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INTO THE UNKNOWN // NEW TRAILER BY THE ENSEMBLE RESONANZ

directed by Peter Haueis and Zacharias Zitouni composition by Sven Kacirek performed by the Ensemble Resonanz

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EPA TURNED INTO MUSIC

Since 2008 the EU and the AKP states have been negotiating a new free trading agreement called EPA. In the already agreed text, each East African Country ought to have opened up 82.6% of its market over a period of 15 years. Worried that their […]

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LIVE WITH STEFAN SCHNEIDER AND JOHN MCENTIRE

In November 2015, Stefan Schneider and I went on Tour together with John McEntire. We always played 2 separate sets. In Coventry and in Dusseldorf the 3 of us finally played a few tracks together. Now we are playing our first ever concert as a […]

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NEW DANCE PIECE BY JOHNNY LLOYD IN EINDHOVEN

The Parktheater Eindoven presents the new piece by Johnny Lloyd “Other Tales From The Underground”. (Premiere: September 1) Together with Belgian Cello Player Yunah Prost I am playing the soundtrack live.

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SONGS FROM OKINAWA NOMINATED FOR VIA AWARDS BEST ALBUM 2015

I am very happy to announce that the album “Songs From Okinawa”, that had been released in November 2015 was nominated for a VIA Award as best album 2015.

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NEW DANCE PIECE BY JOHNNY LLOYD AT THE OPERA COLOGNE

“Zwischen den Seiten” is the new piece by Johnny Lloyd. The Premiere will be on May 21st at the Opera in Cologne. It s a children´s piece but I am sure that adults will like it as much. Most of the music is based on […]

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OGOYA NEGO IS TOURING EUROPE AGAIN

Ogoya Nengo and the Dodo Women´s Group is touring Europe for the 3rd time. Her second album “On Mande” was released on TAL, the brand new label by Stefan Schneider, in May 2016 05.05. DE Eberswalde Jazz in E. 06.05. DE Wuppertal Sommerloch 07.05. BE […]

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NEW RECORDINGS WITH OGOYA NENGO

Stefan Schneider and myself are traveling to Rangala Village, Kenya again. We will meet with George Odhiambo and Ogoya Nengo + Band to record a second album of “The Queen of Dodo”. The first album “Rang´ala” was released by Honest Jons Records 2 years ago. […]

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NOMINATED FOR HAMBURG MUSIC AWARD “HANS”

Happy to hear that I was nominated for the “HANS 2015″. (Category: Best musicians 2015)

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SCHNEIDER KACIREK / JOHN McEntire TOUR 2015

SCHNEIDER KACIREK and John McEntire (Tortoise, Sea & Cake) are playing a number of Live shows in November 2015. John McEntire is performing a solo set for the first ever time. SCHNEIDER KACIREK are performing tracks from the album “Shadows Documents” and some new tracks […]

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SHABAKA HUTCHINGS & SVEN KACIREK LIVE AT ÜBERJAZZ 2015

This is a very short extract of the SHABAKA HUTCHINGS & SVEN KACIREK Live Set, we performed at Überjazz 2015. We met 3 days before the festival for the first ever time. After 2 rehearsals we had a fun concert on October 30th. photo by […]

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NEW CONTEMPORARY DANCE PIECE BY ANTJE PFUNDTNER

Hamburg based choreographer Antje Pfundtner is presenting her new piece “Aus Der Reihe Tanzen”. The premier date will be on November 18th at Kampnagel (Hamburg) Here are 4 snippets of the music, I created for this piece:

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The Nutcracker Sessions // Chinese Dance

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

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NEW DOCUMENTARY ON “SONGS FROM OKINAWA”

SONGS FROM OKINAWA Vinyl / CD / Download Release: November 20th 2015 On his new album SONGS FROM OKINAWA Sven Kacirek searches for traces of a unique, traditional music of the famous Pacific islands in the south of Japan. He has recorded various musicians, amateurs […]

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OGOYA NENGO LIVE IN EUROPE

Kenyan Dodo singer OGOYA NENGO and her Dodo women group are touring Europe again ! Schneider Kacirek are joining the band for the show in Brussels. In Hamburg I will play a solo set before Ogoya Nengo is entering the stage. Many Thanks to Planet […]

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NEW ALBUM “SONGS FROM OKINAWA” TO BE RELEASED IN NOVEMBER

3 years ago I went to Okinawa/Japan together with Agnieszka Krzeminska and Mina Mermoud. We met with some legendary folk singers of the islands to record their favorite songs. These recordings have turned into a new album that combines my type of music with the […]

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SCHNEIDER KACIREK TOURING AUSTRALIA / MALAYSIA

Schneider Kacirek are performing in Australia and Malaysia in June 2015: Friday 12 June: Live Fact, Kuala Lumpur (with Raus + local support tbc) Saturday 13 June: Artistry, Singapore (with Raus + blankverse) Wednesday 17 June: The Street Theatre, Canberra (with Spartak + Shisd): Thursday […]

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ALBUM DEBUT BY SCHNEIDER KACIREK

“Shadows Documents” is the first album by Stefan Schneider and myself. It was released by Bureau B. Stefan Schneider (bass and electronics) is a founder member of ex-KREIDLER and TO ROCOCO ROT. He has worked with such diverse musicians as Hans-Joachim Roedelius (Cluster), Klaus Dinger […]

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NEW SOLO ALBUM “THE NUTCRACKER SESSIONS”

I am very happy to announce the release of my 4th solo album “The Nutcracker Sessions”. This record is based on the famous music by Tchaikovsky. Thanks a lot to Naive Records for putting out this music on CD, Download and Vinyl. Nutcracker concerts: December […]

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NEW ALBUM BY OGOYA NENGO

One year ago Stefan Schneider and myself went to Rangala Village, Kenya to record the wonderful music of Ogoya nengo and her band. These recordings have been released recently by Honest Jon´s records on double 10 ” and on CD. Planet Rock has booked the […]

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 […]