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Sabine Ercklentz – trumpet, electronics
Andrea Neumann – inside piano, mixer
Mieko Suzuki — turntable, electronics
Contagious convincingly combines avant-garde experimentation and electronic music. The trio was founded by Mieko Suzuki, an experienced DJ and musician, and two innovative voices of the Berlin improvisation scene: Andrea Neumann and Sabine Ercklentz. Their intense and powerful sounds move within a structure of spontaneous composition and improvisation. Andrea Neumann occasionally sends feedback processes from her self-developed inside piano to Mieko Suzuki’s processing rig, which uses her own pre-recorded sounds and turntable skills, while Sabine Ercklentz’s trumpet sounds shoot through the same processing system. Together, the three musicians communicate through compositional logic and futuristic structures where fragile sonic textures and impulses become monumental.