The Magic I.D.

The Magic I.D.

Ausland Berlin

http://ausland.berlin/magic-id-2018

live in concert - THE MAGIC I.D.:
Kai Fagaschinski | clarinet
Margareth Kammerer | vocals & guitars
Christof Kurzmann | vocals, g3 & lloopp
Michael Thieke | clarinet

Doors 20:00, concert 20:30.

The Magic I.D. is a Berlin-based quartet exploring the juncture of song forms with abstract music. The band, consisting of Margareth Kammerer (vocals & guitars), Christof Kurzmann (vocals, g3 & lloopp), Kai Fagaschinski and Michael Thieke (both clarinet), formed in summer 2005 after previously being connected via smaller groupings and projects. The musicians expand "songs" through the prism of experimental sensibilities and mesh the two remarkably fluidly.

I'm So Awake / Sleepless I Feel (Staubgold 2011) is their second release and consists of ten intricately constructed pieces, each with its own individual shape, and all together very enjoyable. The combination of twin clarinets, guitar, subtle electronics and voices seems to be a simple one at first sight, but it comes with an intriguing approach. The combined effect creates a unique soundscape. After hearing two seconds of their "Magic" music, it could be mistaken for nothing else.

The quartet presented its music in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Portugal, among others at Music Unlimited (Wels 2006), Jazz á Mulhouse (Mulhouse 2007), Teatro Fondamenta Nuove (Venice 2007), Angelica Festival (Bologna 2008), Vooruit (Gent 2009), Auditorium Parco Della Musica (Rome 2009), Serralves em Festo (Porto 2010), Echtzeitmusiktage (Berlin 2010), Konfrontationen (Nickelsdorf 2011), Alternativa (Prague 2011), Taktlos (Zurich 2012), and Music Unlimited (Wels 2012).