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Phill Niblock “Two Blooms” @ Kindl Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst

Photography: Nicloas Wiese

Konzert Minimal (Berlin)

Konzert Minimal focuses on the music of the Wandelweiser collective and composers who share similar aesthetics and interests in the organisation of sound and silence as well as extending beyond conventional confinements and traditional hierarchy. As an ensemble of Berlin-based musicians, Konzert Minimal draws upon diverse yet focused collective experiences of its members, who come from various backgrounds of music; modern classical music, experimental and improvised music, sound art, conceptual performance and composition.

Konzert Minimal was initiated by Johnny Chang and Koen Nutters in November 2010, since then the ensemble has appeared in the following venues and festivals: Labor Sonor, N.K., ausland, Studio 8, Relevant Musik festival (Berlin), Sonic Acts festival (Amsterdam), Cafe OTO (London).

A key aspect of Konzert Minimal is ongoing co-operation and research with composers, with ongoing collaborations alongside composers such as Peter Ablinger, Antoine Beuger, Catherine Lamb, Radu Malfatti, Michael Pisaro and Manfred Werder.


Current Series in progress

Antoine Beuger Open instrumentation/Tunings Series  (November 2010 -  )

Complete series of open instrumentation compositions for 1 to 20 instrumentalists.  

Michael Pisaro Harmony Series 1-20                         (November 2011 - )

34 pieces for a varying number of performers.

pdf (konzert minimal) >>

Upcoming Concert Dates

11.02.2017
Konzert Minimal @ Amsterdam Wandelweiser Festival
Orgelpark, Gerard Brandtstraat 26, 1054JK Amsterdam, Netherlands 8:15pm
New works by Antoine Beuger, Dante Boon, Ju├Órg Frey, Radu Malfatti, Andre Moeller, Michael Pisaro, Eva-Maria Houben, Stefan Thut, Johnny Chang and others.
Web link to complete Festival Programme ĺ─Ńhere

11.09.2017
Voices of Shadows and Clouds
Ku├Ónstlerhaus KuLe, Auguststrasse 10, 10117 Berlin
Liisa Hirsch    Cloud Tones for Viola and Piano Glides (Konzert Minimal arrangement for 3 Strings and Inside Piano)
Catherine Lamb    New Work for Solo viola
Catherine Lamb Andrea Neumann Johnny Chang Derek Shirley
Supported by Initiative Neue Musik (Berlin)
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Sound/Visual documentation: Soundcloud
Vimeo
Contact: Johnny Chang    johnny.echo@gmail.com Koen Nutters    koennutters@yahoo.com




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Past Concerts 13.01.2017

Folk Music Background series
Johnny Chang: folk music background/ting ting transmissions for two radios, stereo playback & local environment (TingShuo Studio, No.33, Ln. 176, Sec. 3, Minzu Rd., West Central Dist., Tainan City, Taiwan)

23.10.2016
Music by Taku Sugimoto
Sextet (2016) UA
with guests from Suidobashi Chamber Ensemble (Tokyo)
Yoko Ikeda, Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Heather Frasch, Koen Nutters
(Studio Acht, Gru├Óntaler Strasse 8, Berlin-Wedding 13357)

01.10.2016
Stimme in Musik - einfach nur da (II)
Catherine Lamb Christian Kesten
Christian Kesten, Irene Kurka, Johnny Chang, Catherine Lamb, Mike Majjowski, Derek Shirley (Sophienkirche, Grosse Hamburger Strasse 31, 10115 Berlin-Mitte)

22.09.2016
Perceptive Turns Festival
Sergio Bove: Silently UA Johnny Chang, Koen Nutters
Spektrum - Bu├Órknerstrasse 12, 12047 Berlin-Neuko├Ólln)

31.08.2016 insub.FESTIVAL:Orchestras, Genf, Schweiz
Antoine Beuger: faverey tunings for 14
Boris Baltschun, Pierre Borel, Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Annie Garlid, Rebecca Lane, Hannes Lingens, Mike Majkowski, Stine Janvin Motland, Koen Nutters, Morten J Olsen, Derek Shirley, Rishin Singh, Michael Thieke (Theatre du Galpon, Route des Peniches, 1213 Petit-Lancy, Geneve)

20.11.2015
Music by Ju├Órg Frey & Eva-Maria Houben
Ju├Órg Frey    Circular Music No2 (2011/12) Eva-Maria Houbena├┼'lunisson VIII (2014)
Boris Baltschun, Johnny Chang, Rebecca Lane, Koen Nutters, Rishin Singh (Spektrum - Bu├Órknerstrasse 12, 12047 Berlin-Neuko├Ólln) 04.11.2015 Michael Pisaro: Harmony Series No. 13 & 15
Johnny Chang, Rebecca Lane, Koen Nutters, Rishin Singh
(Studio Acht, Gru├Óntaler Strasse 8, Berlin-Wedding 13357)

22.10.2015
Konzert Minimal & DNK Ensemble in Amsterdam
Michael Pisaro - Tombstones (selection) Seamus Cater, Johnny Chang, Gerri Ja├Óger, Koen Nutters (Pesthuis, Pesthuislaan 41, 1054 RH Amsterdam)

17.09.2015
Camera Lucida/Obscura
Konzert Minimal & Dedalus @ ausland
Peter Ablinger: Instruments & (Sketchbook) [Premiere] - written for ensemble DEDALUS (FR) & Konzert Minimal
Antoine Beuger: ashbery tunings for 10
Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Catherine Lamb, Hannes Lingens, Koen Nutters, Derek Shirley
with guests DEDALUS Dafne Vicente-Sandoval, Thierry Madiot, Deborah Walker, Ame├┼lie Berson, Didier Aschour
(ausland - Lychener Strasse 60, 10437 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg)

05.09.2015
Phill Niblock “Two Blooms” for live & pre-recorded instruments
Johnny Chang, Hannes Lingens, Rishin Singh, Derek Shirley, Mike Majkowski, Morten J Olsen
Kindl Zentrum fu├Ór zeitgeno├Óssische Kunst Am Sudhaus 2, 12053 Berlin

17.09.2015
Camera Lucida/Obscura Konzert Minimal & Dedalus @ ausland
Peter Ablinger: Instruments & (Sketchbook) [Premiere]
- written for ensemble DEDALUS (FR) & Konzert Minimal
Antoine Beuger: ashbery tunings for 10
Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Catherine Lamb, Hannes Lingens, Koen Nutters, Derek Shirley
with guests
DEDALUS
Dafne Vicente-Sandoval, Thierry Madiot, Deborah Walker, Ame├┼lie Berson, Didier Aschour
(ausland - Lychener Strasse 60, 10437 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg)

30.05.2015
Stimme in Musik - einfach nur da (I)
Johnny Chang Karlheinz Stockhausen Michael Pisaro
Opera: Monteverdi/ Opera: Hildegard aus den sieben Tagen: No.13, “Es” Tombstones (selections)
Irene Kurka, Johnny Chang, Catherine Lamb, Koen Nutters, Derek Shirley (Sophienkirche, Grosse Hamburger Strasse 31, 10115 Berlin-Mitte)

29.04.2015
Michael Pisaro: Harmony Series No. 12d - ĺ─Ńthe best thing Lucio Capece, Koen Nutters
(Studio Acht, Gru├Óntaler Strasse 8, Berlin-Wedding 13357) 22.04.2015
Michael Pisaro: Harmony Series No. 12c - ĺ─Ńevery night Johnny Chang, Derek Shirley
(Studio Acht, Gru├Óntaler Strasse 8, Berlin-Wedding 13357) 15.04.2015
Michael Pisaro: Harmony Series No. 12b - ĺ─Ńthe heart of the city Johnny Chang, Koen Nutters
(Studio Acht, Gru├Óntaler Strasse 8, Berlin-Wedding 13357)

07.04.2015
Marcus Kaiser: Unterholz
Installation length - 3 hours
Johnny Chang, Rebecca Lane, Rishin Singh (Strahler - Raum fu├Ór Fotographie, Pflu├Óger Strasse 15, 12047 Berlin-Neuko├Ólln)

01.04.2015
Michael Pisaro: Harmony Series No. 12a - ĺ─Ńis Johnny Chang, Koen Nutters (Studio Acht, Gru├Óntaler Strasse 8, Berlin-Wedding 13357)

15.12.2014
Ryoko Akama, Antoine Beuger
Konzert Minimal / DNK Ensemble
Antoine Beuger    Too (for erwin-josef speckmann) (2009) Ryoko Akama    PPM Book (2013) Seamus Cater, Johnny Chang, Koen Nutters, Taylan Susam (Pesthuis, Pesthuislaan 41, 1054 RH Amsterdam)

09.11.2014
Marcus Kaiser: Unterholz
Johnny Chang, Nils Ostendorf, Rishin Singh (Studio Acht, Gru├Óntaler Strasse 8, Berlin-Wedding 13357)

23.09.2014
Antoine Beuger, Lucio Capece, Catherine Lamb
Konzert Minimal @ ausland series #3
Catherine Lamb    material/highlight Lucio Capece    Groupings
Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Hannes Lingens, Koen Nutters Hilary Jeffery, Cat Lamb, Mike Majkowski, Rishin Singh (ausland - Lychener Strasse 60, 10437 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg)

18.09.2014
Antoine Beuger, Catherine Lamb
Konzert Minimal @ Cafe OTO - London Collaborations
Antoine Beuger: Meinong Nonets Catherine Lamb: material/highlight
Johnny Chang, Catherine Lamb, Hannes Lingens, Koen Nutters Angharad Davies, Bruno Guastalla, David Ryan, Yoni Silver Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga
(Cafe OTO, 18-20 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL)

24.07.2014
Antoine Beuger - Ozu Tunings for 13
Pierre Borel, Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Catherine Lamb, Bryan Eubanks, Jonathan Heilbronn, Hannes Lingens, Matthias Mu├Óller, Koen Nutters, Nils Ostendorf, Derek Shirley, Rishin Singh, Michael Thieke
(Motto Berlin, Skalitzer Strasse 68, Berlin-Kreuzberg 10997)

24.06.2014
Johnny Chang, Koen Nutters, Michael Pisaro
Konzert Minimal @ ausland series #2, supported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin
Koen Nutters Johnny Chang Michael Pisaro
Fields (version for cb, bc, sine tones, paper) (2014) Ockeghem Resonances (2014) An unrhymed chord
Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Hannes Lingens, Koen Nutters, Catherine Lamb, Mike Majkowski, Derek Shirley (ausland, Lychener Str. 60, 10437 Berlin)

12.06.2014
Antoine Beuger - Ockeghem Octets
Johnny Chang, Aviva Endean, Jonathan Heilbron, Catherine Lamb, Rebecca Lane, Koen Nutters, Matthias Schack-Arnott, Rishin Singh (Motto Berlin, Skalitzer Strasse 68, Berlin-Kreuzberg 10997)

22.05.2014 Konzert Minimal 4 Collective Solos/Silences as part of “MYKORRHIZA: ein Apparat”
Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Hannes Lingens, Koen Nutters (Heizhaus, Uferstudios - Badstrasse 41a, 13357 Berlin-Wedding)

07.03.2014
Peter Ablinger, Hannes Lingens, Christian Wolff
Konzert Minimal @ ausland series #1, ĺ─Ńsupported by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin
Peter Ablinger Hannes Lingens Christian Wolff
Weiss / Weisslich 20 for one or more cymbals New composition for percussion trio Berlin Exercises (Instrumental Selections)
Johnny Chang, Lucio Capece, Steve Heather, Koen Nutters, Hannes Lingens, Morten J Olsen (ausland, Lychener Str. 60, 10437 Berlin)

11-15.02.2014
Martijn Tellinga    _lasting, during... exhibition piece_ Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Bryan Eubanks, Hannes Lingens, Koen Nutters Errant Bodies project space ĺ─Ń(website)

26. 11.2013
Antoine Beuger - Jankelevitch Sextets (House Concert II)
Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Cat Lamb, Rebecca Lane, Hannes Lingens, Koen Nutters

25. 10.2013
Hildegard von Bingen / Johnny Chang - Hildegard Resonances (House Concert I)
special guest - Irene Kurka, voice, Johnny Chang, Cat Lamb, Koen Nutters

20.10.2013
Cat Lamb - areas of presence
Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Cat Lamb, Koen Nutters (ausland, Lychener Str. 60, 10437 Berlin) ĺ─Ńwebsite

20/21. 07.2013
Richard Teitelbaum - Threshold Music /Threshold in Berlin
Two performances ĺ─Ń15h & 17hĺ─Ń - Duration ca. 60 minutes each Richard Teitelbaum, Johnny Chang, Cat Lamb, Koen Nutters, Morten J Olsen (Rose Garden at Volkspark Weinbergsweg) ĺ─Ńmap

24.07.2013
Michael Pisaro - Harmony Series No. 16 a-c
Johnny Chang, Jamie Drouin, Bryan Eubanks, Cat Lamb, Chris Heenan, Mike Majkowski, Koen Nutters, Rishin Singh (Studio 2o46, Glogauer Strasse 2)

10.07.2013
Bryan Eubanks - Spectral Patterns Michael Pisaro - Harmony Series No. 18 Bryan Eubanks, Catherine Lamb, Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Koen Nutters (NK, Elsenstrasse 52, 2. Hinterhaus, Etage 2, 12059 Berlin-Neuko├Ólln) ĺ─Ńwebsite

14.06.2013
Eva-Maria Houben - Still Life, some paintings for ensemble
Catherine Lamb, Johnny Chang, Koen Nutters (Ackerstadt Palast, Ackerstrasse 169/170, 10115 Berlin-Mitte) ĺ─Ńwebsite

06.06.2013
Manfred Werder - 20051ĺ─Ń ĺ─Ń / Antoine Beuger - Ba Da Duo
oen Nutters, Johnny Chang (CIRCUS, Obentrautstrasse 21 / Haus 17, 10963 Berlin) ĺ─Ńwebsite

26.04.13
Michael Pisaro: Harmony Series No. 11a-d & 14
Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Hannes Lingens, Koen Nutters (team titanic, Flughafenstr. 50, 12053 Berlin)

17.04.13
Radu Malfatti: Ochitsuite Johnny Chang: Lychener 4 Dante Boon, Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Koen Nutters (ausland, Lychener Str. 60, 10437 Berlin) ĺ─Ńwebsite

19.01.13
Michael Pisaro Harmony Series No. 8 Peter Ablinger Weiss/Weisslich 21 (Konzert Minimal version) Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Hannes Lingens, Mike Majkowski, Koen Nutters, Derek Shirley (ausland, Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg ĺ─Ńwebsiteĺ─Ń)

12.12.12
Michael Pisaro - Harmony Series No. 9 “Piano and strings”
Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Boris Baltschun, Koen Nutters

16.10.12 Manfred Werder - 2008 2ĺ─Ń Johnny Chang, Hannes Lingens, Koen Nutters, Manfred Werder (Quiet Cue ĺ─Ńwebsiteĺ─Ń )

05.09.12
Michael Pisaro - Harmony Series No. 7
Johnny Chang, Hannes Lingens, Koen Nutters, Derek Shirley, Gary Schultz

25.07.12
Michael Pisaro - Harmony Series No.6 “So Little to Do”
Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Hannes Lingens, Koen Nutters, Derek Shirley, Gary Schultz

12.04.12
Antoine Beuger solo - duo / quartet
pour e├ătre seul(e), sans re├┼serve (Dante Boon, ĺ─Ńpiano) three drops of rain /east wind (Dante Boon , Johnny Chang ĺ─Ńviola) Ba-Da duos (Koen Nutters ĺ─Ńdouble bass, Hannes Lingens ĺ─Ńaccordion)

16.04.12
Michael Pisaro - Transparent City (2)
Johnny Chang, Hannes Lingens, Koen Nutters (Naherholung Sternchen, Berlin-Mitte)

26.02.12 Michael Pisaro - Harmony Series No. 18 ĺ─Ń&ĺ─Ń Fields have ears (5)(Vapor) Boris Baltschun, Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Koen Nutters, Michael Pisaro, Michael Thieke, Yolanda Uriz Elizalde (Sonic Acts Festival, Amsterdam)

13.02.12
Antoine Beuger - Routley Tunings for 11
Boris Baltschun, Antoine Beuger, Pierre Borel, Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Hannes Lingens, Koen Nutters, Morten J. Olsen, Nils Ostendorf, Derek Shirley, Michael Thieke (Labor Sonor Spezial, Berlin-Mitte)

25.01.12
Michael Pisaro - Harmony Series No.4
Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Hannes Lingens, Koen Nutters, Nils Ostendorf

07.12.11
Michael Pisaro - Harmony Series No.2 & 3
Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Hannes Lingens, Koen Nutters

15.11.11
Antoine Beuger - Ashbery Tunings for 10
Boris Baltschun, Laurent Bruttin, Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Jamie Drouin, Koen Nutters, Morten J. Olsen, Derek Shirley, Benjamin Vergara, Biliana Voutchkova (NK, Berlin-Neuko├Ólln)

02.11.11
Michael Pisaro - Harmony Series No.1
Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Hannes Lingens, Koen Nutters

24.08.11
Antoine Beuger - Monodies pour Mallarme
Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Koen Nutters

13.07.11
Antoine Beuger - Meinong Nonets
Boris Baltschun, Antoine Beuger, Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Hannes Lingens, Koen Nutters, Morten J Olsen, Nils Ostendorf, Michael Thieke

23.06.11
Antoine Beuger - Ockeghem Octets
Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Andrew Hamilton, Hannes Lingens, Matthias Mu├Óller, Koen Nutters, Morten J Olsen, Michael Thieke

17.05.11
Antoine Beuger - Florenski Septets
Boris Baltschun, Pierre Borel, Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Heather Frasch, Koen Nutters, Nils Ostendorf

06.04.11
Antoine Beuger - Jankelevitch Sextets
Lucio Capece, Koen Nutters, Nils Ostendorf, Derek Shirley, Michael Thieke, Biliana Voutschkova

02.03.11
Antoine Beuger - Kiarostami Quintets
Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Koen Nutters, Nils Ostendorf, Michael Thieke

20.02.11
Antoine Beuger - Dedekind Duos
Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang

30.12.10
Antoine Beuger - Cantor Quartets
Johnny Chang, Heather Frasch, Koen Nutters, Michael Thieke

25.11.10
Antoine Beuger - Peckinpah Trios
Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Koen Nutters
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Musicians (as of March 2014):
Boris Baltschun Pierre Borel Lucio Capece Johnny Chang Bryan Eubanks Rebecca Lane Cat Lamb Hannes Lingens Mike Majkowski Matthias Mu├Óller Koen Nutters Morten J. Olsen
electronics alto saxophone bass clarinet/soprano saxophone viola/violin soprano saxophone/electronics flute viola accordion/percussion upright bass trombone upright bass vibraphone Nils Ostendorf Derek Shirley Rishin Singh Michael Thieke trumpet upright bass/cello trombone clarinet