Projects available in 2009-2010
david moss - voice, electronics
hannes strobl - bass
hanno leichtmann - drums, electronics
denseland is an improvising trio, formed in
february 2008 in berlin/germany. it is a true
dreamteam containing david moss, hannes strobl
and hanno leichtmann. the trio creates an acoustic
pulsing universe where moss' vocal plays on
rhythmic-hypnotic surfaces created by strobl
and leichtmann. it's all about being compact,
earthy and massive.
city-building mammals <> migrating animals
slowly changing sunsets <> new volcanic
body-sweating rhythms <> mental research
sliding in space-time <> mutations on
its a very denseland <> play it
Stefan Litwin: Piano, composition
David Moss: Voice, improvisation
An evening-length performance of contemporary
music spanning the 20th and 21st centuries,
featuring the music of Cage, Schoenberg, and
a special performance of The Bells
(text by Edgar Allen Poe), for piano and voice,
composed by Stefan Litwin (www.stefanlitwin.com)
Von Stefan Litwin selbst stammt das Melodram
The Bells nach einem Text von Edgar
Allen Poe. Poes Text bezieht sich auf die Funktion
der Glocke als Symbol von Lebensphasen.
David Moss, innovativer Schlagzeuger und Sänger,
gestaltet den Part der Sprechstimme
mit farbenreichem Elan und zeigt, wie viele
Schattierungen das Sprechen haben kann, bevor
es die Grenze zum künstlichen Singen übertritt.
(Pual Hübner, Zeitzeichen)
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Short, intense vocal pieces, composed and led
by David Moss, for massed voices (between 20
The power and passion of the human voice is
always physical, seductive and startling. Provokalia
Choirs offers a new look at the sounds of many
voices. Each Provokalia
Choir performance is a kaleidoscope of
phrases, loops, textures, timbres, chants and
Each composition is between 3 and 10 minutes
long, and can be rehearsed and performed by
any group of singers/non-singers in 2 hours
offers festivals and special events the chance
to interact in a new way with their local community
by sending out a "call for singers".
for information about the premiere of this project
under the name "Before Time Begins"]
NEW NEW NEW available
June 2005 NEW NEW NEW
1. "Music for
the Wah Wah Hut": A powerful, personal
and eccentric combination of percussion, drums,
electronics, objects, and voice. Rhythms, loops,
chants, surprises, stories, densities, humor,
song, all mixed and performed live,
at the moment, served up piping hot and full
of unique sonic spices. "Music for the
Wah Wah Hut" is Moss's newest solo performance,
"One of the premiere percussionists and
improvisers of the 90's" (The New York
Times); "You have never heard any musician
go so far from any known mainstream!" (The
2. "MOSS TALES:
From Russia to Rio, Bogota to Berlin! An evening
of stories (in English) and music that takes
the listener on tour around the world. Premiered
as a radio-play for SFB Radio (winner of several
prizes & released on CD), "MOSS TALES
is a concert of language, rhythm, stories and
laughter. Moss drums, sings, and tells these
crazy tales all at the same time.
3. "Music By,
For, and Against John Cage": An
eccentric evening of solo pieces - 2 by Cage
& 4 by Moss as homage & attacks on Cage's
aesthetics and ideas. A loving tribute and tickle
- with electronics, objects, voice, and percussion
- to one of the giants of 20th century music.
Some people think this is a little scandalous,
but so was Cage!
4. "WILD WORLD":
odd objects, extreme voice
A performance of dense, intense, humorous, pulsing,
lyrical, mysterious, loud, tender, eccentric
music filled with voices. It's physical music
from a unique vocalist who is one of the most
unpredictable improvisers of the 21st century.
"WILD WORLD" investigates the border-line
between rhythm, song, noise, beats, stories
and the human body.
Combining language-inflected voice with the
perverted percussion rhythms and eccentric electronics,
Moss performs a series of pieces which fuse
sound, sense, nonsense, attack, meaning, distorted
texts, laughter, sonic pleasures and surprise.
Is it new wave, new music, avant-garde, performance
art, freaky fun, noise-rock, low-tech, no-tech,
screaming monks, alien love songs? Definitely!
Frank Schulte, electronics, turntables,
remix David Moss, voices, drums
Hear 21st-Century arias, cadenzas, overtures,
and emotional song when the "man of a thousand
voices" meets "virtual orchestra".
It's an evening of wild sonorities in a dramatic
scene, performed by Moss and Frank Schulte (turntables,
records, samplers) that combines the voices of
past, present, future , hi-tech samplers, low-tech
vinyl LPs, and the wild drumming and powerful
vocals of Moss.
Blues: Michael Rodach, guitars
David Moss, voice, drums
Who could imagine? A blues duo? Songs and words?
Well, it's blues with a twist of noise, and
a dash of daring. Moss and Rodach add magic
and mystery to the world of blues with their
passionate, playful, original, and humorous
tribute to the power of one voice and one guitar.
Released on CD in 2000, this album received
raves from guitar and jazz magazines all over
Europe. If you've always wanted to mix old and
new, Fragmentary Blues is for you.
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September 2005 NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW
Ali N. Askin, samples, synth, programming, re-mixes
David Moss: voices, percussion Dancing loops,
pulsing beats, incendiary chants, sentient synths,
vocal vistas, and lush laptops all blend together
into an evening of contemporary electronic music
- PLUS - a really physical performance! Ali
N. Askin, know for his amazing work with the
music of Frank Zappa, Heiner Goebbels and German
cinema, joins forces with David Moss to bring
electronica back into the cave. LoOpera
is music that seduces you to join in the dance
and singing around the fire (Modern Human
8. Vocal Village
Project: Koichi Makigami, voice
Phil Minton, voice Catherine Jauniaux, voice
David Moss, voice Frank Schulte, electronics,
mix & remix Four of the most adventurous
singers of our times, plus mysterious electronics:
the Vocal Village Project is tribal music for
the 21st century. Every sound in the known universe
(plus some others!) combines and recombines
here. (CD available).
to David Moss, at address listed above in website
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March 2006 NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW
9. Pierrot LunaiRE:REmix
Alter Ego Ensemble /David Moss: voice, electronics,
Pierrot LunaiRE:REmix 05/06: Schoenberg
as remixed by Alter Ego and David Moss
brings together an ensemble and a soloist who
are not afraid of taking musical, artistic,
or conceptual risks. Here we have a Schoenberg
for the 21st century - with electronics, loops,
drumming, noise, multitudes of voices, fast-changing,
schizoid , spatial, impossible to categorize,
and full of heat. Both Moss and Alter Ego have
presented powerful works of contemporary music
for many years. Both have had their work labeled
provocative, scandalous, or extreme.
Most recently, David Moss presented a thought-provoking,
utterly new, and vocally radical interpretation
at the Salzburg Festival when he performed the
role of Prince Orlovsky in Johann Strauss' Die
Fledermaus. Alter Ego has grounded it's
own international festival called Come
to Daddy, featuring a mix of DJ's, contemporary
composers, video artists, and amplified sound
presented in non-traditional performance formats.
Longardi at firstname.lastname@example.org
10. "The Adventures
of Greggery Peccary and Other Persuasions":
Composed by Frank Zappa, performed by the Ensemble
Modern, and arranged by Ali N. Askin, Omar Ebrahim
and David Moss, vocals.
Frank Zappa like you've never heard him; a classical
ensemble like you've never imagined. Together
they combine to bring to life one of Frank Zappa's
un-performable masterpieces. With
over 30 performances in 10 countries since 1999,
The Adventures..... is one of the
most popular concerts of Frank Zappa's ensemble
music. In 2003 the Ensemble Modern released
the CD (RCA Gold Seal) of this project, and
received awards from music magazines worldwide.
The Adventures of Greggery Peccary......
is a full evening Zappa program with new arrangements
by Ali N. Askin, performed by the premiere new-music
ensemble of Germany.
11. Those Who
Speak in A Faint Voice: Andrea
Molino, director, composer
for classical ensemble, 4 actors, video, David
A highly political and powerful multimedia event,
created and composed by Andrea Molino, the director
of Fabrica music. Combining 10-piece contemporary
ensemble with live actors, singer, anti-death
penalty texts, and emotional video from actual
USA death-row inmates, Those Who Speak
in Faint Voices makes a passionate musical
case for the end of the death penalty worldwide.
Performed in Rome, Basel, Nürnberg, and
New York, the performance has been supported
by the EU committee against the death penalty.
Gotzes, Musik Management Muenchen email@example.com
+49 (0)89 725 33 64 fax: +49 (0)89 74
74 79 95 www.gotzes-mmm.de
for Aliens: a 1-man science fiction
created, composed, performed by David Moss;
stage and light, costumes by Fred Pommerehn;
staged by David Moss and Fred Pommerehn; produced
by Muziektheater Transparant and Hebbel Theater.
This gorgeous stage spectacle was premiered
in 2003 and toured in 10 cities. It's the (very
funny) story of aliens landing on earth and
looking for the ONE PERSON who will make them
ecstatic. And who might that person be? A scientist,
a race-car driver, an opera singer, a politician?
No, of course, not! An improvising musician?
YEEESSSS! Performed by David Moss on a mysterious,
illuminated multi-dimensional stage created
by Fred Pommerehn.
Einstein for Aliens' is a wonderful
total work of art: a mixture of Robert Wilson,
Cirque du Soleil, jazz, and above all, David
Moss. I was excited, delighted, and had lots
to smile at. What else can an artist give to
his audience? I would not want to miss one single
moment of this marvelous evening. (Prof.
Manfred Eichel, Program Dir. & Chief Cultural
Correspondent, ZDF Television, Germany)
Moss (see website "Contact")
a scenic concert by Heiner Goebbels, text by
Heiner Müller, composed and directed by
Heiner Goebbels with Heiner Goebbels, piano,
keyboards; David Moss, drums, voice; Ernst Stoetzner,
actor or André Wilms, actor
A masterpiece of sound and sight, directed
and staged by Heiner Goebbels, with a powerful
text from internationally known dramatist, Heiner
Mueller. Prometheus has been performed
over eighty times in 20 countries around the
world. It is the only theater or music piece
in existence in which Heiner Goebbels performs
live with raves from theater and music festivals
everywhere. Prometheus binds emotional
myth to modern life with a black and white staging
and powerful live music from Goebbels on grand
piano, keyboards, and David Moss, drums and
Schaeffer, Artmobil: firstname.lastname@example.org
14. Lost Highway:
opera composed by Olga Neuwirth
(based on David Lynch's film of the same name)
Libretto by Elfriede Jelinek (from the script
by Barry Gifford)
Performed by contemporary ensemble and vocal
soloists Lost Highway by Austrian
star composer, Olga Neuwirth, with libretto
by the Nobel Prize for Literature winner, Elfriede
Jelinek (based on the original screenplay by
Barry Gifford) is a modern day opera with everything:
sex, rock and roll, murder, drugs, electronics,
new music, songs, and an hysterical 3-minute
death aria by David Moss, as gangster Mr. Eddy.
Premiered in Graz, Austria at the Steierischer
Autumn Festival in 2003, and then produced by
Theater Basel, Basel, Switzerland in 2004; in
2005 it moves to Paris for a concert performance
by the famous Ensemble Intercontemporain, with
vocal soloists from the original cast. Sung
and spoken in English. for more information.
Moss at this website's Contact area
Cities: a full evening orchestral
work composed and staged by Heiner Goebbels
arranged by Ali N, Askin , for orchestra, sampler,
and 2 vocal soloists. CD available on ECM
Surrogate Cities is the only full-length
orchestral work by Heiner Goebbels. It has been
performed more than twenty-five times around
the world since its premiere in Frankfurt in
1994. In 2004, Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin
Philharmonic performed it at the Lucerne Festival
and the Berlin Philharmonie to ecstatic reviews
and standing ovations. For press reviews and
The Innocence of God", created, composed,
conducted by Andrea Molino; a multimedia music
theater piece for large orchestra, three international
ensembles, actors, soloists, and live satellite
video. "CREDO" is a project of Fabrica,
libretto by Achim Thorwald and Molino, with
David Moss, voice. Production work by Fabrica
Musica, Fabrica video, and Fabrica visual design.
CREDO has the theme of ethnic and religious
conflict. CREDO is a global project: various
languages and disciplines complement each other
to achieve an extraordinary new form of communication.
Music, video, interactivity, editorial, design,
and new technologies are an integral and dramatic
part of CREDO.
A direct satellite link with Jerusalem, Belfast
, and Istanbul allows musicians from each of
these violence-drenched cities to interact LIVE
and in REAL TIME with the orchestra and soloists
in the concert hall. Andrea Molino's powerful
and sensitive score creates a tight and exciting
connection between nations, cultures, musics,
religions, and audiences.
After a successful premiere in Karlsruhe in
2004, the piece was invited to the 5th World
Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates in Rome,
where it was performed in the Termini Station
for assembled international dignitaries.
Gotzes, Musik Management Muenchen email@example.com
tel: +49 (0)89 725 33 64 fax: +49 (0)89 74 74
79 95 www.gotzes-mmm.de
For information, etc. on projects #1-8, contact
David Moss through this website.
Projects #1-8 require a Sound-system, sound-person,
and a drum-set; exact technical list will be
provided on request.
Technical list for projects #9-16 are available
on request to contact address provided with
Costs (and more complete information) for projects
#9-16 are available from the contact addresses
provided with each project.