Founded in Hamburg in 1989, TonArt Ensemble is a democratic collective of free improvising musicians, here in collaboration with Portuguese string player and composer Ernesto Rodrigues.
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Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs170
Squidco Product Code: 12905
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded by Olaf HeringLive in Westwerk, Hamburg, Dec. 13, 2008Edited and mastered by Robert Klammer & Heiner Metzger, Sept. 2009
Georgia Ch Hoppe-Clarinet, Mandolin, Objects
Robert Klammer-Zither, Electronics, Analog Synthesizer
Helmuth Neuman-Trumpet, Waldhorn
Thomas Niese-Double Bass
Thomas Osterheld-Bass Clarinet
Hannes Wiennert-Soprano Saxophone, Trompsax, Sheng
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1. Part 1 38:14
2. Part 2 17:30
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
Objects and Home-made Instruments
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"Founded in Hamburg in 1989, TonArt Ensemble is a collective of free improvising musicians. It perceives itself as an open, democratic ensemble that works on different improvisational forms in a variety of instrumentations. Over the years and regardless of the respective instrumentation, TonArt Ensemble has created its own sound with a high recognition value.
TonArt Ensemble's work focuses on improvisation using graphic notations and the interaction with visual or prefabricated acoustic material; the ensemble has continuously engaged in new experiments including performances involving spatial structures, toy instruments, improvised opera as well as new music compositions for example from Christian Wolff.
TonArt Ensemble has repeatedly invited international musicians to perform with them in Hamburg: Anthony Braxton, Vinko Globokar, Malcolm Goldstein, Fred Frith, Keith Rowe, Peter Kowald, Evan Parker, dieb13, and last but not least Wu Wei in 2009.
Recordings include a CD with Anthony Braxton (commissioned work no. 151, "HatHut Records") in 1991 and the CD 'Brot und Honig' (Bread and Honey) with Evan Parker (on "true muze") in 1999.