LIVE at Moers Festival 2016
‘Pezzettino 8’ is an approx. 40-minute musical arrangement for violins and percussive instruments of any kind, performed by eight musicians. It has been composed for moers festival 2016 by Carolin Pook (violin/percussion/conducter) who assembled an international ensemble of solo artists with different musical backgrounds for it. Each part is specifically arranged for each musician. The different parts keep on merging into a collage of pulsing sounds with individual solo passages breaking out. The continuously growing soundscape of violins and percussions tries to describe a simple moment in time and its often slow-paced creation process. It leads up to a sudden and relieving awareness that we are all but a ‘pezzettino’. A tiny morsel of something, a pixel, a puzzle piece, a grain of sand, a dust particle, an organism in one universe, one universe of many
the video shows the WORLD PREMIERE of a 5-minute composition for two violins by Carolin Pook.
The piece is somewhat theatrical and its title describes it well.
Carolin Pook - violin
Lola Rubio - violin
performed 6/25/2016 at Halle V/Riedel
fiesta instrumentale dedicated to and inspired by the music of every banda de musica in the streets of Spain and South France during the ferias and corridas
commissioned by the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln/Wuppertal 2014
this video shows its World Premiere at the Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal/April 23rd 2015
performed by students of the HfMT Cologne/Wuppertal
conducted by Werner Dickel
This 20 minutes long improvisational piece was created by Kenji Takagi and Carolin Pook during her artist residency in Wuppertal (Germany). The video shows the full live performance from November 30th at a very unique space, an old abandoned wine cellar.
While setting a dramaturgical frame, every note and move is improvised.
It is a play on action and reaction - on freedom and dependency - on will and abandon.
performed at music conservatory Wuppertal Nov 2012
Carolin Pook/ solo violin + composition ++ Milena Schuster/violin ++ Werner Dickel /viola ++ Alexander Zhibaj/cello ++ Ferdinand Junghänel/ cembalo+toypiano ++ Salome Amend/marimba,tam tam+snare drum
While collaborating with Carolin Pook for the Wuppertaler Jazzmeeting in Germany, the conductor and viola professor Werner Dickel suggested to use the time off to gather some students of the music conservatory and create an impromptus classical Pookestra experience. With two intense days of composing, a small workshop, one concentrated rehearsal and conducted improvised parts on stage, the performance at the music conservatory in Wuppertal was a great success. The music is based on the simple emotion of sadness. The violin concerto is therefore based on the key of minor. It is about 20 minutes long and has 3 different parts which are all supposed to be sad, each in a different way.
featuring and dedicated to: Peter Brötzmann
Oct 26th 2012 at Cafe Ada/Wuppertal WUPPERTALER JAZZMEETING
music for 8 percussionists and one improvising saxophonist.
commissioned by the Wuppertaler Jazzmeeting 2012
performed by:Peter Brötzmann (bassclarinet) Ensemble Q Werner Dickel (conductor)
Never Not was commissioned for the 10th anniversary of the Wuppertaler Jazzmeeting 2013. It is written for and dedicated to Peter Brötzmann. Listening to Brötzmanns playing inspires to never not express yourself, never not try or never not do. Each of the 9 players is encouraged to never not play. In an abstract way, the 30 minutes piece describes being born into a system, trying to escape it on your own, building new systems with others to fight the old one, becoming stronger and finding your place as a powerful individual by accepting the presence of your limitations.
a lyrical ecstasy for symphony orchestra and jazz quintet dedicated to Charlie Parker
by Carolin Pook (composition/orchestration) and Oliver Strauch (composition/idea)
LIVE AUDIO from the world premiere performance at St. Ingberter Jazz Festival 2011
commissioned by Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern
first live performance march 25th 2011 at International Jazz Festival St. Ingbert by Deutsche Radiophilharmonie (conductor Christoph Poppen) and the Roy Hargrove quintet