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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    […]

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    […]

Outlook on upcoming (minimal) improvisations

by Gisbert Schürig Some interesting minimal improvisation performances are about to happen: 23rd of September 2016 Jennie Zimmermann, Vincenz Kokot and me will be performing in a very interesting location in Berlin. The Plattenbauvereinigung is located on Tempelhofer Feld and offers a great outlook. Our performance will take place among the exhibition of Charlotte Klink,    […]

Yifat Cohen CD production in the final stages

by Gisbert Schürig Just finishing an intense working period with singer Yifat Cohen – I am producing her upcoming album and transferred all the tracks to synth-freak Zeno Mainardi, who is responsible for mixing and mastering only a few days ago. Zeno has amazing ears, also he does pretty harsh modular synth sounds: Obviously, this    […]

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    […]

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    […]