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Concert dates:
• Saturday, 06 March 2021, Pata Messengers, Jazz Studio Nuernberg, Nuernberg, Vestnertormauer 24, 9:00 p.m.

WORKSHOP Improvised Worlds
6-part workshop / 6-10 participants

Workshop

Everyone can make music! We work in a relaxed atmosphere on the musical exploration of new musical possibilities.
All instruments and voices are welcome to explore new musical worlds together on six exciting days.
We will learn exercises for free collective improvisation and deal with rhythm.
The participants will be picked up at their individual musical booth – just bringing along is just curiosity and desire for something new!

Topics of the workshop series:

  • Communicative playing in an ensemble
  • Further development of individual musical skills
  • Improvisation with modular compositions
  • Research into new musical materials
  • Strengthening compositional awareness
  • Implementation of graphic notation

More information and registration.

WORKSHOP Tradition and Freedom
6-part workshop /  15-20 participants

Workshop

Everyone can make music! We work in a relaxed atmosphere on the musical exploration of new musical possibilities.
All instruments and voices are welcome to explore new musical worlds together on six exciting days.
We will learn exercises for free collective improvisation and deal with rhythm.
The participants will be picked up at their individual musical booth – just bringing along is just curiosity and desire for something new!

Topics of the workshop series:

  • Communicative playing in an ensemble
  • Further development of individual musical skills
  • Harmonious basic forms
  • The opening of new worlds
  • Strengthening compositional awareness
  • Time, flow and rhythm

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