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The Nutcracker Sessions // Chinese Dance

Album: The Nutcracker Sessions Label: Naive Records Video: Agnieszka Krzeminska

MORE RECORDINGS FROM SIAYA, KENYA

After travelling to Mukunguni Village, Kenya in 2012 and Rangala Village, Kenya in 2013, Stefan Schneider, George Odhiambo and myself went up country again to record different music groups from Siaya. These wonderful tracks will hopefully be put out in 2015. The recordings of Ogoya […]

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“SCHWARZWEISS” AT GRAND THEATRE LUXEMBOURG

The theatre piece by “Meine Damen und Herren” will be performed at the “Grand Theatre” in Luxembourg on February 21st. Piano Player and Singer Carsten Schnathorst and myself are performing live on stage.

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“IN C” WITH NILS FRAHM & STARGAZE AT VOLKSBÜHNE, BERLIN

On February 14th the famous piece “In C” by Terry Riley will be performed in Berlin (Volksbühne) by Nils Frahm and 10 musicians of the new ensemble “Stargaze”. I will accompany the piece on Marimba, Brushes and playclock.

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New Piece by “Meine Damen und Herren”

After performing with “Meine Damen und Herren” together with Marc Ribot, Ernst Bechert, Beat Halberschmidt and Hendrik Lorenzen in 2012, I created the music together with Carsten Schnathorst for their new piece “Schwarz Weiss”. The theatre play is strongly influenced by silent movies from the […]

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Stefan Schneider & Sven Kacirek Live

Last summer Stefan and me performed a Duo Set at the “Kampnagel Sommer Festival” in Hamburg. After our trip to Rangala Village and after the concerts with Bung´o and Birds we will play two more duo sets in Mühlheim (August 10th, Eichbaum) and Düsseldorf (August […]

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Bung´o and Birds live

Last year Stefan Schneider (Düsseldorf), Daniel Mburu (Nairobi), Tungwa Ali (Malindi) and me worked on recordings for the first Bung´o and Birds-Album. We played two concerts in Düsseldorf and Hamburg. This summer the band will be back in Düsseldorf to perform at the Open Source […]

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Back in Rangala Village, Kenya

After the recording trip to Mukunguni Village in 2011 Stefan Schneider and me are going to travel to Rangala Village early in June. We will meet with Ogoya Nengo at her village in Rangala to work on new recordings. I met Ogoya for the first […]

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The Nutcracker at Schauspielhaus, Düsseldorf

Antje Pfundtners “Nussknacker” will be presented at Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus on June 8th and June 9th. You are getting more information at the website of the Tanzkongress.

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New Piece by Antje Pfundtner at Staatstheater Braunschweig

Jan Pusch, the head choreographer of the Staatstheater Braunschweig invites Ilka von Häfen and Antje Pfundtner to work on two 30 minutes pieces that will pe presented in a row. Michael Haves, the bass player of Super 700, is composing the music for the piece […]

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Honest Jons puts out Mukunguni record

In 2011 Stefan Schneider and Sven Kacirek went to the East Coast of Kenya to record the wonderful music of Mukunguni village. Finally Honest Jons puts out the recordings on 2 X 10″ Vinyl and on CD.

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If it´s cracked you can move it

In November 2012 Sven Kacirek, Agnieszka Krzeminska, Byung-Jun Kwon and Andi Otto created a sound / video installation based on the Nutcracker Production by Antje Pfundtner in Gesellschaft. The music has been divided into four groups of instruments: Piano; Percussion / Bells; Marimba; Vibraphon. It […]

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Pas de Deux (Tschaikowsky) Video and Sound Installation

    This new music video is the corresponding part to the sound and video installation on Kampnagel – 4 screens, 4 speakers, 4 sensors… Music: Tschaikowsky / Kacirek Piece: The Nutcracker – Pas de Deux Video: Agnieszka Krzeminska Premiere: December 12 ( Kampnagel , […]

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Scarlet Pitch Dreams Remix Album on 12″ Vinyl

Pingipung puts out a Scarlet Pitch Dreams Remix Album It includes Remixes by Robert Lippok (To Rococo Rot, Raster Noton), Opiate, Stefan Schneider (aka Mapstation, To Rococo Rot), RSS Disco & Sugarwater (Mireia Rec), F.S. Blumm, Peter Presto, Pingipung and Rotaphon. You can get it […]

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Mburu, Kacirek, Schneider & Tungwa Ali

One year ago Stefan Schneider and me travelled to Mukunguni Village, Kenya to record the wonderful music of Swaleh Mwatela and his band. These recordings will be released by Honest Jons in November 2012. In September 2012 Daniel Mburu and Tungwa Ali, two musicians of […]

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Werkstatt-N awards the barabara project for the second time.

The Kenya project “barabara.fm” was already awarded by the “Rat Für Nachhaltige Entwicklung” in 2011. After the release of the “Kenya Sessions” (2011), the recording project with Stefan Schneider and Salim Mwatela (2011), and the recording project with Hauschka (2012) the barabara.fm-project is again awarded […]

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“Tim Acy” at Mostra SESC de Artes in Sao Paulo

Contemporary dance piece “Tim Acy” by Antje Pfundtner will be shown at the Mostra SESC de Artes in Sao Paulo on july 20 and july 21. Though the music for that piece is already recorded I am joining Antje to set up the music and […]

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Concert At Home !

On August 5, 2012 the Dockville Festival is organizing a “Sven Kacirek Solo Concert” at my own flat in Hamburg (Wilhelmsburg) There are 15 seats only…. (Reservation at: kontakt@msdockville.de / Entrance Fee: 3 Euro !! )

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Back from Okinawa

Two days ago I came back from Okinawa. Together with Mina Mermoud and Agnieszka Krzeminska we met with many great musicians of Okinawa, Miyako, Ishigaki and Taketomi Island. It was like a dream. I have never met so many nice people in such a short […]

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Leipzig Festival by Altinvillage & Mine

On May 19 I will play a solo set at the festival of Altinvillage & Mine. Altinvillage & Mine just put out “The Kenya Sessions” on 2 X 12″ Vinyl.

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Homework Festival Bologna

On May 18 I will present my new live Set in Bologna.

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Back In Nairobi

Early in April I will support Hauschka who is recording a new album with Kenyan musicians like Ogoya Nengo, Ogada Oganga, Just a Band and Raymond Mackenzie in Nairobi. Again the project is supported by the Goethe-Institut Nairobi. During the recording process I will continue […]

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Approaches to African Music

On March 15 the Teatro Fondamenta Nuove and the Fondazione Cini are organizing a very interesting evening about different approaches to African Music. There will be round table talk at 6.30 pm by Prof. Serena Facci, Brian Shimkowitz and me. I will play a one-hour-live-set […]

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Recording Trip to Ryukyu Islands

This summer I will travel to Okinawa. Mina Mermoud, a great singer and sanshin Player, who grew up in Okinawa will join me. Together we will meet with the sanshin legend Mr. Tetsuhiro Daiku. He will introduce us to some traditional musicians of three different […]