by Tristan Honsinger
Recorded live by Holger Scheuermann and Jost Gebers
during the 'Workshop Freie Musik' on April 27 and 29, 1994
at the 'Akademie der Künste', Berlin.
Produced by Jost Gebers
Photos: Dagmar Gebers
notes: Tristan Honsinger
published in March 1996
from the booklet:
(...) The string quartet is something very close to my
background and would complement my way of improvising and
what I sometimes like to hear when I improvise. I asked LOUIS
MOHOLO because he comes from a tradition of independence of
line, which I think European improvising has as a necessity.
The pieces on this recording were made from a collection of
work made for dance and theatre-music performances so they
were inspired from different moods which has nothing to do
with the outcome of the music. (...)
I met STEPHANO LUNARDI in Livorno, Italy, where he was born.
I was seduced by his warmth and sense of humour almost immediately.
His background (...) is very similar to mine, and so on an
intuitive level his improvisations are very complementary.
ALEKS KOLKOWSKY actually gave us the opportunity to play together,
the three of us as a part of a larger ensemble. ALEKS comes
from London but his background is unique in that his roots
are Russian Spanish and he has similar interests to mine in
the Theatre and Dance world. (...)
ERNST GLERUM is quite simply a bassist with wide musical depth
and also takes the place of the violonist in the classical
I asked LOUIS MOHOLO because I wanted to bring percussion
into the string quartet world or the chamber music concept.
LOUIS for me is unique as a drummer (...) and also one of
the few people that can complement such a group, seduce the
sound and be seduced by it. His importance to European improvised
music as a South African is felt in the architecture of it
from the beginning. (...)