Karina Erhard
Karina Erhard


Festival 2006
November 2002

Karina  Erhard  


In 2000 the Karina Erhard together with Fie Schouten founded Kaida. During 7 years they worked intesively and played many concerts. One of their main goals was to explore the connection between contemporary written and improvised music. Their refreshing approach to music and high level of playing are convincing: In 2003 KAIDA was awarded the special prize for improvisation at the ‘International Gaudeamus Competition’ as well as the special prize ‘Buffet-Crampon’ during the ‘International Chamber-music Competition Illzach’ (France). In 2001 the ensemble received the the ‘Stichting Tera de Marez Oyens Fonds’ prize.

Apart from playing regular concerts, the ensemble performed at various large festivals in the Netherlands and abroad, including the International Gaudeamus Musicweek 2002 NL, Festival Spazio Musica Cagliari and Festival Nuovi Spazi Musicali Roma (Italy), Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt (Germany), the Ciclo de Musica Contemporanea at Tenerife and Bassclarinetfestival of Catalunia (Spain), the festival Music Accord in Illzach (France).

The CD 'Of Villages and Spaces' came out in 2005 at Karnatic Lab Records.
*Kaida is an Indian word meaning 'improvisation on a basic rhythmic pattern'

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