In our laboratory, Stock and I are using our newly built MIDI-controllers pendulum and crank for the first time. The piece is a vivisection of Mikis Theodorakis‘ song „Tin porta anigo to vradi“, from Ta Lyrica, lyrics by Tassos Livaditis.
Since the basic idea of cranking a MIDI-Sequence is derived from the functionality of a music box, the original music box needs its place in the lab as well. And since the „triplet“, an instrument initially used in a theatre show in 2015, is still working, this punchcard dj instrument appears likewise.
KALLE KALIMA’s album LIVE ON PLANET BERLIN is out. Kalle is one of the 3 nominees for German Jazz Prize 2022. We did this rbbKultur record at the legendary AUFSTURZ, featuring Oliver Potratz on bass and Oliver Steidle on drums – just shortly before the pandemic came to Berlin. The album is a wild safari to the outskirts of planet earth. It is published on enja & yellowbird records.
The album TRANSFORMATIONS AND FURTHER PASSAGES features Jazz repertoire from the 1950s and ‘60s written by Albert Mangelsdorff, Joki Freund, Karl Berger, Klaus Lenz and Rolf Kühn, uniquely interpreted by masters of the clarinet Gebhard Ullmann, Jürgen Kupke and Michael Thieke.
Late nineties. Two vietnamese sisters escape from Czech Republic to Germany trying to find their mother. The older one knows that there are cristals in the jacket of the younger one, to pay the human trafficker. In order to protect her younger sister, she makes up a story that the cristals are not Crystal Meth, but a substance that gives you the power of a wolf. This will have terrible consequences.
Rivale is located in Ukraine/Germany, 2018. When his grandmother dies there is nobody to take care of 9 years old Roman. Hidden in a truck, he sets out for his mother in Germany. She has left two years earlier to work as a caretaker in an elderly couple’s home.
He finds his mother in a relationship with her employer. Roman is frantic with jealousy and fights for her attention.