speak easy xtended
Fri December 13, 2019echoraum, wien, Austria
phil minton (voice)
ute wassermann (voice, birdcall whistles)
martin blume (percussion)
thomas lehn (analogue synthesizer)
tiziana bertoncini (violin)
since 2008 speak easy has been working successfully together, with the two vocalists phil minton and ute wassermann as well as thomas lehn on the analog synthesizer and the drummer and percussionist martin blume. the quartet had made numerous national and international appearances, among others at the festivals wels unlimited 2009 and nickelsdorfer konfontationen 2016.
with speak easy xtended the quartet expands its circle. in 2019 they will play four concerts each at the members’ home tonws: in berlin (wassermann), london (minton), dortmund/ bochum (blume) and vienna (lehn). in each city, two local guests complement the ensemble to form a sextet. first the quartet plays in the original line-up, then the local guest musicians join in. in the echoraum in vienna these are the string players tiziana bertoncini (violin) and noid (cello).