Sun, 17 Mar|
KKT Matinee: "The Little Prince - Saint-Exupéry meets Jazz"
The wonderfully harmonious and proven reading duo Julia Hansen and Heikko Deutschmann will once again be accompanied in improvisation this year by the pianist Jörg Siebenhaar, the percussionist Rhani Krija and the saxophonist Thomas Zander.
Time & Location
17 Mar 2024, 11:30
PS.STORAGE, Tiedexer Tor 3, 37574 Einbeck, Germany
About the event
The Little Prince is one of the most famous books in world literature, hits the heart again and again and is as relevant as ever. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry wrote “Le Petit Prince” for children, but the little book he illustrated tells a parable about childhood and adulthood, the human and the inhuman, friendship and love, crisis, hope and death.
The wonderfully harmonious and proven reading duo Julia Hansen and Heikko Deutschmann will once again be accompanied in improvisation this year by the pianist Jörg Siebenhaar, the world-class percussionist Rhani Krija, and the saxophonist Thomas Zander. They draw on the musical resources of François Couperin, Jean-Philippe Rameau and Frédéric Chopin.
Heikko Deutschmann After his acting training at the Berlin University of the Arts, he received his first theater engagement under Peter Stein at the Berlin Schaubühne. At the same time, he started his career in front of and later also behind the camera. His first role in 'Walkman Blues' in 1985 was followed by numerous television and cinema productions. In 2014 he founded a production company and shot the internationally award-winning tragicomedy as author, director and producer. In addition to stage and film, he is also the speaker for numerous audio books.
Julia Hansen was born in southern India and grew up in Somalia and Zambia. She came to Germany with her family at the age of 15 and has lived in Göttingen for many years. She studied acting, singing and dance at the well-known Folkwang University in Essen. In 1999 she went to the Deutsches Theater Göttingen as a permanent member of the ensemble. Since 2011 she has been working as a freelance actress on German stages, literature festivals and in concert halls. She also performs on stage as a singer of jazz standards with her own German lyrics and has released several CDs. In 2013 she founded the nine-piece band “The Three Sisters”. She has been working as a speaker for several years at readings with Christian Brückner, Charles Brauer, Denis Scheck and Heikko Deutschmann, among others, as well as for audio book and radio productions.
Rhani Krija was born in the heart of the Gnawa culture in Essaouira, Morocco. He got to know the traditional North African music styles at an early age, which formed the basis for the way he plays today. Known for his knowledge and ability to play Andalusian, Arabic, African and Latin American rhythms, Rhani became one of the most sought-after percussionists internationally. In recent years he has recorded percussion sample recordings for well-known labels and is at home on stages around the world. He currently lives in Germany. Rhani has toured and worked in the studio with Sting, Herbie Hancock, Al Di Meola, Placido Domingo, Peter Gabriel, the WDR and SWR Big Band, Annie Lennox, Prince, Klaus Doldinger, Vince Mendoza, BAP, Xavier Naidoo, Sarah Connor, Herbert Grönemeyer, EMEL, Hindi Zahra, OUM, Martin Grubinger and the Royal Symphony Orchestra of London.
Jörg Siebenhaar has played the accordion and church organ since his childhood. He studied piano at the Folkwang University in Essen and has since worked as a pianist, accordionist, stage musician and composer. He worked on numerous theater and television productions and accompanied artists such as Greetje Kauffeld and Marla Glenn on national and international stages. Bobby Hebb, known for his worldwide success “Sunny”, also hired him for his European tour. The blind musician also appeared in television shows with Jürgen von der Lippe and Desirée Nick. In addition to his jazz trio Accordion Affairs, he plays in various formations, from a duo with classical guitar to a 6-piece tango band.
Thomas Zander is a native of Hanover and has always played the clarinet and saxophone. Both teach clarinet and saxophone at the municipal music school in Hanover and have been regular guest musicians for saxophone, clarinet and flute for years, e.g. at the Theater for Lower Saxony and at the Hanover Opera. From the beginning he played as a baritone saxophonist in Roger Cicero's big band and plays tenor in Bill Ramsey's quartet. He also arranges and composes chamber and orchestral music, most recently a quartet for 4 bass clarinets and a quintet for bass clarinet and string quartet.
JULIA HANSEN, HEIKKO DEUTSCHMANN (READING)
RHANI KRIJA (PERCUSSION) JÖRG SIEBENHAAR (PIANO)
THOMAS ZANDER (SAXOPHONE)
Tickets arehere available as well as in PS.SPEICHER and at all known presale locations