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Thieke, Michael Unununium: Nachtlieder (Mikroton Recordings)

A diverse and fascinating release from clarinetist Michael Thieke, also on zither and providing field recordings, with guitarist Martin Siewert, accordionist Luca Venitucci, and two bassists--Christian Weber & Derek Shirley, and two drummers--Steve Heather and Eric Schaefer.
 

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Label: Mikroton Recordings
Catalog ID: mikroton cd 31
Squidco Product Code: 17997

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Russia
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded on June 2nd-4th, 2009, at SWR Studios in Baden.


Personnel:

Michael Thieke-clarinet, zither, field recordings

Luca Venitucci-accordion, amplified objects

Martin Siewert-guitar, lap steel, electronics

Derek Shirley-bass

Christian Weber-bass

Steve Heather-drums, percussion

Eric Schaefer-drums, percussion

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track listing:


1. Buy Berlin 1:28

2. Nachtlied (Für Theodor Kramer) 6:55

3. Silent Bob 8:45

4. The Joy, Joy, Joy Of Meeting Somebody New (Für Guy Maddin) 5:42

5. Insonnia A Termini 4:13

6. Dear Betty Baby 5:00

7. And Smile 4:30

8. Remember 6:25

9. Paroles Sans Papiers 4:18




Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
Electro-Acoustic
Electro-Acoustic Improv
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
Field Recordings
Septet recordings
Objects and Home-made Instruments

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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Walking through the night. I'm not even supposed to be here today, and so is Silent Bob.

New news of dying migrants. No attention for the paperless, what can the sailors do when the captain feels mean? Meanwhile Guy Maddin tells us his tales of amnesia, incest, death, and transfiguration decked out in low-rent expressionism and dime-store surrealism. Such a joy, joy, joy to meet somebody new. The insonnia of the homeless in the Termini train station addressing Heinrich Heine, trying to convince us to smile in spite of the faded flowers. And you, dear Betty?

It's 5 am. Internally displaced people in Colombia and protesters in Rome buy Berlin on a website, and sing along with old street musicians at their long gone open air coffee shop. Gentrification, cheerfully whistling through swinging doors of court halls after real estate auctions. Field recordings or fake nostalgia?

Unununium's colour is unknown, but probably metallic and silvery white or grey in appearance. Uses: no uses known.

We play Nachtlieder, and Theodor Kramer wishes a good night to....well, he has the better words."-Mikroton



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Artist Biographies:

"The Berlin-based clarinetist/composer/performer Michael Thieke is equally at home across a broad range of musical environments, such as experimental song forms, collectively composing projects, improvising collectives, and music on the fringes of jazz. He is exploring the minutiae of sound, timbre and noise, with a particular interest in microtonality and related sound phenomena, and with a preference for long-term collaborations and collective work.

Some of his current Projects are: The International Nothing (with Kai Fagaschinski cl, CD on ftarri), The Magic I.D. (with Christof Kurzmann, Kai Fagaschinski, Margareth Kammerer, CD/LP on ErstPop and staubgold), The Pitch (with Boris Baltschun organ, Koen Nutters b, Morten Olsen dr, LP on gaffer), Der lange Schatten (with Håvard Wiik p, Antonio Borghini b), Voutchkova/Thieke (with Biliana Voutchkova vl), Splitter Orchester, Toulemonde/Thieke (with Olivier Toulemonde acoustic objects), Hotelgäste (with Derek Shirley b, Dave Bennett g, CD on schraum, LP on self), Michael Thieke Unununium (with Luca Venitucci acc/p, Martin Siewert g, Christian Weber b, Derek Shirley b, Steve Heather dr, Eric Schaefer dr, CD on charhizma), motif (with Atle Nymo sax, Håkon Mjåset Johansen dr, Eivind Lønning tp, Ole Morten Vågan b, Håvard Wiik p), Porta Chiusa (with paed Conca cl, Hans Koch cl), Spirit Songs (with Mike Cooper voc/g, Elio Martusciello el, Fabrizio Spera dr, Luca Venitucci acc/el.), Roman Tics (with Burkhard Beins, Luca Venitucci, CD on Cathnor), Cowards Bend The Knee (Live Music in different setups with the film Cowards Bend The Knee by Guy Maddin), Gebhard Ullmann's The Clarinet Trio (with Gebhard Ullmann bass clarinet, Jürgen Kupke clarinet) and Uli Gumpert Workshop Band."

-Michael Thieke Website (http://www.michael-thieke.de/e/biographie.htm)
7/25/2017

A musician, improviser and composer who has toured and recorded widely, and in many collaborative projects with dancers, directors, poets and mixed media artists. For several years he has been part of the notorious Zeitkratzer Ensemble and has worked with a wide range of improvisers, composers and musicians, including Mike Cooper, Peter Kowald, Otomo Yoshihide, John Zorn, Axel Dorner, Alvin Curran, Jon Rose, Butch Morris and Radu Malfatti.

-Recommended Records 7/25/2017

Christian Weber: Doublebass, composition, electronics. Born in Zürich/Switzerland

1990 discovery of the Doublebass
1993-96 studies at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts Graz
1995-98 studies at the Bruckner Conservatory Linz with Adelhard Roidinger
1998 studies with Ernst Weissensteiner, Vienna
2000-06 operative and artistic management of the WIM Zürich
2000- music for film & theater, soundinstallations
2001 grant from the city of Zürich; composition commissioned by ProHelvetia
2003 Zürich culture award (Werkjahr)
2004- extensive touring all over the world
2007-13 guest lecturer at the University of Berne
2013- lecturer at the University of Lucerne



regular appearances

Sudden Infant, ensemble für neue musik zürich, Christy Doran's Bunter Hund, Die Welttraumforscher


festivals
Druga Godba (Ljubliana), Jazzfestival Zagreb, Jazz Meeting TelAviv, Jazz-Meeting Jerusalem, Jazzfest Wiesen, Hörgänge Wien, Jazzfestival Schaffhausen, AMR Festival (Geneva), Ice On Fire (Kuwait), Festival de Jazz Grenoble, Jazzfest Wien, unerhört!, Ulrichsberger Kaleidophon, Uncool Poschiavo, Jazzfestival Mulhouse, Wien Modern, Moers Festival, LEM (Barcelona), Jazzherbst Konstanz, Taktlos, Vision Festival (NYC), FIMAV (Victoriaville), Konfrontationen Nickelsdorf, Umbrella Festvial Chicago, Jazzfestival Willisau, Jazzfestival Belgrade, Fri Resonans Trondheim...


toured in
Switzerland, Austria, Germany, England, Ireland, Poland, Israel, China, Taiwan, Belgium, Italy, Slovenia, Kuwait, Croatia, Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Serbia, Spain, Japan, Russia, USA, Canada...


works/worked with
Lina Allemano, Bruno Amstad, Tim Barnes, Johannes Bauer, Ludwig Bekic, Han Bennink, Claudia Ulla Binder, Jeb Bishop, Andres Bosshard, John Butcher, Antoine Chessex, Gene Coleman, Collegium Novum, Lol Coxhill, Chris Dahlgren, Tim Daisy, Jacques Demierre, Bertrand Denzler, Robert Dick, Roberto Domeniconi, Michel Doneda, Christy Doran, Paul Dunmall, Markus Eichenberger, Ellery Eskelin, Peter Evans, Kai Fagaschinski, Pierre Favre, Peter K Frey, Charles Gayle, Gegenklang, Michael Griener, Andy Guhl, Uli Gumpert, Boris Hauf, Franz Hautzinger, Stefan Heckel, Gerry Hemingway, Gerhard Herrmann, Charlotte Hug, Ben Jeger, Russ Johnson, Jason Kahn, Vera Kappeler, Mazen Kerbaj, Hans Koch, Ritsche Koch, Jonas Kocher, Tomas Korber, Peter Kowald, Jesse Kudler, Joachim Kühn, Oliver Lake, Joke Lanz, Urs Leimgruber, Tony Levin, Werner Lüdi, Paul Lytton, Rudi Mahall, Phil Minton, Norbert Möslang, Michael Moser, Jon Mueller, Günter Müller, Simon Nabatov, Lucas Niggli, Noid, Evan Parker, Dave Phillips, Simon Picard, Wolfgang Puschnig, Christian Reiner, Wolfgang Reisinger, Paul Rogers, Roger Rotor, Olaf Rupp, Jorge Sanchez-Chiong, Julian Sartorius, Eric Schaefer, Philip Schaufelberger, Matthias Schubert, Willem Schulz, Irène Schweizer, Christine Sehnaoui, Sharif Sehnaoui, Elliott Sharp, Martin Siewert, Markus Stauss, Steamboat Switzerland, Michael Jefry Stevens, Co Streiff, Michael Thieke, Dieter Ulrich, Tom Varner, Colin Vallon, Walter & Sabrina, Matthew Welch, Chris Wiesendanger, Bo Wiget, Michel Wintsch, Stephan Wittwer, Nils Wogram, Christian Wolfarth, Michael Wollny, Nate Wooley, Katsura Yamauchi, Raed Yassin, Otomo Yoshihide, Michael Zerang, Matthias Ziegler, Alfred Zimmerlin, Philip Zoubek...

-Christian Weber Website (http://www.christianweber.org/bio.html)
7/25/2017

"Steve Heather (Composer/Performer/Musician) is a freelance musician (drums, percussion, electronics) and composer, performance and installation maker based in Berlin. Born in Melbourne and studied percussion/improvisation at the Victoria College of the Arts and performance art at Das Arts/Amsterdam.

Steve Heather's current music projects/bands vary from avant guard, free jazz to noise, drone rock and prog fitness disco include: STIFF LEATHER, TUB, NEU TRAINERS, THE STILL, BOOKLET, MRS CONCEPTION, RAFT, SHELTER, THE PEELED EYE and ASHES. Steve was the co founder of the Amsterdam based electo acoustic music series, Kraak Geluiden and is also is the co-founder of the new media/ performance group SXS ENTERPRISE with Siegmar Zacharias and Xander De Boer.

As sound designer, composer and performer, Steve Heather works regularly in the fields of dance, theatre, film new media, performance and has worked with The Netherlands Dance Theatre, Sandra Parker Dance, Scapino Ballet, Ivana Müller, United Sorry and Dansgroep Amsterdam.

He performs regularly at European Festivals with performances, among others, at Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin) Haus Der Berliner Festspiele (Berlin), BRUT (Vienna), Grand Theatre (Gronigen), Sophiensaele (Berlin) and Volksbuhne (Berlin). Steve Heather has undertaken numerous artistic residencies in institutes such as Les Bains (Brussels), sophiensaele (Berlin), Steim (Amsterdam), STUK (Leuven), Grand Theatre (Gronigen), Dance House (Melbourne)."

-Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/steve-heather)
7/25/2017

"The drummer and composer Eric Schaefer lives in Berlin and works worldwide with different ensembles of his own and as a sideman. The range of his musical expression is wide and combines influences from Jazz, contemporary music to post-rock, dub and noise. He is writing pieces for orchestras, piano-trios and jazz-rock-bands. The use of gongs and small percussion from all over the world as well as modular synthesis broaden the spectrum of Schaefer´s sound-possibilities. His work is documented on numerous albums and is broadcasted in radio-shows and on television."

-Eric Schaefer Website (http://ericschaefer.de/)
7/25/2017

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Zurich Concerts: 15 Years of Kontrabassduo Studer-Frey [2 CDs]
(Leo)
Roots Magic
Last Kind Words
(Clean Feed)
International Nothing, The
The Power Of Negative Thinking
(Monotype)
Lewis, George & Splitter Ochester
Creative Construction Set
(Mikroton Recordings)
Motif (Lonning / Nymo / Thieke / Wilk / Johansen / Vagan)
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(Clean Feed)
Porta Chiusa
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Ossatura
Maps And Mazes
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Frey, Peter K. / Daniel Studer
Zurich Concerts: 15 Years of Kontrabassduo Studer-Frey [2 CDs]
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The Peeled Eye [VINYL with Download Code]
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Wintsch / Weber / Wolfarth
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Sack of Rice
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Lake / Weber / Ulrich Feat. Nils Wogram
All Decks - Live At Unerhort
(Intakt)
300 Basses (Monteiro / Kocher / Venitucci)
Sei Ritornelli
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Clarinet Trio, The
4
(Leo)
Various Artists
Klingt.org: 10 Jahre Bessere Farben [2 CDs]
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Rigop Me
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Magic I.D., The
till my breath gives out [VINYL]
(erstwhile)
Magic I.D., The
till my breath gives out
(erstwhile)
Streiff Sextet, Co
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Weber, Christian
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(Hatology)
Wiesendanger / Weber / Ulrich
We Concentrate
(Hatology)
Thieke, Michael
Leuchten
(Creative Sources)
Rodrigues, Ernesto / Thieke, Michael / Rodrigues, Guilherme / Santos, Carlos
Kreis
(Creative Sources)
Various Artists
Kraakgeluiden: Document 1
(Unsounds)
Ossatura
Verso
(Recommended Records)
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Frey, Peter K. / Daniel Studer
Zurich Concerts: 15 Years of Kontrabassduo Studer-Frey [2 CDs]
(Leo)
Frey, Peter K. / Daniel Studer
Zurich Concerts: 15 Years of Kontrabassduo Studer-Frey [2 CDs]
(Leo)
Wintsch / Weber / Wolfarth
Willisau
(Hatology)
Lake / Weber / Ulrich Feat. Nils Wogram
All Decks - Live At Unerhort
(Intakt)
300 Basses (Monteiro / Kocher / Venitucci)
Sei Ritornelli
(Potlatch)
Dahlgren, Chris & Lexicon
Mystic Maze
(Jazzwerkstatt)
Tone Dialing
Rigop Me
(Evil Rabbit)
Magic I.D., The
till my breath gives out [VINYL]
(erstwhile)
Streiff Sextet, Co
Loops, Holes & Angels
(Intakt)
Wiesendanger / Weber / Ulrich
We Concentrate
(Hatology)
Various Artists
Kraakgeluiden: Document 1
(Unsounds)
Ossatura
Verso
(Recommended Records)
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Roots Magic
Last Kind Words
(Clean Feed)
International Nothing, The
The Power Of Negative Thinking
(Monotype)
Lewis, George & Splitter Ochester
Creative Construction Set
(Mikroton Recordings)
Motif (Lonning / Nymo / Thieke / Wilk / Johansen / Vagan)
My Head is Listening
(Clean Feed)
Porta Chiusa
Because Life Should Be So Wonderful (I)
(Herbal International)
Ossatura
Maps And Mazes
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Strom (Gaudenz Badrutt / Christian Muller)
X
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Postmarks (Boris Hauf / D Bayne / Martin Siewert)
National Parks [Vinyl]
(Monotype)
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The Peeled Eye [VINYL with Download Code]
(Shameless)
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Fake the Facts (Dieb13 / Gustafsson / Siewert)
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