Phyla |

Towards electronic minimal improvisation: code

by Gisbert Schürig Two performers in a feedback loop, imitating each others sounds, introducing variations, playing with the timing, introducing new material, creating a musical structure in the widest sense. This is one of the constellation Phyla explored in our minimal improvisation research and that has inspired me when focusing on software to make music.    […]

Towards electronic minimal improvisation: the imitation game

By Gisbert Schürig When we were beginning the research on minimal improvisation, we started in the Phyla duo constellation, Jennie Zimmermann and me: doing very little, just repeating one sound, variating it over time. We did not create very elaborate musical structures, but subtle variations of sounds in relation. The sounds we made could be    […]

Towards electronic minimal improvisation: finding the right music software

by Gisbert Schürig A few years ago (2013/2014), after having moved to Berlin, Jennie Zimmermann and me started to explore the improvisational potential of repetition and restraint in regard to the number of used material. Our aproach was interdisciplinary, we researched music and movement, on it´s own and in combination. together with a group of    […]

Groovejam News 2018

I´m very happy to announce the very first groovejam dates of 2018! January groovejam will see me jamming together with Olaf Giesbrecht & MDL Both specialize on working with electronic hardware to create their music, Olaf even builds and sells his own components at Audiowerkstatt! I met MDL a few years ago at a very    […]

A look back at Groovejam in 2017

by Gisbert Schürig We started the Groovejam format last September and up to now enjoyed four evenings of music & dance. At the first Groovejam date, I had the pleasure of playing a noisy set of live music with Vincenz Kokot of My Sister Grenadine. When improvising, Vincenz usually brings a bunch of lo-fi electronic    […]

Making music for ci, dancing & aerial arts

by Gisbert Schürig Looking forward to some music making soon: This friday, October the 20th I´m making live electronic music for the Südstern Jam at PhynixTanzt. What is contact improvisation? You may have a look at Wikipedia. Or come along to the jam and find out. On Saturday the 21st I have the pleasure to    […]

Contact Improvisation Summerseries

Different tastes of CI with 9 Teachers from Berlin! 06.07. – 31.08.2017 You are very welcome to join this years Contact Improvisation Summerseries! 9 different teachers will offer a variety of interesting topics and ideas concerning the practice of Contact Improvisation. Teaching will be in german and english. Drop in for single sessions possible. teaching:    […]

Minimal Improvisation @ Garbicz Festival

by Gisbert Schürig I´m very happy to share that Phyla will be performing Minimal Improvisation at Garbicz Festival 3-6 August 2017! Vincenz Kokot, Jennie Zimmermann and me will offer the longest sessions of Minimal Improvisation that we ever did. I´m excited to bring our calm and subtle improvisations into the context of loud electronic music    […]

Minimal Improvisation Impressions

We did a session of Minimal Improvisation with Alex Zampini shooting video footage. Such a nice chap, we had a great day! Have a look. If you like our approach to improvisation, come see us perform live at Performing Arts Festival – we are happy to be part of Fragile Matter at Paulstudios.

Sounds, Words, Water & Dance

An outlook on upcoming Phyla activities in the following weeks by Gisbert Schürig: I have the pleasure to play live improvised groove music with Vincenz Kokot at Alessandro Marogna´s Vernissage on the 9th of June at Oranienwerk. Come along, check out Alessandro´s paintings and let our music blow your mind. On June the 16th we    […]