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Circuit Training

Circuit Training is an experimental 9-piece ensemble and workshop project including musicians of the Berlin Echtzeit & experimental music scenes. It first came together in 2013 on an initiative of Ignaz Schick and has developed and been built up from a quintet to the current nonet line-up. It resembles musicians and composers from diverse styles of exploratory music such as Free Improvisation/ Echtzeitmusik, New Jazz, Noise, Contemporary Music, Electro-Acoustic Music or Electronica. We usually meet once or twice a year to work on and perform conceptual/graphic scores and other experimental pieces written by some of the ensemble members for the collective. So far we have held five different Circuit Training events at such places as Theaterkapelle, Friedenskirche, Emmauskirche and Wabe in Berlin. Since autumn 2016 there is also an electronic edition of CT. Here the first event took also place at Wabe Berlin.

The line-up currently comprises the following players:

Tom Arthurs (trumpet, comp), Benjamin Weidekamp (reeds,comp), Ignaz Schick (turntables, electronics, comp), Eliad Wagner (analog synths, comp), Marta Zapparoli (tapes, electronics), Achim Kaufmann (grand piano), Klaus Kürvers (double bass), Emilio Gordoa (vibes, perc., comp), Alexandre Babel (drums, percussion)

Repertoire:
Earle Brown: Folio & Four Systems(1952-1964), variable duration
Emilio Gordoa: Sciara del Fuoco (2015), ca. 13:00
Ignaz Schick: Circuit Training I (2013), 45:00
Ignaz Schick: Circuit Training II (2014), ca. 30:00
Ignaz Schick: Circuit Training III (2015), 20:38 [Score excerpt 1, 2, 3]
Ignaz Schick: Circuit Training IV (2016), 23:00 [Score excerpt 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]
Ignaz Schick: Circuit Training V (2016), ca. 40-60:00 [Score excerpt 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11]
Eliad Wagner: Other Peoples Business (2013), variable duration
Eliad Wagner: 3 pictures – study in structure for improvising ensemble (2015), ca. 20:00

Electronic edition:
Tomomi Adachi (laptop, controllers), Korhan Erel (laptop, controllers), Jim Campbell (tapes, electronics), Roy Carroll (piezos, objects, speakers), Ignaz Schick (turntables, electronics.), Richard Scott (analog synths), Eliad Wagner (analog synths, comp), Marta Zapparoli (tapes, electronics)