The Bull is Breaking Out!

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This is a marimba composition of mine that I have arranged and performed on karimbas. The painting was created during the process of working on the music.

painting: “The Silent Wars” acrylic on canvas ¬†130 x 93 cm ¬†2016 ¬†Published by Phillip Nangle.

The Boiling Ferment

Music Notation Series

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I painted “The Boiling Ferment” (acrylic on canvas 104x67cm) round the same time that I arranged and recorded this piece of music “Nhem.5/7” which was performed on 3 octave karimbas.

These took place during the process of my partner and I producing 220 litres of our own wine. Although growing one’s food oneself is time-consuming, the satisfaction of doing so is immense.

World music workshop

From April 1st until 4th I will teach a series of workshops on african music and rhythm organized by ONE WORLD, the first edition of Intercultural Music Festival in Neu Isenburg (Frankfurt – Germany).

Workshops for African, Arab, Afghanistan and Indian music. Improvisation, arrangement and composition. For young and adults with or without music knowledge. Musicians and singers are welcome.

Part of the workshops results will be performed at the final concert on the 14th of April.

South African music – Phillip Nangle

Arrangment and composition – Volker Staub

Afghanistan, Arab and Indian music – Ustad Ghulam Hussain and others

Improvisation and secret rhythmic interaction – Torsten de Winkel

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