Cross The Bridge / Clip / Thierry Zaboitzeff in Arge Salzburg 26/09/09 for the twentieth birthday of editta braun company. film: Hannes Klein.
Visuals: Beda Percht, Menie Weissbacher
Light: Thomas Hinterberger
Sound: Robert Lorenz
Solo concert by Thierry Zaboitzeff (co-founder and former member of Art Zoyd).
For 75 minutes, alone on stage, surrounded by his instruments (violoncello, laptop, bass, guitar, keyboard, voice, sampler, loop stations), Thierry Zaboitzeff experiments with new compositions, mixing them with improvisations of orchestral austerity. Then he will recall his days in the 1980’s with Art Zoyd with new interpretations of old solo pieces.
More than music: these sounds are drama, fairy tale, narrative, lullaby, scream, answer, tender whispering – layered over and over, put into loops, entwined, echoed…
More than a concert: one hears, sees Thierry Zaboitzeff ‘finish’ his music, which never seems to be ‘finished’. Sink into a process, be carried by a perpetuum mobile, be drawn into a current…
More than art: Zaboitzeff has perfect command of his innumerable instruments, including his voice, yet he has another ally, electronics, which he doesn’t hide, but displays with contemporary confidence.
More than solo: in the endless conversation between art, man and technology, Zaboitzeff appears to be everywhere at once and always in the right place.
A performance that allows one to hear Zaboitzeff’s music being created and appeals to all the senses – every concert is a distinctly singular voyage together with the audience.
P.S. More than background: Beda Percht’s video images add an additional level, ‘music for the eye’, play along, complement, rise above.
Dr. Gerda Poschmann-Reichenau