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Music can connect people and cultures. The musicians Yordan Kostov (Skopje, Macedonia) and Andreas Günther (Berlin, Germany) first met in Shanghai in 2016 where they have been part of the local music scene for several years. Since then they follow the idea of playing concerts around the world featuring international artists in Europe and Asia. They work together with local musicians in small ensembles and large free improvising orchestras (Skopje jazz festival in 2021) performing concerts in China, Japan, Macedonia, Bosnia and Germany. Their music reflects numerous impressions from travels through distant countries and encounters with other cultures and people. They want to show that even in times of increasing mechanization, real encounters cannot be replaced. There are not so many concepts of freedom in music. Often improvised music is associated with the more than 50 years old experiment of free jazz, where it was first about freeing oneself from all musical constraints, sound ideals, tonality and rhythmic structures and to slide into a chaotic fast and much in which the intensity seemed to replace the poetry. Meanwhile, the element of liberation has been joined by new friends, bearing the names of a modern world community. Music creates cultural connections and paths beyond the one-size-fits-all radio and the cheap cliché consumption of sound. It can overcome borders and reach the hearts of interested listeners again and again. Yordan Kostov and Andreas Günther have been proving for several years that it is possible to nourish this theme in their own unique way. Currently, two new albums have been released. The birds are back (2023) KostovGünther Duo There's no place like here (2023) Extravaganza Fantasi Quintet.

"The Birds are Back"


The Birds are Back (2023) Kostov - Günther Duo

There's no Place like Here (2023) Extravaganza Fantasi Quintet

 Venue: Palazzo de La Salle, Malta Society of Arts, Valletta

 Date & Time: 18th August @ 8pm

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