Projects: Animata

 

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.

 

Current CD: „Duality“

Sarah Buechi – voice, lyrics
Christoph Haberer – composition,
electronics & programming,
drums & percussion

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CD “Animata”

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.”

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News

10 Oktober 2018

New Videos on Youtube:
"Animata & Drummerturgie",     live in concert at the domicil, Dortmund, 16 June 2018

1 september 2018

New Videos on Youtube:
"Animata - Duality" live in concert    at the domicil, Dortmund,                16 June 2018

16 June 2018

"voice meets percusion":
double feature with "Animata - Duality" and "Drummerturgie",
at the domicil Dortmund, 8:00 p.m

3 June 2018

Animata - "Duality" , live at the Hildener Jazztage, Fabry Museum,    7:00 p.m

12 APRIL 2018

Release of the new Duo-CD       Animata - Duality    JazzHausMusik

18 January 2018

Duo "Animata", at Brunnenhof Live Bar, Trier, 8:00 p.m.

25 November 2017

Premiere of a new percussion project: Waldo Karpenkiel´s "Drummerturgie", with Waldo Karpenkiel, Michael Peters, Igor Krasovsky, at Kultur.Punkt Friedenskirche, Krefeld, 8:00 p.m.

17 September 2017

Duo "Animata", Buchhandlung Proust Wörter + Töne, Essen, 12:00 a.m.

12 August 2017

Duo "Animata", Jazz and Worldmusic at the Hofgarten, Düsseldorf, 4:00 p.m.