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LP debut preview: Erster Teil - Zweiter Teil - Dritter Teil
Named after a character from the novel "Doktor Faustus" by Thomas Mann, the Serenus Zeitblom Octet works with compositions between chaos and structure, the fragmented and united, free improvisation and classical score.
Music as a subconscious, "demonical territory" - as the Faustus-Novel states.
27.03.17 LP release @ Roter Salon, Berlin
w. Els Vandeweyer (vib), David Meier (dr), Moritz Bossmann (egit), Karsten Lipp (egit), Shasta Ellenbogen (va), Isabelle Klemt (vc), Richard Koch (tr), Andreas Dzialocha (eb, composition), Matthias Erb (Klanggestaltung)
Support: Joe Snape, Kinder Meccano
Video Installation: "Leverkühn" by Roman Hagenbrock
27.09.16 Premiere - To All Frequencies I Can Not Sense - St. Elisabeth Kirche, Berlin
composition by Marta Forsberg (SWE)
Supported by Initative Neue Musik e.V., Berlin and Sandrews, Sweden
06.09.16 Ingrid Laubrock "Echo" - Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz 2016, Sardinia Italy
w. Ingrid Laubrock (ts, Komposition)
08.08.15 A L'ARME Festival - Radialsystem, Berlin
Premiere: new composition "Echo" by Ingrid Laubrock (NY)
Supported by the Senatskanzlei für kulturelle Angelegenheiten, Berlin
23.-25.02.15 Debut Recordings - Vox-Ton Studio, Berlin
Erster Teil - Zweiter Teil - Dritter Teil
Antonio Pulli (Aufnahmeassistenz), Roman Hagenbrock (Video), Martyn Heyne (Mix Fuzz & Fairy Dust), Mixing (Matthias Erb), Mastering (Francesco Donadello)
10.-13.09.14 Sonic Festival - Kopenhagen DK
12.09. Erster Teil - Zweiter Teil - Dritter Teil (composition by Andreas Dzialocha)
13.09. Premiere - Objet Petit A (composition by Gunnar Karel Masson IS)
Rådhustræde 13, 1466 København K
17.10.13 Serenus Zeitblom Oktett Premiere
w. Andreas Dzialocha (b, comp), Karsten Lipp (git), Moritz Bossmann (git), David Meier (dr), Els Vandeweyer (vib), Shasta Ellenbogen (va), Isabelle Klemt (vc), Richard Koch (tr), Matthias Erb (klangestaltung)
+ György Ligeti: Viola Sonata w. Shasta Ellenbogen
17.10.13 - entrance 20:00 - concert starts 21:00 - WABE
Danziger Straße 101 - 10405 Berlin
Andreas Dzialocha (E-Bass)
Andreas Dzialocha (DE) is founder of the Serenus Zeitblom Oktett, a bass player, composer and programmer, searching for new ways and roles of electric bass in contemporary composed and free improvised music. Studies of art history, music and computer science. Writes for short movies, theater, sound installations (Segmente A, Transnatural-Festival Amsterdam 2012) and plays in several ensembles between improvised noise, chamber music and pop music. Editor of the contemporary music magazine and collective BLATT 3000. Bass player of the swedish group Tula. A solo bass EP will be released july 2015 on Slip Imprint (London/Berlin). Rheinischer Kulturpreis young artist award 2012, nominated by MoersFestival. Lives and works in Berlin.
David Meier (Schlagwerk)
David Meier (CH) is known for his versatile and expressive drumming with Swiss avantgarde trio schnellertollermeier and Zürich-based free improv ensemble Things to Sounds. He leads his own band Hunter-Gatherer for which he also composes. Additionally David is active in many international groups like Trio Riot, Aaargh! and Equally Stupid. He graduated from the Swiss Jazz School in Bern and also finished a 2-year master degree studying in Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Currently David Meier is based in Zürich.
Els Vandeweyer (Vibraphone)
Els Vandeweyer (BE) is a vibraphonist, percussionist and composer currently living in Berlin, where she explores the middle ground between classical, jazz, and free improvised music. After studying classical percussion at the Royal Flemish Conservatory in Antwerp and jazz at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and Musikhogskule in Oslo, Vandeweyer traveled to Portugal, where she co-founded the IMI Kollektief (whose critically acclaimed debut album, Snug as a Gun, was released on Clean Feed in 2006), as well as Chicago, where she played with Ken Vandermark. In Berlin, Vandeweyer remains heavily involved in the improvised music community. Current projects are Quat with Fred Van Hove, Paul Lovens and Martin Blume, Ginkgo with Mike Majkowski, Steve Heather and Christian Marien and a trio with Ute Wassermann and Aleks Kolokowski and Pascal Niggenkempers Vision 7.
Moritz Bossmann (E-Guitar)
Moritz Bossmann (DE) is a berlin based guitar player and composer. He writes and plays for the Rock/Jazz quintet Puzzles, the alternative hip hop group Käptn Peng & die Tentakel von Delphi and the punk rock band Vögel Die Erde Essen. He releases music on his own label Kreismusik. He has studied electric guitar in Weimar, Germany and Istanbul.
Karsten Lipp (E-Guitar)
Karsten Lipp (DE) is heavily influenced by the Northern-European (jazz) tradition. Driven towards experimentation through timbre and form, he founded the trio Pupazza (Bernd Hartnagel – sax and Sebastian Corrinth – drums), with whom he won several competitions, including the Ernst & Young International Jazz Award - for the most talented jazz students in Europe in Rotterdam, Chambre Ceramic Concours in Maastricht and the Green Age Festival in Torino. His continuous work with unusual setups and the absence of standardized roles encouraged his development of a highly-personal sound, both through composition and improvisation. He has appeared as a sideman on various CDs, has produced and performed music for documentaries and theater, and has toured and performed on festivals throughout Europe. His latest CD Swoosh will be released in autumn 2013 for the Swiss label Unit records.
Shasta Ellenbogen (Viola)
Shasta Ellenbogen (CA) is an up-and-coming classical violist keenly interested in the cutting edge and the eccentric. She is as comfortable performing the classics as she is with improvising along to a new modern dance piece. Shasta has studied in Amsterdam and London, taught in India and played in Canada, Portugal, France and Germany. Today she works as a recitalist, chamber musician and soloist, and as an improviser for dance, theater, film, and performance art. She believes a powerful, touching performance can only happen when an artist reveals their most private self.
Isabelle Klemt (Violoncello)
Isabelle Klemt studied violoncello at UdK Berlin since 2006, including a chamber music class of the Artemis Quartett. Master classes i.a. by Peter Hörr and Rudolf Gleisner. Since 2010 she continues her studies by Conradin Brotbek at HK Bern, Switzerland. Besides of many radio plays and filmscore recordings she played on several releases of The Notwist and Agnes Obel amongs others and performed concerts in coutries worldwide. Isabelle Klemt is currently part of the Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra, had a one year engagement of the Bern Symphony Orchestra and performes in a duo with the french chansonnier Antoine Villoutreix.
Ritsche Koch (Trumpet)
Ritsche Koch (AT) plays in many different genres and styles. The physicalness of music is most important to his work. This led to numerous projects fusing music with other forms of art (dance, fine arts, speech) but also resulted in performances on big stages in the pop- and classical sector. Collaborations and projects with Julyen Hamilton, Wolf Wondratschek, Peter Fox, Miss Platnum, Frank Gratkowski, Clayton Thomas, Berliner Ensemble, Komische Oper Berlin, ..
Matthias Erb (Klanggestaltung)
Matthias Erb (DE) is a free-lancing Tonmeister (balance and sound engineer) living and working mostly in Berlin. He studied at the Tonmeisterabteilung at the Universität der Künste Berlin. As balance engineer he is recording classical, jazz and pop music and works for zdf.kultur and ARTE. Interested in contemporary music, he works as sound engineer with ensembles like Ensemble Mosaik and Ensemble Kaleidoskop.
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