Klaus Bru 卡 – C-Melody & C-Soprano Saxophone, Flute, Electronics
Klaus Bru (卡 = pronounced Kaa) is one of only a few saxophonists performing exclusively on the rare C-Melody and C-Soprano saxes. German born Klaus Bru has traveled widely, for real and in music. He brings in the folk music of the world (typically from Eastern Europe and Turkey), Avant-garde ridden improvisation concepts, air sounds and electronic noises, strange meters and odd tempos, plus tangible melodies over the moving chords of jazz standards or his own compositions. Klaus Bru has performed and recorded in Europe, Asia, and the U.S. with such diverse musicians as Franz Hautzinger, Peter Herbert, Bilal Karaman, Shih-Yang Lee, Michael Moser, Sunny Murray, Marc Ribot, Martin Stepanik, Sabu Toyozumi, Chaoming Tung, to name just a few. Currently, he shares his time between Vienna, Taipei, and Beijing.
Yearning Kru is a group formed in the UK, with a practice heavily influenced by London urban music, social media content, and improvised noise. Live, Yearning Kru uses layers of found samples and live resampling to build dense structures of sound, which are then gradually worn away and rebuilt. They have released on KALEIDOSCOPE records, and were listed in WIRE magazine's top 10 Electronica albums of 2013.