The Duo “Animata” emerged from a former larger project commissioned by the art association/museum of the cloister Gravenhorst.
The first album with the titel “Animata”, published 2015 at the Cologne Label JazzHausMusik was followed by a tour to India and a series of concerts in NRW in 2016.
Now, Animata present their second album at JazzHausMusik:
“Duality” which stands for the musical congeniality of two souls with astonishing rhythmical, vocal and tonal finesse in both composition and improvisation.
The new CD contains eleven compositions: nine songs, all original compositions by Christoph Haberer, serving as vehicles for new melodies and lyrics contributed by Sarah Buechi.
An old Swiss Folksong (“Stets i Truure”) in a specially arranged a cappella version by Sarah Buechi, as well as an improvisation on five snare drums complete the album.
Consisting of melody, rhythm, scats, lyrics and electronics the songs are enriched by many experiences and encounters with musicians from other cultures as well as by studies a. o. in India, Africa and America. These audible experiences ensoul the moving and sometimes elating soundscapes of Christoph Haberer and Sarah Buechi.
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.”
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"