currents/ Festival für aktuelle Tiefkultur


Already looking forward to our next performance of The Sound and The Unsound next week with Viola Yip, Nicola L. Hein and Eva Jeske!! This time at the ‘currents/ Festival für aktuelle Tiefkultur’

Oct 12th 2019 15-24h
Alte Feuerwache Köln
Free entrance

currents/ Infos
Installations start 15h:
Lucia Kilger/ Säulenraum
Ela Mergels/ ON-Büro
Zo-On Slows/ Treppenhaus
15:00 Frank Dommert/ Halle
16:00 Pascal Niggenkemper/ Großes Forum
17:00 The Sound and the Unsound/ Halle
19:30 Julia Bünnagel/ Großes Forum
20:30 Monopass/ Halle
21:30 Ensemble Pamplemousse/ Großes Forum
22:30 Steintechno (Akiko Ahrend & Dirk Rothbrust)/ Kleines Forum
23:30 Zo-On Slows/ Kleines Forum

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currents/ is an event by ON – Neue Musik Köln
supported by Stadt Köln, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW and Musikfonds

currents/ Partner
Kaput – Magazin für Insolvenz & Pop/


ART.IS.∙ the music is available now!!


ART.IS.∙ the book + the music is available now!

You can get the book and/or the music HERE

Every book contains a downloadcode and I would recommend getting the book to get the full experience but you can also get the music only!

The music:

solo extended snare drum

The album is me playing to 8 different themes that are also interpreted visually by artist Eva Jeske in the ART.IS.∙ book. Every piece I’ve recorded can be seen/ heard like a little statue. The music doesn’t have a common musical form and for the most part doesn’t even have a development that you would expect in music. The music is very static. This creates the possibility to look/listen to it more deeply, see/hear it from different angles, walk around it with your ears, and discover different movements, layers, depth, colors, structures and details.



Some of my absolute favorite musicians and people in one ensemble…

We´ve recorded the new album a couple of days ago at loft in Cologne. This is a short fragment of the concert later that evening.

Elisabeth Coudoux – cello

Matthias Muche – trombone

Robert Landfermann – bass

Philip Zoubek – prepared piano

Etienne Nillesen – extended snare drum

ART.IS.∙ first book arrived today!!


The project together with visual artist Eva Jeske explores the intersection between music and visual art. This book is part 1 which contains thoughts and paintings and part 2 will be the music. The timespan between the release of the book, July 15th 2019, and the release of the music, October 1st 2019, is supposed to give you the time to look, reflect and maybe even listen to the paintings before listening to my interpretations.

It is a journey, an experience, a question, a book and an album!

If you want to order it, please send me a message. Price is 20€ (+shipping) which includes the book and the downloadcode for the music (highest quality).


July 20th 2019 // Viola Yip, Eva Jeske, Nicola L. Hein and Etienne Nillesen


Last concert before the summerbreak and it is definitely going to be another highlight for me this year! So if you are in Cologne on July 20th come and join us at the Fuhrwerkswaage. food, drinks, talk, Q&A  and the performance!

-Bring three friends and you get in for free!-


Eva Jeske and me will also bring our new book ART.IS.∙ which will be released in two weeks!

July 20th 2019



VIOLA YIP  /  lights and electronics

EVA JESKE  /  visuals

NICOLA L. HEIN  /  guitar

ETIENNE NILLESEN  /  extended snare drum

20:00h     food and drinks
20:30h     ”listening to lights” a conversation with Viola Yip
22:00h     performance (45 minutes)


Kunstraum Fuhrwerkswaage
Bergstraße 79
50999 Köln / Germany

Directly at the Köln Sürth trainstation (Line 16)
This project is sponsored by

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solo concerts in Baerum and Oslo coming up the next couple of days.


Getting ready to travel to Norway tomorrow to play three solo concerts at this great new festival organized by Tord Gustavsen!

June 6th           Oslo Kammerkor w/ Tord Gustavsen and Trygve Seim + me                                                         7:30pm, Sagene Kirke, Oslo

June 7th           SOLO, 11pm, Tanum Kirkesenter, Baerum

June 8th           SOLO, 10:30am, Tanum Kirkesenter, Baerum

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T.ON at Containerklang #11, June 2nd


extended snare drum, double bass, trombone, tubes, trumpet, talkboxes, speakers, voice


Matthias Muche / Constantin Herzog / Etienne Nillesen


„for three performers and electronics“
Żaneta Rydzewska, Aleksandra Kaca, Teoniki Rożynek

* Alvin Lucier: RPM`S
„für einen Aston Martin DB 2/4 MarkIII 2.9-Liter-Limousine oder eine vergleichbare“

* T.ON: Lader
„Tribridinstrument gegen akustische Luftvererschmutzung“
Matthias Muche, Etienne Nillesen, Constantin Herzog

* Tim Pauli: atog
„für Geige und Elektronik“
Isaac Espinoza Hidrobo, Tim Pauli

* SINTAKT + HASTIK: Mama, das Auto lügt!
„für Schlagzeug, Elektronik, Tanz“
Jaime Moraga Vasquez, Nicolás Kretz, Petr Hastik