“Dance of the Comedians is an analog audio-visual performance named after a text from German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Nietzsche wrote the text ‘Man, the Comedian of the World’ in 1886. It is a tongue-in-cheek statement about the arrogance of the human race in relationship to the universe. In my view nothing has changed fundamentally over the past one and a half centuries. The text is still relevant, particularly in these days of arrogant political behavior and neo-populism. ‘The angry white ant thinks it is the center of the wood!’” – Jorgo Schäfer
Jorgo Schäfer is a painter, graphic artist, and cartoonist from Wuppertal, Germany. HIs work is heavily influenced by jazz music and improvisation, which he was introduced to by his friend, bassist Peter Kowald. He has been a constant presence as an artist, supporter, and audience member at the Vision Festival for many years. https://www.jorgo-art.de/
Vincent Chancey earned a respected place for himself in the world of jazz music with his remarkable ability on the French horn. He learned his polished skills while studying under Julius Watkins, but Chancey’s talent and style are both inherent gifts.
During his long career, which began in the ’70s, Chancey has performed with the famous Sun Ra Arkestra, Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy, the David Murray Big Band, the Carla Bley Big Band, the Beaver Harris French Horn Connection, and the Richard Abrams Orchestra. http://www.vincentchancey.com/
Joe Fonda is a composer, bassist, recording artist, interdisciplinary performer, producer and educator.
An accomplished international Jazz artist, Fonda has performed with his own ensembles throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. He has collaborated and performed with such artists as Anthony Braxton, Archie Shepp, Ken McIntyre, Lou Donaldson, Bill and Kenny Barron, Leo Smith, Perry Robinson, Dave Douglas, Curtis Fuller, Bill Dixon, Han Bennink, Bobby Naughton, Xu Fengia, Randy Weston, Gebhard Ullmann, Carla Bley, Carlo Zingaro, Barry Altschul, Billy Bang. http://joefonda.com/
New York City based drummer/songwriter/vocalist Jeremy Carlstedt, known for his dynamic style, organic feel on the drums and musical intuition, has performed with some of the most forward thinking artists in jazz, rock, electronic and world music. As a protege of the legendary Chico Hamilton, Jeremy has absorbed music history in the best possible classroom: on the bandstand as a member of Hamilton’s group Euphoria as well as Vincent Chancey’s Phat Chance, Brian Settles and Central Union and a new duet with Tim Motzer, which have put him on some of the world’s most prestigious stages including, The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Newport Jazz Festival, Syracuse Jazz Festival and Roulette. With more than a dozen releases to his credit, Jeremy’s first solo recording, ‘When I Wake Up’ an art-rock EP featuring his drumming, vocals and compositions, was released in October 2012 on 1k Recordings. His latest, ‘Stars Are Far’ was released in November 2015 and has received acclaim from many well known art music publications. https://jeremycarlstedt.bandcamp.com/