SUAL Archives | 2011
Franz Hautzinger & Mazen Kerbaj: Live at SUAL — trumpet & trumpet
Type: Recorded live at SUAL 2011
Credits: Audio recording by JF, editing by BG
Franz Hautzinger, one of Austria’s most prolific musicians, leads various ensembles (Regenorchester, Gomberg, Dachte Musik), and performs regularly with fellow musicians like Elliot Sharp, Otomo, Butch Morris, Lou Reed, Zeitkratzer; Derek Bailey, Phil Niblock, …
Born in 1975, lives and works in Beirut. His main activities are comics, paintings and music. He published ten books and many short stories and drawings in anthologies, newspapers and magazines in Lebanon, Europe, and the USA, and exhibited his work both in solo and group exhibitions in Lebanon, France, England, Spain, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, Dubai, Malaysia and the USA. Mazen Kerbaj is one of the founders of the Lebanese free improvisation scene, both as a trumpet player and as an active member in the MILL association that organizes the annual Irtijal festival (www.irtijal.org) in Beirut since 2001. In 2005 he launched Al Maslakh, the first label for this kind of music in the region (www.almaslakh.org). Between 2000 and 2010, Mazen Kerbaj performed solo and with various groups in the Middle East, all around Europe, and in the USA.
[info as of 12/2011]