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Productions with artists such as : Lajos Dudas , Mary Halvorson , Gilad Atzmon, Jim Franklin and other ensembles , show a variety of his artistic work. Studying in Frankfurt / Main,  he moved there, according to the classic studies at the Conservatory into the jazzclass . After various jobs in bands as a pianist and playing the trumpet he simultaneously continued his piano studies with Hans Peter Mohr,  followed by teaching piano at a music school. Influenced by the impulsive force of Stravinsky and Bartok and his encounter with the Hungarian pianist György Szabados, he deals with various models of jazz improvisation. John Cage's ideas and the opening to an experimental exploration of several aspects of musical production and the depression of improvisational performance practice, characterize his artistic activity. In his solo performance he dares to try different musical influences such as jazz tradition, folklore, ethnic and cultic music also influences of new and experimental composed music. A conceptual approach works equally with the attitude in the game process to explore the unknown.

Even a pessimistic analyst like yours truly can’t help but rejoice when the ears are filled with music whose picturesque aspects are discarded in favour of a series of veritable soul-opening sessions. The dedications and influences are diverse – Satie to Scarlatti, Monk to Davis – and there’s space for each of them in the articulated propositions that the German presents to the listener. These itineraries are also informed by from-the-inside delicacies and well-mannered explanations interspersed with abrupt increases in the number of notes played and unpredictable dynamic variations: as a problem materializes, a solution is instantly found. This is how an erudite musician manages to throw intellectual cloaks away, appearing as a human aerial through which sounds from different eras resonate and propagate.“ CD Reminiszenzen
Massimo Ricci, touching extremes

From 1987 - 1992 he went to Austria, where he studied at the Vienna Academy of Music , at the Institute for experimental and electroacoustic music and the Hans Kaiser Institute for Basic musical Research. During this time, made ​​recordings and concerts with artists from the local scene, including play with Dennis Warren, drums and contact to Raphe Malik, trumpet, who participated  the legendary Cecil Taylor ensemble.

Back in Germany , he founded the label This Time Next Year records which switched to the label mudoks records. Since 1998 at the Lake Constance, he built on his workshop for improvised music and recording studio. There were made "pilot projects" in music education work especially with young people in the field of new and improvised music. This work has been documented in a number of disc production. Procedural development, "instant composing " and deepening of a musical language which tells " stories of the moment ," are his concerns.



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is a german pianist and composer in the field of free improvisation and new music. He also makes films in the documentary genre, with a preference for hybrid forms of cinéma vérité. His first musical “career” he made as an trumpet player in the Bavarian brass style. In his youth he played in little villages in various bands for large parties, weddings, funerals and processions and same time, starting with nine years, he learned classical piano. After high school he studied in Frankfurt / Main at “Dr. Hochs Konservatorium”, first studying classical trumpet, then in the Jazz class of Christof Lauer. Living in a jazz record store (Rudis Records) for over an half year in the early 80th, co-organizing concerts and meetings with musicians of different improvising styles, was an big influence for him. Mostly hungarian pianist / composer György Szabados. After various jobs in Jazz Bands as a trumpet player, he continued his piano studies at the Music School Aschaffenburg, followed by work as a teacher of piano in a private music school. This time (mid 80 th) hestarted working with photography and super 8 film making.

In 1987, live lead him to Austria. He continued his studys there, including at the “Vienna Academy of Music”, “Institute of experimental and electro-acoustic music” and “Hans Kaiser Institute for musical basic research”. He played in an ensemble of Rennaisance Music as well this time he played and recorded with musicians of the local scene. 1992 back in germany and after staying in a Zen monastery in the Black Forest, he founded the label This Time Next Year records which later mutated to Zparxge records and finally to the current label mudoks records. He was teaching workshops for improvised music especially in Italy. Later (2003) he founded his own school for new and improvised music “Werkstatt für improvisierte und neue Musik”. Since 1998 with his family in Überlingen on Lake Constance he built up his own label and an associated studio, with teaching for new and improvised music. Documentation of this work on the label mudoks records. For over 2 years he worked also with handicaped people/projects in developing her own musical language and communication. He collaborates with dancers, choreographers and video artists and creates music for theater, dance productions and his own films.

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