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CONCERT | IRENE KEPL @ THE SONIC CIRCUITS FESTIVAL


Sonic Circuits is a local promotor for experimental music. This year’s festival takes place at Rhizome in Washington, DC from September 15 to 17, 2017. Sonic Circuits offers artists new platforms where they not only get the chance to present their music but also get to connect with other artists from around the world.

Irene Kepl, a renowned Austrian violinist and composer, will be part of this year’s festival lineup. On September 17, 2017 (4:00 - 10:00 pm) Ms. Kepl will perform her latest work “SololoS” which was released by FOU records in Paris earlier this year. The album shows that she likes to challenge herself by improvising and exploring music, where she finds herself using all different types of sounds including scratching, whistling and singing.

“Here we have a stunning solo album of improvised violin from Viennese violinist Irene Kepl, showing a great range of style and technique while keeping the music playful and interesting, invoking a quote from Trisha Brown: Dancing on the edge is the only place to be.” – Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg

Irene Kepl focuses in her work primarily on contemporary classical music, free improvisation, composition, Jazz and groove based musics. She has performed in many prestigious venues and received various grants and prizes such as Gustav Mahler Composition Prize the Theodor Körner Prize for composition. Her aim is to always push the borders of musical expressions via improvising and composing. She also performs at festivals including Moers Festival, Java Jazz and NowNow. She is a founder or a member of several projects such as Violet Spin (String Quartet), Ensemble Verso (zeromoon records 2016), Kepl & Holub (SLAM records 2015), resonators (Another Timbre 2016), faqs (w/ Dirk Marwedel & Uwe Oberg) and SololoS (improv Violin Solo, FOU records). She released several CDs for which she earned international recognition. In autumn 2016 her compositon “get weaving!” was released by zeromoon records, Washington DC. Ms. Kepl is also the founder of the concert series “Musik im Raum” in Upper Austria and now runs a new one at “KunstbeTrieb” in Vienna, featuring contemporary and improvised music.

Tickets: Tickets are available at the door before the show. For more information please visit: dc-soniccircuits.org

Photos left to right: Peter Gannushkin | Irene Kepl | Hanna Partaj