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24 12 16

ZEIT online :: album review

“Was fehlt noch, nach zwölf Monaten voller Tonträger? Vielleicht dieser Alpenfolk der Andersdenkenden.[…] Es gibt keine Erklärungen zu diesem schönen Wagnis, und doch ist es ein Manifest.”

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20 11 15

Norient

A very rich platform for urban music and media work from all over the world. An exhibition on tour – currently at ZKM Karlsruhe – and a book. In the exhibition there is a little contribution of mine to be found. But that is not why I post this here. I post because it is definitely worth visiting Norient from time to time. Have a look.

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28 08 12

The United States Of Hoodoo

A road trip to the black roots of American culture. I had the pleasure to see this highly ispiring piece of cinema by Oliver Hardt in my very neighbourhood. Thanks for this warm work.

The United States of Hoodoo | Official Trailer from Stoked Film, Germany on Vimeo.

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29 03 12

Konono No. 1

These guys are playing in Berlin tonight. I am excited. This is the most outstanding and awesome music I have heard for years.

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15 03 11

Iggy’s technical rider

Who says that technical descriptions have to be dry like dust? Here you can find the very precise technical rider of Iggy Pop.

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03 02 11

The map of Tasmania

Amanda Palmer and Peaches suggest diversity. I like this video a lot.
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15 01 11

Sartorius’ beat diary

Julian Sartorius beat diary is one of my favorite contributions in the www. Thanks for stuff like that!

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22 09 09

3 colours

I am in Africa for the first time. Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Coucil, provides a residency in southern Africa. For the first two weeks I play the saxophone in the band for the multimedia show 3 colours. The piece has been commissioned for the opening of the 4th World Summit on Arts and Culture in Johannesburg. Brett Bailey is the director, Mapumba Cilombo the musical director – he turns out to be the best band leader I have ever worked with. The saxophone is quite a strange ingredience in the traditional african music that builds the acoustic surroundings for the piece.

3 colours reveals the usual difficulties of theatre. The music has to be adapted for the choreographies, the piece looses its tempo. And more problematic: there is a realistic raping scene that stays the only scene where the public (so called cultural specialists from all over the world) laughs.
The refrain goes like this: If you show unbroken violence on stage the piece of art turns into a piece of violence.

Nevertheless, it was a splendid experience to share stage and time with excellent musicians from all over Africa. Some days after the show I travel to Maputo where the 2nd part of the residency will take place. Read on here.

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12 09 09

Journées artistiques

This is the site of two neighbours. Please find some very funny and helpful stuff there.

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01 09 08

Album out: UNSIGNED

 

Buy UNSIGNED

 

Lump200: My belly was too big (© desalmand/stauffer)

Lump200: Oval foreign little town (© desalmand/stauffer)

 

Reviews

By Frank Apunkt Schneider in intro

By Ohrenkuss

By revolution9, UK:

“So, imagine if Ian Brown (Stone Roses), Dizzee Rascal, and Mike Skinner (The Streets) all got fucked up one weekend and got stuck in the occasional k-hole along the way. You guessed it: it might end up in a recording session kinda like this. Funny, disorienting, bizarre. Check it out.”

UNSIGNED is supported by a composition commissioned by Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council

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