BRAUN / GRIBOU DUO
Roger Braun and Andre Gribou have collaborated for over ten years in many diverse settings, including classical, jazz, improvisation concerts, pedagogical workshops, and multi-media performances with dancer/choreographer Chris Aiken. Their latest venture, Unprepared Music for Keyboards and Percussion, is about performing completely improvised music that explores a variety of instrumental combinations— piano, prepared piano, and keyboard synthesizer (Gribou) and mallet percussion, drumset, world percussion, and electronic percussion (Braun). Their duets draw upon a wide array of vocabularies including contemporary classical, jazz, world traditions, and popular music. Both are music professors at Ohio University.