Sawt Out

sawt out

Burkhard Beins (D) - percussion
Mazen Kerbaj (LB) - trumpet
Michael Vorfeld (D) - percussion

Mazen Kerbaj is a Lebanese visual artist and cartoon author, but also known as one of the initiators and key figures of the Beirut experimental and improvised music scene. In Sawt Out he collaborates with the two percussionists Michael Vorfeld and Burkhard Beins, both of them protagonists of the Berlin Echtzeitmusik, who have worked together in various formations over the past 15 years: the trio Misiiki with Dirk Marwedel for example, the cross-culture ensemble Hanoi°Berlin, in Lotte Anker's Electric Habitat, and most recently for their audio-visual performance Klirrfaktor.


Sawt Out, CD on Herbal Records, Malaysia 2019
Sawt Out & Tony Elieh - Machine Learning, CD on Bocian, Poland 2022

Sawt Out should be listened to the same way as satellite photos from a distant planet are observed.
Ken Waxman, Jazzword

This set works quite well on its own terms and will certainly be enjoyed by listeners with a taste for active, visceral improv.
Brian Olewnick, Just Outside

The dynamic range of the music works very well on these pieces. This is another intense release, certainly no easy listening.
Frans DeWaard, Vital Weekly

Musik zur Zeit. Punktum.
Rigobert Dittmann, Bad Alchemy

Listen:  Sawt Out, live in Munich 2016 - 41'

Watch:  Sawt Out at In Situ Art Society, Bonn 2020 - 55'

Watch:  Sawt Out, Live on Serbian TV, Belgrade 2018 - 44'

sawt out fylkingen
live at ausland, 2019. photo: cristina marx

big in china
...also big in china, nowadays. photo: yan jun