Lacuna Festivals Distance 2021 | July 2nd - August 1st | 4 Videos by Ebba Jahn

From the Canary Islands comes the 3rd Lacuna Festivals for Contemporary Art, with this year's theme Distance and it will mainly have to take place online, but if you are on Lanzarote or Fuerteventure you will find some art events there as well. Check www.lacunafestivals.com for ALL events, programs and infos.

It's my second year with them - 3 works were possible per artist and these videos all fit with the theme in their own way. The 4th, Celestial Particular, was entered as poem video by Dwayne Jahn.

Please see infos about films in posts below

Ebba Jahn


Goethe in Train | Goethe im Zug | Train Ride Duet | 3 versions of 1 video by Ebba Jahn

Three versions I made with this found footage one-take shot during lockdown time and titled it Train Ride Duet. Since I appreciate Paul Hubweber's music I asked him for a soundtrack and voila, we had a music video.

Later I heard about a Goethe poetry video call in Thüringen. I picked J.W. Goethe's 12 liner poem Sei im Leben wie im Wissen and titled the film Goethe im Zug.
For international screenings I translated it and placed each English line under the German line, so both languages can be read while listening to the music and looking out of the train window.
I like the idea of reading Goethe in a train with a beautifully swinging jazzy duo playing a composition by Stevie Winwood.
So now it's a one-take video, a music video, a train-movie and a poetry video all in one....
It will have its premiere at Lacuna Festivals for Contemporary Art_Distance 2021.


This music and more tracks are available on a cd Album here >> in my discogs store.

CELESTIAL PARTICULAR poem by Dwayne Jahn, music Paul Hubweber | poetry video by Ebba Jahn 3'

Think Short Interview about the video with EJ.




Next Festival Appearance:
July 2 - August 1, 2021


Latvia in April 2021


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

Included in Programs
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.

Solos for Encaustics | Video Collage by Ebba Jahn with Oxford Improvisers and Paper Pairs by Ulrike Hasenburg, 5:30 min

A women's arts interplay with images and recordings by the Oxford Improvisers in this order of appearance:

Suzanne Healey - tone woods
Jill Elliott - viola
Clare Woodham - bass clarinet with Emma Wellings - djembe 
Camilla Cancantata - vocals, piano
Rosalind Bleach - viola
Lizzy Spight - vocals, flute, dance
Nini Sakhri - piano, gongs, soundscape, vocals

Encaustic Paper Pairs by Ulrike Hasenburg

Video Collage by Ebba Jahn
5:30 min. HD 3/2021

Next Festival Appearance
July 2 - August 1.,2021




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EKPHRASES poetry video by Ebba Jahn

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


Charlotte Keeffe


Mopomoso TV June Edition, premiere June 20, 2021

with a brief outro Zoom conversation between Ebba Jahn and Charlotte Keeffe who is also a team member of Mopomoso.

the online MASS Magazin in March included Ekphrases

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

Photo: Paul Steuber

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Kulturbunker Köln 1.-13.+19. Juni | FRÜHER TAU Paul Hubweber & Pinguin Moschner | MOUTHWIND | 2 Videos by Ebba Jahn |

KÖLN - Kunst gegen die Wand

Programm mit



 from the series HeimARTlieder
Paul Hubweber - Trombone
Pinguin Moshner - Tuba

Video Duett by Ebba Jahn 2'



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

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


PAUL HUBEWEBER SHOWCASE | 11 Music Videos / Short Films by Ebba Jahn | Stream...Ticket


HOMESONGS HeimARTlieder Selfie-Video Duets by Paul Hubweber
Shortfilms with his music by Ebba Jahn.









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Photomontage by Ebba Jahn with a Paul Hubweber Photo by Rudolf Sukrow

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JAZZ DAY 30. April | Paul Hubweber in Ebba Jahn Videos

We'll have the premiere of Train Ride Duet 5', with truly jazzy music played by Paul Hubweber - trombone and Joscha Oetz - double bass. Hear them in this video, also see them play in Abbey Duet.

New is a Paul Hubweber Showcase with some videos openly published for the first time  - 11 short videos to freely choose from for


Video THE CREEK by Ebba Jahn, 2020, HD 2'

A video based on poem Lethe the river in the underworld of Greek mythology - those who drink of its water lose their memories... 

Inspired by a call from Zebra Poetry Festival in Berlin for TJ Dema's poem.

Written and spoken by Tjawangwa TJ Dema,
a published poet and educator from Botswana, Africa,
from her poetry collection The Careless Seamstress
Audio Production: Haus für Poesie / lyricline.org, 2013

Music from CD Isla Decepción - Fumarole Bay
by trio Sverdrup Balance - Jean Michel Van Schouwburg, Yoko Miura, Lawrence Casserley

Film Festival Premiere - Online:



 Film #173 in collection of 








SMILE - Paul Hubweber Trombone | Video 2:56 min.

Paul Hubweber Trombone
Composition Charlie Chaplin
for his film Modern Times, 1936

Rec 2021 - Jan - 22
Alte Brauerei - Napoleonsberg - Kornelimünster

Final Video Production in Berlin 
HD 1920 x 1080 | 2:56 min.
Ebba Jahn 


DAS WANDERN... | Paul Hubweber Posaune & Pinguin Moschner Tuba | Video von Ebba Jahn


 ...ist des Müllers Lust
From Paul Hubweber's series HeimARTlieder

Paul Hubweber - Trombone
Pinguin Moschner - Tuba

Video Duett by Ebba Jahn 4'

Abbey Duet | Paul Hubweber & Joscha Oetz | Video by Ebba Jahn | CD Album HOMESONGS - Rezension / Review

Abbey Duet

From cd Album HOMESONGS
Paul Hubweber - Trombone
Joscha Oetz- Double Bass

Video Duet t by Ebba Jahn 3'


CD Rezension in Kölner StadtRevue von Felix Klopotek 2/2021 (english below)
Paul Hubweber/Joscha Oetz Homesongs (Nurnichtnur/Berlston) Bereits erschienen 

Jazz. Genau hingucken: Die meisten dieser Stücke sind bereits am 24. Februar 2020 eingespielt worden, einige wenige live am 13. September. »Homesongs« verweisen also nicht auf die deprimierende Situation, Musik derzeit nur im Homeoffice der eigenen Seele hören zu können. Umgekehrt: Hubweber, der Posaunist, und Oetz, der Kontrabassist, gehen vom »Home« aus, von einfachen Liedern, »Horch, was kommt von draußen rein«, oder Blues-Klassikern (Blind Faith!), die sie - oder vielmehr: wir alle - aus ihrer Kindheit und Jugend kennen, Lieder, die wir zu Hause gehört haben, Ablagerungen von Melodien und jener Art Swing, die man dann »Ohrwurm« nennt

Diese Ohrwürmer verwandeln Oetz und Hubweber lakonisch und ohne falsches Sentiment in knappe Skizzen, denen nichts fehlt, in Lieder, mit denen man sich wieder der Welt öffnet und nach draußen geht, sich der eigenen Geschichte sicher ist und bereit, neue Erfahrungen zu machen. Ja, das ist »traditioneller« Jazz - aber im radikalstmöglichen Zugriff gespielt. Keine Scheu vor Melodien, nur spielen sie sie gleich sam nackt: in offener Form und in einem minimalen Setting, in dem man nichts verheimlichen kann. So lässig, wie Hubweber und Oetz auf treten, haben sie tatsächlich nichts zu verheimlichen

Wer unbedingt Referenzen braucht, der sei auf ein imaginäres Meeting von Charlie Haden und Roswell Rudd verwiesen, die einst im Tosen des Free Jazz für die Schlichtheit der Form eintraten. Hubweber und Oetz kommen aus dem Tosen der Kölner Jazz- und Improvisationsszenen und schauen mit staunender Schlichtheit auf die Welt - optimistisch. Felix Klopotek 

In meinem shop gibt es die besprochene CD HOMESONGS:

Review engl. translation: Felix Klopotek in Kölner StadtRevue 2/2021:
HOMESONGS Paul Hubweber / Joscha Oetz Homesongs (Nurnichtnur / Berlston)

Already publishedJazz. Look closely: Most of these pieces were recorded on February 24, 2020, a few live on September 13. “Home songs” do not refer to the depressing situation of currently only being able to listen to music in the home office of your own soul. Conversely: Hubweber, the trombonist, and Oetz, the double bass player, start from the »Home«, from simple songs, »Listen, what's coming in from outside«, or blues classics (Blind Faith!), which they - or rather: we all - know from childhood and youth, songs that we heard at home,
deposits of melodies and that kind of swing that is then called "catchy tunes".
Oetz and Hubweber laconically and without false sentiment transform these catchy tunes into short sketches that don't lack anything, into songs with which one opens up to the world again and goes outside, is sure of one's own story and is ready to make new experiences. Yes, that is »traditional« jazz - but played with the most radical possible approach. Not afraid of melodies, they just play them naked, as it were: in an open form and in a minimal setting in which nothing can be concealed. As casual as Hubweber and Oetz appear, they actually have nothing to hide.
Anyone who absolutely needs references should be referred to an imaginary meeting
between Charlie Haden and Roswell Rudd, who once advocated the simplicity of form in the roar of free jazz. Hubweber and Oetz emerge from the roar of the Cologne jazz and improvisation scenes and look at the world with astonished simplicity - optimistically. (Translation Ebba Jahn)

Included in Programs:

PAUL HUBWEBER SHOWCASE (Ticket on top right of this blog)