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Live Cinema Works at Raketenstation – Insel Hombroich on Thursday, October 10, 2019

after a week in Artist-in-Residence at Insel Hombroich/Rakentenstation in May 2019, I proudly presented Klangsondagen für Thomas Kling at Neues Kunstraum Düsseldorf and Academy of Media Arts Cologne with my Colleges Matthias Muche (trombon), Nicola Hein (guitar & electronics), Christian Reiner (voice) and Mathias Neuenhofer & me working on the live video level.

More information about the place https://www.inselhombroich.de

https://www.inselhombroich.de/en/calendar/2019/10/10
Concert will be taking place at 10th of October 2019 in Haus de Musiker

Klangsondagen für Thomas Kling

For Klangsondangen for Thomas Kling the trombone guitar duo Matthias Muche/Nicola L. Hein, the Viennese vocal artist Christian Reiner and the video artists Luis Negrón van Grieken and Matthias Neuenhofer have processed texts from Thomas Kling’s work (in the sense of the “language installation”) visually/digital, musically and vocally and developed them into musical-spatial compositions.

small 5 min excerpt from 50 min performance in KHM Cologne 2019

The work of the writer Thomas Kling has left its mark on German literature and set new standards in many areas. In his texts, Kling often emphasizes the tonal dimension of language through the omission of vowels, the use of different dialects, the conscious accumulation of chains of sounds, and a special kind of performance without dissolving the semantics of language. He also did groundbreaking work on the communication of music/text and the musicality of poetic language.

These place the intimate interlocking of text, music, language and image at the centre of the work, thereby throwing completely new perspectives on the communication of music, image and language and the works of Kling used here.

The rehearsals will take place in the architect Raimund Abraham’s architecturally highly interesting building, in the immediate vicinity of the Thomas Kling Archive at the Hombroich rocket station in Neuss, where an additional performance will be presented on 10 October 2019.

Colombia / Argentina Tour with UnStumm in February 2019

Conversations of moving image and sound in South America in February and March 2019

Project Website : http://www.unstumm.com

UnStumm is a project for improvised film and music (Echtzeitfilm) for cross-disciplinary and crosscultural collaboration between filmmakers, video artists and musicians from Germany and other countries. The project is organized and curated by video artist Claudia Schmitz and guitarist/soundartist Nicola L. Hein.

The cooperation partners from Colombia are:
Bogotá: Universidad de los Andes, Mapa Teatro, Manizales: Universidad de Caldas, Rogelio Salmona University Cultural Center, Medellín: Museo De Arte Moderno, Santa Marta: Museo Bolivariano de Arte contemporáneo

The participating artists from Colombia are:
Ricardo Arias – ballon
Santiago Botero – double bass
Juan Orozco Velásquez – Video/performance (www.telefante.de)
Juan Restrepo – live-video (https://vimeo.com/juanrestrepo)

The participating artists from Germany are:
Nicola L. Hein – guitar (http://www.nicolahein.com)
Claudia Schmitz – live moving image on sculpture (http://www.cces-claudiaschmitz.de)
Axel Dörner – trumpet, electronics (http://axeldoerner.org)
Luis Negrón van Grieken – video/performance (http://mis.audiovisiones.info/)

Interview in Santa Marta

Interviews form Museo de Arte Contemporeaneo Santa Marta Colombia

It aims to create an environment of cultural and creative exchange, where a common complex artistic language is invented and used to communicate narratives, textures, colliding, combining, attracting worlds of sight and sound. The group of eight artists will work together in two different groups for three days to create an audiovisual performance that explores multidisciplinary improvisation as well as structure and narrative. The resulting artworks reflect on the themes of interculturality, cultural identity, cross cultural communication, the history of artistic thought (in different cultures) and many other philosophical topoi. The concert encompasses two Echtzeit-movies, which are improvised by a group alongside a conceptual composition that has been worked out during the rehearsals. Every group presents a piece that is in between 40-50 minutes long.



Kindly supported by

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Live-Cinema sessions in Tokyo, Seoul and Kuala-Lumpur

UNSTUMM
Conversation of Moving Image and Sound
unstumm.com

Photo Credits to MasafumiTsuji

UnStumm is a project for improvised film and music (Echtzeitfilm) for cross-disciplinary and crosscultural collaboration between filmmakers, video artists and musicians from Germany and other countries. The project is organized and curated by video artist Claudia Schmitz and guitarist/soundartist Nicola L. Hein.

It aims to create an environment of cultural and creative exchange, where a common complex artistic language is invented and used to communicate narratives, textures, colliding, combining, attracting worlds of sight and sound. The group of eight artists will work together in two different groups for three days to create an audiovisual performance that explores multidisciplinary improvisation as well as structure and narrative. The resulting artworks reflect on the themes of interculturality, cultural identity, cross cultural communication, the history of artistic thought (in different cultures) and many other philosophical topoi. The concert encompasses two Echtzeit-movies, which are improvised by a group alongside a conceptual composition that has been worked out during the rehearsals. Every group presents a piece that is in between 40-50 minutes long.

 

Axel Dörner
Luis Negrón van Grieken
Claudia Schmitz
Nicola L. Hein
Toshimaru Nakamura
Tetsuzi Akiyama
Akiko Nakayama
Harata Atsushi

Tokyo : De-Luxe

Seoul: Insa Gallerie

Kuala Lumpur – [toccata Studio] – [Goethe Institute Malaysia ]

 

 

 

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Special Thanks go to: Masafumi Tsuji, Takafumi Tsuji​