Discs: Solo & own Projects
Sarah Buechi – voice, lyrics, composition
Christoph Haberer – drums, electronics, composition
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (14th of March 2016): “I can`t find any prototype for this CD, no similar way of connecting the vocal and instrumental concepts of sound: `Animata` (Jazzhaus Musik).
It is the result of the collaboration of the young Swiss vocalist Sarah Buechi with her English lyrics and the widely experienced percussionist Christoph Haberer who seems to travel between ethnological research, machined asthetics and electronical sound fantasies.
Buechi has proven herself to have a versatile way of singing. She possesses an almost girly and beautiful cantilena, which she can colour in marvelous ways or fuse with metal but from which she can distance herself as well with whispering passages, speech bubbles, yodel like colours and dramatic outbreaks.
The lyrics are all written by her. One is encouraged to read along with them at least once. They deal with wondrous love dreams, hunger for wisdom, love, joy, are cryptic, ordinary, philosophical, surreal, metaphysical.
While consuming the Gesamtkunstwerk (total work of art) the lyrics play a minor role or even no role at all during the oustanding musical events and their totally different course on this journey. As for example in one piece where both knock about with sensefree scats.”
Haberer’s fascination with polyrhythms has played a role in his work over many years – in the new solo album polyrhythms have become a standard feature. Almost all the pieces have an underlying polyrhythmic structure, each one may be different but it is a component part of the composition.
Starting point for the CD ´Trommelzeit´ was ´handplayed and live´ - "Haberer combines
electronic drums, synthesizer sections, marimbaphone and steeldrum sounds with
acoustic, polyrhythmic drumming in an extremely entertaining and exciting way."
Christoph Haberer – drums, electronics
Michael Heupel – flutes
Carlo Rizzo – polytonal tambourine, framedrums, voice
Live recording of the concert on 21st June 2006 at the Justinuskirche in Frankfurt-Höchst.
CD “personal edition”
A selection of Haberer’s best recordings from the LP’s and CD’s, published between 1980 and 2003, plus two new compositions, recorded live with his electronic setup.
CD “and what about … time?”
The host of instruments ranges from analogue and digital synthesizers, samplers, keyboards and drum-pads to MIDI controllers. Christoph Haberer has played his music in a computer-based sequencer-program with which he repeatedly exceeded the boundaries of pre-composed and improvised passages, between ´played´ loops and ´programmed´ overdubs..
“With a solid feeling for the relationship between rhythm and melody, Haberer takes
a breathtaking walk on the fine line between european, asian and african sound cultures.“
Christoph Haberer – drums, synthesizers, percussion, programming; with: Michael Heupel – flutes, didgeridoo, Paul van Kemenade – alto saxophone, Thomas Heberer – trumpet, Ramesh Shotham – south-indian percussion, Stefan Bauer – marimba, vibes
21. August 2022
with ANIMATA plus Michael Heupel (flutes): at the finissage of the exhibition "Hidden Landscapes", DA, Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst, starting at 4 p.m.
21 Mai 2022
Solo: Vernissage Christian Heeck "Werkschau", in Münster, 3 p.m.
14 Mai 2022
with ANIMATA at B74 - Raum für Kunst, Vernissage "Zyklen/Cycles", in Luzern/CH, 5 p.m.
13 Mai 2022
with ANIMATA at BeJazz, in Bern/CH, 8:30 pm
23 April 2022
with ANIMATA at Heubacher Hauskonzert, in Weilheim, 8 p.m.
21 April 2022
with ANIMATA at Südbahnhof Krefeld, 8 p.m.
5 April 2022
New Solo Video on Youtube: "Karma"
19 Dezember 2021
with Stefan Bauer´s "PHOENIX"-Project, Freiraum-Salon, Cologne, 6 p.m.
19 Dezember 2021
with Stefan Bauer´s "PHOENIX"-Project, Proust/Filmstudio Glückauf, Essen, 12 a.m.
18 Dezember 2021
with Stefan Bauer´s "PHOENIX"-Project, domicil Dortmund, 8 p.m.
17 Dezember 2021
with Stefan Bauer´s "PHOENIX"-Project, Altstadtschmiede Recklinghausen, 8:30 p.m.
16 Dezember 2021
with Stefan Bauer´s "PHOENIX"-Project, feat. Sarah Buechi, Michael Heupel & Steffen Schorn: Theater am Wall, Warendorf, 8 p.m.
9 October 2021
Solo Live Performance: at HÖMMA 21 Jazzfestival Oberhausen, Kino Zentrum Altenberg, 9 p.m.
8 Juli 2021
New Solo Video on Youtube: "Dualsonics" - for Basler Trommel, Moog Drum Controller and more...
20 May 2021
New Solo Video on Youtube: "Voice & Drum" - polyrhythmic scatting
4 April 2021
Two new Solo Videos on Youtube: "Barbara" - an improvisation on the acoustic drumset -, and another piece from the ´Blue Series´: "Novemberlicht"
2 March 2021
New Solo Video on Youtube: "Circle Move"