Tara Bouman (clarinet, bass clarinet) and Markus Stockhausen (trumpet, piccolo trumpet, flugelhorn) have been playing together in the duo MOVING SOUNDS since 2002. They play intuitive music, improvisations and compositions by both performers. In the choice of their program they spontaneously react on the performance space, the hour, the listeners present, the musicians inner condition – all play their role.
The duo prefers to perform in places that have special acoustics like churches or museums, where the extraordinary sound of the brass and wind instruments unfolds best.
"Again and again trumpet and clarinet find a unison in sound which one would never expect to be possible with these diverse instruments. Without any wordy explanation it became clear that intuitive music is another, maybe even higher level of improvisation."
Review of a concert in Mündelheim (Germany, 2006)
MOVING SOUNDS gave concerts in Italy, Spain, Great Britain, France, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Norway, Israel, Russia, Rumania, Bulgaria, Hungary, USA, Chile and of course in Germany.
The duo CD "Thinking about" has been released by the german label AKTIVRAUM. There you can also find "Symbiosis", works by Markus Stockhausen for clarinet, trumpet and string orchestra, as well as "Symphonic Colours" and the recent release "Eternal Voyage", which features musicians from five different nations. „Spaces and spheres“ is their last release of intuitive music on the german label WERGO, featuring Stefano Scodannibbio on bass, Marc Nauseef on percussion, and Fabrizio Ottaviucci on piano.