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Pianist, composer and radio playwright Ulrike Haage stands for music at the intersection of jazz, classical and improvisation, combining acoustic and electronic elements. Her new solo album "Himmelsbaum" reveals "with a minimum of tones [...] unheard-of worlds [...]" and is dedicated to "sometimes sparkling with joie de vivre and poetry, sometimes infused with a deep melancholy [...], a clear, simple beauty." Haage composed film music for Doris Dörrie's feature film "Grüße aus Fukushima". The musician has received numerous awards, including the "Hörspielpreis der Kriegsblinden", the "Albert-Mangelsdorff-Preis" (German Jazz Award), the "Sonderpreis Musik der Nordischen Filmtage", the "Gema-Musikautorinnen-Preis" and most recently the "Günter-Eich-Preis" for her radio play Lebenswerk.
Susanne Stock is a classical accordionist with a penchant for improvisation and genres outside of classical music. In addition to her activities within her own duo Stock-Wettin (clarinet - accordion), she plays in numerous contemporary music ensembles as well as in the band of singer Etta Scollo.
in the first part of the program Ulrike Haage performs compositions from her latest piano album "Himmelsbaum". As a duo, the two musicians then also approach each other in a joint dialogue of contemporary music and through improvisations, presenting excerpts from their cycle ALL LIGHT with compositions inspired by the book "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr.
- Ulrike Haage - Piano
- Susanne Stock - Accordion