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10 11 10

Duo with Kalle Kalima

I make another duo recording session. This time my counterpart is Kalle Kalima on guitar. The aim is to explore the means of communication and organisation. We don’t fix the structures but agree on roles for each instrumentalist.
Here is a short extract from the session.

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21 02 09

Live with Michael Stauffer

I play a duo show with poet Stauffer at –able in Berlin. We have done several gigs like this since 1997. I remember at least two of them at Café Kairo in Bern, one at Rote Fabrik, Zürich, a public livingroom in Schaffhausen, an unplugged gig at Kunstmuseum des Kantons Thurgau. Today it sounds like this.

 

 

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01 09 08

Album out: UNSIGNED

 

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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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11 08 08

Otan Utan

Picture © Gabriela Löffel

I play several sessions with Peter Horisberger. He was already the drummer of my band louCHe. I love playing with him but the duo will not survive. Our attitudes towards music and how it should be organized really differ – Peter usually plays with standard jazz combos, amazing, if I think of his level of freedom.
Listen what we will miss.

 

 

 

Picture © Gabriela Löffel
Pictures © Gabriela Löffel

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23 11 06

Haengt disc tilge

In several steps Michael Stauffer and me produce the radio play Haengt disc tilge. We got some money from Stadt and Kanton Bern. I start with a recording in which I squeeze the speaker Karin Eckes according to my chart while she is reading a non-semantic text of Michael. I think it is a (de)constructed phonetic transcription of a Robbie Williams text.
We use mateial of a x-mas session in Worpswede for the music. We record further material. The actors Christine Groß and Christian Ahlers join us for a session. Michael and me finish the 50 minutes piece ping-pong-wise.

It will take 8 years for Haengt disc tilge to find it’s first radio broadcasting performance. I had some interesting discussions with programme directors about the piece.
Here is an excerpt from the play:

Desalmand/Stauffer: excerpt from Haengt disc tilge

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26 09 05

Album out: DIZZYLAND

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Finally Mentalgroove puts out this album. It contents some dance associated music and two video clips, one clip by Miriam Stein and one by mine. Ha. Let’s start with the director’s cut.

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16 01 04

Hardlycan / Wer einen und at

Mental groove puts out Hardlycan and Nur wer einen und at.
The record looks like this.

 

 

 

 

And sounds like this.

 

Buy Wer einen Und at

 

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22 09 02

Sfotzesöili

Michael Stauffer records one of his poems while jogging. He sends me the recording. I compose this.

 

The piece will make it into the final of the ORF competition for short radio plays in Vienna.

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23 08 01

Pfirde

I have a small scholarship in Karthause Ittingen. I make some field recordings and a music matrix for a little radio play. Michael Stauffer brings a text and I cunduct his performance with the matrix on my ears. Michael does not hear the music while performing.
Here is an excerpt from Pfirde, the play will win the Karlsruher Hörspielpreis 2001.

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01 06 00

Tapidor

I put out the ARE DEE debut album. It is called TAPIDOR, distributed by cod/musikvertrieb.

Shirley Grimes reads the list of Michel Stauffer.

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