TOTAL MUSIC MEETING 2007
(November 1 - 4)

International Artists Festival For Improvised Music

Berlinische Galerie

Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur

Alte Jakobstr. 124 - 128, D-10969 Berlin-Kreuzberg

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In memoriam Paul Rutherford


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Program Surview


Do 1. November 2007 | 19.30 h | Eröffnung

Strawalde (aka Jürgen Böttcher) live action painting
Günter ´Baby´ Sommer dr, perc

Mohammad Reza Mortazavi tombak, daf
Ali Reza Mortazavi santur

Ariel Shibolet sopranosax

Julie Tippetts voice
Keith Tippett piano
Willi Kellers drums, percussion


Thursday, November 2, 2006, 7.30 pm

David Moss dr, perc, voice

Wolfgang Güttler double bass, voice
Matthias Bauer tombak, daf
Werner Dafeldecker double bass, live electronics
Thomas Lehn analogue synthesizer

Harold Rubin clarinet
Maya Dunietz piano

Evan Parker soprano- & tenorsax
John Edwards double bass
Louis Moholo-Moholo drums, percussion


Saturday, November 3, 2007 | 7.30 pm

Sophie Agnel piano

Wolfgang Fuchs ssi, bcl, cbcl
Françoise Kubler sopran
Hrólfur Vagnsson accordion
Matthias Bauer double bass

Charlotte Hug viola, voice
Lawrence Casserley computer processing

Evan Parker soprano- & tenorsax
John Edwards double bass
Louis Moholo-Moholo computer processing


Sunday, November 4, 2007

11 am SURPRISE ACT

3 pm CLOSING CONCERT: WORKSHOPS

Workshop 1: David Moss | Workshop 2: Willi Kellers (3 hours daily plus final concert)

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TMM-Program


Thursday, November 1 | 7.30 pm | Opening


STRAWALDE / GÜNTER `BABY` SOMMER (Germany)
Strawalde (aka Jürgen Böttcher)
live action painting
Günter ´Baby´ Sommer dr, perc

This year´s TOTAL MUSIC MEETING opens at the Berlinische Galerie with Strawalde painting and Günter Sommer playing.

Strawalde, as he calls himself, is a painter, as well as a renowned documentary and fiction filmdirector and a landmark-name: Jürgen Böttcher.
In the former GDR his works of art were often labelled as ´gangster painting´. Ultimately, with the fall of the wall, he received his due recognition. Today the 76-year old artist is widely recognized as one of the most influential and innovative painters in contemporary art.

I maintain, that whenever I succeeded in creating a true painting, it contains the essence of a thousand things I have seen, smelled, tasted and dreamt. Like an insect spinning its thread out of its own body, the sounds and signs of the sum of things lived and experienced can be traced back in a painting being an incorporation of life."

Jürgen Böttcher, born in Frankenberg, Saxonia. Raised in Strahwalde, a village in the region of Oberlausitz, which inspired him to take his artists name.
He studied painting from 1949 to 1953 with Wilhelm Lachnit at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Dresden and in 1955 began film studies at Deutsche Hochschule für Filmkunst in Potsdam-Babelsberg.
Jürgen Böttcher is one of the most renowned DEFA-film directors. Some of his numerous documentary films were banned by GDR-officials. An early fiction film which would have had the potential of becoming a ´GDR Nouvelle vague film´ was also forbidden and remained a fragment.
Paintings in public collections: Nationalgalerie Berlin, Sammlung Deutscher Bundestag, Albertinum Dresden, Dresdner Residenzschloss, Albertina Wien, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Museum Ludwig, The Boston Public Library.
Film retrospectives were held in 1986 at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, 1988; at the 42nd Edinburgh International Film Festival, 1989; at the Deutsches Filmmuseum Frankfurt/Main; 1990 at the Internationales Forum des Jungen Films Berlin; 1993 at Jeu de Paume, Paris and at the MoMa in New York City.

Günter ´Baby´ Sommer is one of the pioneers of contemporary European jazz. He has developed a unique vocabulary which has won him international recognition.
Sommer, the ´drumming story-teller´, frequently collaborates also with authors such as Christa Wolf, Christoph Hein and Günter Grass.
Since the 80´s he has also collaborated with dancers, actors, film directors and playrights. He started his collaboration with Strawalde a couple of years ago.
In November 2005 Günter ´Baby´ Sommer played in a trio with bassist Barre Phillips and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith at the TOTAL MUSIC MEETING - a musical re-union with the latter after 23 years which was earned standing ovations.


Thursday, November 1, 2007


MOHAMMAD REZA MORTAZAVI/ ALI REZA MORTAZAVI (Iran)
Mohammad Reza Mortazavi
tombak, daf
Ali Reza Mortazavi santur

A rare duo-performance by Mohammad Reza Mortazavi and Reza Ali Mortazavi, both master musicians despite their young age, who have created new styles and developed extended techniques for their classical instruments. They aim to apply these techniques in order to communicate new spiritual contents and musical sensations. Their virtuosity and improvisational skills, based on a profound understanding of the musical tradition of their country, are startling and the music they create is of exceptional beauty.
Both also work as soloists as well as in various international formations.
Mohammad Reza Mortazavi gave his TMM debut as soloist in 2005. The concert with his elder brother Ali Reza Mortazavi is an opportunity you should not miss as they have rarely performed as a duo.

Mohammad Reza Mortazavi born 1978 in Isfahan (Iran). His parents, both musicians, gave him a musical education on the tombak starting at the age of 6. In 1988, at the age of ten, he won a music competition in Teheran. A feat he repeated in over the next six years. He started teaching when he was 12, performed widely and formed a percussion orchestra. He was invited to Germany in 2000 and gave his debut concert in Munich. He has put out several CDs and now lives in Germany (Berlin and Munich). In 2003 he won the young talent award at the international Ruth-Festival in Rudolfstadt. In spring 2007, after his return from Iran, he concerted in Aachen and Cologne together with his elder brother Ali Reza. He recently appeared in Berlin as soloist and with Indian master musicians.


Thursday, November 1, 2007


ARIEL SHIBOLET (Israel)
Ariel Shibolet
sopranosax

This is the TMM-debut concert of Ariel Shibolet, a key member of the Israeli free jazz and improvising scene and one of the most interesting reed-players of the younger generation worldwide.
Inspired by Evan Parker, Steve Lacy and Anthony Braxton, he has developed his own sound vocabulary "which is the work of a poet" (Joel Pagier, Improjazz 116).

Ariel Shibolet, born 1972 in Ramat Gan, Israel, lives in Tel-Aviv. He received a classical music education, learnt the cello and later switched to soprano saxophone. He has collaborated with almost all improvising musicians in Israel and has toured the US and Germany in 2004 and 2005, where he performed with musicians like Damon Smith, Scott R. Looney, Nory Jacoby, Jerome Bryerton, Aurora Josephson, Jen Baker, Wolfgang Fuchs, Birgit Uhler and Klaus Janek. His music has been released in Israel, the USA and England. He is a founder of the first Israeli Improvisers Orchestra and is a curator and producer of many musical events in Israel. He might be best known abroad for his recording ´Metal Tube & Consciousness´ (Leo Records). Shibolet, who testified in a recent interview that his favorite contemporary musicians are pianist Cecil Taylor, reed player Evan Parker, and the late bassist Peter Kowald, all of whom made some groundbreaking solo works, is preoccupied with the small changes in sound and music and the listening experience. "When a player creates a smaller change than the listener can notice consciously and then continues to add identical changes, at what point in time will the listener start to notice these changes consciously?" he asks in his liner notes, and answers, "Interesting things can happen during that special period of time when the changes are not being consciously noticed, but only experienced." (Eyal Hareuveni, Allaboutjazz)
He also trained as a Feldenkrais-teacher and has won critical acclaim in the field of music therapy using his methods he developed himself. A children's book, inspired by his music, has recently been published in Israel. It describes the experiences of a turtle listening to music ranging from a solo performances up to a complex orchestra !


Thursday, November 1, 2007


TIPPETTS / TIPPETT / KELLERS (GB / Germany)
Julie Tippetts
voice
Keith Tippett piano
Willi Kellers drums, percussion

After 14 years for the first time again performing in trio at TMM.

Julie Tippetts
Born on June 6, 1947 in London, gave up her career in the pop- and jazz-rock industry in the 1970´s to become one of the foremost European vocalists in the field of contemporary jazz and improvised music - working with some of the world´s leading improvising musicians.
Julie´s extended use of the voice as an instrument has led her to develop a vocal technique beyond boundaries of a conventional singer. During the 1970´s she explored the range of vocal possibilities in groups such as the Spontaneous Music Ensemble, Centipede, Ovary Lodge, Voice (with Maggie Nicols and Phil Minton) and The Ark. In the 1980s she worked in a myriad of duos, trios and small ensembles. Much of this has been documented on vinyl and CD. The 1990s brought the opportunity once more to work in several large ensembles including Mujician, The Georgian Ensemble, The Dedication Orchestra (in memory of the exiled South African musicians of the Blue Notes) and Keith Tippett´s Tapestry). In more recent years, Julie has undertaken a number of "arts in education" projects and workshops (both with school children and adults) including classes for voice improvisation at the Dartington International Summer School, the Welsh College of Music and Drama, and the ´Crossings´ educational trip to Cape Town, South Africa in 1998, employing her natural ability to communicate and encourage others.
Her numerous recordings, which feature many of her own compositions as well as extensive improvisations, demonstrate her consummate musicianship.
Regarding her collaboration with Keith Julie once said: "We never rehearse together or talk about what we´re going to do. You´re living on your nerve ends. It's like being in a dream and yet awake at the same time because you have to respond as well as to instigate and your whole body is tuned to going for the magic."

Keith Tippett
Born August 25, 1947 in Bristol. Since the late 1960´s the pianist, composer, arranger, performer and educator has had an unparalleled career, ranging from jazz-rock to spontaneous composition. He is regarded as one of the most uncompromising and influential pioneers in jazz, jazz-rock and improvised music, having contributed widely to their development.
Since 1964 collaboration with the ´Blue Notes´ (Chris McGregor, Dudu Pukwana, Mongezi Feza, Johnny Dyani, Louis Moholo) as well as Elton Dean, Mark Charig, Nick Evans, John Marshall, and others. His sextet became one of the leading groupings in the 1960´s and 1970´s. Formed many other bands, among them the legendary ´Centipede´ assembling 50 musicians from the spheres of Jazz, Rock, Folk as well as classically trained musicians; ´Ovary Lodge´, ´Ark´, ´Mujician´ (in various line-ups), ´Dedication Orchestra´, ´Tapestry´, etc.
Member of Derek Bailey´s Company; extensive collaboration with Larry Stabbins, Stan Tracey, Evan Parker, Andy Sheppard, Paul Dunmall, Paul Rutherford, Paul Rogers, Tony Levin, Howard Riley, Hatty Miller, Peter Fairclough, Peter Brötzmann, Willi Kellers, Hans Reichel, Zim Ngqawana and his group ´Ingomaand´ and with vocalist Julie Tippetts. He has also often performed as soloist. Founded in the 1970´s the Dartington International Summer School, where he and Julie work as educator. Composed and arranged largely for film and radio. Since 1969 he has published a hundred recordings on vinyl and CD.

Willi Kellers
Born in 1950 in Münster, lives in Berlin. Started his musical education in 1960 (drums, piano, theory). From 1972 to 1979 studies at Musikhochschule Detmold. Frequent collaboration with Peter Brötzmann, Willem Breuker, Frank Wright and Harry Miller. Toured the GDR in 1982 with Tony Oxley, Uli Gumpert, Hannes Bauer and others. Performed with Gerd Dudek, Manfred Schoof, Achim Knispel, Trevor Watts. In 1982 he became musical director of Schauspielhaus Bochum. Since 1984 formed bands featuring Lol Coxhill, Phil Minton, Keith Tippett and Julie Tippett and numerous performances as soloist. Has toured widely with Hans Reichel, Heinz Becker, Barre Phillips, Peter Kowald, Marilyn Crispell, Fred Frith, Charles Gayle, Cecil Taylor, and many others.
In 1972 working for theatres in Münster, Recklinghausen and Hamburg, later on as composer for theatres in Bochum, Cologne, Bale, Hamburg, Vienna. Composed the music for ´Jumbo Track´ by playright Franz Xaver Kroetz ;in 1983, for ´Schlapper Wind aus Nordwest´ by Dieter Fietzke); ´Sweeney Agonistes´by Thorsten Lensing, as well as for Heiner Müller, George Tabori, Dimiter Gotscheff, F.K. Waechter, Max Färberböck and recently for a German-Armenian stage-production. Has contributed widely in mixed-media projects at Kunsthaus Essen, Von-der-Heydt-Museum Wuppertal, Landesmuseum Münster, Kunstmarkt Göttingen, etc.



Friday, November 2, 2007 | 7.30 pm


DAVID MOSS (USA/D)
David Moss
dr, perc, voice

Solo concert of one of the most innovative singers and percussionists in contemporary music.

David Moss
Born 1949 in New York. Before turning to music, Moss earned a degree in Russian history. From 1963-68 he took up percussion at the Hartt College of Music with Joe Porcaro, Al Lepak und Richard Lepore. From 1969-70 he was a student of Tanjore Ranganathan at Wesleyan University and from 1971-73 he studied composition at Bennington College with Bill Dixon and played in Dixon's ensemble.
David Moss is considered one of the most innovative singers and percussionists in contemporary music. He has performed his solo and theatre work all over the world, and organizes festivals and performance projects internationally. In 1991 he received a Guggenheim grant; in 1992, a DAAD Fellowship (Berlin). Moss is the co-founder and artistic director of the Institute for Living Voice, where he regularly offers workshops and brainstorms with other vocal artists. He recently premiered "David Lunaire" ("Pierrot Lunaire" revisited) with Rome's Alter Ego ensemble.? Moss sings in Heiner Goebbels' "Surrogate Cities" and "Prometheus" and with the Ensemble Modern in a Zappa program, among others. He has sung with the Berlin Philharmonic under Sir Simon Rattle and at Carnegie Hall with the American Composers Orchestra. Moss was a featured soloist at the Salzburg Festival in Luciano Berio's "Cronaca del Luogo" (1999), returning there in 2001 as Prince Orlovsky in a controversial staging of "Die Fledermaus". He has performed with many of the noted improvisers of the last 25 years in festivals, groups and projects around the world (www.davidmossmusic.com).


Friday, November 2, 2007


WOLFGANG GÜTTLER / MATTHIAS BAUER / WERNER DAFELDECKER / THOMAS LEHN (Germany/Austria)
Wolfgang Güttler double bass
Matthias Bauer double bass, voice
Werner Dafeldecker double bass, live electronics
Thomas Lehn analogue synthesizer

Premiere of this line-up !

Wolfgang Güttler, born 1945 in Brasov (Kronstadt, Romania). Studied at the music school in Bucarest with Joseph Prunner. He joined the Philharmonic Orchestra in Cluj (Romania) in 1967 and was a member of the radio orchestra Bucarest from 1969-74.
His unusual career began in 1973 when he won a price at the 'Concours de Genève an international music competition. He was both a member of the NDR-Orchestra in Hamburg (1975) and from 1975-85 played double bass with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Herbert von Karajan. From 1985-91 Güttler was professor at the Cologne Music School. Since 1987 he has been a solo bass player with the SWR-Symphony Orchestra , Freiburg/Baden-Baden. Since 1991 he has held a professorial chair at the music school in Karlsruhe and over the years won several prizes for both his solo and chamber music work.
Wolfgang Güttler is a founding-member of the ‚Ensembles Trio Basso' with Hans Brünig, viola and Othello Liesemann, cello. More than 200 compositions have been written for this trio since it began in 1982 (e.g. Mauricio Kagel, Hans-Joachim Hespos, Klaus Huber, Younghi Pagh-Paan). The Trio Basso span genres from contemporary composed to free jazz and instrumental music theatre. They also collaborated with the Rascher saxophone quartet and had pieces written for this rather unusual line-up.
In 1991 Güttler founded the Ensemble Geatles for 16 double basses. In addition he plaved with the Consortium classicum for several years and was a member of the 'Ensembles Villa Musica'. He began work with the ensemble of the ‚Pablo Casals Festival in Prades, France in 1992.
Güttler has taught in Europe, USA, Canada and South America including master classes at the Juillard School of Music and the Manhattan School in New York. He was a solo guest at ´Stakkato´, a series of concerts of improvised music in Berlin Kreuzberg, curated by Wolfgang Fuchs and Helma Schleif together with Bernhardt Arndt and Thomas Borgmann.

Matthias Bauer, born 1959 in Sonneberg/Thüringen. He studied double bass at the 'Hanns Eisler' music school until 1980 when he left the GDR and moved to Lyon in France. Together with actor and director Nina Goede he developed numerous experimental music theatre projects. In 1988 he moved to Cologne and in 1991 to Berlin playing in the improvised music scene. Aside from solo concerts (bass and voice) he plays in the 'Sven-Åke Johansson Quintett', the 'Bob Rutman Steelcello Ensemble', with his brothers Konrad and Johannes Bauer (trombone) as well as the 'Uli Gumpert Trio' and with Tony Oxley, Jon Rose, Shelley Hirsch, Bill Dixon and many more.
Bauer is also active in the contemporary composed music playing with the chamber ensemble 'Neue Musik Berlin', the 'Ensemble Modern Orchestra', the 'Lautten Compagney' and others.
He has participated in numerous international festivals of contemporary composed music such as Nuovaconsonanza (Rome), Märzmusik (Berlin), Biennale Venedig, Wien Modern) both as a soloist and as a member of ensembles. He has widely composed music for theatre and has developed concepts for improvising musicians (www.bauerbass.de).

Werner Dafeldecker, born 1964 in Vienna. Worked as freelance musician (bass, percussion, guitar, electronics), composer and record producer. He has a long-standing interest in investigating sounds and working in crossover projects. Often he has been influenced not by sounds, but by architecture, physics, photography and/or film. He focuses on developing and expanding techniques and examining new technologies. He is a founder member of 'Polwechsel' (1993) and the label ‚durian records' (1995). Dafeldecker has appeared at numerous international festivals, received commissions and premieres.
He has toured in Europe, China, USA, Canada, Japan, Russia, Australia and New Zealand.
He has had projects and concerts with Luc Ferrari, John Tilbury, Otomo Yoshihide, Sunny Murray, Wayne Horvitz, Chet Baker, Ned Rothenberg, Sachiko M, John Butcher, Franz Hautzinger, David Sylvian, Christian Fennesz, Gene Coleman, Jim O'Rourke, Tony Buck, Patrick Pulsinger, Burkhard Stangl, Eugene Chadbourne, Dean Roberts, Radu Malfatti, Taku Sugimoto, and many more.
Dafeldecker lives in Berlin and Vienna. In 2002 he was a guest of the DAAD Berlin Artists-in-Residence programme (www.daad-berlin.de / www.efi.group.shef. ac.uk).

Thomas Lehn, born 1958. He is a classically trained (music school Cologne ´80-87) pianist, composer and virtuoso on the analogue synth. For more than twenty years, he has been a composer and performer around the world, both as interpreter and improviser. He has developed a distinctive style based on his experience with many different genres. Since the 1980s he has been working in numerous jazz and workshop formations lead by Gunter Hampel, George Russell and Keith Tippett In the early 80s Lehn began composing and performing his own music on analog synth. He was a member of various groups i.e. VARIO-34 (a sextet with Günter Christmann, Alexander Frangenheim, Mats Gustafsson, Paul Lovens and Christian Munte), trios with Tim Hodgkinson and Roger Turner (Konk Pack), Phil Minton and Axel Dörner (Toot), Peter van Bergen und Gert-Jan Prins (E-Rax) to name but a few. Lehn lives in Cologne (www.thomaslehn.de).


Friday, November 2, 2007


HAROLD RUBIN / MAYA DUNIETZ (Israel)
Harold Rubin
clarinet
Maya Dunietz piano

Premiere of this outstanding duo in Berlin.

Harold Rubin, born 1932 in Johannesburg. He is a classically trained clarinetist and studied art and architecture at Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg and the A.A. in London. In South Africa, he founded a jazz quartet with both black and white musicians. In 1961 he published ´Sharpeville´ - a series of drawings which were a reaction to the massacre of the previous year. Later, he participated in a competition themed on religious art, but remarkably, his entry, 'My Jesus' led to him being charged with blasphemy. He was only acquitted after a trial that lasted five weeks. In 1963 he emigrated to Israel where he has been living since.
From 1967 to 1980 he gave up music and worked solely as a painter, architect and art teacher. In 1984 Rubin began working with the composer Yosi Mar-Haim and the group ´Season´s End´. Two years later he gave up architecture to devote himself to music and painting. He founded the group called ´Zaviot´ with Mark Smulian and won a prize at the Red Sea Jazz Festival in 1987. Five years later he played in the group ´Trialog´ (with Kobi Shefi and Assaf Sirkis) whose appearances have included one with Paul Bley in 1993.
Rubin has been organizing and curating concert series and festivals in Israel for over ten years. He works with young Israeli composers, improvising dancers, playwrights and film makers. He is a co-founder of 'Hagada Hasmalit' (The West Bank), "a melting pot for many creative musicians and composers who perform in different formations".
In 1996 he founded the sextet ´Blue Bag´ that improvises on his poems. He has written music for plays by Miriam Kainy and appears regularly with his own group and the 'Tel Aviv Art Ensemble' in Israel and at international festivals.
Between 1956 and 2006 Rubin has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in Johannisburg, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem, London, New York, Pittsburgh, New Jersey, Utrecht, Amsterdam, Oberhausen, Recklinghausen, Stuttgart, Frankfurt/Main, Salzgitter.
The duo with pianist Maya Dunietz began in 2003 and their first CD came out in 2004.

Maya Dunietz, born 1981 in Israel. She studied music and composition with Keren Rosenbaum, theory with Lev Kogan and flute with Moshe Epstein. From 1993-95 she took part in international music workshops (conducting, music history, acting and singing). She continued her studies (1994-97) at the Thelma Yellin School for Performing Arts (Jazz Department) focusing on aural training, music history, arrangement and composition. During that time she also trained in figure skating and acted in many Israeli film productions. Dunietz presented a children's TV show and worked as a music journalist for radio from 1997-99. She continued her studies at the New School University in New York City (2000-01) and began collaborating with John Zorn, Danny Zamir, Aaron Dugan, John Lee and Trevor Dunn. From 2002-03 she was a member of Women´s Voice, an international group of female musicians from Africa, Europe and Asia. She composed and conducted the piece ´Garinim´ by Ariel Ashbel and won a prize at the Akko-Festival for best work and best music. She has been working with Harold Rubin since 2003.



Friday, November 2, 2007


EVAN PAKER / JOHN EDWARDS / LOUIS MOHOLO-MOHOLO (GB / SA)
Evan Parker
soprano- & tenorsax,
John Edwards double bassx
Louis Moholo-Moholo drums, percussion

Fox Music of the finest kind.

Evan Parker
Born 1944 in Bristol. Parker is considered to be the most innovative contemporary saxophonist in Europe and is known for his unique style of improvisation. His work includes solo concerts, collaborations involving live-electronics and even interpretations of contemporary compositions by Bryars. Nyman and Rzewski. He plays in various duos and trios (with Barry Guy and Paul Lytton, Alexander von Schlippenbach and Paul Lovens) and larger groups such as the Globe Unity Orchestra, London Jazz Composers´ Orchestra, Chris McGregor´s Brotherhood of Breath, Dedication Orchestra. He has worked continuously with Louis Moholo since the 60s and with Edwards for more than a decade. In 1999 Foxes Fox formed as quartet with Evan Parker, Louis Moholo-Moholo, Steve Beresford and John Edwards.
Evans previous performance at the TMM was in 2005 in a trio with Richard Barrett and Paul Obermayer (both live-electronics).

John Edwards began on the double bass in the late 1980s. In 1990 he came in contact with musicians such as Roger Turner, Lol Coxhill, Maggie Nicols, Phil Minton, Evan Parker, Louis Moholo and Eddie Prevost. He is now an important member of the London music scene and works with musicians including Evan Parker, Tony Bevan, Veryan Weston and Mark Sanders. Edwards also plays solo, composes and is involved in music theatre. He is seen as one of the younger generation of bass players, but is in great demand in the free jazz and impro scene having played at all important festivals in Europe, New Zealand and the U.S. He appeared at the TMM in 2003 with pianist Pat Thomas and violonist Ronit Kirchmann (www.efi.group.shef.ac.uk).

Louis Moholo-Moholo, born 1940 in Capetown. This legendary drummer and percussionist moved back to Capetown in 2005 where he started his own big band (´Hear our Heart´s Vibrations´). "It is a mixture of more established folks and young people - some of them have never even had the opportunity to be on the bandstand before!" The band is using a book made up, in large part, of the material played by the Dedication Orchestra that was founded in 1992 in London in honour of Blue Notes and Brotherhood of Breath. Evan Parker and Steve Beresford transcribed the repertory of these bands and wrote new arrangements, as did Keith Tippett, Mike Westbrook, Django Bates, Kenny Wheeler and many more. The changing line-up of the Dedication Orchestra has also included Lol Coxhill, Radu Malfatti, Elton Dean, Paul Rutherford, Paul Rogers, Phil Minton, Julie Tippetts, Maggie Nicols.
Describing his new big band in an interview with Marc Medwin, he said "I am hoping to breathe some new life into South African jazz". Medwin noted, "Revitalization through repetition is nothing new for the veteran drummer."
Moholo appeared at the TMM 2004 in a duo with Irène Schweizer when they celebrated both 40 years of playing together (which happened to be also the 10th anniversary of democracy in South Africa).

Foxes Fox is the name of a quartet formed in 1999 by Parker/Moholo-Moholo/Beresford/Edwards. Their second CD, Naan Tso, was recorded in October 2004 and published in 2005: "The great Moholo made London his home in exile during the apartheid period. And our lives were the richer for it. We made this record to mark his return home and to say goodbye. Don´t forget us, Tebugo" (www.emanemdisc.com/psi.html).


Saturday, November 3, 2007 | 7.30 pm


SOPHIE AGNEL (F)
Sophie Agnel
piano

TMM-Debut-Concert

Sophie Agnel, born 1964 in Paris, lives in Toulouse. She studied music in Paris (piano, theory of harmony). From 1985-89 she studied jazz and improvisation (with George Russell and David Liebman). From 1989-91 she focused on musicology. During this time she appeared with different groups (Jazztrio, Afro-Cuban Ensemble, French chansons). For 15 years, Agnel worked at various educational institutions (piano, both classical and jazz and synthesizer). At the music school in Toulouse, she established an improvisation workshop that led to classes for collective improvisation (for children, young people and adults) in numerous other French cities. She was also active in a women's prison and staged an improvisation piece together with the dance company 'Point Virgule'.
Agnel gives solo piano performances and works with different trios: (René Wolf and Gildas Etevenard; Dominique Regef and Guillaume Orti; Noel Akchoté and Christian Roullet; Hélène Breschand and Thierry Madiot; Michel Doneda and Michael Nick; Erik M and Axel Dörner). So far, she has one solo piano recording (Vandoeuvre). She works regularly with Daunik Lazro, Fabrice Charles, Jean Pallandre, John Butcher, Andrea Neumann, Axel Dörner, Rhodri Davies, Claire Bergereau, Ikue Mori and Erik M. Regular duos with Phil Minton; Olivier Benoit, Alessandro Bosetti, Christine Wodrascka, Catherine Jauniaux (www.obenoitmusic.free.fr).


Saturday, November 3, 2007


WOLFGANG FUCHS / FRANÇOISE KUBLER / HRÓLFUR VAGNSSON / MATTHIAS BAUER (D / F / Island)

Wolfgang Fuchs
ssi, bcl, cbcl
Françoise Kubler sopran
Hrólfur Vagnsson accordion
Matthias Bauer double bass

Debut performance of Wolfgang Fuchs' unusual quartet.

Wolfgang Fuchs, born 1949 in Landau. He studied clarinet and saxophone at the music school in Karlsruhe and began as a professional musician in 1976. In 1983 he founded and lead the 'King Übü Örchestrü'. In 1993 he was co-founder of the trio 'Holz für Europa' (with Hans Koch and Peter van Bergen). He led workshops with musicians from different musical backgrounds both in Germany and abroad. Fuchs began working with the soprano, Françoise Kubler (quartet with Armand Angster and Paul Lovens at the TMM 2001), with Hrólfur Vagnsson (Long night of the museums 2005) and with Matthias Bauer ('Der Maschinenmensch' by Georg Katzer; numerous gigs at clubs). Fuchs joined the TMM committee in 2000. He has numerous recordings on both German and American labels.

Françoise Kubler, studied at the music school in Strasbourg where she met Cathy Berberian and Dorothy Dorow. Along with Amand Angster, she founded the soloist ensemble 'Accroche Note' which has been performing internationally with an ever-changing line-up since 1981.
Like Angster, Kübler crosses the boundaries of traditional and contemporary classical music, jazz and improvised music.
She has made a name for herself as interpreter of works by contemporary composers such as Donatoni, Dusapin, Mâche, Aperghis, Manoury, Monnet, Barrett, Lenners, Dillon, Cage.
Her repertory includes also works by Berio, Xenakis, Malec, Ohana, Birtwistle, Schönberg, Berg, Webern, Strawinski, Eisler, Mozart, Bach, Schubert etc. As a soloist, Kubler plays in numerous ensembles and orchestras, such as Musique Nouvelle (Belgien), Sigma (Luxemburg), Ictus, English Northern Philharmonics, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Musique Oblique, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, 2e2m, Intinéraire. She is a co-founder of many jazz and impro ensembles and works with musicians like Bobby Burri, Louis Sclavis, Hans Koch, Christy Doran, Urs Leimgruber, Irène Schweizer, Armand Angster, Wolfgang Fuchs, John Lindberg, Eric Watson and Wolfgang Reisiger.
She has an extensive discography (on labels like Disques Montaigne, Accord, Una Corda, Musifrance, Errato, Label Bleu, FMP, a/l/l). Her first performance at the TMM was in 2001.

Hrólfur Vagnsson, born 1960 in Bolungarvík, Iceland. Studied electrical engineering, church music and attended the accordion school in Reykjavik. Before graduating, he worked for two years as a deep-sea fisher. From 1981-87 he studied accordion at the music school in Hanover with Elsbeth Moser (Moser played at the TMM in 1977 with Andrea Schneider-Hagel). Vagnsson taught at the music school in Osnabrück from 1988-1990.
In 1989 he set up the legendary recording studio, Studio Vagnsson, in Hanover where he worked mainly with classical and jazz musicians. Through his close collaboration with Günter Christmann, he turned more and more to improvised music. In 1993 he founded the record label 'Cordaria' publishing more than 60 productions.
Since 2001 Vagnsson has been in charge of sound and recording technique of the TMM as well as mixing and mastering of the recordings. He currently lives in Iceland and Thailand where he works regularly with the First Thai Symphony Orchestra. He is Iceland's best known accordion and piano player and has given concerts in numerous European countries as well as Japan and China. These performances have been documented on radio, television and CDs in both the classical music and light entertainment genre.

Matthias Bauer, born 1959 in Sonneberg/Thüringen. He studied double bass at the 'Hanns Eisler' music school until 1980 when he left the GDR and moved to Lyon in France. He has worked on many experimental music theatre projects with actor and director Nina Goede. In 1988 he moved to Cologne and in 1991 to Berlin playing in the improvised music scene. Aside from solo concerts (bass and voice) he plays in the 'Sven-Åke Johansson Quintett', the 'Bob Rutman Steelcello Ensemble', with his brothers Konrad and Johannes Bauer (trombone) as well as the 'Uli Gumpert Trio' and with Tony Oxley, Jon Rose, Shelley Hirsch, Bill Dixon and many more.
Bauer is also active in the contemporary composed music playing with the chamber ensemble 'Neue Musik Berlin', the 'Ensemble Modern Orchestra', the 'Lautten Compagney' and others.
He has participated in numerous international festivals of contemporary composed music both as a soloist and as a member of ensembles (www.bauerbass.de).


Saturday, November 3, 2007


CHARLOTTE HUG / LAWRENCE CASSERLEY (CH / GB)
Charlotte Hug
viola, voicet
Lawrence Casserley computer processing

The TMM-debut performance of the Swiss viola player and performance artist Charlotte Hug and the English live-electronics pioneer is long overdue.

Charlotte Hug, born 1965 in Zurich, Switzerland. She trained as a classical musician as well as a visual artist. She studied viola and composition in Berne and then with Paul Silverthoren at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She also studied 'scenic design' at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Zurich and at the Unversity of the Arts (UdK) in Berlin.
Hug has developed viola techniques such as slackening and/or wetting the bow hairs which allows her to produce four to eight voices simultaneously. She has received several prizes and grants (1999, First prize at Swiss sound artist Association, 2000 residency in London and 2003 Kunstlabor Baden). She performs together with other artists and often also as soloist at international festivals in Europe, Canada and the U.S. She often appears in unusual settings with surprising acoustic, visual and emotional qualities such as an underground ice gallery of the Rhône glacier in the Swiss mountains, a sound-proof S&M torture chamber in the red light district in Zurich or in underground corridors of a former prison in Farringdon, London.
Hug is a member of the ´London Improvisers Orchestra´ and her regular collaborators include Evan Parker, Barry Guy, Lawrence Casserley, John Butcher, John Edwards, Roger Turner, Phil Minton, Irène Schweizer, Elliott Sharp, Fred Lonberg-Holm, George Lewis, Otomo Yoshihide, Lisle Ellis, Phil Wachsmann, Marcio Mattos, Barry Guy, Maya Homburger, Pat Thomas, Mark Wastell, Steve Beresford, Thomas Lehn, Urs Leimgruber, Ute Wassermann, Alexander Frangenheim and the dancer Fine Kwiatkowski.
She is also a member of the Swiss Centre for Computer music and has been a guest lecturer at universities worldwide. She focuses on composition, improvisation, electro-accoustic music, performance, film and theatre music and works also in art, drawing, sound and concert installations. She rounds this off with an extensive discography (www.charlottehug.ch).

Lawrence Casserley, born 1941 in Little Easton, Essex. He moved to the U.S. with his family in 1952 where he studied at Columbia University, New York (1959-60) and at the Chicago Musical College (composition, conducting, percussion, flute) from 1960-66. Postgraduate studies (1966-1967) at the Royal College of Music, London followed by studies of electronic music at the Royal College of Music (RCM) with Tristam Cary. He began his teaching career at the RCM in London where he became professor in charge of studios and adviser for electro-acoustic music, for more than twenty-five years. Since 1995 he has been working as a freelance musician. Casserley composed and performed his first electro-acoustic works in 1969. In 1972, he founded the mixed-media group Hydra along with the artist Eddie Franklin-White. The group combined electroacoustic and instrumental sound with light, smoke, lasers, projections. For these performances Hydra collaborated extensively with other musicians, visual artists, writers, poets and technicians.
Along with flautist Simon Desorgher, Casserley founded London's Nettlefold Festival in 1984. Since the early 1990's he has been working on designs of digital signal processing systems for live performance. Casserley works regularly with Evan Parker and his electroacoustic Ensemble and has also collaborated with Barry Guy, Melvyn Poore, Alan Tomlinson, Hugh Davies, Vanessa Mackness, Phil Wachsmann, Paul Lytton, Joel Ryan amongst others.
He also has an extensive discography (www.lcasserley.co.uk).
Lawrence Casserley and Charlotte Hug gave their debut performance as a duo in May 2007.


Saturday, November 3, 2007


EVAN PAKER / JOHN EDWARDS / LOUIS MOHOLO-MOHOLO (GB / SA)
Evan Parker
soprano- & tenorsax,
John Edwards double bassx
Louis Moholo-Moholo drums, percussion

Second Trio concert. Information (see Fr 2.11.)


Sunday, November 4, 2007 | 11am, Matinee

SURPRISE ACT
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Sunday, November 4, 2007 | 3 pm

CLOSING CONCERT from WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOP 1: David Moss

ImprovElation
(3-day workshop led by David Moss)

How does it feel to be on the edge of the known?
Can you trigger your impulses and abilities to fashion a moment of musical elation?
Does improvisation give you the tools to expand your music?
Is a solo REALLY a solo?
What does it mean to REALLY play with another person?
Is your virtuosity inhibiting or releasing you?
What does it feel like to put your "style" in the hands/ears of someone else?
Is improvising the beginning or end of the unknown world?
How powerful and present is your memory?

This 3-day workshop is built on situations of solo surprises, lucky limitations and ensemble support systems.

The ImprovElation workshop is founded on the idea that to improvise means to be joyously "beyond control"; it will try to answer (or, at least, ask!) most of the above questions in the pursuit of those elusive moments of musical and performance elation that we all crave.

Open to all musicians, singers, performers, at any level of experience.
Please bring your instrument, or anything necessary for you to improvise.
The workshop-venue is equipped with a baby grand piano and a drum-set.

Maximum number of participants: 15
3-day-schedule: 11.30 am - 2.30 pm (Nov 2 + 3), 11.30 am - 1.30 pm (Nov 4)
with concluding workshop performance at 3 pm(at the festival venue Berlinische Galerie)

The workshop will take place at:
Kulturhaus Mitte, Auguststr. 21, 10117 Berlin-Mitte
Tel. 030-288884433
kulturhaus-mitte@web.de

Admission Workshop 1: David Moss EUR 65 / with festival pass EUR 100 (valid for all concerts on Nov 1, 2, 3 and for all exhibitions at Berlinische Galerie from 10 am - midnight)


Register here for Workshop 1


David Moss is considered one of the most innovative singers and percussionists in contemporary music. He has performed his solo and theatre work all over the world, and organizes festivals and performance projects internationally. In 1991 he received a Guggenheim grant; in 1992, a DAAD Fellowship (Berlin). Moss is the co-founder and artistic director of the Institute for Living Voice, where he regularly offers workshops and brainstorms with other vocal artists. He recently premiered "David Lunaire" ("Pierrot Lunaire" revisited) with Rome's Alter Ego ensemble.? Moss sings in Heiner Goebbels' "Surrogate Cities" and "Prometheus" and with the Ensemble Modern in a Zappa program, among others. He has sung with the Berlin Philharmonic under Sir Simon Rattle and at Carnegie Hall with the American Composers Orchestra. Moss was a featured soloist at the Salzburg Festival in Luciano Berio's "Cronaca del Luogo" (1999), returning there in 2001 as Prince Orlovsky in a controversial staging of "Die Fledermaus".
He has performed with many of the noted improvisers of the last 25 years in festivals, groups and projects around the world (www.davidmossmusic.com).


WORKSHOP 2: Willi Kellers

3-day workshop led by Willi Kellers

We work on free play / improvisation, from soloing to ensemble work.
A focus will be on listening as well as talking (on drums and otherwise) and interplay.
Soundcolors in general, individual instrumental techniques, singing and vocalizing for
non-vocalists; the voice as additional soundcolor.
General drumming and percussion techniques in free jazz, rock, contemporary music (improvised and composed).
Is improvisation´subversive´?
What is the significance of audiences, the musical scene, the ´market´, competition?

Open to all musicians, singers, performers, at any level of experience.
Please bring your instrument, or anything necessary for you to improvise.
The workshop-venue is equipped with a baby grand piano and a drum-set.

Maximum number of participants: 15
3-day-schedule: 11 am - 1 pm (Nov 1, 2, 3)
with concluding workshop performance on Nov 4, 3pm, at the festival venue BG

The workshop will take place at:
Kulturhaus Mitte, Auguststr. 21, 10117 Berlin-Mitte
Tel. 030-288884433
kulturhaus-mitte@web.de

Admission Workshop 2: Willi Kellers EUR 65 / with festival pass EUR 100 (valid for all concerts on Nov 1, 2, 3 and for all exhibitions at Berlinische Galerie from 10 am - midnight)


Register here for Workshop 2


Willi Kellers, drummer, percussionist, music theatre composer.
Frequent collaboration with Peter Brötzmann, Willem Breuker, Frank Wright and Harry Miller. Toured the GDR in 1982 with Tony Oxley, Uli Gumpert, Hannes Bauer and others. Performed with Gerd Dudek, Manfred Schoof, Achim Knispel, Trevor Watts. In 1982 he became musical director of Schauspielhaus Bochum. Since 1984 formed bands featuring Lol Coxhill, Phil Minton, Keith Tippett and Julie Tippett and numerous performances as soloist. Has toured widely with Hans Reichel, Heinz Becker, Barre Phillips, Peter Kowald, Marilyn Crispell, Fred Frith, Charles Gayle, Cecil Taylor, and many others.
In 1972 working for theatres in Münster, Recklinghausen and Hamburg, later on as composer for theatres in Bochum, Cologne, Bale, Hamburg, Vienna. Composed the music for ´Jumbo Track´ by playright Franz Xaver Kroetz ;in 1983, for ´Schlapper Wind aus Nordwest´ by Dieter Fietzke); ´Sweeney Agonistes´by Thorsten Lensing, as well as for Heiner Müller, George Tabori, Dimiter Gotscheff, F.K. Waechter, Max Färberböck and recently for a German-Armenian stage-production. Has contributed widely in mixed-media projects at Kunsthaus Essen, Von-der-Heydt-Museum Wuppertal, Landesmuseum Münster, Kunstmarkt Göttingen, etc.

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