Kultur | lx and the Institut d’Estudis Balearics shaped an exchange programme between the showcase festivals FIRA B! for the Balearic Islands and Shuffle on the Luxembourgish side. Through this exchange, jazz artists from both territories get the opportunity to perform in those showcase festivals attended by countless professionals, and therefore to develop their presence in new territories.

On September 29th, Dock in Absolute will perform and present their project at Teatre Xesc Forteza, Palma de Majorca, in the framework of FIRA B!. Shuffle, organised by neimënster in partnership with Kultur | lx and taking place on November 25th and 26th, will welcome an artist from the Balearic Islands.

About Dock in Absolute

Dock in Absolute is a stellar trio from Luxembourg composed of Jean-Philippe Koch on piano, David Kintziger on bass and Victor Kraus on drums, young musicians who breathed new life into the music scene. With a shared love of music, they combine different styles of progressive jazz, classical and rock, playing the pianist’s own compositions and co-created their unique jazz style in 2012.  Its music is sparkling, varying, forceful, pressing, rich in twists and turns in mood. An endless variety of melodic cells, often with a hypnotic pattern, alternating against a flamboyant, bright sonic background with unfaltering dynamics, never a half-way approach from this trio.

Dock in Absolute was created by its pianist in 2012 and has been touring in the past years playing at many international festivals around the world. The band released its first album in 2017 under the Label CAM JAZZ and the second one in 2019. A third one is planned for the end of 2022. Due to its strong international presence, the group was named ‘Export artist of the year’ by music:LX in 2017 and 2019. The trio has also been named N.1 Discovery Artist by the magazine Jazznews and its latest album belongs to the JAZZit 100 Greatest Jazz Albums of the year 2019.


Dock in Absolute’s next performances

1.10.2022: Jazz au Chellah, Rabat (Morocco)
6.10.2022: La Nef, Namur (Belgium)
4.12.2022: Darius Jazz club, Lons-le-Sonnier (France)

After a three-year (physical) hiatus due to the global pandemic, Primavera Sound’s Barcelona version is set to take place live-and-in-person, from June 2-12.  First starting in 2001, the festival has grown to become one of the largest and most prestigious festivals in the world, let alone Spain and Barcelona. Throughout the event, the state of the music business is debated with the best-known experts in the field, showcasing a number of newcomer bands and also renowned artists from any style or genre, this year including the likes of Tame Impala, Gorillaz, The Strokes, Beck, Tyler The Creator, Little Simz, and hundreds more.

Having been described as one of the most striking new voices from the European underground music scene, Luxembourg’s very own audio-visual artist, Cucina Povera, is gearing up to make her Primavera debut. After studying music at the Conservatoire de Luxembourg, Cucina Povera spent a few years making her mark abroad in Glasgow, also performing at festivals like Rewire and Sonica, and has now returned to live in Luxembourg definitively since early 2020.

Named after the Italian culinary concept which emphasises the use of a few simple ingredients, Cucina Povera conjures gorgeous, otherworldly songs about nourishment and precarity from layered vocals and electronics. Live, her music unfolds beautifully, as beguiling melodies emerge from harmonic drones and looped phrases.

Cucina Povera will join the Primavera event of Barcelona-based DJ, label owner and producer, John Talabot, whose record label Hivern Discs has established itself as one of the most influential labels of the underground Barcelona electronic scene. Catch Cucina Povera Monday, June 6th at Laut as part of Primavera Sound!

Cucina Povera at Primavera Sound
Monday 6 june – 22:15 at Laut, Barcelona

More information HERE.