8/05/2022

New Music Film by Ebba Jahn IDEA - MINIATURES BY IMPROVISERS 67 min., 2022

German Premiere at 16. UNERHÖRT Musikfilm Festival
September 8th, 2022 / 19:00 h
B-Movie, Brigittenstrasse 5, 20359 Hamburg Sankt Pauli
https://www.b-movie.de

https://www.unerhoert-filmfest.de/idea-miniatures-by-improvisers/
 
This is a free-style music film, a video collage, a tour de force of improvisations by musicians from mainly the UK and Germany in an audio-visual dialogue with Ebba Jahn. The result is a shrill, flashy, colorful, touching video collage full of different approaches to sound and image and the world.
 
I asked all improvising musicians I had worked with in recent years to send me up to 3 single minutes of music with or without video / images for the creation of this music video collage - it was an inspiring delight to receive and work with them...
 

The premiere will take place at Germany's oldest and most interesting music film festival in Hamburg.

https://www.unerhoert-filmfest.de/musikfilme-2022/

Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg a vocalist in and about the film - auf Deutsch unter dem Bild:

Improvised music and sound art are so much a collective – collaborative form of art, or a way of living in a spontaneous music process created in the moment. Looking and listening at different times at all these one minute short video collages brilliantly conceived and contributed by all the artists involved convince me that the interconnections between all these different creative souls is the best part of this sound/image experience. It makes me think about the fact that there is no musical or theoretical definition or category in that kind of musical – artistic practice.
It is by far better to let your own mind and imagination fly and flow through these sounds and visuals without trying to guess who is doing what and why. Nobody knows.... It seems that by now there is a huge number of fascinating artists beyond recognition involved in the “NOW” music performance.
IDEA - Miniatures by Improvisers seems to be a wonderful example of this approach, the brainchild of Ebba Jahn, a staunch believer in such creative fringe music and its unknown connections with visuals, videos, any sort of graphic art, or vice versa.

The miniatures show us the musician in action at an unusual angle or with a metaphoric poetic visual alluding to the musical flow.

Her visionary catalyst idea was to offer a carte blanche to these improvisers and artists involved from UK, Germany, Japan, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, etc....

This actually works magnificently although Ebba Jahn had no preconceived ideas about what she preferred to display in her project; mainly a deep trust in the soulful and subtle energies and visions of the many performers, musicians, artists and her own video artistic approach are key to the viewer's experience. The realities and ephemerals of improvised music and sound flow in unscripted dialogue – interactive connections with what we see in these fantastic odd 54 video miniatures.



        
 
IDEA - Miniatures by Improvisers Video-Collage von Ebba Jahn 67 min.
Text von Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg, beteiligter Sänger
Improvisierte Musik und Klangkunst sind so sehr eine kollektive – kollaborative Kunstform oder 
eine Lebensweise in einem spontanen Musikprozess, der im Moment entsteht.
Wenn ich all diese einminütigen Video-Collagen, die von allen beteiligten Künstlern brillant
konzipiert und beigesteuert wurden, zu unterschiedlichen Zeiten anschaue und anhöre,
überzeuge ich mich davon, dass die Verbindungen zwischen all diesen verschiedenen kreativen
Seelen das Beste an diesem Klang-/Bilderlebnis sind.
Es lässt mich darüber nachdenken, dass es keine musikalische oder theoretische Definition oder
Kategorie in dieser Art von musikalischer – künstlerischer Praxis gibt.
Es ist bei weitem besser, seinen eigenen Gedanken und seiner Vorstellungskraft freien Lauf zu
lassen und durch diese Klänge und Bilder zu fließen, ohne zu versuchen, zu erraten, wer was und
warum tut. Niemand weiß es.... Es scheint, dass mittlerweile eine riesige Anzahl faszinierender
Künstler bis zur Unkenntlichkeit in die „NOW“-Musikperformance involviert sind.
IDEA - Miniatures by Improvisers scheint ein wunderbares Beispiel für diesen Ansatz zu sein,
das Konzept von Ebba Jahn, einer überzeugten Anhängerin solch kreativer Randmusik und ihrer
unbekannten Verbindungen mit Videos, Photos, jeder Art von Kunst oder umgekehrt.
Die Miniaturen zeigen uns Musiker:innen in Aktion aus einem ungewöhnlichen Blickwinkel oder
mit einer metaphorisch-poetischen Optik, die auf den musikalischen Fluss anspielt.
Ihre visionäre Katalysator-Idee war es, diesen beteiligten Improvisator:innen aus Großbritannien,
Deutschland, Japan, Italien, der Schweiz, Belgien usw. eine c
arte blanche anzubieten. Das funktioniert tatsächlich hervorragend, obwohl Ebba Jahn keine vorgefassten Vorstellungen
darüber hatte, was sie in ihrem Projekt am liebsten zeigen würde; vor allem ein tiefes Vertrauen in
die gefühlvollen und subtilen Energien und Visionen der vielen Beteiligten und ihr eigener
video-künstlerischer Ansatz sind der Schlüssel zum Erlebnis des Betrachters.
Die Realitäten und Vergänglichkeiten von improvisierter Musik und Sound fließen in
ungeschriebene dialog-interaktive Querverbindungen ein, wie wir in diesen faszinierenden
wunderlichen 54 Videominiaturen sehen.

3/29/2022

Videoraum Ebba Jahn 9.-11. September in Berlin - Kreuzberg ÜbereckArt | Kurzfilme


Posters  Ebba Jahn Short Films



https://www.uebereckart.de/pdf/Flyer_.pdf



 


 

Es wird ein Kurzfilme-Wunschkonzert und manchmal Non-Stop  ein Kommen und Gehen ist jederzeit möglich - auch andere Veranstaltungen sind zahlreich vorhanden in diesen Häusern und den Höfen.

                                                    neues Haus  ^                             ^ Videoraum
                                                                                                                         

11/19/2021

EKPHRASES poetry video by Ebba Jahn | Film Festival Premiere at ZEBRA Film Festival in Berlin 25.-28. Nov 2021, Urania



Odile Kennel                  Photo: Verlagshaus Berlin
Her poem: Nach Pasargada /german and engl.
  


  
 
  

Charlotte Keeffe

Screenings:
4. Jazzwoche-Hannover.de 2.-8. Oktober2021
Kino im Sprengel 3. Oktober


5. Film Festival Premiere
25.-28. November 2021
Berlin in Urania


6. SonderBlue Film festival
postponed to June 2022
New York City, online


                           



3. Mopomoso TV June Edition,
premiere June 20, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDLA8ZOt1Lw
with a brief outro Zoom conversation between Ebba Jahn and Charlotte Keeffe who is also a team member of Mopomoso.


2. The online MASS Magazin in March included Ekphrases

 1. Sunday March 21,2021 World Poetry Day - an online screening.

Photo: Paul Steuber

Consider a donation to Ebba's distribution fund
paypal.me/EbbaJahn or via GoFundMe 
Want to invite a EJ video to your culture program?
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9/02/2021

Video FOG HORNS by Ebba Jahn | SIRENAS DE NEBLINAS | NEBELHÖRNER Festival updates 2021



We see a webcam surveillance video of a harbour entrance on a foggy day in Cuxhaven, Germany. A sound of a fog horn extends into film music, a contemporary composition for his trombone by Paul Hubweber.
Ships come in slowly and the first stanza of the poem "Fog Horns" by poet David Mason from Colorado appears slowly and in writing first.These three elements - webcam image, poem, trombone music - appear in the video as if they were always meant for each other...
Fog Horns by Arthur Dove, 1929
16.4.20 - Poet David Mason has just retired fom work as professor at the English Department Colorado College in Colorado Springs USA:

I asked him what I could say during the Cadence Festival Zoom Hang event on 4/18?

"You can say I'm proud to have my poem featured in your film. I wrote the thing some years ago, while looking at a painting called Fog Horns by Arthur Dove.

Somehow I fell into five-syllable lines with some rhymes.
I enjoyed the way the form encouraged me to break out of simple logic into mood.

I'm in Tasmania, now - my home for rest of life..."
Fog Horns by Arthur Dove, 1929
The painting also visualizes the first three fog horn sounds of the video. Paul Hubweber heard it and while seeing the still silent rest of the film, he chose from his archive his composition Trombone Parts from Ab und Auf for the video.
                  Looking forward to the European Festival Premiere at:
28.8. - 6.9.20
www.fifnl.com 
Labo section program I 
   

 

15.8.20: FOG HORNS was selected by Videobardo - the Videopoetry Festival in Buenos Aires.
I'm delighted that we'll be able to create a Spanish video version.
The great poet RHINA P. ESPAILLAT has translated the poem for this video.

                                            Buenos Aires, Argentinien 2021 in NOVEMBER

VideoBardo, founded in 1996 will be realised throughout the year in different cities and venues around the world and at a CENTRAL WEEK in Buenos Aires, Argentina on dates to be defined.

                                                      https://videobardo.wixsite.com/home 

 

The World Film Festival Premiere took place Saturday 19th of April, 2020 - due to lockdowns online for 24 hours in the program Better Left Unsaid at

nwfilmforum.org/cadence

Better Left Unsaid
Not silent, these video poems emphasize language as an auditory experience, a graphic experience, and a cultural experience. A dying language left untranslated, constraints leaving language limited, and limited language leaving emotional threads through found and filmed footage—this screening leaves room for inference and poetic impressions.

April 19 at 7:30pm PST

 










8/16/2021

Poetry Video Weekly | Poesie Videos mit Gedichten von Rolf Persch, Vertonung von Paul Hubweber, Video Collage Ebba Jahn

Each Sunday, a new poetry video will be published until the end of the year 2021. English speakers will find a translation of poems under the video on Vimeo.
 
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Showcase collection of video moments https://vimeo.com/showcase/8847382/

#1  dankeschön   https://vimeo.com/588902053
#2  begabung      https://vimeo.com/590557638
#3  baumvogel
#4  von solcher weisse


This project was initiated by composer, trombonist, guitarist Paul Hubweber with some support for his excellent soundtracks by 


 

 

The video montage was made possible by the support of
Künstlerinnenstipendium Film/Video 2021
by the Senatsverwaltung of Kultur und Europa Berlin

The complete video production financing is still in the works, donations to this or other fundraisers are welcome and go into a longer video and its distribution:                                                                   https://ko-fi.com/EbbaJahnVideos

Robert Sukrow - Paul Hubweber
 

Robert Sukrow is on many soundtracks the poet's voice actor and he wrote:
(German original below)

Rolf Persch. That is not me. He is not me. Already a common ground. A few years ago, Paul Hubweber introduced me to the witty and sometimes absurd texts of the author Rolf Persch († March 5, 2015). His witticisms, but also some punch lines that only become apparent after a second listen (I myself am not excluded), convinced me to follow Paul's idea of becoming a kind of Persch recitation machine together with him. So we called ourselves the Perschings, freely, yet respectfully, tampered with Persch's works, gave them melody, a new dress, voices, noise. Trombonist and improviser Paul made me sing, disguise voices and scold, made me be a voice for someone who is no longer there and yet is. The project was an enrichment for me. No one is Rolf Persch but Rolf Persch. Video artist Ebba Jahn has created image montages/videos with our sound files that will be shown here with kickoff on Sunday, September 5 and then (for now) every Sunday at 12 noon. But, enough of my words. Sunday is Rolf then, the old plum.

German:
Rolf Persch. Das bin nicht ich. Er ist nicht ich. Schon eine Gemeinsamkeit. Vor wenigen Jahren lernte ich durch Paul Hubweber die geistreichen, teils aber auch absurden Texte des Autoren Rolf Persch († 5. März 2015) kennen. Sein Wortwitz, aber auch manche Pointe, die sich erst nach dem zweiten Hören erschließt (Ich selbst schließe mich da nicht aus), überzeugten mich, Pauls Idee nachzukommen, zusammen mit ihm eine Art Rezitatonsmaschine Perschs zu werden. So nannten wir uns die Perschings, vergriffen uns frei, dennoch respektvoll an den Werken Perschs, gaben ihm Melodie, ein neues Kleid, Stimmen, Geräusch. Posaunist und Improvokateur Paul brachte mich zum Singen, Stimmen verstellen und Schimpfen, brachte mich dazu, eine Stimme zu sein für jemand, der nicht mehr da ist und es doch ist. Das Projekt war eine Bereicherung für mich. Keiner ist Rolf Persch außer Rolf Persch. Die Videokünstlerin Ebba Jahn hat mit unseren Soundfiles Bildmontagen/Videos geschaffen, die mit Startschuss am Sonntag, 5. September und dann (vorerst) jeden Sonntag um 12 Uhr hier gezeigt werden. Aber, genug meiner Worte. Sonntag ist Rolf dann, die alte Zwetschge. 

 

8/15/2021

Four short films by Ebba Jahn now on ThinkShorts.com


📽 In case you want to watch these and help with a like on Thinkshorts.com, thanks to algorithm challenges, you see some short films you might like for real 

Videos FUNGI PAIR 3 min. by Ebba Jahn with a Composition by Paul Hubweber



Next
Diorama Room Presents
Tune into Green
Short Film Series
Winter Program
starting November

www.dioramaroom.com

Festival Appearance

July 2 - August 1, 2021

Included in Programs

PAUL HUBWEBER SHOWCASE
MOPOMOSO TV #6 the internet program for improvised music

              
2. The Poetry Video:

Fungi Pair by Ebba Jahn | HD 3:18 min. |  2020, Germany
 
The first video of both.
Two rare fungi bloom into unusual beauty. Stanzas of the poem A Mushroom is the Elf of Plants by Emily Dickinson appear in text form, accompanied by a contemporary composition for multiple instruments by Paul Hubweber entitled Zellen - cells. 


The music was recorded 1995 at Stadtgarten Köln/Cologne by Bull's Eye Ensemble, composed by Paul Hubweber who also played trombone on the piece.

The mushroom is called
phallus luteus and grows probably only in Korea.

The film - I found one minute of fast time-lapse video material with a license to use by Apro Choi from Korea. This found footage I slowed down to the film length.


Emily Dickinson
lived from 1830-1860. Please see this wikipedia link to learn more about this important American poet.

Another's View of the Universe | Video Poem by Ebba Jahn, HD 4:00 | 6.2020 | 9th Intl. Video Festival 2021/2022 | filmpoetry.org

The title's source:
Only through art can we get outside ourselves
and know another's view of the universe
which is not the same as ours...
Marcel Proust


It consists of found poetry in free form also called cento*, combined with animations depicting the universe by Julius H from Germany, and accompanied by improvised music by the intl. trio Sverdrup Balance.
For the first time ever hear the voice of the man in the moon...

See it here: filmpoetry.org  | Video Art 2021

This short film has further developed from an  answered call for a music video by a composition festival in Romania with the theme "Planetarium", with original music by trio Sverdrup Balance - consisting of experimental vocalist Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg from Belgium, pianist Yoko Miura from Japan, and signal processor instruments with Lawrence Casserley, a former professor for music from the UK .

*A cento is a poetical work wholly composed of text passages, here sourced from six writers and artists by Ebba.

Quotation by Hans Jean Arp in Another's View of the Universe
Video Poem by Ebba Jahn, HD 4:00 | 6.2020

 
SCREENINGS next and ongoing:
 
4. German Film Festival Premiere:


3. Film Festival Premiere:
9th Intl. Video Poetry Festival Athens, Greece 


 
 

Collection Nr. 192



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1. Lacuna Festival Cabaret 2020

 

 First Film in the cabaret hour