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Current workshop offer:
Norbert Stein MATERIAL SYMPHONY – The Architecture of Freedom
Workshop on composition for improvising orchestra

The content is genre-spanning, open to all instruments and voices and is based on graphic and dramaturgical modules. Work on the implementation of the composition “Material Symphony” can be enriched with exercises on collective timing and rhythm flow, as well as exercises on “dramaturgy of free improvisation.”

Part 1: Movements in Orchestral Room 26.01.
Part 2: Music from Language 23.02.

Part 3: Materials Fields Saturday , 30.03.
Part 4: Collective traditions Saturday, 27.04.
Part 5: Cosmic Stories Saturday, 25.05
Part 6: Compositions and improvisations from all parts Saturday, 29.06.

Registration and more information by Andrea Gellert

The cost contribution for all 6 dates is 60 euros.

From 4:7 p.m.
At Buergerhaus Stollwerck, Dreikoenigenstr. 23, 50678 Cologne, 4th floor, room 404.

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

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:
“We Are” Pata 24

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

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