SOUND WINDOW

Concert series at hase29 curated by Shabnam Parvaresh

October 26 – April 5, 2023

Improvised music meets visual arts

New concert series at hase29: "Improvised dialogues between art and music".
On October 26.10.2022, 29, a concert series by saxophonist Angelika Niescier and double bass player Sebastian Gramss will start at hase29, in which top-class jazz musicians will meet in duo format. The series entitled "Klangfenster in der haseXNUMX" was curated by the Osnabrück-based freelance artist and musician Shabnam Parvaresh and has set itself the goal of giving jazz lecturers who teach at the Osnabrück Institute for Music a stage in the city . Musicians from the region will also be there. The focus is on improvised duo concerts without prior rehearsals. “It shouldn't be about giving conventional concerts with material that has already been recorded. Rather, a unique, spontaneous dialogue between the musicians can be experienced,” says Shabnam Parvaresh.

Clarinet player Shabnam Parvaresh co-initiates concert series Lecturers from the Institute for Music (ifM) and musicians from the region.

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The jazz lecturers at the IfM perform internationally, but are hardly visible in Osnabrück: clarinetist Shabnam Parvaresh wants to change that. The Institute for Music at the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences has one of the largest jazz departments in Germany. Its teachers are internationally renowned musicians and perform in many major cities. Nevertheless, they are hardly visible or audible on stages in Osnabrück. The same applies to musicians from the region who are active in the field of improvised music. The clarinettist and painter Shabnam Parvaresh, who herself studied at the IfM and now works as a freelance artist, would like to change that with a concert series in the art space hase29 in Osnabrück. The successful jazz musician performs throughout Germany and internationally. In 2019 she also founded the Sheen Trio, with whom she could be heard on the WDR and at the Nawa Music and Film Festival in Vienna, among others.
The jazz lecturers at the IfM perform internationally, but are hardly visible in Osnabrück: clarinetist Shabnam Parvaresh wants to change that. The Institute for Music at the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences has one of the largest jazz departments in Germany. Its teachers are internationally renowned musicians and perform in many major cities. Nevertheless, they are hardly visible or audible on stages in Osnabrück. The same applies to musicians from the region who are active in the field of improvised music. The clarinettist and painter Shabnam Parvaresh, who herself studied at the IfM and now works as a freelance artist, would like to change that with a concert series in the art space hase29 in Osnabrück. The successful jazz musician performs throughout Germany and internationally. In 2019 she also founded the Sheen Trio, with whom she could be heard on the WDR and at the Nawa Music and Film Festival in Vienna, among others.

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Shabnam Parvaresh created the series under the title "Sound Window in the hase29" together with Elisabeth Lumme, Chairman of the "hase29 - Society for Contemporary Art Osnabrück e. V.”, developed. Both IfM lecturers and musicians from the region enter into a musical dialogue in duo formats at hase29. The emphasis is on improvised 

Duo concerts without prior rehearsals. “It shouldn't be about giving conventional concerts with material that has already been recorded. Rather, a unique, spontaneous dialogue between the musicians can be experienced,” says Shabnam Parvaresh. Many of the musician's colleagues were immediately enthusiastic about her idea and want to take part in the series. There are Angelika Niescier, Christian Thomé, Joachim Raffel, Andreas Wahl, Anne Mette Iversen, Sebastian Gramss, Anna-Lena Schnabel, Laura Totenhagen, Leif Berger, Anja Kreysing, Willem Schulz, Gudula Rosa, Ralph Beerkircher as well as Tamara Lukasheva and Jan Klare.

Visibility for musicians

The art space, housed in a former shop, creates great visibility for the concerts through its large window front: random passers-by in the oldest shopping street in the city become aware of the events and have the chance to visit the concert spontaneously. "The musicians refer to the exhibited works and thus open up a new musical level of perception for the audience". In the past two years there have already been frequent concerts in the Kunstraum. A positive synergy effect was that music and art audiences mixed and new visitors found their way to hase29. 

Anne Reinert, 2022

EVENTS

 

April 26.10.2022, 19 - 30:XNUMX p.m.  Buy a Ticket

Angelika Niescier + Sebastian Gramss

16.11.2022 - 19:30 p.m. Buy a Ticket

Laura Totenhagen + Ralph Beerkircher

14.12.2022 - 19:30 p.m. Buy a Ticket 

Tamara Lukasheva + Christian Thomé

13.01.2023 - 19:30 p.m. Buy a Ticket

Anne Mette Iversen + Andreas Wahl

23.02.2023  - 19:30 p.m. Buy a Ticket

Willem Schulz, Joachim Raffel + Gudula Rosa 

15.03.2023 - 19:30 p.m. Buy a Ticket

Jan Klare + Anja Kreysing 

05.04.2023 - 19:30 p.m. Buy a Ticket

Anna-Lena Schnabel + Leif Berger

 

The musicians

Shabnam Parvaresh

is a clarinetist, artist and curator from Tehran, Iran. She studied fine arts in Tehran and then began her musical career after privately studying the clarinet in the Tehran Symphony Orchestra.

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In 2013 she left Iran and studied jazz clarinet at the Osnabrück Institute for Music. In her musical work, she pursues an explorative approach that combines elements from Persian music with electronic sounds, improvised music and  Jazz connects to create a new musical aesthetic on the clarinet.  As a solo musician  She has performed with Grammy Award winner Kinan Azmeh, among others, and played as a soloist at the invitation of the European Clarinet Association. In 2020 she founded her Sheen Trio, whose debut album Gozar will be released in spring 2023 on the renowned label Berthold Records.  Pieces by the Sheen Trio have already been featured on WDR and they have played at national and international festivals.  In addition to other engagements as a musician, including in the orchestra collective The Dorf by Jan Klare,  she is active as a freelance artist and has realized solo exhibitions of her paintings in Tehran, Osnabrück and Sharjah and was recently nominated for the Osnabrück Art Prize. As a curator, she organizes the concert series "Klangfenster in der hase29" for improvised music in Osnabrück.

Dubbed the "great European saxophonist" by the Berliner Zeitung, Angelika Niescier is one of the outstanding musicians who have been redefining the contours of the European jazz scene for some time - an artist on a mission, with boundless energy, a rich palette of colors and virtuoso Technology.

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As a bandleader and composer, she received some of the most prestigious awards such as the Albert-Mangelsdorff-Prize, the Echo Jazz,  twice the Quarterly Prize of the German Record Critics and a nomination for the German Jazz Prize. She was the first  "Improviser in Residence" in Moers (Germany), also held residencies in Kuala Lumpur, Mexico City and Tarabya (Turkey). In addition, she works for radio and television stations such as Bayrischer Rundfunk, WDR, radio bremen, SWR and HR and RBB. 

As an internationally recognized musician, she has traveled to countless countries and performed her music at renowned festivals such as the Winter Jazzfest New York, unheard of! Zurich Jazz Festival, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Jazzfest Berlin, Jazz Festival Molde and Saalfelden Jazz Festival and has represented her country musically in different contexts around the world.

She has worked/worked with some of the big names in the international music scene such as Joachim Kühn, Tyshawn Sorey, Kris Davis, Gerry Hemingway, Aki Takase, Nasheet Waits, Jim Black, Sylvie Courvoisier, Ralph Alessi, Tomeka Reid, Ernie Watts, IIro Rantala, Gerald cleaver and many more .

Angelika Niescier has an unbridled desire for artistic development and exchange, which made her musical journey rich in inspiring encounters and led to works for and cooperation with dance, orchestra and choir, film and theater.

www.angelika-niescier.de

The double bass player Sebastian Gramss from Cologne has been considered one of the leading figures in the German music scene in the field of jazz and contemporary music for years (ECHO 2013 +2018 in the category “double bass”)

 

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Tours and concerts take him to Africa, Australia, Asia, Russia, USA, India, Japan and Mexico as well as to important festivals and clubs throughout Europe. Gramss initiated dozens of international collaborations and stands for long-term networking of musical cultures worldwide. He released over 30 CDs under his name. Most recently he has been touring with the trios FOSSILE 3, SLOWFOX, the socially critical collective “Hard Boiled Wonderland” and the tentett STATES OF PLAY...

In addition to his own projects, he wrote music for Pina Bausch and in 2016+2018 for the Ensemble Modern. For his CD "Thinking of ...Stefano Scodanibbio..." (WERGO) and SLOWFOX 2021 he received the "Prize of the German Record Critics". His innovative bass activities range from the solo program "ATOPIE", the long-standing international duo double bass series "Double the Double Bass" (with over 50 concerts) to "Sebastian Gramss 'BASSMASSE" with up to 50 double bass players (including Moers Festival, Tokyo 2015/Mexico 2017, Cologne Jazz Week 2022).

He is a lecturer at the universities in Cologne and Osnabrück.

www.sebastiangramss.de

The Cologne vocalist and improviser Laura Totenhagen is one of the most idiosyncratic voices in Germany's improvised music scene. She is a consistent researcher with her own unique approach to form, composition and vocal sound generation.

 

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After studying at the University of Music and Dance in Cologne, she herself has been a lecturer for jazz singing at the Institute for Music at the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences since 2020. She released three albums as a leader (2017: Foliage (Toy Piano Records), 2018: Aura (KLAENG records) and 2019: Yonic (KLAENG records)), which focused on contemporary jazz and her own compositions. Together with "Of Cabbages and Kings", Laura Totenhagen is currently preparing her fourth production, which will be released in spring 2023. A solo production is also planned for 2023. Totenhagen is a scholarship holder of

NICA artist development - the excellence promotion program of the Ministry of Culture and Science North Rhine-Westphalia.

Currently, Totenhagen tirelessly explores vocal sounds, employs extended vocal techniques, and questions constructs such as beauty or gender-specific attributions. She sees her music and art as a feminist practice and deepens themes such as repetition and reduction. The exchange of compositional ideas and sketches as well as the discussion of new compositional and vocal music approaches with colleagues and close friends is of essential importance to her. She draws her inspiration from multidisciplinary sources and of course listening to musicians such as Farida Amadou, Sofia Jernberg, Klein, Stine Janvin, Arca, Sophie, Pamela Z, Blanco Teta or Anna von Hausswolff.

Ralph Beerkircher studied classical guitar and jazz guitar, lives in Cologne, where he has been active as a bandleader, sideman and composer since the mid-90s. Played with Gerry Hemingway, David Liebman, Taylor Ho Bynum, Steven Bernstein, Gabriele Hasler, Moritz Eggert, Efrat Alony, Henning Sieverts, Peter Fulda, Matthias Schubert, Nils Wogram, Michael Heupel, Gunnar Plümer and many others

 

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With bands like Novotnik44, ensemble hks and Arnie Bolden he recorded and played at festivals in Germany and abroad. With the guitarist Frank Wingold he founded the duo shraeng, which is particularly dedicated to the performances of Karlheinz Stockhausen, John Cage and Moritz Eggert, among others. Engagements as a soloist with the Bochum Symphony Orchestra, the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn and the Musikfabrik nrw, such as musical direction and participation in the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, Munich State Opera, Theater Bonn and Schauspielhaus Bochum. With his own formations, he explores the interfaces between improvised music, composed material, song-oriented music, new music and electronica. Sitting between chairs, eager to experiment and constantly on the lookout.

He is currently working with his band NoHum and the quartet Beerkircher/Lindner/Werner/Landfermann.

www.ralphbeerkircher.de

Tamara Lukasheva is a singer, composer and musician. She is interested in music that contains something: be it feelings or stories, be it metaphors or ambivalence, politics or poetry. She walks through the world full of curiosity and with alert senses. Music is her mother tongue - and her means of processing impressions, encounters, everyday life and world events.

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And to create something new, which in turn touches other people; across borders and musical categories. Tamara Lukasheva was born in 1988 in Odessa, Ukraine. Between 2003 and 2007 she studied at the conservatory in Odessa, between 2010 and 2015 at the University of Music and Dance in Cologne, where she lives today.

Numerous CD recordings with their own formations (including Kusimanten "Bleib ein Mensch", Tamara Lukasheva Quartet "Patchwork of Time", ''Homebridge'', Duo ''Matria'' with Matthias Schriefl, Duo Lit "It is your time … and it works”) and as a guest (including East Drive “Folksongs 2”, Eurasian's Unity) testify to Lukasheva's productivity. She not only tours regularly in the Ukraine and Germany, but has also undertaken concert tours to Hungary, Central America, India, Albania, Egypt, Italy, Pakistan, China, Thailand, Russia and Kazakhstan.

Tamara Lukasheva has been awarded a large number of prizes as a soloist, ensemble leader and composer, including: Int. Competition of Jazz Singers Moscow, "Voicingers" Jazz Vocal Competition Poland 2011, "Keep an Eye" Award Amsterdam 2015, Composition Competition of the Federal Jazz Orchestra 2016 and "New German Jazz Prize" 2017.

In 2018, Tamara Lukasheva was awarded the renowned Horst and Gretl Will scholarship for jazz and improvised music from the city of Cologne, her adopted home, as an “extraordinarily variable and imaginative musician”.

www.tamaralukasheva.de

Christian Thomé (*1970, Düsseldorf) lives in Cologne and works as a drummer, composer, arranger, producer and teacher. His projects range from contemporary jazz and freely improvised music to world music, experimental electronics and pop music to classical music

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. He is currently working on abstract.club, a concert series for experimental club music, the Tarabya Ensemble and the Trio Vesna with the Ukrainian singer Mariana Sadovska and the sound designer Markus Braun. He is also a permanent member of various formations around Markus Stockhausen, such as Wild Life and the Markus Stockhausen Group, as well as Hans Lüdemann's Trio Ivoire. The focus of his work is the constant further development of his unconventional, multifaceted and colorful drumming.

In 2016 and 2018, Christian Thomé was a scholarship holder at the Tarabya Cultural Academy of the Federal Foreign Office and in 2001 he was a scholarship holder in New York City of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. He is the 2018 Echo Jazz Prize winner with the Quadrivium group's CD Far Into The Stars and the 2004 Jazzart Prize winner with his then trio Radio Köber. He works as a lecturer for jazz drums, jazz ensembles and didactics at the Institute for Music at the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences.

He played with Michiel Braam, Till Brönner, Frank Chastenier, Wilbert de Joode, Jorrit Dijkstra, Gerd Dudek, Peter Fessler, Scott Fields, Xaver Fischer, Sebastian Gille, Martin Gjakonovski, Michel Godard, John Goldsby, Frank Gratkowski, Achim Kaufmann, Mazen Kerbaj, Frank Köllges, Lee Konitz, Peter Kowald, Christoph Lauer, Thomas Lehn, Rudi Mahall, Dieter Manderscheid, Marc Matter, Michael Moore, Hubert Nuss, Guillaume Orti, Evan Parker, Claudio Puntin, Mario Rom, Matthias Schubert, Ramesh Shotham, Henning Sieverts, Steve Swallow, Florian Weber, Ike Willis, Reiner Winterschladen, Nils Wogram,  Dhafer Youssef, et al

www.christianthome.de

Danish bassist Anne Mette Iversen came to New York City in 1998, where she produced much of her contemporary work. She has lived in Berlin since 2012.

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She has released eleven albums as a leader, including one as composer and artistic director of the Norrbotten Big Band (S). She leads her jazz quartet, the "Anne Mette Iversen Quartet", which has developed into a quintet in recent years: Anne Mette Iversen Quartet+1; the Berlin-based group Ternion Quartet; Double Life - the collaboration with her jazz quartet +1 and the 4Corners string quartet as well as the project Poetry of Earth. She has worked extensively as a sideman and has performed with world class musicians. In 2016 she was Composer in Residence for the Norrbotten Big Band (S) and she continues to work as a guest writer and conductor for big bands.

Anne Mette Iversen has a BFA in Jazz Performance from The New School, NYC and is a former classical pianist at the Royal Conservatory of Music, DK. Since February 2020 she has been Professor for Jazz Composition & Arrangement at the Institute for Music at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences, and since October 2021 she has taken over the management of the jazz department.

Anne Mette Iversen is considered an important composer and pioneer of modern, contemporary jazz composition. She has successfully integrated jazz and classical musicians, and whether composing for small groups, big bands or crossover ensembles, she carries her unique and personal voice.

www.annemetteiversen.com

Adreas Wahl is a freelance musician, guitarist and composer who has lived in the Ruhr area since 1989.

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Various sponsorship prizes (among others prizewinner Westfalenjazz 1994, Jazzwerkruhr 2002 and 2004, 2007, 2009, International Songwriting Competition 2005) CD, radio and television productions as well as concert tours in Germany and abroad with various bands and projects of improvised music and contemporary jazz:  Zodiak Trio, A.Tronic, The Dorf, Peter Herborn Large, Solo, WDR Big Band, Beam, Essen Jazz Orchestra (EJO), Tribe, JO, Music from the Acoustic Neighborhood, Fuchsthone Orchestra, etc. has played at numerous well-known festivals such as: Jazz Festival Münster, Leipzig Jazz Days, Stuttgart Jazz Days, Moers Festival, European Trytone Festival Amsterdam, Jazztopad Festival Wrozlaw, Klara Festival Brussels, Jazz Festival Caracas, Jazz Festival Bonn and many more.

www.andreaswahl.net

Composing, improvising and performing with passion and consistency. on  the background of classical music since my youth the desire for something new, for my own. Being open to sounds and noises of all kinds. Actively relating music to the world in which we live. Interfere. explore spaces. Playing together with artists of all genres and also with workers and their construction machines. Perception, respect, sensitivity, touch. Always new formats. And above all, the flame of enthusiasm. This is music for me.

www.willemschulz.de

The TAZ newspaper attested to Joachim Raffel and his music as early as 2000, after his fourth album IN MOTION, which caused a sensation at the time, had “leaped into freer areas, but without losing his grip on reality”. Eleven albums later, the multiple jazz award winner, pianist, composer, arranger, percussionist and lecturer at the Music Institute of the University of Osnabrück has remained true to this leap. The YOU (Alina Records, Spotify, iTunes...) cycle, released in 2020, recorded multi-instrumentally by Joachim Raffel and self-produced in all respects, is a perfect, more recent testimony to his refreshingly uncategorized cosmos.

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In international music podcasts, YOU Joachim Raffel created joyful interest side by side with icons of improvised music, such as Fred Frith.

Joachim Raffel studied jazz piano at the Amsterdam University of the Arts from 1987 to 1992 and jazz composition between 1993 and 1995 as part of a two-year workshop with Bob Brookmeyer and Bill Dobbins at the Cologne University of Music. Since then he has worked with a wide variety of ensembles from piano trio to big band, when NAMU 3 celebrated "action painting in sound" with Steve Gibbs and Willem Schulz, composed over 150 pieces, wrote film music, participated in radio productions (2004 live album NIR BWANA) and performed with dancers.

His latest project: a highly exciting duo of bass clarinet and piano together with Shabnam Parvaresh.

www.joachim-raffel.de

Gudula Rosa is praised by the press as a "master of her craft" and her flute playing as "charismatic and highly virtuoso". Concert tours have taken her to Japan, China, Ecuador, Brazil, the USA and many European countries. 

 

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She studied the recorder with Winfried Michel in Münster and Kassel as well as on a scholarship with Walter van Hauwe at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam and completed her artistic matriculation examination with distinction. She has received several awards and prizes (including winning the ERTA recorder competition in 1996) and has recorded several critically acclaimed CDs in cooperation with SenderFreiesBerlin, Radio Bremen and Deutschlandfunk. She works together with composers (commissioned works, numerous world premieres), visual artists, dancers, improvisers and speakers. As a guest performer in various baroque and contemporary operas, she gave concerts with the symphony orchestras of the cities of Münster, Dortmund and Osnabrück, as a soloist with the Tokyo Orchestra Nipponica and the Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie, the musikFabrik NRW, the NOTABU Ensemble and the Ensemble StationenNRW.

In addition to her busy concert schedule in the fields of early music and new music, Gudula Rosa is a passionate and very successful teacher. She teaches at the Münster University of Music and at the Westphalian School of Music in the city of Münster and is the project leader of the youth academy for the musically gifted, a joint project between the two institutes. From 1998 to 2004 she taught at the Folkwang University of Music, Theater and Dance in Essen.

www.gudularosa.de

Jan Klare has been on the road as a saxophonist, band leader and composer since the mid-80s and has left little out. His biography refers to concerts in many countries, dozens of CD/radio/TV productions and collaborations with well-known colleagues.

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Various awards prove the quality of his work - as the founder of the orchestra "The Dorf"  he has left his mark in recent years, a master class at the New England Conservatory in Boston, the football opera "Duell D/NL 74", the co-founding of the label "Umland Records", compositions for "New Music" ensembles and the WDR BigBand Piece for two wind bands/ gospel choir/ rock band/ church bells and pyrotechnics and much more can be listed.

Klare sees his work as "sociological field research" on listening habits, listening expectations and their manipulation.

www.janklare.de

Anja Kreysing, sound and media art, master student of the German Fluxus filmmaker Lutz Mommartz, further studies with Nan Hoover, Christina Kubisch. Accordionist, improviser (workshops with Malcolm Goldstein et al, certified deep listening practitioner after Pauline Oliveros).

Live soundtracks for (silent) film, video, performance, theater and for her own experimental films with accordion and electronics as well as electro-acoustic environments. Curator of "black and white is the better color", label for (silent) film concerts and a/v performances Helmut Buntjer. 

Anja Kreysing has received prizes and grants for her artistic and musical work, including the grant for a media artist, MSWKS, from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (2002).

www.anjakreysing.de

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Anna-Lena Schnabel is a freelance saxophonist, Flute player, composer and lecturer for jazz flute at the Hochschule (Ifm) Osnabrück.

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She is an "Echo" jazz prize winner and has already received the "Jazzspatz", the "Praetorius Music Prize", the "IB.SH JazzAward", the "Ebel Scholarship" and a scholarship for the New York Collective School and "Live Music Now''.

She was also a scholarship holder of the Oscar and Vera Ritter Foundation and the Dr. Langer Foundation. She also received the "Special Prize for Female Composers" from "JazzcompGraz" and was nominated for the "SWR Jazz Prize".

In her early career she made recordings with Thomas Morgan, Dan Weiss, Dominic Miller, Lars Danielsson and the NDR Bigband. She has shared the stage with Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor, Maria Joao, Greg Osby, Nasheet Waits, Jiggs Whigham, Nils Landgren, Edward Perraud, Frédéric Maurin, Michel Godard, Moslem Rahal and Sammy Deluxe, among others. She also worked for several years as an alto saxophonist/flutist in the ONJ ("Orchestre National de Jazz").

www.annalenaschnabel.com

Leif Berger, born in Münster in 1995, has been a musician since he got his first drum kit in 1997. A few stations later (LEGO, »Age of Empires«, Skateboarding etc.), he decides to devote his life to this passion. He moves to Cologne, learns things like here Improvisation, friendship, taking your dreams seriously, listening, and playing in many bands. Today he also calls himself a composer, pianist, keyboardist, percussionist, bandleader and teacher. You can hear his music on Bandcamp. Most of the 25+ albums he has appeared on can also be found online.

www.leifberger.com

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Participating artist

Angelica Niescier, Sebastian Gramss, Laura Totenhagen, Ralph Beerkircher, Tamara Lukasheva, Christian Thomé,Anne Mette Iversen, Andreas Wahl, Willem Schulz, Joachim Raffel, Gudula Rosa, Jan Klare, Anja Kreysing, Anna-Lena Schnabel, Leif Berger

 

 

curator

Shabnam Parvaresh

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