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.
CD Release: Sawt Out on Herbal Records, Malaysia, 2019
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'
|live at ausland, 2019. photo: cristina marx|
|...also big in china, nowadays. photo: yan jun|