>>>brevi biografie dei collaboratori

non sono qui incluse le biografie dei seguenti collaboratori, il cui lavoro è di risonanza internazionale e che hanno un loro sito:

MARIA DE ALVEAR :www.mariadealvear.com und www.world-edition.com
KRONOS: www.kronosquartet.org
ROBERT MILES: www.saltrecords.com
TERRY RILEY: www.terryriley.com

>>>Werner Durand

ha studiato sassofono a Parigi, musica indiana e iraniana in India e a Berlino. Inventa strumenti musicali a fiato suonati con uno stile minimalista che raccoglie le suggestioni di diverse tradizioni.
Collabora con numerosi esponenti della scena sperimentale europea e americana fra cui Arnold Dreyblatt, David Moss, David Behrman, Ulrich Krieger ed ha al suo attivo diverse produzioni e partecipazioni discografiche. Nel 1990 fonda a Berlino l´ensemble `The Thirteenth Tribe´ con cui ha inciso il cd `Ping Pong Anthropology´(Recommended, 1993). E' membro del quartetto di sassofoni `Beatless sax o'drones´ e dell’ensemble ‚Armchair Traveller’. Si esibisce in concerti sulla piattaforma internazionale anche come solista (per es. alla Goethe Haus di New York, Gasteig di Monaco di B., Podewil di Berlino, Het Apolhuis di Eindhoven-Olanda). Compone inoltre musica per teatro, danza e produzioni radiofoniche. Con Amelia Cuni ( con i progetti: re<>orientation, drumming breath e ashtayama) ha partecipato a numerosi festival internazionali in Europa e nel mondo. Ha ottenuto varie residenze-premio annuali: a Parigi (Cité des Arts, nel 1989 ), al Podewil di Berlino con Amelia Cuni nel 1999 e a Worpswede (Germania) nel 2002/3.


Urban Sax (Cobra, 1977)
The Thirteenth Tribe: Ping-Pong Anthropology No Man's Land 1993)
Arnold Dreyblatt : Animal Magnetism (Tzadik 1995)
Arnold Dreyblatt :The Sound of One String (Table of the Elements 1998)
Werner Durand :Tulpas -Sampler (Selektion 1997)
Muslimgauze :Mort aux Vache ( Staalplaat 1998)
Sampler Staalplaatcocktail (Staalplaat 1998)
David Toop: Hot Pants Idol (Barooni 1999)
Amelia Cuni-Werner Durand: Ashtayama -Song of Hours (Amiata - 2000)
Cuni-Durand-Marika Falk : Drumming Breath (Syntorama NO-CD - 2000)
Werner Durand SOLO CD :The Art of Buzzing (x-tract- 2001)
Armchair Traveller, The Perfect Record (No Man´s Land 2001)

rassegna stampa:

...Sooner or later we will have to give a prominent place to Werner among the important figures of post-minimalism
Gino dal Soler, Blow up, December 1999

...Werner Durand is a wanderer between the worlds of new music, experimental rock,free jazz and musics of the world.
Volker Straebel, Tagesspiegel-Berlin, April 1997

...other memorable moments are provided by the foghorn blasts of Werner Durand´s buzz-clarinet...
Rahm a Khazam about TULPAS, a compilation by Ralf Wehowsky, The Wire

sul CD ‘the Art of Buzzing’:

...The music sounds like a seething red planet frying under a merciless sun, or perhaps a beehive from inside....fierce textures invoking indian tradition, industrial machinery and insects. This provocative music fires the imagination.
Clive Bell, The Wire, August 2001

...In no time at all, Werner Durand has earned the right to comparisons with minimalist titans Terry Riley and Yoshi Wada.
Orchestral in scale,strong as a mountain lion, and equipped with the cleaning power of a thousand Dysons,this great CD comes from podewil in Berlin, via the X-tract label. Werner Durand´s drones roar like golden eagles: they are somehow very dignified and humanising, like flights to new worlds inside a friendly vehicle.

Ed Pinsent, Sound Projector 11, 2003

sul CD 'Ping Pong Anthropology':

...It´s a sort of ethnic minimalism meets pointilism, if you like categories, but unlike anything I´ve heard before.Best to put onthe headphones,settle back andexplore the subtleties of this mesmeric album.
Chris Blackford , Rubberbneck 54

...The whole effect is a trip into the zones of the beginning notions of rhythm, call and answer,synchronized perpetual motion, ritual music, stretching the term "improvised music" well into the universal historic consciousness.This is a great CD!
LS ,The Improvisor 1993

...The 13th Tribe est límage de cette multiplicite´, de ce brassage d´influence culturelles.Lente ou hypnotique, repététive ou méditative,leur musique nous emmène dans ces atmosphères et sphères pseudo-ethniques et environementales de grands intensités.
J.P. Deresse, Jazz in Time N.42

>>>Marika Falk

(solamente in inglese e tedesco!)
percussion and framedrum player, originally from Hungary, has researched the traditions and moods of other cultures for many years, integrating them in her playing and at the same time following her own impulse and feeling in music. She gives her own personal colouring to South American, African, and Oriental arts of drumming. Her nimble fingers snap and stroke, scratch and fly in rapid rolls over an assortment of thick- and thin-skinned resonators producing a vibrant and thrilling flow of sonic narrative charged with emotion.

Concerts and concert tours in Europe, the Americas, Russia, Israel.
Music for theatre live on stage:
Kammerspiele München (Troilus and Cressida - Dieter Dorn), Residenztheater, Theater der Jugend
(Tamerlan - Peer Boysen), State Theater, Opera Nürnberg (Wolkenstein - Wielfried Hiller und Percy Adlon), State Theater Gärtnerplatz ( Modern Dance - Phillip Taylor, Johannes Faber)
Music for films, CD recordings: more than 20 CD participations and collaborations with mediaeval music (Sarband und Vox), klezmer (Nunu), jazz, multimedia opera (A Sumerian Tale), contemporary music and experimental sonic art with Indian singing, Tibetan mantras…
Radio broadcasts and live recordings:
Bavarian Radio, Munich (Live dabei im Studio 2, Mundus Cantat), Sender Freies Berlin, Hessischer Rundfunk, WDR, Cologne.
Radio feature “Women in breeches parts”, various interviews.

solo discography:
1000 und 1 Klang, temperamentvolle, pulsierende Klangpoesie
Hamid Khezri - Dotar / Vocals, Jost Hecker - Cello
1ooound1Klang Records, LC 00037

BREATHING COLOUR, Klangerzählung
mit Martin Seeliger - Sax / Didgeridoo, Wolfgang Gleixner - Bass /Guitar.
1000und1Klang Records, LC 00037


>>>Nuria Sala Grau,

nata a Barcellona in Spagna. Fin da giovane età la danza, il teatro e la musica fanno parte della sua formazione. Ha compiuto i suoi studi di danza classica e contemporanea in Svizzera(Laussane) e Francia (Parigi, Lyon) studiando conViveka Nielsen, Chantal De Launay, Kilina Cremona, Dominique e François Dupuy . In seguito si é specializzata in Bharatanatyam (teatro-danza classico indiano) con Savitry Nair e con Krishnaveni Lakshmanan in India (Chennai) dove si reca regolarmente dal 1992. Kamala Rani è stata la sua insegnante di musica e nattuvangam.
E’ diplomata in Psicoterapia Umanista e come danza educatrice. Dal 1989 si dedica all'insegnamento della danza, svolgendo parallelamente una notevole attività di spettacolo con diversi progetti artistici come danzatrice e coreografa. Il suo lavoro è stato presentato in noti teatri Europei e festival internazionali.


>>>Maria Jonas

(solamente in inglese e tedesco!)
After studying oboe at the Cologne Conservatory, Maria Jonas went to Venezuela. Upon her return to Europe she studied voice with Montserrat Figueras in Barcelona, with Rene Jacobs at the Schola Cantorum in Basel and with Jessica Cash in London. She has worked and recorded with Jordi Savall as well as various well-know early music ensembles including Seqentia, Alte Musik Dresden and La Sfera Armoniosa. In Germany Maria Jonas is best known for her vocal recitals with the lutist Stephan Rath. With him she recorded a collection of songs by the seventeenth century Venetian composer Barbara Strozzi. She has also recorded with her own group Monteverdi Ensemble Koeln. Highly sought after as a concert soloist, Maria Jonas has toured throughout Europe with the European Baroque Orchestra under Roy Goodman, the Hilliard Ensemble and the English Baroque Soloists under John Eliot Gardiner. More recently she has turned to the operatic repertory and contemporary music and as appeared at theaters in Bochum, Neuss, at the Batzdorfer Baroque Festival, the Teatro Reggio di Parma, the Teatro Communale in Ferrara, the Schlossoper Ludwigsburg, Teatro Real de Madrid and the Tearo Camoes in Lisbon. In 1998 Maria Jonas received an invitation to the International Festival of Contemporary Music in Cuba, as well as to Lisbon and Madrid to perform the title role in Philip Glass and Robert Wilson´s most recent collaboration the "White Raven". She participated on the US and Australian tours of the highly acclaimed interpretation of Hildegard von Bingen’s "Ordo Virtutum" with the ensemble Sequentia. This season she has accepted a teaching position in historical vocal technique at the Leipzig Conservatory. In February 2000 Maria Jonas made her Carnegie Hall debut in the "White Raven" under Dennis Russell Davies.


>>>Raymond Kaczynski

(solamente in inglese e tedesco!)
performs on percussion instruments and the I. T. instruments of his own invention. He has performed with Randy Brecker, Doc Cheatham, Roswell Rudd, Rajesh Metha, Julius Hemphill, Richard Davis and David Murray.
His performances range from traditional South Indian dance, jazz, folk improvised music, "Zeitgenossischemusik", and Georgian music. Concert tours have brought him to India, Eastern Europe, Turkey, USA and North Africa.
Raymond was composer and accompanist for Dance at Wesleyan University from 1987-1993 during that time he worked with: Rob Besserrer, Phillip Bond, Mickey Davidson, Noel Nantumbu Hall, Peggy Lehmann, Janet Lilly, Cynthia Novak, Stephanie Skura, Gus Solomons, Dudley Williams.
Raymond was born in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan now known as East Detroit. His early musical development was inspired by the music of Motown, and the late night drumming and chanting of the civil rights movement, circa 1965-1971.
His formal studies in percussion and composition were with: Ramnad V. Raghavan, Keith Copeland, Steven Dempski, Brent Dutton, Robert Hays, Robert Hohner, and Steve Cornelius in the United States. He currently lives in Germany.

www. xray-k.com

>>>Ulrich Krieger

(solamente in inglese e tedesco!)
is known as a saxophone player in contemporary composed and free improvised music as well as a composer of chamber music and electronic music. Since 1988 Krieger performs and studies the music of John Cage. He recorded a 4 CD series for Mode records, including all saxophone and ‘any instruments’ works by Cage. This also includes 2 saxophone arrangements of pieces Cage had personally authorized after several meetings. C.F. Peters will also publish a saxophone quartet arrangement by Krieger. He studied saxophone, composition and electronic music in Berlin and New York and received several awards (DAAD, Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg) and residencies, including: New York, Los Angeles (Villa Aurora), Rome, Bologna.
His works were performed by: oh-ton ensemble, Ensemble United Berlin, zeitkratzer, Ensemble Experimente, KontraTrio, Soldier String Quartet, and many others.
He worked with: Lou Reed, LaMonte Young, Phill Niblock, Lee Ranaldo, Elliott Sharp, Alan Licht, David First, DJ Olive, Thomas Koener, Christian Marclay, John Duncan, Zbigniew Karkowski, Merzbow, zeitkratzer and many more.
Numerous concerts, radio and television broadcasts of his works and as performer, soloist, with his own ensembles, various chamber music groups and orchestras (including the 'Ensemble Modern' and the 'Berliner Philharmoniker') in Europe, USA, Canada, Asia and Australia.
He has made various recordings as saxophone and didjeridu player, interpret and improviser, also several of his original compositions are available on CD. He lives in Berlin, Germany.

His solo CDs are:
A CAGE of saxophones, vol. 1 and 2 (2002/2003 Mode Records)
WALLS OF SOUND (1997 O.O. Discs),
NIGHTMARES (1996 Academy / edel)


>>>Fred Pommerehn

(solamente in inglese e tedesco!)
is light and stage designer. He has established himself in Europe and America as a highly original and skilled artist . In the U.S.A., he has been included in the TOP TEN young designers list for 1990.
He has already collaborated with many well known international artists (i.e. Shelley Hirsh, Hans Peter Kuhn, David Moss, Ofra Doudayi etc.) with whom he has realized performances and installations at important theatres and events like the `Wiener Festwochen´, Ijsbreker Amsterdam, Hebbel Theater and Festspielhaus in Berlin...
From 1993 to 1997 has realized with Arnold Dreyblatt the monumental installation and hypertext performance `Memory Arena´, presented in several major European venues, i.e. `Copenhagen, cultural capital of Europe 1996´, Marstall Theater in Munich etc. He has made stage/light design for contemporary music productions by composers such as S.Sciarrino, K.H.Stockhausen and R.Pfrengle. Since 1987, he lives in Berlin.

>>>Uli Sigg,

specializzato nella videoart, vive a Colonia e Berlino e lavora in progetti e collaborazioni con artisti di tutto il mondo. A tal fine, ha co-fondato il Club-Orch ID, un’associazione di artisti, musicisti, filosofi e scienziati ed è divenuto uno dei pionieri della visual-sampling, una nuova espressione artistica proveniente dal rave, ambient e club-culture. Sigg usa come materia prima immagini video che vengono poi eleborate con ingrandimenti e ritagli, ricomposte e riorganizzate. Il risultato sono codici visivi cifrati che suggeriscono un particolare momento, evento, esperienza. Il suo lavoro dal vivo rappresenta l’equivalente visivo del missaggio dei dj che creano nuovi suoni combinando campionamenti da materiale diverso. Sigg ha inoltre fondato il collettivo di vj bandbreite ed è direttore artistico del vj-festival c/o pop.


>>>Francis Silkstone,

violinista e compositore, vive nel Dorset in Inghilterra. Ha studiato violino classico e barocco in Inghilterra, sitar con Imrat Khan in India come borsista del Commonwealth e violino THAILANDESE a Bangkok. Ha ottenuto inoltre un dottorato in etnomusicologia presso il S.O.A.S. di Londra. La sua attività di composizione è volta alla ricerca di interazioni significative e approfondite fra le tradizioni classiche di India ed Europa. I suoi lavori sono stati presentati in numerosi festival in Inghilterra, Germania e Italia quali: Autunno Musicale di Como, Fondazione La Fenice a Venezia, Passionskirche e Haus der Kulturen der Welt a Berlino, Dartington International Summer School; Norwich Festival e Oxford Contemporary Music. Ha lavorato come consulente musicale per il film Gandhi di Attenborough e per The jewel in the crown. Inoltre è sato assistente alla composizione per l’Ensemble Modern e gli artisti indiani partecipanti al progetto Rasalila 2003 (Francoforte e Berlino). Ha fondato gli ensemble Sounds Bazaar e East-West Music Theatre e ottenuto finanziamenti dal Arts Council of England. Ha composto la musica per numerosi CD di LIBRARY MUSIC (per film e documentari) della DE WOLFE Ltd.
Ha scritto varie composizioni per Amelia Cuni e ensemble, alcuni lavori per l’Ensemble Modern (concerti nel giugno del 2005 a Stoccarda, Berlino, Monaco e Mönchengladbach) e collaborato con Terry Riley durante il tour inglese del dicembre 1999. Insegna part-time (Senior Lecturer in Performing Arts) all’University College di Winchester.

>>>Tatty Theo,

violoncellista, risiede a Londra. Ha studiato al Queen's College di Oxford e si è diplomata al Royal College of Music con Anthony Pleeth e Jennifer Ward Clarke. Ha vinto premi e borse di studio, tra cui il primo premio nella Early Music Century Competition. Ha suonato con diversi ensemble in Inghilterra e all’estero e partecipato a trasmissioni radiofoniche e televisive della BBC a diffusione locale e nazionale.
Oltre ad esibirsi in concerti e conferenze, Tatty Theo sta lavorando su diversi brani inediti di Handel. E’ fondatrice e dirige l’ensemble The Brook Street Band, specializzato nella musica di Handel e dei suoi contemporanei. Il loro CD Handel Oxford Water Music (AVIE) è stato selezionato dalla Gramophone Magazine fra le opere consigliate dal direttore della rivista ed ha ricevuto numerosi apprezzamenti della critica.