MARLIES DEBACKER

PIANIST & IMPROVISER

PROJECTS

Marlies plays contemporary classical music as well as solo improvisations. Her work in contemporary music Marlies equally likes to play referential as well as very recent works. In her solo improvisations Debacker explores various mindsets and soundworlds of improvised music, drawing inspiration from her work with contemporary solo repertoire, electro-acoustic music and chamber music while still pursuing a playful and improvisational attitude that is more reminiscent of free jazz.

 

She does extensive research on the sound possibilities of her instrument with a focus on resonance, pedal work, inside piano playing and the use of various preparations, thus allowing her to move between the conventional sound of a piano and various percussive and pseudo-electronic sounds. Apart from playing the piano she often performs on vintage keyboards as well.

A Cologne/Essen-based ensemble for contemporary music consisting of Salim Javaid (saxophone), Marlies Debacker (piano) and Shiau-Shiuan Hung (percussion). The trio has dedicated itself to recent repertoire for their specific instrumentation but also for all their various duo constellations as well as to music theatrical pieces or performances with or without instruments.

 

www.trioabstrakt.com

The two musicians collaborate in a number of projects ranging from contemporary music to improvised music and also jazz settings. The music of this duo is a distillation of their common experiences together – w/ Salim Javaid, saxophone

 

www.salimjavaid.com

The collaboration between Martyna Zakrzewska and Marlies Debacker revolves around new pieces for two pianos and piano four hands. The two pianists are taking a keen interest in the versatility of the keyboard as well as of the instrument’s inside, looking for new ways of shaping the sound of a piano duo. They met each other in Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, and have performed so far in Graz, Essen, and Kraków, among other towns. Together they learned from such teachers as Benjamin Kobler, Nicolas Hodges, and Anna D’Errico.

 

www.martynazakrzewska.com

 

free jazz quartet that moves between Debackers compositions, concepts and free improvisation - w/ Salim Javaid – saxophone, Stefan Schönegg – bass, Dominik Mahnig – drums

 

https://impakt-koeln.bandcamp.com/album/uchronia

 

Improvising group and long-standing collaboration with colleagues Carl Ludwig Hübsch (tuba) and Salim Javaid, with whom Debacker curates the Plattform Nicht Dokumentierbarer Ereignisse

 

https://platformcologne.com

is a piano duo with a focus on improvised music. The two pianists heavily draw upon their equally rich musical backgrounds ranging from classical to contemporary music, free jazz and other styles. This way, the two musicians create a transversal music that is genre-across and fluently moves between different pianistic styles.

 

www.judithwegmann.ch

Duo with analog Synth player Florian Zwissler. Piano and Clavinet are being live-processed via electronics and merge with the synthesizer to create collage-like clashes of actions and vast, otherworldly soundscapes.

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photos by Rebecca ter Braak, André Symann

projects

by Rebecca ter Braak

Solo

Marlies plays contemporary classical music as well as solo improvisations. Her work in contemporary music Marlies equally likes to play referential as well as very recent works. In her solo improvisations Debacker explores various mindsets and soundworlds of improvised music, drawing inspiration from her work with contemporary solo repertoire, electro-acoustic music and chamber music while still pursuing a playful and improvisational attitude that is more reminiscent of free jazz. She does extensive research on the sound possibilities of her instrument with a focus on resonance, pedal work, inside piano playing and the use of various preparations, thus allowing her to move between the conventional sound of a piano and various percussive and pseudo-electronic sounds. Apart from playing the piano she often performs on vintage keyboards as well.

by Rebecca ter Braak

Trio Abstrakt

A Cologne/Essen-based ensemble for contemporary music consisting of Salim Javaid (saxophone), Marlies Debacker (piano) and Shiau-Shiuan Hung (percussion). The trio has dedicated itself to recent repertoire for their specific instrumentation but also for all their various duo constellations as well as to music theatrical pieces or performances with or without instruments.

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Debacker | Javaid

The two musicians collaborate in a number of projects ranging from contemporary music to improvised music and also jazz settings. The music of this duo is a distillation of their common experiences together – w/ Salim Javaid, saxophone

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by Grzegorz Mart

Debacker | Zakrzewska

The collaboration between Martyna Zakrzewska and Marlies Debacker revolves around new pieces for two pianos and piano four hands. The two pianists are taking a keen interest in the versatility of the keyboard as well as of the instrument’s inside, looking for new ways of shaping the sound of a piano duo. They met each other in Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, and have performed so far in Graz, Essen, and Kraków, among other towns. Together they learned from such teachers as Benjamin Kobler, Nicolas Hodges, and Anna D’Errico.

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UCHRONIA

free jazz quartet that moves between Debackers compositions, concepts and free improvisation - w/ Salim Javaid – saxophone, Stefan Schönegg – bass, Dominik Mahnig – drums

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Hübsch | Debacker | Javaid

Improvising group and long-standing collaboration with colleagues Carl Ludwig Hübsch (tuba) and Salim Javaid, with whom Debacker curates the Plattform Nicht Dokumentierbarer Ereignisse

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Wegmann | Debacker

is a piano duo with a focus on improvised music. The two pianists heavily draw upon their equally rich musical backgrounds ranging from classical to contemporary music, free jazz and other styles. This way, the two musicians create a transversal music that is genre-across and fluently moves between different pianistic styles.

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Zwißler | Debacker

Duo with analog Synth player Florian Zwissler. Piano and Clavinet are being live-processed via electronics and merge with the synthesizer to create collage-like clashes of actions and vast, otherworldly soundscapes.

COPYRIGHT 2021 MARLIES DEBACKER