Hi everyone, today is the award show of the @deutscherjazzpreis, unfortunately I must stay at home with #@!?%#! Omikron, arrrgh!I was looking forward to meeting so many musician friends and colleagues, but I am so happy that my Bigband players Hannes and Vincent will be there representing us, thank you guys!I got my setup ready to tune in live later tonight;)
We are thrilled to be nominated by Deutscher Jazzpreis in the category “best public broadcasting production of the year” for our live performance at BR Studio 2! Big thanks to Beate Sampson, Ralf Weigand, Harald Schulze, Felix Hentschel and the whole team at BR for this great experience! Here is a link to a song of the nominated Set. See you soon!
What a joy we had playing in Nuremberg last saturday! Nothing beats playing live, especially in front of such a wonderful audience! We brought quite the light show and tons of tinsel with us, which you can have a look at soon when it’s time for dropping some videos… stay tuned!:) But for now we are looking forward to next saturday when we are heading to Delmenhorst!
After a long, long pandemic hiatus we finally got back together again for a few days of rehearsals, having chats and heavy bean grinding! After practicing the new pieces we immediately went to German tv and radio broadcast company Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) and recorded a live set which will be available for on demand viewing in their online library from Nov 5 on! Take a look, we had a blast!!
Gregor Hübner’s Munich Composers Collective (MCC) finally came together again to play a live concert at Milla Club! I was excited to contribute a few pieces – as always it was a great pleasure to play with this very special formation!
In October I was invited as a composer to the Sonic Visions Festival in Reutlingen! Three new pieces for orchestra and electronics had their premieres there under the direction of Chatschatur Kanjan, accompanied by live visuals made by Timo Dufner. Here are some impressions! See you soon, Monika
Yesterday was probably the hottest gig of the year! Thank you all for showing up in these Death Valley temperatures, we’ve enjoyed being grilled on stage and playing our music at Kunst im Quadrat. We had a blast! Summer tan inclusive! TMTxplosif!;)
Here are some impressions from Camp Festival 2021, a “visual music” festival in Stuttgart! 12 artists from all over the world, with backgrounds in music, dance, performance and visual arts, shut themselves in for one week to create something together, resulting in many amazing performances by different collaborating teams – it was a feast for the senses and mind to work with these inspiring and fascinating people! I wish you all a pleasant summer!:)