Carolina Eyck and Vinzenz Wieg Duo
Theremin, Vocal, E-guitar and Effects
It's an harmonic occasion of quite a different kind when Carolina Eyck and Vinzenz Wieg make music together. With Theremin, Vocals and eletric guitar they're moving in the space between jazz, 20th century and modern classical music. Flowing seamlessly from prepared compositions and free improvisation, consonance and dissonance are born out of the moment. They are creating stories and moods in playful interaction, never losing the grasp of each other. Being primarily a chamber music ensemble their performances are brisk and nuanced without any safety net, providing a concert experience full of moments of intimacy.
The thereminist Carolina Eyck, known for her international engagements in the area of classical and contemporary music and the jazz guitar player Vinzenz Wieg met each other in summer 2011 in Leipzig and quickly discovered a common love for improvised music and complex sound structures, inspired by Messian, Ravel, Bach, contemporary jazz and popular music. Both being comprehensively trained and educated they kept on discovering new ways to play their respective instrument. Thanks to her developement of a new theremin-playing technique, Carolina Eyck is able to construct even the most difficult soundscapes on her widely unknown instrument. Vinzenz Wieg too has always been involved in enhancing the acoustic spectrum of the electrical guitar using effects, loops and unconventional methods of play.
In their collaboration they're fusing their individual skills and their character to form a symbiotic unity, creating a unique multi-layered music that seems to come from the air and is enrooted in the heart.
Vinzenz Wieg, born 1980 in Halle (Germany), has played the guitar since the age of 14. Having ventured into a myriad of styles from blues and rock, funk, klezmer to hip hop and electronic music, he finally engaged himself closer to jazz. He studied jazz guitar at the Hochschule für Musik “Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy” in Leipzig and the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel with such renowned artists as Werner Neumann, Johannes Enders, Richie Beirach, Diederik Wissels and Kris Defoort. He plays and composes in different groups and own outfits. He also has been engaged in a number of theatre productions all over Germany. With his quartet “EinsDreiZweiVier” he was finalist at the “Gent Young Jazztalent” competition in 2009. He holds a scholarship of the “MENTOSA”-Program of the land Saxony. Numerous concerts have led him all over Germany and Europe as well as Canada. Vinzenz Wieg now lives and works in Leipzig.
Vinzenz Wieg - "My Haunted Home"
Jan Bilk (arr. Carolina Eyck/Vinzenz Wieg) - "Thetis" (excerpt)