Laurenz Gemmer / MUSIC PERFORMANCE / within the artist residence
within the artist residence
25.09.2019 / 5.45 pm
Centre for Creative Activities in Ustka / Zaruskiego 1a
Laurenz Gemmer worked in The Centre for Creative Activities on a solo performance with his unusual set-up: a combination of the semi-acoustic grand piano Yamaha CP70, a Hammond melodica and software.
The acoustic sounds of the CP70 (and John Cage-like prepared CP70) and the Melodica are further processed, developed or alienated by electronics in various ways.
Laurenz Gemmer’s artistic focus lies on piano improvisation, in which he has cultivated a unique, intuitive style of playing that is characterized by a crossing of stylistic borders while constantly striving for authentic musical quality. His thorough musical foundation in the areas of New Music, Jazz and “classical music” creates tensions among which Gemmer’s particular artistic expression evolves. He performs in various band formations, all of which are striving for unique musical expression through innovative sound timbres, custom-made compositions and improvisational spaces on the cross roads between musical genres. Gemmer teaches at the music colleges in Freiburg and Cologne.
photo: Krzysztof Tomasik