graz, Stockwerk Graz
22.01.2019 AT-Innsbruck, Treibhaus
22.01.2019 DE-München, Live at Studio 2 - BR Bayerischer Rundfunk
24.01.2019 AT-Koblach, Kulturzkobla
25.01.2019 DE-Merzhausen, Forum Jazz
26.01.2019 DE-Lahr, Kulturkreis
27.01.2019 DE-Stuttgart, Humanistisches Zentrum
01.02.2019 IN-Bangalore, Windmills Craftworks Jazzclub
02.02.2019 IN-Bangalore, Windmills Craftworks Jazzclub
03.02.2019 IN-Bangalore, Windmills Craftworks Jazzclub
08.02.2019 DE-Biberach, Jazzclub
09.02.2019 DE-Pfaffenhofen, Künstlerwerkstatt
14.02.2019 AT-Salzburg, Jazzit
15.02.2019 FL-Eschen, Tangente
16.02.2019 AT-Andelsbuch, Bahnhof
20.02.2019 UK-London, Vortex
21.02.2019 UK-Liverpool, International Jazzfestival
09.03.2019 CH-Yverdon-Les-Bains, Nova Jazz Verdon
13.03.2019 CZ-Brno, Philharmonie
14.03.2019 DE-Berlin, Zig Zag
15.03.2019 DE-Neumünster, Jazzclub
19.03.2019 DE-Neustadt, Jazzclub
20.03.2019 DE-Bremen, Sendesaal
21.03.2019 DE-Hamburg, Jazz Piano Reihe Laeiszhalle
22.03.2019 DE-Mannheim, Nachtcafe
23.03.2019 DE-Eberbach, Jazzme
24.03.2019 DE-Lüdinghausen, Burg Vischering
28.03.2019 AT-Radenthein, Kultur Aktiv
29.03.2019 AT-Zwettl, Syrnau
30.03.2019 AT-Amstetten, Johann Pölz-Halle
31.03.2019 AT-Purkersdorf, Bühne
05.04.2019 AT-Bludenz, Remise
07.04.2019 AT-Fussach, Kulturpunkt
27.04.2019 DE-Schorndorf, Jazzclub
28.04.2019 IT-Toblach, Kulturzentrum
30.04.2019 CH-Basel, Jazzfestival
03.05.2019 DE-Bad Kreunznach, Jazzkeller
05.05.2019 DE-Neunkirchen, Kulturgesellschaft
30.05.2019 DE-Berlin, Zig Zag
02.06.2019 DE-Sylt, Teekontorhaus Keitum
09.06.2019 AT-Diersbach, Inntöne Festival
15.06.2019 NL-Bergen op Zoom, Het Markiezenhof - Jazzbergen
26.07.2019 HU-Kapolcs, Valley of Arts Festival
17.08.2019 AT-St. Pölten, Jazz im Hof
11.10.2019 AT-Mödling, Theresiensaal
12.10.2019 AT-Enns, Zuckerfabrik
10.01.2020 AT-St. Johann im Pongau, Kultur:Plattform


News

26.04.2015    

David Helbocks Random/Control

Live at jazzahead! 2015



31.01.2014    

Out now:

David Helbocks Random/Control

Think of Two
CD 4599
file under: jazz
VÖ 30.01.2014
amazon.de

It’s that simple: you take three musicians and three dozens of instruments, a few favorite songs, you go to the studio and just start playing. The array of the set up of the musical adventure park of Random/Control was probably the most complicated part of the two-day session in the Traumton-Studio in Berlin. During the “sporty instrument changeovers” several “accidents” happened, David Helbock reports. However, nothing can be heard of these on his new CD – quite the contrary! Think of Two appears in playful airiness, which easily sweeps across all cultures, distances and styles. . . . read more




30.09.2011    

"outstanding artist award 2011" for David Helbock

David Helbock wins the Austrian "outstanding artist award 2011". Celebration wull be held during "outstanding11" on September 30, 2011 at RadioKulturhaus Vienna.



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