“Hypnotic, cunning fusion of sound, noise and movement. Reciprocal sound mimicry seduces the listener with perpetual illusions within a drifting, billowing, multi-facetted disharmonic simulacrum – alters and transforms, trades and bargains, ties and interlinks and elucidates seance like webs of dialectic sound.”
CALL OUR SHIFTS is a Vienna-based improvisation ensemble with a somewhat fluctuating, yet growing mediumship base and a cross-disciplinary approach on the subject of making structured sound or unstructured soundness.
Founded in 2014 by Lukas Thöni and Michael Franz Woels the ensemble has performed in various locations in Vienna and gathered a reasonable amount of love and obsession for whatever it is they are doing.
At this present moment CALL OUR SHIFTS is a collective of people – musicians, dancers, writers, designers, performers alike – engaging in everything between free improvisation and conceptual pieces, while a certain emphasis on a specific and immersive use of space, the integration of visual and performative elements and challenging stage sets is made.
CLAUDIA CERVENCA > VOICE
GLORIA DAMIJAN > TOY-PIANO / BERIMBAU
JULIA DANZINGER > MOVEMENTS / LIGHT
GOBI DRAB > RECORDER
HANNES DUFEK > PIANO / SYNTH / RADIO
LUKAS FROSCHAUER > SOUND DESIGN
IRENE KEPL > VIOLIN / VOICE
REKA KUTAS > CELLO / VOICE
HERBERT LACINA > BASS / TAMBURA
HANNO MILLESI > SCRIPT
ANDREAS THALER > POSTCARD
LUKAS THÖNI > E-GUITAR / EFFECTS
MICHAEL FRANZ WOELS > BERIMBAU / (RE)PERCUSSION
PAST LIVE APPEARANCES
13.06.2014 ECHORAUM 21.03.2015 VEKKS 03.04.2015 BRICK 5 25.04.2015 V EKKS 20.09.2015 MO.Ë 11.11.2015 FLUC 18.04.2016 H.U.T 02.10.2016 ST. RUPRECHT
27.10.2016 ECHORAUM 21.05.2017 CAFE 7STERN