Feature Ring with Jozef Dumoulin
The "innovator of the electric piano" in HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts
The Belgian jazz pianist Jozef Dumoulin is considered the “innovator of the electric piano”. And this is not only because he is the first to have a solo record with electric piano in his discography. It all began quite classically on a piano. He still likes to use it today, alongside his greatest muse, the Fender Rhodes electric piano. He plays it over a guitar effect board, amplifying vibrations via pickups. The resulting sound can be altered and Dumoulin uses it in an accentuated way. Behind the technical explanation, a new world of sound awaits us, completely open, experimental and refreshingly courageous.
Exhibition of the illustrator Jill Senft
For the current brochure in the Feature Ring series, Jill Senft illustrated all the artists who will be on stage in 2023 with Demian Kappenstein, Eren Solak and Felix-Otto Jacobi will be on stage at the Festspielhaus. During the concerts, you can marvel at these and other works by her in the Staircase Eye West.
Jill Senft is a Berlin-based artist/illustrator. After completing her Master’s and Meisterschüler studies at the University of the Arts, she freelances for clients such as Bloomberg’s Businessweek, Büchergilde, the New York Times, Greenpeace and numerous others. Her painterly, colorful works always engage with reality in an absurd way.
Anyone who occasionally strolls around newsstands is likely to have encountered her illustrations. Jill Senft works for major German newspapers and magazines (Arte Magazin, brand eins, Cicero, Vogue, Zeit and others). In the meantime, her pink wobbly people are almost cult for Instagram almost a cult.