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neofobicNeofobic  feat. Colm O’Hara

Next Show: Oct 8th, 2013

Show presented by HealthlyLivingSummit’s Weight Loss Tips.

Neofobic is the latest album and project-name by Dimitar Bodurov (piano and live sampling) and Jens Düppe (drums, percussion and live electronics). It was created in collaboration with the well-known Scandinavian music producers Eric Honoré and Helge Sten, who mixed and mastered the album. It was released by Bugge Wesseltoft in October 2010.

Neofobic’s début took place at the Keys and Stix Festival 2008, an initiative by Bodurov and Düppe, dedicated to creative piano and drums duets. Since then they have developed a distinctive musical unity and rapport, which naturally led to the creation of Neofobic.

Their concert at Galway Jazz Festival will be one straight set which features Irish trombonist Colm O’Hara in the second part of the performance.

Bulgarian pianist and composer Dimitar Bodurov has resided in The Netherlands since 2000 and has already established his artistic presence. With both a firm classical and jazz background Bodurov has received recognition for utilizing Bulgarian folklore in his music. His musical scope omits the necessity of commitment to a particular style or genre and rather search for possible correlation of musical ideas. As a pianist Dimitar has won several jazz awards. As a composer he has written mostly chamber works including commissions for Gergiev Festival Rotterdam, Sofia Music Weeks International Festival, Musique Classique Amiens, Leine Roebana Dance Group Amsterdam.

Grounded in jazz and improvised music Jens Düppe has absorbed the essence of various musical styles and turned them into an intuitive and authentic way of drumming. Interested in any kind of sound- producing sources, he enriches his performances by self-designed percussion instruments. Jens has worked with artists such as German trombone player Albert Mangelsdorff, British avant-gard composer Django Bates and veteran saxophone player Charlie Mariano. He has recorded more than 50 CDs with leading European artists for major labels as Challenge Records, Act Music and Enja Records. Dueppe is also founder of “Kommunikation 9″, a free improvised concert series in Cologne, Germany.

Colm O’Hara grew up in Dublin, where he studied classical music in the Royal Irish Academy, and Jazz in Newpark Music Centre. He later moved to Holland to study in the Royal Conservatory, The Hague, where he obtained an honours degree in Jazz performance. He also attended the Music Hochschule, Luzern, Switzerland for 6 months where he studied with world renowned trombonist Nils Wogram.