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Rummel, Simon Ensemble

Nichts Fur Alle (Nothing For All)

Rummel, Simon Ensemble: Nichts Fur Alle (Nothing For All) (Umlaut Records)

Cologne pianist and composer Simon Russell wrote these compositions, melding jazz, classical, electronic, even tango music into lyrical and joyfully quirky works, performed by his ensemble with Goerg Wissel, Matthias Muche, Udo Moll, Carl Ludwig Hubsch, &c.

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Label: Umlaut Records
Catalog ID: UMFR-CD19
Squidco Product Code: 21956

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: Germany
Packaging: Fold out card stock envelope in plastic sleeve w/ various cards and pictures included
Tracks 2, 4, 9, 11 recorded at LOFT, Cologne, Germany, on February 22nd 2013 by Stefan Deistler.

Track 5 recorded live at "Temporary Art Tower", in Cologne, Germany on Feburary 21, 2014 by Jonathan Hoffman.

All other tracks recorded live at Tersteegen Church, in Cologne, Germany on October 14th, 2014 by Georg Bongartz


Lucia Mense-recorders

Joris Ruhl-clarinets

Georg Wissel-prepared alto saxophone

Udo Moll-trumpet

Matthias Muche-trombone

Carl Ludwig Hubsch-tuba, whistling, singing saw

Radek Stawarz-violin

Oxana Omelchuk-Casio keyboard

Ketonge-voice, special effects

Michael Griener-drum set, percussion

Simon Rummel-piano, melodica, mini synthesizer

Axel Lindner-violin

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track listing:

1. Mir Nichts Dir Nichts 4:33

2. Hommage A Enzo Grillo (Taugenichts) 1:59

3. Das Erklart Nichts 4:11

4. Schon Wieder Nichts 4:37

5. Eigentor (Macht Nichts) 2:37

6. Schnarre 5:29

7. Walzermaschi (Hommage A Joseph Haydn) 2:47

8. Anna 3:30

9. Odeon 4:13

10. Versteckte Mystik 6:46

11. Schwesterlein 3:33

12. Sehnsuchtslied Der Betrunkenen Seefahrer 7:17

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"Cologne is a historical ground for experimental music, from the most underground to the most legitimate. To this day the jazz and impro- vised music scene is still florishing there. Simon Rummel is, whithout a doubt, its most baffling and exciting actor, the most futile and therefore the most useful, the most absurd, hence, the most important. Let's be serious, at a time when the whole planet trembles at the thought of a man with such a bad hair-style as Donald Trump becom- ing president of the US, in those dark times when the zyka mosquito threatens the real-estate added values linked to the organisation of the Olympics in Brazil, is it tasteful to write jazz in major and in 3/4 ? With total impunity, Simmon Rummel did no just create this orchestra which instrumentation would have probably displeased Hector Berlioz, he also put the musicians in a situation where it seems anything could happen - and where lots of things actually do happen - where music is so light it becomesflighty, taking turns at any moment and revealing behind the curve a solo of lofi electronic vocal, a tango dressed as a popular ball, a noisy and sophisticated improvisation, a lyrical and exalted audience, and from time to time, some exquisite courtesy."-Umlaut

Artist Biographies:

"After having studied classical music with Jacques Di Donato, Joris Rühl oriented himself towards contemporary music, written, improvised and jazz, with a predilection for projects blurring the borders between these different labels. He plays with contemporary music ensembles like L'Instant Donné or Hiatus, with jazz ensembles like TØRN, Hübsch 8, Simon Rummel Ensemble and with the experimental music ensembles ONCEIM and Spat' Sonore. He also improvises with, among many others, Michel Doneda, Thierry Madiot, Isabelle Duthoît, Eve Risser, Antez. His discography includes discs released under the labels Neos Jazz, Satelita, OBS and Umlaut Records. Beside this activity of musician, he also works on films and experimental videos."

-Umlaut (

"Georg Wissel *1964, Improviser, Composer, Sculptor of compressed air via (prepared) saxophones, clarinet and other soundsourcesWissel made his first important experiences in Improvised music recording and touring in the late 80ies in Germany, France and Southamerica as guest musician of 'Pöhlmusik' along with Jon Rose.Inspired by collaborations with electronic musicians, he began also (beside working on instrumental playing-technics) searching for new sounds by preparations,which by the time has become an integral part of his playing.

He is working internationally, performing solo under the title 'The Arte Of Navigation' and together with numerous exponents in Improvised music whilst he maintains long term collaborations with his duos along with Paul Lytton, Joker Nies and Tim O'Dwyer and ensembles like 'the WisselTangCamatta', 'Cajlan-Wissel-Nillesen', 'BlankDisk Trio' and 'Canaries on the Pole', Simon Rummel Ensemble, Wuppertaler Improvisations Orchester, La Grande Banda Metafisica... Wissel has been regular member of Frank Koellges' Adam Noidlt Missiles until his death in 2012.

Collaborations with ... Liz Allbee, Lawrence Casserley, Nicolas Collins, George Cremaschi, Gunda Gottschalk, Matthew Goodheart, Lou Grassi, Tomaz Grom, Carl Ludwig Hübsch, Erhart Hirt, Peter Jacquemyn, Miako Klein, Frank Köllges, Matthias Müller, Dan Peck, Tim Perkis, Melvyn Poore, Manja Ristic, Alan Silva, Lukatoyboy, Michael Vorfeld, GeSuk Yeo, LondonImprovisersOrchestra, Norbert Stein's Pata on the Cadillac ... Festival appearances at e.g. "Moers Festival"; "Schumannfest", Düsseldorf; "RingRing new music Festival", Belgrade; "Humanoise Congress", Wiesbaden; "Triennale", Köln; "Free Music Festival", Antwerp, "TransArt", Bolzano, "Jazz and More", Sibiu, "Irtijal", Beirut, "Audio Art", Krakow, "Relincha", Valdivia, Chile"

-Georg Wissel Website (

"Matthias Muche (D) trombone, born in 1972 lives in Cologne and works as musician and media artist. He studied trombone at the Amsterdam School of the Arts, in Rotterdam and at the "Hochschule für Musik" in Cologne with Bart van Lier, Henning Berg and Paulo Alvares and also audiovisual media with Anthony Moore at the academy of media arts cologne. Muche works in several formations, e.g. with the James Choice Orchestra, Das Mollsche Gesetz, Nils Klein Tentett, Schäl Sick Brass Band and with Mischa Mengelberg, Larry Ochs and Robyn Schulkowsky, having concert tours through Europe, Asia and the Middle East.


As media artist, Muche combines contemporary music with new media in his audiovisual works. his latest works were presented in bern, paris and during the Art Cologne. Together with Sven Hahne he has been Artistic Director of the FRISCHZELLE festival for Intermedial Performance since 2004. Furthermore he is founder member of ZEITKUNST, which is an association for the advancement and conveyance of audiovisual art."

-Timeart Ensemble Website (

"Besides his own project like Hübsch's Longrun Development of the Universe, Drift and Hübsch's Primordial Soup he founded the ENSEMBLE X and co-leads the Multiple Joy[ce] Orchestra together with Matthias Schubert and Frank Gratkowski.

Hübsch is part of many collective projects and ensembles and works as side man in various projects. Carl Ludwig Hübsch performed with musicians like Arthur Blythe, Michiel Braam, Thomasz Stanko, Paul Lytton, Lester Bowie, Jasper vant Hof, Paul Lovens, Ernst Reijseger, Angelika Sheridan, Peter Keller, Thomas Lehn, Martin Theurer, Gunda Gottschalk, Axel Dörner, Ute Völker, Gino Robair, Philip Zoubek, Le Quan Ninh, Michel Doneda, Scott Fields, Michael Vorfeld, Uwe Oberg, Ulrich Phillipp, Franz Hautzinger, Sebastian Gramss, Nils Wogram, Frank Köllges, Udo Moll a.m.o. throughout the planet.

He participated in numerous projects like e.g.

• The F-Orkestra
• Oktoberorchestra Amsterdam 1994
• Humannoise Congress
• Hannes Zerbe / Willem Breuker Blech Band 1995
• Matthias Schubert Sextett 1997
• Kammeroper "Idyllen" von Thomas Beimel 1999
• Matthias Schubert Quartett 2002
• European Tuba Quartett from 2000
• Markus Eichenbergers Domino Orchestra 2003
• Toyteens `lil Rosies (Klare, Buhrs, de Jode, Hübsch)
• Post No Bills ab 1995
• Adam Noidlts Missiles
• Carl Ludwig Hübsch/Harald Kimmig Duo
• Adam Noidlts Missiles
• Thomas Heberers LipL from 2007
• Achim Krämer Georg Wissel Carl Ludwig Hübsch
• Franz Hautzingers Trompetenorchester 2008
• Bik Bent Braam / Braam Hybrid Tentett
• Ensemble [H]iatus from 2008

fellowships or study travels lead Hübsch troughout the continents, India in 1997 for studies with Ramamani (Karnataka College of Percussion)or to Namibia in the year 2000, to the USA ( OMI-Arts Stipendium 2002) • but also to closer places like Essen (Jazzpott Award 2003 ) or to Basel (2008 / 2009 Residency of the Stiftung Bartels Fondation) Huebsch's work is documented in numerous radio and CD productions."

-Carl Ludwig Hubsch Website (

Simon Rummel (* 1978 in Trier ) is a German improvisation musicians ( piano , violin , organ ), composer and sound artist . He deals with acoustic phenomena, which he in artistic installations transfers.

Rummel got eight years piano lessons, sang in the boys choir and had organ lessons. He attended the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Gymnasium , and played in the jazz scene of Trier, then studied jazz piano and composition at the Cologne Music Academy with John Taylor , Hans Lüdemann , Paulo Álvares , John Fritsch , later free art at Georg Herold at the Dusseldorf Art Academy , Among his numerous works (experimental) compositions for various ensemble, u. A. For he founded Ensemble Fantasmofonika (u. A. With Ketonge ). 2003 ensemble received an award at the festival jazz-art (WDR). 2005 was premiered by the Bochum Symphony Orchestra and Eva-Maria Schieffer a Blockflötenkonzert of Simon Rummel. In addition to various musical projects and performances, dance and theater works (such as Solo Party with In-Jung Jun Tanzhaus NRW) worked Rummel eight years as choirmaster and organist at a Protestant church and choir director and band coach at the open Jazzhausschule Cologne. As a stage musician he played inter alia at the German-Greek Theatre or the Blue Elephant Company, as an assistant director at the Young Chamber Opera Cologne as well as a stage for a "King Arthur" production at the.. Tonhalle Dusseldorf ; "This shows his interest in the theater, which is reflected in their own experimental music theater pieces in which sound, image and movement are composed." As a performance artist Simon Rummel u. A. Were held in 2006 in Cologne maxim and the Museum Kunst Palast in Dusseldorf in appearance.

Simon Rummel 2008 was scholarship for experimental composition of the artist village Schöppingen . 2007 he worked as a violinist with Radu Malfatti (Rain Speak Soft Tree Listens). In 2009 he was in Moers Improviser in Residence, was played by u. A. With Achim Tang , Niescier and Sanne van Hek . In 2010 he composed the in Museum Ludwig soundtrack live listed Cologne to the silent film Adieu Mascotte - The girl of Montparnasse (1929, directed by: Wilhelm Thiele , with Lilian Harvey ). In 2011, he stepped on the Moers festival on.

His sound performance harmony holds the 2011 QuattroPole - Kunstpreis Robert Schuman . Awarded for composition revelry "harmony" is "a music machine that a gate opens into the world of endless tonal combinations beyond the division of the octave into twelve equal intervals. It is based on organ pipes , which can be changed through a telescope use in their length and thus in their pitch." In 2012 he joined with a sound installation in Helge Schneider's program Helge has on time. His compositions were from Cologne James Choice Orchestra interpreted; 2012/13 he plays his own works with musicians from this ensemble, which u. A. Joris Rühl , Georg Wissel , Carl Ludwig Hübsch and Radek Stawarz belong.

2013 received Rummel under the funding scholarships for young artists in the field of music the Bernd-Alois Zimmermann scholarship. (translated by Google) (

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