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Limpe Fuchs workshop – percussion, self-built instruments & improvisation
04/09/2020 - 05/09/2020

In this workshop Limpe Fuchs will give a practical introduction to her self-built instruments, which she will be using for her concert on September 2nd: the  Metallophone which is made out of  40 metal tubes tuned to the Lucy-Harrison scale in 2 octaves, three pendulum string instruments, four tube drums, a soprano kettledrum, as well as other small percussion objects, her viola and her voice.
The participants will discover the instruments, their special tunings  and their playing methods through guided improvisation sessions. The participants can bring their own  acoustic instruments, as well.

“When confidence in handling the tools and precision of listening are growing, nonverbal communication with music can start.”, she says.


Limpe Fuchs is a german musician and instrument builder whose vibrant performances develop from a real time engagement with the ecology of the space at hand. Using wood and granite stone rows, ringing bronze within pendulum string instruments and employing the percussion, viola and voice she studied at the Munich Conservatory she sensitises the process of hearing through an exploration of music-making as a part of everyday life. An original member of ’70s Krautrock duo Anima Sound, Limpe and then husband sculptor Paul Fuchs embodied a radical form of free living, farming and building instruments like the Fuchshorn, Fuchszither and Fuchsbass.
Limpe unfailingly coaxes an otherworldly atmosphere from the sounds and silence of her surroundings with a childlike wonder, always open to surprise. Her engaging performances require attention from the audience as she moves freely in space evoking her natural sound-scapes while playing her viola woodhorn, bamboo flute, pendulumstring, a four-meter- steel constructed lithophone, sheet metal, pieces of wood and singing in her unique ephemeral bird-like style


5th september, 13:30 – 17:30: full (waiting list)

4th september, 13:30 – 17:30: last places available


No prior knowledge requested

15€, registration :

maximum 10 participants


Watch this video to see Limpe play her instruments in concert : 


**NB: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be a limited capacity at this event. Please be punctual to assure your place. Masks must be worn when inside. We are doing everything we can to keep you safe.

Hannah Ellul
Louise Vind Nielsen - Akkumulator
Marius Tarakdjioglou - Stone Waiting Hall

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