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Overtone & throat singing video

I did a vocal improvisation using overtone singing & throat singing styles at Carnatic Comfort Zone event which took place at Werkstatt der Kulturen. The event was set up by Manickam Yogeswaran, singer of south indian classical music, involving the Global Music Academy and many of it´s teaching musicians, Bo-Sung Kim, Laura Patchen, Silke Reichmann    […]

Naïma Ferré talking about Whirling

Our collaborator Naïma Ferré gave a talk on Whirling at Questioning Aesthetics Symposium in Dublin, held by the Transdisciplinary Aesthetics Foundation. Have a look to get an impression of Naïma`s thoughts on this fascinating practice, looking at it from her perspective as a contemporary dancer.

Two concerts in Oranienburg coming up

Next week I will be playing two concerts in Oranienburg, small city north of Berlin. On the 10th of June Sebastian Flaig & Christin Dross will join me for a set of musical Minimal Improvisation. The next day, 11th of June I will play a solo set at the same location, Klangfarbe Orange. The set    […]

Take Off Berlin 23. Jul 2016

A night to practice whirling to minimalist improvised music. Whirl for hours and hours through the night… time: 21:30-04:00 costs: 20 – 35 € (sliding scale) location: Mime Centrum Kunstquartier Bethanien Mariannenplatz 2 10997 Berlin info/registration: 0157 34029858 naimaferreber@gmail.com WHIRLING Explore continuous repetitive movement around your own center. Every child from an early age spins    […]

Minimal Improvisation @ Performing Arts Festival 2016

by Gisbert Schürig After a long period or developing, rehearsing and refining we will finally and officially present Minimal Improvisation to the world on the 28th of May. Yeah, it´s the premiere! Come along and share this exciting moment – that is, 60 minutes – with us! Performing Minimal Improvisation for 60 minutes in Jagna    […]

Whirling Atelier Video

by Gisbert Schürig Here it is, the video teaser for Naïma Ferré´s monthly Whirling Atelier! Have a look to see what this is about and – if you are in Berlin – don´t hesitate to come along and try it out, look for dates at the link above. The footage was shot by me during    […]

Generative study (for jennie zimmermann)

generative study (for jennie zimmermann) by Gisbert Schürig on hearthis.at This music was generated by a set in ableton live that I put together. It is a combination of some maxforlive devices, mostly LFOs changing pitches and midi delays plus Robert Henke´s note modulator. Obviously, this is influenced by the music of Morton Feldman and    […]

Minimal Improvisation @ Somextro Falmouth 28. Oct 2016

by Gisbert Schürig Phyla will be part of the Somextro International Symposium for new music at Falmouth University in Cornwall, October the 28th 2016. We will offer a lecture/workshop on minimal improvisation and be part of the performance programme. Performers: Jennie Zimmermann Gisbert Schürig Naïma Ferré Vincenz Kokot Gali Kinkulkin

Minimal Improvisation @ K77

by Gisbert Schürig Last Saturday we did a showing of our ongoing Minimal Improvisation research at the Starving Artists Cafe at K77, Berlin, organized by Liz Erber. The programme was pretty diverse, featuring Meltem Nil and Naïma Ferré, among others. I was impressed by ambient sounds by Ansgar Tappert, combined with hypnotic live drumming and    […]

Exploring Minimal Improvisation in Lake Studios

by Gisbert Schürig Exploring Minimal Improvisation at Lake Studios Berlin with Naima Ferré, Gali Kinkulkin, Vincenz Kokot, Gisbert Schürig & Jennie Zimmermann. Recorded at February the 28th, 2016. In this set we were especially focusing on the combination of duo dynamics in the context of group dynamics. Previously we had been looking at either one    […]