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“Ich kann kein Russisch”

by Jennie Zimmermann “Ich kann kein Russisch” (I don´t speak russian) deutscher Text weiter untenInstallation with string instrument (Kokle/Gusli/Kantele), tape and tape recorder, pens, DadaMachines, Ableton live, microphone stands.(phyla, Jennie Zimmermann/Gisbert Schürig, 2020) I started learning russian with my grandma when I was 9 years old. I didn’t learn much, but there is still a    […]

Music for Au-delà

by Gisbert Schürig Poet-in-motion Aude Fondard asked me to compose music for her performance Au-delà, une poeme mouvement. It was nice to be asked and the collaboration was a pleasure. Also, I´m pretty happy with the result. Have a look: Au-delà, un poème en mouvement, Making off from Oddinmotion on Vimeo. Aude was drawing from    […]

Logique d’Espaces

by Gisbert Schürig Visual artist and performer Elma Riza asked me to provide music for her virtual exhibition Logique d’Espaces. Elma is a witty and inspiring artist and it´s always a pleasure to collaborate, look here for our previous encounters. Have a look at the video, headphones or external speakers recommended. Logique d’Espaces _ Virtueller    […]

Impressions from Contact Time #6

by Jennie Zimmermann | Just 2 weeks ago I facilitated together with Jo Bruhn the 6th edition of Contact Time @ Steigemühle, a small, yet intense festival focussing on Contact Improvisation. It and has been a wonderful opportunity to dance and practise Contact Improvisation in the studio and in nature together with likeminded movement enthusiasts.    […]

Contact Time #6 @ Steigemühle 2-5 May 2019

Contact Time ist ein tanz-fokussiertes Festival mit verschiedenartigen Workshops und genussvollen Jams.Zeit zum Be- und Entschleunigen, Experimentieren, Forschen und Lauschen. Auf uns wartet ein wunderschöner 100 m² großer Tanzraum und die Natur – südlich von Berlin und nördlich von Leipzig und Dresden. Sessions/ Workshops mit Angela-Mara Florant, Aude Fondard, Jennie Zimmermann, Jo Bruhn, Maria Elste

Electronic music & dance jam impressions

Some impressions from the “Es pluckert die Mühle” electronic music & dance jam at Steigemühle, Brandenburg. We had a faboulous outdoor-jam, the “Electronic campfire” where our synthesizers and loops were joined by toads, critters and birds… Also, we had an amazing groovejam, full of music & contact-jamming in the dance space. Three excerpts from the    […]

Towards electronic minimal improvisation: rhythmic patterns

by Gisbert Schürig When I started working on collective minimal improvisation with Jennie Zimmermann and a group of musicians and dancers, my personal goals were very much inspired by rhythmic music. I was and still am fascinated by polyphonic pygmy singing. To get an idea, have a look at this video I recorded at a    […]

Final Groovejams in and around Berlin

Phyla will pause resident stay in Berlin and start travelling around much more this summer. Thus, the June Groovejam will be the final instance of our monthly series in Berlin, at least for the near future. So if you never it made before or if you wish to groovejam in Berlin one more time –    […]

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.    […]