I am proud to announce that I’m a newly appointed member of the jury for cultural exchange grants of the federal state of Berlin. Very much looking forward to working with such great colleagues.
Work and research grant from the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe, for “new music and sound art”. My project is about telegraphy in Iran and the Prussian military. Research is being conducted to develop a collaborative sound art project for Klangteppich IV. Title image is from Goldsmid, Frederic John: Telegraph and Travel, London 1874
Member of the expert jury for SWR-Jazzpreis
The SWR Jazz Prize is the oldest jazz prize in Germany. The jury consists of two representatives each from the SWR and the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, a member of a jazz organisation and two independent music critics. The prize is endowed with 15,000 euros.
Liz Kosack was awarded the prize in 2019.
The keyboardist and synthesizer specialist favors open concepts of improvisation, performs live only with a self-made mask and loves to “undermine expectations”, as she says on SWR2. As a member of the KIM collective, Liz Kosack repeatedly realizes impressive concert evenings in multimedia performance formats and questions the traditional parameters of jazz.
The awarding of the SWR Jazz Prize 2019 to Liz Kosack took place during the Enjoy Jazz festival on 7.11. in Ludwigshafen. She performed together with her band VAX.
By invitation of Enjoy Jazz Festival three old white patriarchal “jazz critics” and me discussed the label’s history, before the concert of Carla Bley. As the only woman on the panel it was truly horrendous. Never again.
October – December: stay in Dushanbe/Tajikistan, made possible through a scholarship of Institute for Foreign Affairs (ifa)
As a result of the concerts I have organized for kamancheh player Saba Alizadeh from Tehran/Iran, I could connect him with Berlin-based record label Karlrecords, which lead to the release of the album “Scattered Memories”
The Glass Ceiling: How open, equal and diverse is jazz in reality today? Watch the discussion at:
Co-author of the proposal for Berlin’s Senate Department of Culture, which led to the launch of the funding program for women artists in jazz:
Read the result of the 1st funding period at: