Jazz from Berlin
The Goethe Pop Up Houston and Nameless Sound present two nights of performances with Berlin-based jazz trio "Der lange Schatten".
Wednesday, May 22, 8pm at MATCH
Thursday, May 23, 8pm at MECA
Collaborations with Houston Improvisers
Der lange Schatten
Håvard Wiik– piano
Michael Thieke – clarinet
Antonio Borghini – bass
The trio, established in summer 2009 and based in Berlin, is a collective project exploring improvisation in the wide field of jazz through original compositions brought by each of the musicians involved.
Piano, reed, and string instrument is a line-up deeply rooted in chamber music tradition, transparent and yet capable of shaping a strong counterpoint, either of melodic lines or abstract soundscapes.
In 2014, the group released their first album (self-titled) with Lost Opportunities, followed by Concurrencesin
2018 with Trouble in the East. They’ve done recordings for the German radio station SWR, played concerts in Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, France, and Germany, and were featured at Umlaut Festival in Paris and Vinterjazz Festival in Copenhagen.