TRIONYS




Rainer Bürck, keyboards & electronics
Günter Marx, violin & electronics
Martin Bürck, gongs, percussion & electronics

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Founded in 1998, TRIONYS started their artistic collaboration in 2000. The trio focuses on the combination of gestural instrumental actions and live electronics. In the years 2000 and 2001 the three musicians worked out their first project called vector alpha. This work of about one hour's duration comprises thirteen parts, each of them being defined by specific sound regions, playing actions and interactions between the musicians and which fit into an overall dramatic form. Alongside parts which are exactly determined, there is also room for spontaneous and exciting improvisation.

The official debut of TRIONYS took place at Le Festival International de Musiques Universitaires (FIMU) in Belfort, playing two concerts on June 2nd and 3rd, 2001. On July 14th, 2001 the trio performed at Schloss Monrepos in Ludwigsburg, where they presented their second project TRIONYS unplugged. In contrast to their first project, which is mostly fixed, this second project is based on completely free improvisation on acoustic instruments.

The roots of TRIONYS go back to the late seventies and eigthies when Rainer Bürck and Martin Bürck explored the boundaries between experimental rock music and experimental contemporary music in a trio under the same name. In the summer of 1998 Rainer and Martin Bürck developed plans for a renewed artistic collaboration. They were able to win Günter Marx as a congenial and dedicated partner, who had already collaborated with Rainer Bürck on several occasions in the nineties.

Rainer Bürck
works as a free-lance pianist and composer. His activities as a pianist concentrate on contemporary repertoire, and he has performed at numerous festivals and venues of contemporary music in Europe and North America and has premiered many works by composers from several countries. Since 1995 Rainer Bürck has been collaborating with various performers on different improvisation projects. As a composer Rainer Bürck has been focussing on electroacoustic music in recent years, creating works for tape and for and performers plus electronics. His works have been performed and broadcast in Europe, North and South America and Australia. In 1999 his work Flautando for flute & electronics was awarded the 1st prize at the Musica Nova Competition in Prague and the 2nd prize at the EAR Competition of the Hungarian Radio.

Günter Marx
is the principal violinist at the Opera in Dortmund. In addition to this, he has been performing both as a soloist and as a member of several chamber music ensembles such as the Brahms Quartett Hamburg, the Leonardo Quartett Cologne etc. He has been collaborating with several composers such as Thomas Kessler, Mesias Maiguashca, Wilfried Jentzsch and Rainer Bürck, with whom he toured the United States and Canada.

Martin Bürck
works as a free-lance musician and visual artist. As a percussionist he focused on working with gongs for several years, performing many solo concerts and projects for music and lyrics. Martin Bürck is constantly exploring the hidden internal sounds of various materials. For example, in a theatre project he produced fascinating sounds from the scrap metal of a factory. Other projects were designing a sound night, concerts in caves and a radio play. As a visual artist he has had several solo exhibitions and exhibitions together with other artists, including his sculptures, paintings and various objects.

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