December brings a new collabroation of two old friends. The piano jazz poet Ulrike Haage and the electronic musician Christian Meyer form the duo CILS (French for eyelashes).
Enjoy some Snapshots from a wonderful concert in the Halle 424 in Hamburg.
From Kyoto to Tokyo and Fukushima. “Grüsse aus Fukushima” premiers in Tokyo.
My journey to Japan starts with the mountain monasteries of Koyasan …
Big (and back) in Japan: The film “Fukushima mon amour” premiers in Kyoto and Tokyo. My october concert tour brings me back to Kyoto and Tokyo.
This September I develop the concept for a micro-opera, which will have its premiere in the Museum of Naturkunde, Berlin in 2018. Check it out under projects, if you are curious. On 27 September I have the honor to play extracts from our Kyoto sound diaries during an event of the Goethe Institute in the interesting venue Silent Green, Berlin.
Natural history museums have always been places where artists were intensively involved in the study of nature. Alongside travelling researchers, artists have contributed to recording and depicting the history of life on Earth. In line with this tradition, the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin have embarked on a joint model project which invites international artists to develop interventions from 2014 to 2018 in one of the most renowned natural history museums in Europe.
In 2015 the renown film maker Doris Dörrie did ask Ulrike Haage to write the filmmusik for her latest film, the black-and- white drama “Grüsse aus Fukushima”.
A great recording space, good microphones, an amazing grand piano and a passionate team.
After the catastrophe of Fukushima a new term appears in the Japanese language:
The Moon Tapes is a choral composition
by Ulrike Haage, based on the Libretto by Stephan Krass.
Written for a 24-voice choir (SWR Vokalensemble),
two speakers, one spoken-word artist, grand piano and electronic playback.
As Artist-in-Residence 2013 at the Leuphana University Lüneburg Ulrike Haage is starting the project City Sound Vision; decryption_commentary_transformation.
Together with the drummer Eric Schaefer, Ulrike Haage is awarded a scholarship by the Goethe Institut for a three months stay at the Villa Kamogawa in Kyoto, Japan, in 2012.
The timeless fable Reineke Fuchs by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe re-imagined for children’s choir, ensemble (vibraphone, percussion, clarinet, piano & cello) and eight opera singers. Commissioned by the Opernwerkstatt am Rhein.