Claudia Hansen

MUSIC | THEATER

LEVENMUSTER COLLECTIVE (2008-2009)

Music triggered by traffic

A city has its own rhythm that affects the life of its people and is at the same time created by them. Bus schedules, traffic lights and the turn signals of cars are familiar patterns to the citizen. This interplay between creation and inspiration is also at the heart of all music. Making music means translating impression into sound, listening to music means transforming sound into impression.

So what happens if we allow these urban rhythms to occasionally have a direct influence on the musical performance of an eleven-piece-ensemble?

As the movement of cars outside the concert venue triggers the rhythms that are being played, the urban dwellers not knowingly become part of the composition, the city becomes audible through the musicians. This process happens in real-time and is guided by the framework of a video-installation that surrounds the ensemble during the performance of sensing city.

Martyn Heine – guitar, kalimba & composition
Martin Hiltawsky – electric bass, double bass & composition
Jose Bode – recorder
Bostjan Simon – tenor saxophone
Johannes Böhmer – trumpet
Marco Rollmann – trumpet
Jos van den Heuvel – trombone
Daniel Follmann – trombone
Claudia Hansen – vibraphone & congas
Roland Hegel – congas & percussion
Jens Ellerhold – drums
Frederic Gmeiner – visual concept

 

Sensing City (DVD) (2009)

Levenmuster Collective - Sensing City
Levenmuster Collective - Sensing City
Levenmuster Collective - Sensing City
Levenmuster Collective - Sensing City
Levenmuster Collective - Sensing City
Levenmuster Collective - Sensing City
Levenmuster Collective - Sensing City
Levenmuster Collective - Sensing City
Levenmuster Collective - Sensing City
Levenmuster Collective - Sensing City
Levenmuster Collective - Sensing City
Levenmuster Collective - Sensing City
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Shows

  • 10.02.2009
    Levenmuster Collective – Sensing City DVD Release
    OT301
    Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
  • 10.04.2008
    Levenmuster Collective – Sensing City
    Club 11
    Amsterdam
    The Netherlands

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