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:: No Business For Dogs ::

Bernhard Breuer – drums
Steven Hess – drums & electronics
Juun – pianoguts
Alfred Reiter – sound



LP : Lovely Objects (2012) on GODrec
CD: Lovely Objects (2011) - SOLD OUT


no business for dogs is a hybrid of meandering improvisation and a determination to create structure, of chaos given form and order coming apart, of strength in subtilities and fragility in dramatics. The unusual use of pianoguts and two drum sets creates a powerful and sonorous sound spectrum. Here are sensitive musicians in search of undiscovered musical terrain, undeterred where it takes them, be it classical (song-) structures or the appeal of the –as yet– completely unheard. The percussive character of the instruments leads to rhythmically interwoven multi-layered textures which at times are energetically pulsative, at other times bizarrely unravel, yet always retain there fresh sound. An uncompromising tension in the expression and a strong resolve to impose structure are what shapes the character of the dynamics in the interplay of the protagonists. From seeming quiet or disquiet, there suddenly emerge unconventional yet distinct dramaturgies, minimalistic or rhapsodic, reduced or opulent. (Stephan Sperlich)

:: deepseafish K ::

Juun – horizontal string instruments
Katharina Klement – horizontal string instruments
Manon Liu Winter – horizontal string instruments



LP : offshore zone (2015) on chmafu nocords


Eintauchen in das Innere von Instrumenten. K wie Keys, Instrumente wie Klaviere, nackte Klavierinnenräume, Clavichorde. Eine Welt aus Holz und Metall, in der sich Aktivität enfaltet, Bewegung, die Klänge auslöst. Feinst gesponnene Klänge, aber auch unter größter Anspannung den Instrumenten abgeschabte oder aus ihnen herausgehämmerte. Mal hautnah und knisternd trocken, mal weitläufig und beinahe unheimlich durch den dunklen Nachhall der Resonanzkörper, oft in flirrenden Überlagerungen. Der Zuhörer "schwimmt" in einem klanglichen Mikro- und Makrokosmos, dessen Energie unablässig zwischen Fragilität und Wucht oszilliert. Massive Klangblöcke geraten unvermittelt in Bewegung, Partikel stieben auseinander und plötzlich ist alles unendlich zerbrechlich, doch folgt bald der nächste Kulminationspunkt eines unumstößlichen So-und-nicht-anders. Singuläre Ereignisse stehen immer im Zusammenhang einer größeren Form, das Gesamte reagiert auf das Einzelne und das Einzelne auf das Gesamte. Die Musik wirkt trotz der unbändigen Kraft so fein ziseliert, arbiträr scheinende Klänge werden zunehmend derart mit Bedeutung besetzt und diese hernach so zielsicher wieder hintertrieben, dass man glaubt, man habe es mit auskomponierter Musik zu tun. Die Reduktion in der Wahl der Mittel und die konsequente Verweigerung von Assoziationsangriffspunkten führen zu einer größeren Palette des Erreichbaren, einer überraschenden Freiheit mit der gleichzeitigen Bestimmtheit, dass alles, was passieren kann das einzig Mögliche gewesen sein wird. (Stephan Sperlich)

:: Hauf / Hess / Jackson / Juun ::

Boris Hauf – tenor & sopransax
Steven Hess – drums & electronics
Keefe Jackson – contrabassclarinet & tenorsax
Juun – piano



CD: Proxemics (2011) on creative sources recordings


Hauf / Hess / Jackson / Juun came together in April 2010, for a concert as part of the Outer Ear series at Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago. Boris Hauf, Steven Hess, Keefe Jackson, and Juun were working together during the annual new music festival Chicago Sound Map, and decided to put together a quartet to investigate their possibilities of collective improvisation. After some negotiation and post-production work by Hauf, the project was realized in its current form. Taking advantage of the varied backgrounds of the four and their shared interest in different areas of texture, rhythm, harmony, and long form, the music of this group promises to be a new direction for cross-Atlantic collaboration in improvised music.

:: mara::juun ::

Juun – horizontal string instruments
Maren Rahman - voice & performance

In spannungsgeladenen, geheimnisvollen Klanglandschaften loten mara::juun die Wirkmächtigkeit von Text, Instrument, Stimme, Inhalt und Emotion aus. Das Erschaffen und Formen der Gegenwart im Spannungsfeld von Komposition und Improvisation sind die Schwerpunkte des Duos mara::juun.

:: The London Improvisers Orchestra ::

Neil Metcalfe – flute
Terry Day – wooden flutes, words & poetry
Noel Taylor – clarinets
Caroline Kraabel – alto saxophone
Adrian Northover – alto & soprano saxophone
Roland Ramanan – trumpet
Ian Smith – trumpet
Robert Jarvis – trombome
Alan Tomlinson – trombone
Julian Faultless – french horn
Alison Blunt – violin
Ivor Kallin – violin & viola
Sylvia Hallett – violin
Hannah Marshall – cello
Marcis Mattos – cello
Dave Leahy – double bass
Juun – horizontal string instruments
Tasos Stamou – zither & elecronics
Dave Tucker – electric guitar
Roberto Sassi – electric guitar
Steve Beresford – piano
Veryan Weston – piano
Orphy Robinson – steel pan & vibraphon
Will Connor – percussion
amongst others

The London Improvisers Orchestra
is thus part of a long and very varied heritage. An orchestra was put together for a Butch Morris 'London Skys craper' tour of Britain in the autumn of 1997, which left the participants feeling exuberant with the experience of improvising in a large ensemble. However, some of them felt that there were other possibilities that had not been fully explored on the tour. A group (instigated by Steve Beresford, Evan Parker and Ian Smith, later joined by Caroline Kraabel and Pat Thomas) decided to keep the orchestra together, and see what could be achieved under the direction of some of the participating musicians.

:: don@u.com ::

Bernhard Breuer – drums
Juun – pianoguts
Roman Lašciak – sound engineer
Daniel Matej – turntable
Marek Piacek – flute
Ronald Šebesta – clarinet
Martin Siewert – guitar
Peter Zagar – keybords



CD: Unpredictable Standarts (2014) on Institute of Media
CD: Lieder ohne Worte (2007) on atract art


The idea of don@u.com was born in the fall 2002 when Daniel Matej and Martin Siewert met for the first time at Musikprotokoll ’02 in Graz, playing on the same evening and stage with their own bands TRAPIST and VAPORI del CUORE. Sharing similar aesthetic concepts and approaches to improvisation they decided to form an occasional band “open to musicians united by the river Danube and – most of all – by common ideas”. The band then got its name in 2004, at the occasion of its first public performance. Since 2006 don@u.com plays in more or less definite line-up with 7 musicians (Bernhard Breuer, Daniel Matej, Marek Piacek, Martin Siewert, Ronald Šebesta, Juun, Peter Zagar) and the sound engineer Roman Lašciak.