Almut Schlichting – baritone saxophone
In 2023, Almut Schlichting created her first solo program. Compositional elements appear as sketches, but the focus is on improvisation. She has chosen the poem “Tusblu” by the contemporary Berlin poet Ulrich Goerdten as structural basis (text see below). The successful premiere of the solo was performed in September 2023 at the SoloImpro Festival in Berlin.
Schlichting developed a new pool of musical materials and strategies during a Musikfonds scholarship in the first half of 2023. She intensively studied various singing cultures, all of which deal with rhythmic music and cross the boundaries between singing and speaking: from American beatbox / hip-hoppers to West and East African griots and griottes to the rhyme and sound concepts of Oulipo sound poetry and Dadaism.
pemde ratzu piilu umadi
kirstu lemmi eilob adimu
Edition Schwarzdruck 2016
Photos: Cristina Marx/Photomusix