News / Dates

Concert dates:
• Saturday, 25 January, 2020, Workshop Part 4, “Improvised Worlds — The Paths to Freedom” Buergerhaus Stollwerck, Cologne, Dreikoenigenstr. 23, 4:00 p.m.
• Saturday, 29 February, 2020, Workshop Part 5, “Improvised Worlds — The Paths to Freedom” Buergerhaus Stollwerck, Cologne, Dreikoenigenstr. 23, 4:00 p.m.
• Tuesday, 17 March, Lecture “Theory and Paxis of new music”, ON – Neue Musik Köln e.V., Cologne, Melchiorstr.3, 7 p.m.
• Saturday, 28 March, 2020, Workshop Part 6, “Improvised Worlds — The Paths to Freedom” Buergerhaus Stollwerck, Cologne, Dreikoenigenstr. 23, 4:00 p.m.
• Saturday, 06 March 2021, Pata Messengers, Jazz Studio Nuernberg, Nuernberg, Vestnertormauer 24, 9:00 p.m.

New workshop series from April to November 2020:
Improvised Worlds — The Paths to Freedom

Workshop

The 6-part workshop with 4-10 participants offers a rich, clearly structured course on the flow and the design of improvisation and creative drawing from the full range of musical possibilities. In effective practical exercises and analyses, the musical knowledge and instrumental skills are expanded and consolidated. The content is cross-genre, open to all instruments and voices and to new interested parties.

Topics of the workshop:

  • About flowing in time and rhythm
  • The division of the measure into different time signatures
  • Communicative play in the different grouping possibilities of the ensemble
  • Research into musical materials and fields
  • Strengthening compositional awareness of the dramaturgy of improvisations
  • Further development of collective and individual skills
  • Opening and structuring of musical spaces for improvisation through modular compositions

More information and registration.

New workshop series from April to November 2020:
Tradition and Freedom

Workshop

The 6-part workshop with about 15-25 participants offers a rich course on the design of improvisation and draws from the full range of musical possibilities. In effective practical exercises the musical knowledge and instrumental skills of the participants are expanded and consolidated. The content is cross-genre, open to all instruments and voices and to new interested parties.

Topics of the workshop series:

  • About flowing in time and rhythm
  • The development of polyrhythmics
  • Harmonic basic forms and opening up new worlds
  • Communicative play in the different grouping possibilities of the ensemble
  • Strengthening compositional awareness of the dramaturgy of improvisation.
  • Further development of collective and individual skills.
  • Opening and structuring of musical spaces for improvisation through modular compositions

More  informationen and registration

New release:
In 3 volumes with a total of 325 exercises, the PATA WORKBOOK offers a thorough way to master comprehensive interval connections and the development of a superior saxophone technique over the entire tone range of the instrument

More information and info videos

MelosMELOS
The practical book for the study of contemporary melodies and the development of improvisational skills.

The book contains 57 compositions in 12 chapters, thus offering a wide variety of contemporary melodies: from the simple beauty of a familiar tonality to clear lines which reach beyond conventional tonality and create something new. The compositions included in MELOS can be found on the author’s varied CD recordings.
Each of the compositions is augmented by a variety of practical exercises.

117 pages, spiral bound
Further information, demo pages

The new CD release:
PATA MESSENGERS
“We Are” Pata 24

Vibrant melodies open spaces for a thrilling contemporary music.
Further information, demo clips and mail order at the Pata CD-Shop.

Norbert Stein – tenor saxophone, composition; Philip Zoubek – piano; Joscha Oetz – double bass; Etienne Nillesen – prepared snare drum + cymbal