10/25/2022

VOD RISING TONES CROSS, a jazz film by Ebba Jahn NYC 1984, 115 min.


Stream via VOD https://vimeo.com/ondemand/risingtonescross

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/risingtonescross

This two-hour 16 mm film is a documentary composition of new jazz, New York as the city that generates it, and the musicians playing it. The thoughts of the saxophonist CHARLES GAYLE and the bass players WILLIAM PARKER and PETER KOWALD from Germany accompany the film.

RISING TONES CROSS is a nostalgia piece for some, a valuable historical document for others... The film is romantic. There is a certain appeal and charm to images of a dirtier, grittier New York. The scene, always the scene, seemed to be more vibrant and the musicians less weighed down. And the music is wonderful, compelling stuff even for people jaded about improvised music. Rising Tones Cross provides some continuity, showing how jazz survived when pop and rap and heavy metal began to fully take over the public consciousness.
Andrey Henkin in All About Jazz - NY 

https://criterionchannel.com/free-jazz
Subscribers of Criterion Channel in USA / CANADA watch it from Nov. - April 2023

9/08/2022

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

Next pre-view: 14.10.22 / 20:00 Kühlspot Berlin
https://kuehlspot.com/kalender.html

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...
 

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

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

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.
Luis Bunuel Memorial Award 9/2022
 
 
2023
 
 
Past Previews: Vortex Jazz Club, London 25.09.22
                      Kühlspot, Berlin 14.10.22

9/07/2022

Paul Hubweber Music

PAUL HUBWEBER

Biography (selection)

thrakk@web.de

facebook.com/paul.hubweber.31
 
Trombone

 

Ensembles / Leadership / Conductions


Paul & John

SPEDITION HUBWEBER


 
PaPaJo (2002-2019)
The Funny Side Of Discreet
THE YELLOW SNOW CRYSTALS


Vinyl & Blech
London Improvisers Orchestra
Bull's Eye Ensemble
WIO Orchestra
TonHallenorchester
Swiss Improvisers Orchestra
CUBA Orchestra 

Voice
TheYellow Snow Crystals                        Napoleonsingers

Compositions 
Ab und Auf
Zellen
Lürix & Paranoise
Troboneos
213
Warm Ausgezogen
 
Music & Dance
Britta Lieberknecht
Jean Sasportes (Pina Bausch Ensemble)
Fine Kwiatkowski
PML (postmenstrual love affair)
 
 

Cooperations
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

 
 
Trombone, Sounds & Visual Arts
Ebba Jahn - PAPER PAIRS
 
 
 
 


PH_music in films by Ebba Jahn
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Releases 
 
Aus Meiner Sicht

Simple Game


Tromboneos

Vinyl & Blech I-IV
 
No Litter 
Domino Orchestra 

 
Unchained Folk Songs

LOVERMAN
L'Archiduc
SCHNACK

PaPaJo


Intricacies



Spielä

Lürix & Paranoise
Where's My Girl?

213

 

 

HOMESONGS


WARM AUSGEZOGEN



Pas Appàt

Trombone, Voice, Compositions, Improvisations, Conducting, Curating Organisation, Music Therapy

 


Solo works in Improvised, Contemporary, Baroque Music (Bach Cello Suites), International Festivals, Concerts 
 
 

Duo + John Edwards
 
HomeSongs + Annette Maye  
Pinguin Moschner  Gala Hummel  Marcus Rieck  Joachim Gellert a.o.

PH Paul Lovens John Edwards

PH  Erhard Hirt  Hans Schneider

Zappa in German: Alex Morsey.Simon Camatta a.a.o.

PH + Claus vanBebber

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lead & Backing vocals
Director
 
 
Five Trombones
Assorted Ensemble
Trombone Solo
Trombone Solo

variable Instrumentation

variable Instrumentation

 

Dancer

Dancer

Dancer

Dance / Performance / Sounds;

PH, Britta Lieberknecht,

Irmgard Himstedt, Gernot Bogumil

 
Paul Lytton  DJ Sniff  Georg Wolf   
Alex Schlippenbach  Willi Kellers  Lenka Zupkova  Peter Kowald 
Joscha Oetz  Hannes Bauer 

Günter Christmann  Mike A. Hentz  Maggie Nicols  Frank Köllges 

Michel Waisvisz  Jo Truman

Michael Vorfeld  Martin Theurer 

Ulrich Phillipp  & hundreds more

 
 
Art Exhibitions & Video:
PAPER PAIRS & TROMBONE

28 min., 2018

Freedom Music Festival vol 4
Kopenhagen 2018;
Q 10 Atelierhaus Köln Poll 2019

AQUA IMPROMPTU 2019
Bridging It
Fog Horns
Fungi Pair in Bull's Eye
BALM, PH + Joscha Oetz
Goethe in Train, PH + Joscha Oetz
Das Wandern, PH + Pinguin Moschner
Along Thorns,
PH + Dirk Bell
Maria durch ein' Dornwald ging
Abbey Duet, PH + Joscha Oetz
Celestial Particular
Abschied nehmen wir schon immer
after 16 poems by Rolf Persch
IDEA - Miniatures by Improvisers
Video Collage 67 Min. 2022

Selection from ca. 100 LPs, CDs, DVDs

Trombone Solo          msc records 1979 

PaPaJo Paul Hbweber Paul Lovens  John Edwards       Cadence Jazz Records 2006

Trombone Solo           NurNichtNur 2002

PH + Claus van Bebber, Schallplatten
                       NurNichtNur 1985-2002
PH + DJ Sniff          Gligg Records 2011 
PH, Eichenberger, Phillipp, Marwedel, Schürch, Hug, a.a.o.       Emanem 2000

PH + Annette Maye  NRW Records 2009

Trombone Solo Cadence Jazz Records 2011
PH+ Philip Zoubek          Emanem 2007 
PH+ Uli Böttcher    Auf Abwegen   2005
                                      Emanem 2002

PH, Alex Schlippenbach, Willi Kellers, Frank-Paul Schubert, Clayton Thomas         NoBusiness Records 2015 

PaPaJo               Creative Sources 2016

Trombone Solo          NurNichtNur 1996
PH + John                NurNichtNur 2022  
  
Collage; material from the period
1969 - 2013, different ensembles,
soli, overdubs
                   Abbey Brewery Pub. 2016

PH, Joscha Oetz        NurNichtNur 2020 

Collage; material from 1980/83/86/2016
PH Harry Börgers  Claus vanBebber  Ferdi Mahni  Abbey Brewery Pub. 2018   

PH + Georg Wolf      NurNichtNur 2009 

John Edwards  Paul Hubweber

 


Comments

Paul Hubweber’s masterful control of any timbral aspect of the instrument guarantees music that transcends the trombone itself to become a soulful expression…“


There are few trombonists who can sustain interest for a full recording of solo free improvisations. Add Paul Hubweber’s name to the mix, as his thoughtful solos reverberate with an elasticity... „

Chapeau, Monsieur Hubweber !

...Hubweber’s exellent CD of trombone solos Lürix & Paranoise …and the highlight of his three contributions (on Rubbed + Blown) would be the compact and furiously busy 1996“.

"You are my favorite trombone player"

 The Meta-Instrument!“

“Very fine trio! Very much in physical contact with the course of events, much involved and in touch very beautifully, sphere-changing moments…”

"...the most quiet trombone in orcus

 

Music Therapy
 

Organization

MOERS FESTIVAL
DER GUTE TON
Moers, Duisburg, Wuppertal, Köln
LOFT KÖLN
Between The Trax
Aachen + Paul Lytton


 

 

Massimo Ricci on Tromboneos




Steven Loewy on Tromboneos

Philippe Renaud | Improjazz on Tromboneos


Bananfish

 

 
 
John Edwards

                                       Peter N. Wilson on PaPaJo


                                          Thomas Lehn on PaPaJo


                         Francois Couture on LOVERMAN

 

Since 2007 working with soloists and ensembles on different themes

 

                                                      1974 – 1979
                                              1987 – 1990

                                              1988 - 2004
                                              2005 - 2015


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?
Want the password to see this video ?
email: info@EbbaJahn.com

 

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.