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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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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 , […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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: firstname.lastname@example.org / Entrance Fee: 3 Euro !! )
On May 18 I will present my new live Set in Bologna.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In 2012 I have to re-compose,re-arrange re-record or re-whatever the famous Nutcracker-Suite by Pjotr IljitschTschaikowsky. Though the Premiere will be in December 2012 (Kampnagel) I have already started to go through the score. I am not a good reader and for me it takes hours […]
My last album “The Kenya Sessions” will be released on a 2 X 12″ record. A label from Leipzig called Altinvillage will put out the record on February, 24. Reviews: „Wow. German composer Sven Kacirek’s ‘Kenya Sessions’ just landed on our desk and has totally […]
During the last years I have created music for many choreographers like Johnny Lloyd, Angela Guerreiro, Filip van Huffel or Philipp v.d. Heijden. Creating Music for Antje Pfundtner is unique. During the last years I became a fan of her work and I am very […]
Stefan Schneider and Sven Kacirek are back from Mukunguni Village. They did some unique recordings with the band of master drummer Salim Mwatela. Contrary to “The Kenya Sessions” Stefan and Sven won t add any overdubs at all. The record will come out in 2012.
Together with Stefan Schneider (To Rococo Rot, Kreidler) Sven is travelling to Kenya again. For one week Stefan and Sven will stay in Mukunguni Village, which is very close to Malindi. The musicians of Mukunguni Village can be heard on the album “The Kenya Sessions” […]
The upcoming Sven Kacirek Solo Album is finished. “Scarlet Pitch Dreams” will be released in spring 2012 by Pingipung. Here is a short extract of four different album tracks: Scarlet Pitch Dreams (4 track extract)
3 month after the release of the album “The Kenya Sessions” Pingipung puts out a great Remix-Album. The 10″ record includes remixes by Lawrence, Taprik Sweezee and Sebastian Winkler. Furthermore the record includes a new track by Sven Kacirek based on the Kenyan Field recordings, […]