FRIM  på Fylkingen #39
Biliana Voutchkova + Susana Santos Silva

Biliana Voutchkova - violin, mini speakers
Susana Santos Silva - trumpetTwo solos and a duo.

Sept 22
Torkel Knutssons gata 2
Tickets: 100/80 kr
Doors: 19:30, 1st set: 20:00

Welcome to the second FRIM concert of the season! The artists will present their latest solo work and a duo set celebrating their recent album release BAGRA.

Biliana Voutchkova is a dynamic and thoroughly engaged interdisciplinary artist, composer-performer, violinist, improvisor and curator with a truly personal, unconventional artistic language. Through the prism of listening, her early training as a classical violinist and the years of development as contemporary artist-performer, she explores states of spontaneity and intuitive resonance embodied in her multifaceted activities. Her work includes regular concert performances of original/site specific work, new music by contemporary composers often written for her, long durational and multidisciplinary performances, improvisations, compositions and installations with focus on the interconnection between inner world and sound space.
Based between Berlin and her rural residency on the black sea coast of Bulgaria, Biliana works internationally as a soloist and with renowned ensembles such as the Splitter and Trickster Orchestras, United Berlin, Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, Voutchkova/Thieke duo, Jane in Ether etc. Among her recent/current activities are concerts at Cafe Oto London, Ausland Berlin, Mixtur, Skanu Mežs, Meakusma and Ad Libitum festivals, her first institutional solo exhibition-performance at One Gallery Sofia and her curated duo series of live concerts and digital albums DUOS2022. Biliana is the founder and curator of the DARA String Festival, SHAPE+ platform artist for 2022/2023 and a recent recipient of the German Residency Stipend at Cité des Arts/Paris where she will reside for six months from October 2022.

Susana Santos Silva (photo by Joana Linda) is a Portuguese trumpeter, improviser and composer based in Stockholm, Sweden.
With a singular artistic approach that comes out of a comprehensive spectrum of influences, from classical and contemporary music to jazz and textural sound art, she is interested in stretching the possibilities of the instrument, exploring new ways of expression within music, as well as dissolving the boundaries between composition and improvisation. ‘One of the most exciting improvisers in the world’ (Downbeat), her music has been described as intoxicating, intense, beautiful, overwhelming, mesmerising, innovative, bold and creative.
Besides her solo practice, she has been working with her bands Impermanence and Life and Other Transient Storms and with collaborative projects with Kaja Draksler and Torbjörn Zetterberg – also in trio with Hampus Lindwall, Child of Illusion, Fish Wool and Hearth.
Much in demand she has been playing with an array of different bands/projects and with musicians such as Anthony Braxton, Fred Frith, Evan Parker, Joëlle Léandre, Mat Maneri, Paul Lovens, Hamid Drake, Mats Gustafsson, Lotter Anker, Sten Sandell, among many others.
Susana is now attending a Master program in Electroacoustic Composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.

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