percussive highlights – permanently expanding!
Performed LIVE, filmed LIVE
The new program!
Composed for space and inspired by Yadegar Asisi’s monumental installation “Great Barrier Reef”, “Oceania” describes a world of beauty and grace. Including new compositions exclusively written by Marc Strobel, the work is a tribute to the sea and its biodiversity. At the same time, the percussionists Kai & Marc Strobel address the ocean from an economic point of view. A sound research to highlight as well consequences for the ecosystem and the intervention in fragile systems. The element of water gets intelligently interpreted while using performative scenes and electronic tape.
“Oceania” – is filmed as a 60 min. live-performance with Marc & Kai Strobel, a live-film for “weLive” by Punchline
Studios, produced by “Lahrer Rockwerkstatt e.V.” at “Gasometer 360 Pforzheim”.
“Oceania” as stage performance? The plannings started: interested to be part as an exclusive production-partner? Get in touch!
PIAZZOLLA & PERFORMANCE
“Pulsation” for Percussion Duo combines avant-garde music with Tango Nuevo. The main focal point, standing above all in both cases: the pulse!
The percussive drum setup of “Time & Money” is part of an artistically holistic approach: The musician is not just an instrumentalist but becomes a performer and an actor. Francois Sarhan’s “Homework” goes even further and integrates the voice into his performance, as a minimalist origin of rhythm and melody. On top of that, the composition is entirely based on body percussion.
In contrast, you’ll experience the pulsating tangos of the grand Astor Piazzolla, new compositions by bandoneon player Omar Massa, and other composers of percussion music for vibraphone and marimba.
min. 2 percussionists
Der Klang der Meere.
Inspiriert durch die monumentale Installation “Great Barrier Reef” von Yadegar Asisi beschreibt „Oceania“ eine Welt voller Schönheit und Anmut. Eine Hommage an das Meer und seine Artenvielfalt. Gleichzeitig thematisiert es den Ozean als wirtschaftliche Ressource und setzt sich mit den Folgen für das Ökosystem und generellen Eingriffen in fragile Systeme auseinander.
Das Performance- und Filmprojekt „Oceania“ mit Marc & Kai Strobel, Punchline Studios, in Kollaboration mit “Gasometer 360* Pforzheim” und Yadegar Asisi.
Die neuen Kompositionen von Boum-Percussion!!
Kai StrobelMarc Strobel – Percussion
IN PRAISE OF JOHN
Percussion Avantgarde Classics
“In Praise of John” unites the most influential percussion composers of the 20th century. It explores the interplay between experimental sound cultures and meditative and mathematical compositions.
This spectacular combination offers a varied sonorous, and simultaneously monumental, concert program. Unifying the works by John Cage, Lou Harrison, Iannis Xenakis & more
min. 3 percussionists
IMPULS – exploring the relationship between human & spatial movement and sound.
World premiere for
The Stuttgart Ballet 2019
Impuls focuses on form and dynamics, energy and speed. On different relationships between dance & music, between the dancers & the percussionist and the space.
“In Roman Novitzky’s work Impuls, music and dance are firmly interwoven. Percussionist and composer Marc Strobel placed himself on stage for the entire duration of the piece. The physicality of his playing makes him part of the dance. Stage design and lighting by Yaron Abulafia support Impuls in prominent role through effective shapes in space.”
(Critical Dance, Maggie Foyer, published online on 30 November 2019)
Aswell, 2023 “Impuls” has been performed on the centrecourt at the finals of the “Porsche Tennis Grand Prix” at Porsche Arena, Stuttgart.
1 Percussionist + Tape + 7 dancers
COMPOSITION & PERCUSSION
STAGE & LIGHT DESIGN
Photos by ©Stuttgarter Ballett
World premiere: Schauspiel Stuttgart/GER – Nov. 2019
david foster wallace
“Terribly amusing. But in the future – without me!”
“David Foster Wallace on a seven-day luxury cruise in the Caribbean… On behalf of Harpers Magazine, he had boarded a luxury liner and set sail from Key West with
2.000 people. He saw “saccharin-white beaches and waters of the brightest azure, pale-purple pantsuits, jackets of menstrual pink, brown-violet training suits, and adult U.S. citizens at the info counter, who wanted to know if you get wet while snorkeling.”
A real satire that can lead you to laugh to tears and simultaneously catches your breath.”
Udo Wachtveitl / ACTOR
Boum-Percussion (2 PERC)