Artpipes e.V. is pleased to announce it’s first international cultural exchange project featuring the Christina Fuchs Quartet ‘No Tango’ from Cologne, Germany and the Andrea Keller Quartet from Melbourne, Australia. Artpipes will be heading down to Australia with CFQ ‘No Tango’ in October 2012 to present two combined octet concerts at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival in Victoria, as well as a series of concerts for the German quartet in Alice Springs, Adelaide, Wollongong, Sydney and Canberra.

Despite the immense geographical distance between these two, there are some striking similarities that come to the fore, including both bandleaders’ continual experimentation with unusual settings within their genre. For Artpipes, it was an obvious choice to produce a collaboration between these two seemingly different, but similar musical worlds. The goal being to unite the potential of these two leading ensembles and provide a setting for contemporary cultural exchange between artists. 

Participating artists

Christina Fuchs ‘No Tango’ Quartet
Christina Fuchs (Saxophone, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Composition), Florian Stadler (accordion), Ulla Oster (Double Bass), Christoph Hillmann (Drums).

Andrea Keller Quartet
Andrea Keller (Piano, Composition), Eugene Ball (Trumpet), Ian Whitehurst (Saxophone), Joe Talia (Drums).

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