The season has started like an explosion with concerts in Japan,
Austria, Poland and of course in Germany. Many new projects with cello
and composition, with electronics and performance are to come this year.
what I have been up to...
CD RELEASE: Subzo[o]ne
I am quite excited about the release of the first CD of The Octopus - our cello quartet for free improvisation and experimental music. Subzo[o]ne is released at LEO-Records.
We will play a first small CD-release tour in October
COMPOSITIONS Over the course of the last
year I have spent some serious time on composing. My latest project are
the floating compositions in which I work with sounds similar to the
world of analog electronics while experimenting with open forms.
Pieces I have written in the last year:
floating compositions No 1-3
for prepared Cello – 2016
for solo Cello – 2016
In between Words
for solo Cello – 2015
for solo Cello, thunder sheet and Electronics – 2015
In April 2016 I got the chance to compose and direct a piece for tape and musical actors at Cloud City in New York City
non grata, inspired by William S. Burroughs's song "Spare Ass Annie,"
explores different body concepts of the western world. The play emerges
from texts by the Austrian writers Elfriede Jelinek and Thomas Bernhard
or the philosophers Arthur Schopenhauer and Wittgenstein. At the
intersection of music text and movement the piece plays with various
layers of how we understand our body, our mind, and if wholeness is
Cast: Suzy Kohane, Ben Lewis, Eric Powell Holm, and Anna Reichert
Producer: Ben Lewis
May I introduce Jane? Jane is a drag queen
and she sometimes works for me as my performance alter ego. This summer
she performed in the street hooker area in Berlin during the festival
organo vino, as well as at the festival nano#zwei in Essen. WIth Jane I
scrutinize the role of the (female) performer in music world and the
question if a musician assumes a role as soon as he enters stage. Right
now I am developing on a theatrical concert night that incorporates
Recently me and the experimental Swedish-Australian singer Casey Moir
have started to play together. Our work concentrates on those sound
fields were both soundsources, the cello and the voice become
indistiguishable. First recordings are going to be online soon.
In 2015 me and the composer Juan Felipe Waller have founded the duo for
analog electronic music RABIATOR. RABIATORS world is limited and
uncontrollable. With handmade devices we create an environment with
unpredictable features, where creative malfunctionary circuits unite
with sounding objects from the real world.
collaboration with the duo WIderstand we premiered the concert
installation funkloch+ in Berlin. In December this year we will perform
a live score for a documentary by Klaus Betzl in Essen, and in spring
2017 we will be in California at Montalvo Residency for a month.
Since last year I got the opportunity to play several projects with Zeitkratzer.
Recents project have been a collaboration with the visual artist
Jorinde Voigt at Klangspuren Festival Austria, and collaborations with
Keiji Haino as well as Terre Theamlitz at Sound Live Festival Tokyo or
concerts at Sacrum Profanum in Krakow - Poland.
I am quite excited to also being part of the Zeitkratzer project PLAY! a
collaboration with the performance Group She She POP in 2016/17