theoral no. 1 – Conversations with Marco Eneidi and Andre Gingrich

theoral no. 2 – Conversations with Mira Sidawi and Xavier Charles

theoral no. 3 – Gespräche mit Paul Lovens

theoral no. 4 – Conversations with Nicole Brooks and Clayton Thomas

theoral no. 5 – Conversations with Jim Denley and Mazen Kerbaj

theoral no. 6 – Pannonia Tales. Gespräche mit Franz Hautzinger und Hans Falb

theoral no. 7. Tricksters Performing. Conversations with Michael Zerang

theoral no. 8 – Extended Version. Gespräche mit Christof Kurzmann (incl. CD)

theoral no. 9 – Só a violência ajuda onde a violência impera. Conversations with Osman Arabi and Alberte Pagán

theoral no. zen – Eine fröhliche Gelassenheit. Gespräch mit Radu Malfatti

theoral no. 11 – The ABC of improvisation. Conversations with Laura Altman and Monica Brooks and Andrew Choate

theoral no. 12 – Until the lion learns to speak. Conversations with Hamid Drake and William Parker

 

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theoral no. 12 – Until the lion learns to speak. Conversations with Hamid Drake and William Parker

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Table of Contents

Philipp Schmickl
Vienna, April 2016
Introduction
http://the-attic.net/reports/1721/introduction-to-theoral-12.html

Hamid Drake I
Nickelsdorf, July 15, 2015

Racism and classism in the US ………………… Being a bridge ………………… The open palm ………………… Growing up in Glencoe ………………… First teachers ………………… Family ………………… Fred Anderson

Hamid Drake II
Nickelsdorf, July 16, 2015

Leadership and the wisdom of insecurity ………………… Own groups and musical background ………………… Don Cherry ………………… Entering the jazz world ………………… Many deaths………………… Improvisation ………………… William Parker ………………… Wedded traditions

Hamid Drake and William Parker
Vienna, September 11, 2015

Native Americans/Indians ………………… You can’t tell where anybody’s from ………………… Reservations and housing projects ………………… Racism ………………… Billy Bang………………… Learning and teaching and playing ………………… Generosity

Appendix
Krzysztof Wójcik, Paul Lovens, Hans Falb, Philipp Schmickl
Warsaw, Pardon, To Tu, January 12, 2016

114 pages

Extract
William Parker on Billy Bang

theoral no. 11 – The ABC of Improvisation. Conversations with Laura Altman and Monica Brooks and Andrew Choate

theoral no.11

Table of Contents

Philipp Schmickl
Vienna, July 2015
Introduction

Laura Altman and Monica Brooks
Vienna, November 20, 2014

Improvisation and Education ………………… The Splinter Orchestra ………………… The NOW now festival ………………… Australian aesthetics and colonial heritage ………………… Europe ………………… Finding an own way ………………… Making a living ………………… Balance between making art and making money ………………… Berlin ………………… Validity of one’s art ………………… Pyramides ………………… Getting rid of the genre

Andrew Choate
Vienna, November 5, 2014

Phrases ………………… Accessibility ………………… Avoiding the unknown ………………… Dimensions of listening ………………… Expectations and relations………………… Discovering ………………… Morality in art ………………… Becoming one’s own art ………………… One idea in a lifetime …………… Joy ………………… Medium ………………… Writing about music ………………… What a concert can do …………… Understanding the world

94 pages

theoral no. zen – Eine fröhliche Gelassenheit. Gespräche mit Radu Malfatti

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Philipp Schmickl
Wien, Dezember 2014
Vorwort

Radu Malfatti
Wien, Meidling, 27. April 2014

Nach Wien ………………… Steve Lacy ………………… Regierungen ………………… Amsterdam ………………… London ………………… English Improvised Music ………………… Balance ………………… Brotherhood of Breath ………………… Aufenthaltserlaubnisse ………………… Graz ………………… Eje Thelin ………………… Francis Brown ………………… Kommerzielle Musik ………………… Sättigung ………………… Musikrichtungen ………………… Komposition/Improvisation ………………… eine fröhliche Gelassenheit

Francis Brown
Questions

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theoral no. 9 – Só a violência ajuda onde a violência impera. Conversations with Osman Arabi and Alberte Pagán

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Philipp Schmickl
Vienna and Apetlon, June 2014
Introduction

Osman Arabi
Beirut, Gemmayzeh, April 3, 2014

Metal ………………… A thing for words ………………… Iron Maiden, Slayer ………………… Underground metal ………………… Tape trading ………………… Darkness ………………… Pushing things ………………… Blackness ………………… Violence ………………… First contacts with Irtijal ………………… Time ………………… Improvising and channelling energy ………………… Magic

Alberte Pagán
Porto do Son, Noia, April 13 and 15, 2013

Portraits ………………… Tanyaradzwa ………………… Images cannot represent history ………………… Travelling, politics and filming ………………… Experimental cinema ………………… Galiza and independentist movements ………………… Language ………………… A Pedra do Lobo ………………… Music, Improvisation and cinema…………… A shared intellectual heritage ………………… Narration ………………… Travelling ………………… Leaving something for posterity

98 pages

http://albertepagan.eu/cinema/filmografia/konfrontationen-2014/

http://albertepagan.eu/cinema/filmografia/a-pedra-do-lobo/

theoral no. 8 – Extended Version. Gespräche mit Christof Kurzmann (incl. CD)

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Philipp Schmickl,
Wien und Nickelsdorf, Februar 2014
Vorwort

Christof Kurzmann
Wien, Café Weidinger, 30. November 2011 und
Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus, 29. September und 27. November 2012

El Inferno Musical ………………… Buenos Aires ………………… Drei Beschäftigungsstränge ………………… Workshops ………………… Ägidigasse, Rotstilzchen, Totalverweigerung ………………… Wien/Berlin ………………… Robert Wyatt, Archie Shepp ………………… Links sein ………………… Improvisation ………………… Politik ………………… Jazz ………………… Celeste ………………… Free Jazz und Nickelsdorf ………………… Arbeitsweise

Helmut Heiland und Extended Versions ………………… rhiz und charhizma ………………… Werner Dafeldecker und Burkhard Stangl ………………… Elektronische Musik ………………… Songs ………………… Buenos Aires ………………… Schönabrunn

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theoral no. 8 CD

1.) Extended Versions
Orgelhit live (WUK / Wien, 19. Mai 1996)
Helmut Heiland: bass, drum computer
CK: vocals, organ

2.) Christof Kurzmann
6 Bilder zu Bernhard Langs „Differenz & Wiederholung“ – live Bild 1, Bild 2, Bild 3, Bild 6
(Porgy & Bess / Wien, 22.03.2002) (excerpt)
CK: g3, lloopp (all samples from Bernhard Lang, Klangforum Wien “Differenz/Wiederholung 3”)

3.) My Kingdom For A Lullaby + Burkhard Stangl
live @ artscape (Artscape / Cape Town, 07.09.2005) (excerpt)
Martin Siewert: guitars, electronics
CK: lloopp
Burkhard Stangl: guitar
(Billiy Roisz & Michaela Grill: visuals)

4.) Edén Carrasco & CK
Track 2 (Studio / Santiago De Chile, 15.03.2010)
Edén Carrasco: gaita colombiana
CK: clarinet
recorded by Giuliano Ferreira

5.) Martin Brandlmayr & CK
live @ „What’s Up Vienna / What’s Up Montreal“ (La Sala Rossa / Montreal, 08.06.2010) (excerpt)
Martin Brandlmayr: drums
CK: vocals, lloopp
recorded by Steve Bates

6.) Cremaschi/Kaplan/Kurzmann
Track 7.1. – live (Planeta X / Rosario, 16.04.2011)
George Cremaschi: bass
Leonel Kaplan: trumpet
CK: vocals, lloopp

7.) Ken Vandermark & CK
Track 1 – live @ „recording session #187” (Amann Studios / Wien, 08.07.2013)
Ken Vandermark: clarinet
CK: ppooll (live processing)
recorded by Christof Amann

8.) Kommando Raumschiff Zitrone
live @ echoraum (Echoraum / Wien, 18.10.2013) (excerpt)
Kai Fagaschinski: clarinet
CK: ppooll
recorded by Johann Lapitz

9.) Irena Tomažin & CK
live @ „neposlušno“ (Španski borci / Ljubljana 16.11.2013) (excerpt)
Irena Tomažin: vocals, dictaphone
CK: clarinet, ppooll
recorded by Tomaž Grom

10.) Mats Gustafsson & CK
live @ „klingt.org gala“ (Brut im Künstlerhaus / Wien, 18.01.2014) (excerpt)
Mats Gustafsson: saxophone
CK: rubberband, ppooll
recorded by Dieter Kovacic

11.) B. Fleischmann & CK
Long, long ago (Amann Studios / Wien, 04.03.2014
Bernhard Fleischmann: electronics
CK: vocals
recorded by Christof Amann

theoral no. 7 – Tricksters Performing. Conversations with Michael Zerang

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Philipp Schmickl,
Berlin, Kreuzberg, January 2, 2013
Introduction

Michael Zerang
St. Johann in Tirol, March 10, 2012
Vienna, Café Westend, Ocotber 13, 2012 and November 7, 2012
Intuition ………………… Entering the music through Rahsaan Roland Kirk ………………… Improvising and studying ………………… Middle Eastern music and playing in belly dancing clubs ………………… Fred Anderson and the AACM ………………… Curating ………………… The Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet ………………… Hamid Drake ………………… Blair Thomas and puppet theatre ………………… The Middle East ………………… Performing ………………… Interaction between performers and audience ………………… Recordings in the technological revolution ………………… Fools and tricksters ………………… Sun Ra

Twelve hours of playing with the Joujouka musicians ………………… Processing (this) music ………………… Go beyond what we know ………………… Vibrations ………………… Performing arts ………………… Ecstatic music ………………… Communal experiences ………………… Chicago ………………… Europe ………………… Arts and life in the United States

74 pages

theoral no. 6 – Pannonia Tales. Gespräche mit Franz Hautzinger und Hans Falb

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Philipp Schmickl
Nickelsdorf und Wien, August 2012
Vorwort

Franz Hautzinger
Wien, 29. März 2012
Gomberg ………………… ein kleines, schlankes Leben ………………… Universität/Pädagogik………………… Jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf …………………Jugend im nördlichen Burgenland ………………… Graz ………………… Wasser ………………… Experimente ………………… Kunst braucht Zeit ………………… Neues Leben nach der Uni ………………… etwas Soziales ………………… Beyrouth ………………… Mitspieler ………………… Live spielen ………………… Üben

Hans Falb
Nickelsdorf, 16. März 2010 und Wien, 9. Jänner 2012
Geschichte(n) ………………… Musik und Gesellschaft ………………… 70er Jahre: Reisen im Mittelmeerraum ………………… Montreux ………………… Übernahme des Lokals ………………… Erstes Konzert und Namensgebung ………………… Walter Richard Langer ………………… Erste internationale Konzerte ………………… Marion Brown, Wallace McMillan…………… Sans Soleil ………………… Clifford Thornton, Westafrika und ‘Gardens of Harlem’ ………………… Westafrika 1984 ………………… Julius Hemphill ………………… Festival(s)

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theoral no. 5 – Conversations with Jim Denley and Mazen Kerbaj

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Philipp Schmickl
Nickelsdorf, June 10, 2012
Introduction

Jim Denley
Beyrouth, Mar Mikhael, April 7, 2012
Audience, self-perception and consciousness ………………… Derek Bailey ………………… Records – from Avantgarde to Mingus ………………… Jon Rose and The Relative Band ………………… Between Great Britain and Australia ………………… Music is about space ………………… Bringing back meaning to the Australian landscape ………………… Aboriginal people and music ………………… Playing outdoors ………………… Songlines ………………… The city ………………… Recording instead of writing down music ………………… Phrasing and electronic music ………………… Decisions ………………… Leaving the commercial music ………………… Flute music ………………… Shakuhachi ………………… Don Cherry

Mazen Kerbaj
Beyrouth, Gemmayzeh, April 14, 2012
Ideas in comics and music ………………… Three languages ………………… Influence of French language and culture ………………… Gainsbourg, Brassens, Ferré and literature ………………… Sharif Sehnaoui and anglophon culture ………………… European Free Jazz ………………… Beginnings and first concert ………………… Development of a scene in Beyrouth ………………… Raed Yassin and Charbel Haber ………………… Waltz with Bashir ………………… Civil war ………………… Beyrouth 2006 ………………… Not a Lebanese artist

96 pages

theoral no. 4 – Conversations with Nicole Brooks and Clayton Thomas

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Table of Contents

Philipp Schmickl, Vienna, january 26, 2012
Introduction

Nicole Brooks
Nickelsdorf, Kleylehof, july 23, 2011
Rereading the diary………………… Change ………………… Philadelphia, New Mexico, Atlanta ………………… Quitting the job ………………… Second time in Brazil ………………… First time in Brazil ………………… Europe and racism ………………… Let’s see what happens ………………… Being clear ………………… Philosophy of one way tickets ………………… Internal home ………………… Concern ………………… Go and experience!

Clayton Thomas
Sibiu, october 17, 2011
Tasmania, Sydney and the singers ………………… Electric bass, records ………………… New York ………………… Double bass ………………… First gigs in Sydney ………………… Getting to know the scene and starting a festival ………………… Playing in New York ………………… The NOW now ………………… Quit advertising and then do what? ………………… Berlin ………………… Jazz ………………… The Ames Room ………………… Travelling ………………… Vibration ………………… Revolution ………………… Independent thinking

78 pages