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Andrea Neumann & Sabine Ercklentz
13/04/2013 - 17/04/2013

Born 1968 in Freiburg, grew up in Hamburg. Piano lessons since 1974. Studied classical piano at the Hochschule der Künste, Berlin and Jazz Piano with Aki Takase. Has been active primarily as musician and composer in the fields of new music and experimental music since 1994. Has co-organized “Labor Sonor,” a series for experimental music, film and performance in Berlin since 2000.Her exploration of the piano for new sound possibilities has led her to reduce the instrument to its strings, its resonance board and the cast-iron frame. Playing this unmounted ‘leftover’ of a piano, with the help of electronics to amplify and manipulate the sound, she has developed several of her own playing techniques, sounds, and ways for preparing the instrument. For reasons of weight, a lighter special instrument was crafted in 2000 according to the measurements of the original heavier inside piano (piano builder, Bernd Bittmann, Berlin).She has engaged in intensive cooperations in the mixed border areas between komposition and improvisation, between electronic and hand-made music, with Berliner musicians, such as Annette Krebs, Axel Dörner, Ignaz Schick, Robin Hayward, Ana M. Rodriguez, Burkhard Beins and Sabine Ercklentz. Since 2002, her concentration has been focused on compositions which, through various means, exit the frame of performance as a thing based purely on the acoustic event. The following pieces accomplish this exit in various ways. “4 Rooms” (spatially): live-performed concert-installation; “Larry Peacock” (content-wise): the negotiation of gender identity, among other things; “4 Akteure” / 4 Actors (visually): focus on body language and gesture; “Klingende Körper” / Sounding Bodies (visually): miked bodies as musical material.Concert and festival performances in Europe (Austria, Switzerland, Spain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Greece), in the USA, Canada, Argentina, Russia, Australia, and Japan.In 2008 she was a fellow at Villa Aurora in Los AngelesIn 2008 honorary mention by Prix Ars Electronica for “Videobrücke Berlin -Stockholm, a collaboration with Sabine ErcklentzDiscographyRotophormen Duet with Annette Krebs (Charhizma, Vienna)Barcelona series Trio with Axel Dörner and Sven Ake Johansson (Hat Hut records, Basel)ATON Duet with Toshimaru Nakamura (rossbien production, Italy)petit pale Duet with Ignaz Schick (Zarek, Berlin)Innenklavier Solo, 20 min. (A bruit secret, France)Phosphor Berlin Octet (Potlach, France)Lidingö Duet with Burkhard Beins (erstwhile records, New York)In case of fire take the stairs Trio with Sachiko M. und Kaffe Mathews (Improvised Music from Japan, Tokio)Berlin Strings Solo, 20 min. (absinthRecrods, Berlin)Oberflächenspannung / Surface Tension Duet with Sabine Ercklentz (Charhizma)Xing-Wu Solo in a compilation (Xing-Wu records, Malasyia )

Born in 1967 in Mönchengladbach, Sabine Ercklentz studied law at the FU in Berlin, then earned a degree in instrumental pedagogy from the Hochschule für Musik Hans Eisler, Berlin in 1999. Since 1998 she has been working as a musician and composer focusing on jazz and experimental music. Since 1997 Sabine Ercklentz has been developing sounds on the trumpet which border between normal trumpet tone and noise (extended sounds). Furthering the possibilities of extended sound techniques comes from the use of live-electronics and analog electronics remixed from an independent sound source. Since 2003 she has been developing further possibilities with the use of digital sound processing, and intensive work with Andrea Neumann bordering on composition and improvisation. Participation in concerts and festivals throughout Europe.

Sebastian Dingens - WALKS
Pavel Tchikov 29/11/23
Nika Son - Scatter

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