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Axel Dörner & Jassem Hindi
 
Axel Dörner (born 1964 in Köln) has developed one of the most unique voices in free improvisation. His first instrument was the piano, which he initially studied at the conservatory in Arnhem, the Netherlands and at the Musikhochschule in Köln. From 1991 he studied trumpet with Malte Burba. Using the trumpet as a generator of microscopical sounds, he is focusing on the sound of his breath. But not just in a minimalistic way but also in combination with custom made electronic interfaces and as a noise generator. But what distinguishes Dörner from a lot of radical minimalistic players is that instead of turning this “new way” into a religion, he integrated it into his arsenal and continued to perform with maximalist free jazz groups, performance artists and electronic musicians. More than 70 records with an incredible wide range of musicians and styles proves his immense creativity and open mindedness. Among his collaborators you can find Alessandro Bosetti, Annette Krebs, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Zeitkratzer, Margareth Kammerer, Franz Hautzinger, Sven-Åke Johansson, John Butcher, Phil Minton, Mats Gustafsson, Splitter Orchester, Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Orchestra. Numerous radio, television and concert appearances were made with these groups. In 2002 Axel Dörner was awarded with the SWR Jazzpreis.

Jassem Hindi (born 1981 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) is working in the fields of sound, performance and installations / temporary objects. Using lo-fi electroacoustic material like diverted machines, amplified broken objects, tapes, no-fi field recordings, no input mixing board, feedback, sine waves, he is recording friends, intimate moments, public displays of violence, mass movements and opera. His research is primarily focused on the tension between a musical gesture and raw sound material, generated by nervousness and necessity, and using editing techniques such as cut ups, diversion, repetition. Mainly influenced by the works of Jason Lescalleet and Graham Lambkin, he collaborates regularly with choreographers, performers and visual artists, both as a musician and as a maker in general. Concerning his visual work and performance work he has adapted his working method regarding sound, using raw material in order to create or point at social dynamics, such as public displays of intimacy or details of violence. He has worked and works with various artists from USA, Europe, Lebanon, Iran, Japan, Norway. His most frequent music and dance collaborators are Keith Hennessy, Axel Dörner, Chris Cochrane, Jeremy Wade, Magda Mayas, Olivier Di Placido, Basile Ferriot, Jakob Riis and Julie Rousse. He is recipient of numerous grants and residencies for his projects.
 
(external link: hindij.blogspot.fr)
 

 
2013
Corvo Records
Waterkil is a singular sound creation starring Axel Dörner on trumpet & Jassem Hindi on electronics. The recordings for this album were made during a three week residency at EMS in Stockholm and during a live show at Able gallery in Berlin.