RIEKO OKUDA / HANNA SCHÖRKEN
THE ART OF DUO: RIEKO OKUDA / HANNA SCHÖRKEN

The essence of improvisation, compressed in the probably most timeless of all line-ups: duo for voice and piano. This is Hanna Schörken and Rieko Okuda presenting their very own freedom of speech between the impressionist aesthetics of new music and the expressive spirit of free jazz.

Together they merge the "Cologne school" of improvised music by voice virtuoso Hanna Schörken with the sound of the Berlin "real-time music" movement by the Japanese Berliner-by-choice Rieko Okuda on piano to a unique symbiosis.

Since 2017, they build sound-stories of Japanese highways, cities and encounters, improvising into their own duo architecture - fluent, uncompromising, charmingly noisy, shocking - get ready for two of Europe's most sought-after new faces in free music! On the 1st August, Rieko Okuda und Hanna Schörken will share the quadraphonic Saal stage of Radialsystem with Florian Walter's Super Jazz Sandwich

Rieko Okuda (DE/JP) — piano
Hanna Schörken (DE) — vocals

Hanna Schörken's Website
Rieko Okuda's Bandcamp

Photo Schörken © Peter Gwiazda
Photo Okuda © Joji Wakita

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