Birgit Ulher: trumpet, radio, speaker, mutes
Leonel Kaplan: trumpet
The duo exists since the two trumpet players met at FONT Festival 2007 in New York.
Since that time they played together at the Seattle Improvised Music Festival 2010 and the
blurred edges festival in Hamburg 2012 besides some other concerts. They were also taking part in the light- and soundinstallation 'Wake Up' by Allora and Calzadilla, which was shown at the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, the Walter and McBean Galleries at the San Francisco Art Institut, Serpentine Gallery in London, Kunsthalle Zürich and Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
In November 2012 they will participate in the Tsonami Festival in Valparaiso, Chile and play concerts in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.
Both trumpeters are working since many years on extending the sounding possiblities of the trumpet. Independent from each other they developed partly very similar sounds even though they have a quite different approach to placing their sounds.
They just recorded their first CD, which will be released soon.
Foto credit: Gunnar Lettow