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Lothar Berger
  • Male
  • Cologne
  • Germany

Lothar Berger's Connections

  • Norbert Maria Brauer
  • David Stuetzel
  • Thomas Meisenheimer
  • Stepan Tusjak
  • Karin Höghielm
  • Ballog
  • Anthar Kharana
  • Radka Šindlerová
  • Max Brumberg
  • Bernd Michael Sommer
  • Werner Worschech
  • Claudiha-Gayatri
  • Peter Bayreuther
  • Detlef Sellenriek
  • Paul Freh

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About me:
overtone and improvisation musician, TaKeTiNa rhythm teacher, leader of Bonner Obertonchor "vox intra voces", duo "vole voce" with Claudiha-Gayatri Matussek, ensemble "frequenzen", ensemble "transfer".

I understand overtone singing as part of the art of expressing the vox humana in all different ways, as a comprehensive musical art that has it's roots not only in the asiatic room but also in our own music tradition as well as in contemporary music. Beyond that overtone singing is the connection from the personal expression to the trans-personal world and a way to inner silence.

I like to co-operate with classical musicians, theater performances, classical indian musicians etc. allways looking for new forms of musical expression.
Tanpura, Shrutibox, Berimbao, Tschanggo, Mbira, other sound and percussion instruments
Coming from classical and folk music my first contact with overtones came in the early nineties from the Bonn artist Udo Claaßen who learned overton singing from David Hykes records. I was faszinated, joined his group and followed the way of overtones since.

My teachers: Michael Vetter, Daniel Diestelkamp, Dorotheè Marzinzik, Reinhard Schimmelpfeng, Christian Bollmann, Ralf Peters, Prof. Renate Peter, Reinhard und Cornelia Flatischler.

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At 1:09am on January 14, 2011, Ayla Roble said…
Lieber Lothar, thanks a lot for your friendship :-)
If your activites allow it, I would enjoy more often with your presence on this network :-)
Again thank you very much and a hug from Spain.
At 7:33pm on January 11, 2011, Ayla Roble said…
Dear Lothar, It gives me great peace to hear your music. Thanks a lot !!
At 10:40am on October 3, 2010, Jens Mügge said…
Lieber Lothar,

dein bzw. euer Stück "Nachtgesang / Bilaskhani Todi" ist für mich eines der besten Stücke, die hier in diesem Netzwerk zu hören. Ich hab es deshalb heute - einen Tag nach Gandhis 141 Geburtstag und dem heutigen Erntedankfest noch einmal auf der Startseite vorgestellt (gefeatured).

Liebe Grüße auch an Soumyojit Das und Sourendro Mullick, die zu diesem Stück ihr Teil mit beigetragen haben. Gibt es diese Musik auch auf einer CD zu hören - ich würd gern eine erwerben.

Liebe Grüße und ich danke dir für deine Musik. Schade, dass ich bei overtone meets india in Berlin nicht euren Klängen und Melodien lauschen konnte.

Bis bald einmal,
At 12:42pm on May 26, 2010, Karin Höghielm said…
Hello again Lothar, I shall think about suitable places in Sweden for you, how large is your ensemble ? I would also love to perform in Germany so if you have any suggestions for good places (even churches) please let me know.
Keep in touch
At 9:01am on May 26, 2010, Karin Höghielm said…
Hello again and thank you for kind words. Please let me know if you´re doing any conserts in Sweden.

Regards karin
At 9:57pm on May 14, 2008, Miroslav Grosser said…
Sei gegrüßt, lieber Lothar!
Schön dich zu sehen und zu hören, selbst in konservierter Form
kommt doch glücklicherweise immer noch ne Menge rüber an Seelenschwingung. Aber nix geht über eine direkte Erfahrung, also wenn Du wieder mal nach Berlin kommst, ruf gern an...
Mit klangvollen Grüßen
Miroslav Großer
At 10:10pm on May 4, 2008, Filip Rydlo said…
hi Lothar,
Thank You for your kind words.
Yes, see You on the festival Prazske zneni in Prague !
At 5:16pm on April 24, 2008, Werner Worschech said…
hi lothar,
bottrop und umgebung schwingt immer noch durch unser obertone - meets - india - konzert. Das macht freude und wir sollten dran bleiben...! Ich würde dich gerne auf diesem forum als freund begrüßen, bzw. Deiner sein, wie immer das technisch auch machbar ist. der sinn hat sich mir noch nicht wirklich offenbart, zumal wir ja ohnehin via email kommunizieren. Toll allerdings, daß die ganze szene weltweit ein forum hat.

Liebe grüße, auch an claudiha, denke wir sehen uns sonntag in köln!
At 6:29pm on April 13, 2008, Wolfhard Barke said…
Hallo Lothar,

freue mich, Dich hier zu treffen. Wir werden uns sich bei einem Deiner nächste TaKeTiNa-Workshops sehen.
Klangvolle Grüße Wolfhard
At 2:20am on April 12, 2008, Kolja Simon said…
Schön Dich hier zu sehen! Danke nochmal für den tiefen TaKe-Kurs!

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