CD Title – Taschendrache
Catalogue number SLAMCD 298
Leader or group name: Irene Kepl and Mark Holub
Names of musicians and the instruments they play.
Irene Kepl – Violin and electronics
Mark Holub – Drums
1. Brake Pebbles 1:57
2 Planetarium im Quadrat 4:21
3. On The Carousel 7:05
4 Taschendrache 5:40
5. Arachnid 6:21
6 Seifenblasen Bauen 8:01
7. A Day at the Beach 4:33
8 Finsteres Zeitfenster 4:52
9. Dancing Beetles 4:20
10 Holz hackende Flecken 6:31
11. Emergency Broadcast System 1:24
12 Speed-date 1:43
All compositions by Irene Kepl and Mark Holub
Date and place of recording.
Name of sound engineer(s) for recording and mastering.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Chris Janka at Scottenfeldgasse, Vienna
Recorded on October 15th, 2013
Mixed on March 24 and 25 2014
Mastered on June 26 2014
Drummer and composer, originally from the US who now has one foot in London and one in Vienna, Mark Holub is most notably known as the bandleader and composer for Led Bib. With Led Bib, he was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize 2009 (One of 12 albums of the year) and was also the winner of the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award 2005. Led Bib have topped college radio charts across the US and Canada and have played live across TV and radio in Europe, and featured in press across the world including cover features in Jazzwise and Jazz UK. They have released 7 albums and have toured to some of the highest profile festivals in Europe including North Sea Jazz Festival, Jazzfestival Berlin, London Jazz Festival, Saalfelden Jazz Festival and many others, as well as supporting Ornette Coleman and Pharoah Sanders. Holub is also active in other projects which see him tour around the UK, Europe and the US, including Blueblut(with Pamelia Kurstin), Mustard Pie(with Seb Rochford and Jan Kopinski), various free-improv configurations, work as a composer and performer with various contemporary dance companies and a myriad of other projects. Recently, Holub has been leading a number of masterclasses and workshops. These have included work with the Royal Welsh College of Music, British Council Nepal, Aldeburgh Young Musicians and Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory.
Violinist and composer Irene Kepl studied classical violin and jazz in Linz, Austria and she now lives and works in Vienna. Her work focuses primarily on contemporary classical music, free improvisation, composition, Jazz and groove based musics.
She has performed at many prestigious venues and festivals including: Klangspuren Schwaz, Festival 4020, Festival Unlimited, 12 points Festival/SE, Donau Festival Ulm, DanceKiosk Hamburg/GER, and Jazz Festival Petrovac/ME. Her music has been broadcast on various radio stations in Austria and abroad including Ö1, Montenegro, Sweden and Italy.
She received the second prize in the Gustav Mahler Composition Competition and the Theodor Körner Price for composition. Free improvisation is also an important component in her search for her own spontaneous musical language. She has worked in this setting with Malcolm Goldstein and George Cremaschi/USA, Korhan Ehel/TR, Petr Vrba/CZ and Moe Staiano/USA amongst others. She is also the founder of the monthly held concert series "Musik in Raum" in Upper Austria which will feature many different projects. Further work includes commissions for theater, film and sound installations.