Georg Wissel, (prepared) saxophones a.o.
Joker Nies, custom made electronic instruments
CD 'corpus callosum' out now!!
at concerts or
as download at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/corpus-callosum/id687621162
upcoming concerts 2013
05. november, @ alte Feuerwache, Köln
20. november @ MIB, Bremen Hainer Wörmann (git) and Reinhart Hammerschmidt (db) will join 2nd set
23. november @ Audio Art Festival, Krakow, Poland
The interactive and diffusing genesis of sound is one of WISSEL&NIES' trademarks. But even more than this, the ability of changing roles by adopting different attitudes in their playing is a very special characteristic in the collaboration of these two musicians.
Due to a kind of an invisible corpus callosum
both, Wissel and Nies, are capable to produce sounds referring as well to pure frequency and sound structures, as to a communicative and narrative approach including bizar melodies.
Clichés relating on the 'emotional' or 'technical' character of their instruments are getting obsolete.
GEORG WISSEL , Improviser, Composer, Sculptor of compressed air
Inspired by his collaboration with electronic musicians, he began also (beside working on instrumental playing-technics) searching for new sounds by preparations, which by the time has become an integral part of his playing.
He is working solo, or in ensembles/projects along with exponents in Improvised music like Liz Allbee, Paul Lytton, Nicolas Collins, Gunda Gottschalk, George Cremaschi, Dan Peck, Lou Grassi, Carl Ludwig Hübsch, Erhart Hirt, Tim Perkis, Melvyn Poore…, performing on festivals in Europe and Overseas.
Furthermore, like as a negative/counterpart to improvisation, he concernes himself in composition, whereas dealing with the subject of geography and geometry is an important point of his interest.
is a musician, sound-designer, sound-engineer, and technical editor for the German Sound&Recording magazine.
Modifying the Omnichord became his initiation to what is known as circuit-bending.
Since that time a steadily growing number of devices has been converted from simple toys into alien sound devices.
Joker Nies performed on festivals all over Europe, USA and Mexico, with artists like John Butcher, Ernst Reijsinger, Thomas Lehn, Alan Silva, Dave Tucker, Seth Josel, Hans Tammen, Mario de Vega, Gino
Robair and many others.