|Carl Ludwig Hübsch||Radical 2|
Brooklyn-based percussion duo RADICAL 2 performs a program of theatrical compositions for percussion and electronics.
Alexander Schubert – Your Fox’s a Dirty Gold (for performer and voice with guitar and motion sensors)
Mark Applebaum – Aphasia (for solo peformer)
Radical 2 – Modified Attack (for two hacked logitech gaming joysticks)
Georges Aperghis – Le Corps á Corps (for solo zarb and voice)
Levy Lorenzo – Improvisation for Tea Cups and Light
Rick Burkhardt – Simulcast (for two speaking percussionists)
Born in Freiburg, CARL LUDWIG HÜBSCH grew up playing clarinet in the local brass band and drums in punk bands. Around 1983 he exchanged the clarinet for a tuba. Influenced by Frank Zappa, King Sunny Ade, and The Dead Kennedys, he has performed all kinds of music including a wonderfully-mediocre dance music trio. The discovery of jazz and improvisation led to studies in improvisation with M.A.Fataah. Hübsch received certification at the Pedagogic College in Freiburg in singing, theory, drums. He studied electronic music with Klaus Weinhold. In Cologne he studied as guest in the composition class with Johannes Fritsch. Since 1990, Carl Ludwig Hübsch has lived in Cologne where he finally awarded a livelong stipendium at his own university. Hübsch’s work focuses on improvised music and conteporary music. He composes and performs in concert halls, studios and theatres lending his talents to ensembles and orchestras. He is well known for his unique solo concerts. He leads workshops for tuba or improvisation. Another most important focus on Hübsch’s work is composition.
RADICAL 2 (Levy Lorenzo and Dennis Sullivan) is a performance duo based in Brooklyn, New York. Grounded in the tradition of contemporary classical percussion, Radical 2 extends this performance practice by exploring compositions that use theatrical vocal techniques and prototype electronics. By integrating the human voice via extended techniques and oddly contextualized speech, Radical 2 is actively blurring the lines between their vocal chords and percussion instruments. While also making use of physical theater, their performances range from whimsical and witty, to somber and nebulous, to farcical and just plain absurd. With electronics Radial 2 uses newly designed instruments that allow the use of live electronics into their performances which provide strong engagement between the audience and the electronic sound worlds. Radical 2 extends the role of classical percussionists into actors and electronic musicians, yet still relying on the percussionist’s sense of extended techniques and new music performance practice. The members of Radical 2 have had the pleasure of collaborating with and/or personally performing for luminaries such as Rick Burkhardt, Georges Aperghis, Alexander Schubert, and Thomas Meadowcroft while also fervently studying and realizing the music of Vinko Globokar, Cort Lippe, Mauricio Kagel, Martin Matalon and Herbert Brun among many others. Radical 2 has also presented their work at international institutes such as the Darmstadt Festival (DE), NIME (UK), Ensemble Moderne Festival (AT) and at STEIM (NE).