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Gunda Gottschalk

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Gunda Gottschalk uit Wuppertal, immers de kiemstad van de duitse improvisatiemuziek, is niet alleen een virtuose en internationaal concerterende violiste, maar ook organisator van concerten en artist residencies in de beroemde ‘Ort’, de toenmalige werkplek van weilen Peter Kowald, een van de grondleggers van de improvisatiemuziek in de jaaren ’60 en ’70.

Uitreksel uit engelse biografie:
Gunda Gottschalk plays improvised and contemporary music and combines her musical work with other art forms such as dance, theater, film, composition, visual art and literature.
In 1994/95 the violinist met the bassist Peter Kowald, who during this year carried out his project ‘365 Tage am ORT’ (365 Days in Place) in Wuppertal. She performed in Peter Kowald’s Ort-Ensemble and with important international soloists for improvised music such as Joelle Leandre, Carlos Zingaro, Even Parker.

1995-2002 Together with Xu Feng Xia she made up the core trio of Peter Kowald’s ‘Global Village’ Ensemble, which brought together musicians from radically different cultural heritages. In ensembles ranging from trio to sextet, ‘Global Village’ performed in Europe and the USA.
Solo tours in 2002 and 2003 took the musician all over the USA. There she played with William Parker, Susie Ibarra, Assif Tsahar, Michael Zerang, Oliver Lake and Fred Frith among many others.

Gunda Gottschalk has been well represented on festivals of contemporary and improvised music all over Europe and is a regular guest at the avant-garde festival ‘visions’ in New York.

Gunda Gottschalk violin viola