LISTEN TO "DANCE" - A TINY BIT OF NEW DUO MATERIAL RECORDED SOME WEEKS AGO IN A NICE REVERBY SPACE CALLED "BELLEVUE" IN BASEL BY TIEFTONFRAKTION . ALBUM IN THE PIPELINE . SOON!
Annika Francke (*1987 Bremen) is a saxophonist and bass clarinetist, one-woman-labelist (UMZU records) from Bremen creatively active between Basel and Barcelona.
Her musical activities take action in various jazz and experimental acoustic and electro-acoustic duo constellations at live shows and performances in the front as well as producing different sorts of tiny-shiny-edgy-acid experimental interactions with samplers and sequencers in a minimalist secret mobile laboratory.
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Next release will be an experimental EP by blind opera from Barcelona, Spain in young 2023.
Single "QUEEN WASP" & Video out soon with singer KARIN OSPELT.
Annika Francke . Bassclarinet . Alto Saxophone
George Ricci . Bassclarinet . Clarinet
This unique duo features two of a kind. Ricci and Francke share a wild sense of humour - not only at playing but also composing tunes for their little band.
Categorizing these two so called jazz musicians isn't an easy thing as they use whatever they find wherever they want to write and play new and new/old pieces.
Since their launch in 2014 they have gained a solid band sound, piled up numerous compositions forming a huge repertoire and played over 50 concerts at different locations in and around Basel (Switzerland), Berlin, Bremen, Hamburg and Barcelona. In 2021 Tieftonfraktion published their debut Album "The Deep End".
Their ability to find the right music for the right place in the right moment is being flexibly carried out by a well balanced choice of instrumentation as well as register for each song.
Two bass clarinets are the center pieces of this unique small pair. Alto saxophone or clarinet may be added occasionally.
Annika Francke . Alto Saxophone . Tube . Toys
Joni Muñoz aka SIGIL . Drums . Stuff
El grup NN està format per la saxofonista Annika Francke i el bateria Joni Sigil. Aquests músics d'avantguarda són adoradors del caos i el desordre positiu el qual utilitzen per fer una música carregada de textures, energia i brutalitat, però a la vegada subtil i controlada. Dos intèrprets de l'espontaneïtat més pura s'han ajuntat per perfilar contrastos compartint la seva afició per a sons quasi insignificants – celebrant justament la discutible irel·levància d'aquells.
Dúo nascut gràcies al festival de Banyoles femjazz, vénen a posar tot el pulmó i el cor a aquesta oportunitat acustica.
Annika Francke . Alto Saxophone
Maleen Sutter . Double Bass
telQUEL started playing jazzstandards in French streets in 2014. Performing in duo format allowed Francke und Sutter to explore different musical concepts in a flexible yet informal way.
Soon after starting off as a Womens' jazz duo their own compositions as well as freely improvised music and noises started forming the repertoire of telQUEL who in the meantime have grown into a fine musical duo sharing the passion of playing simple, honest acoustic music with an ironic breeze.
Mau & Annika met each other following an invitation by Víctor Nubla of the GTS team in Gràcia Barcelona.
After playing a blind-date session in April 2018 of which they published selected 5 tracks + 1 remix they started working on their EP "BOIL" in december 2018 which has seen a lot of transitions and rebirths and remixing ..... and will soon be released on UMZU records.
Dalmau Boada . Guitars . FX & Loops
Annika Francke . Saxophone . Slidetube . Chimes & Trash
POLAR BEAR IN HELL
Annika Francke . producing .bassclarinet . alto saxophone . chimes . synths . fields . toys . joys . HITA modules
More to come yet some way done. I enjoy organizing sounds into something that charms myself, makes me laugh and makes me dream.
In the playlist below you can find some old songs. Some have never been played life, some have sounded like jazz.
Offering these to others, too, is my way of sharing what I have made in the past 15 years and still do like.
electroacoustic investigation - exploration - NOISE MODULES - semirandom objects - LIGHT/SHADOW
HITA = HUG IN THE AIR
Becoming the interface by embracing it.
'HUMAN INTERFACE THROUGH ANALOG'
Noise modules that are light controlled and therefore open a wide field of experiments including light artists, alternative PA concepts and last but not least performers / dancers / kinetic artists that are invited to MOVE THE SOUND and BE MOVED by it.
For more - technical - information about these modules visit drumanart.com
For visual examples / videos on my work with HITA visit THIS PLACE.
LIVE electronics and sonic space work I do as polar bear in hell lately use just HITA modules I designed myself plus some additional FX / live loops w/o computers.
The archive with all the gigs since 2017 recently broke down. TIME FOR SOMETHING NEW!