Jan Heinke

Dresden, Germany

European Union

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About me:
(or what i am looking for in music)

to work with iron, sometimes in a forge, otherwise as a musician and composer

the difference between click, tock and bing (i am attracted by slowness, or call it laziness, that causes a microscopical view (not only) on sounds and noises)

the visible/tactile aspect of distinct sounds or the audible aspect of shape and material (means also that strange theater of abstract numbers called music and how it touches our imagination, senses or moods, how it creates visible forms)

the mathematical view on music or the musical view on numbers (helps me to find the "scapes", sounds, rhythms and harmonies wich i desire to listen)

each place and each point in time has anything distinctive, each landscape or situation is represented by remarkable sounds, often they reveal a surprising musical quality (how to approach such moments?)

our audible environment contains information about structure, nature, culture (how to explore and integrate this in musical concepts?)

the full range of different sounds we are able to produce with our voice(s)
(we are living in an age/place of abundance) esp. the hidden treasure in polyphonic or contrapuntal overtone singing
As a band we are:
stahlquartett.de: with micha antoni, peter andreas, alex fülle
aër-music.ch with ania losinger, mats eser
Inéz&Sammeltonium Wunderland
Junges Ensemble Dresden
JaSaMa

projects+projects+projects...

Karin Nakagava (Koto)
Arve Henriksen (Trumpet)
Michal Müller (Zither)
Mathis Stendike (Percussion)
Matthias Loibner (Hurdy Gurdy)
Olaf Katzer (Conductor)
Miranda Driessen (Composer)
Stefan Johansson (Singer Songwriter)
Instruments:
voice, steel cello, iron sound sculptures, saxophones, ethnic wind instruments (didgeridoo, conchtrumpet, bukkehorn, duduk, long horn e. a.), mostly non-electrical sounds
Influences:
schläft ein lied in allen dingen...
the birds in my garden, the various sounds of cities and landscapes, music from any time and culture

Bob Rutman
Homepage:
http://www.stahlquartett.de

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