The Blog

All the random stuff that comes to my mind, through my ears, or in front of my lens.
New project: Body Painting Sessions

New project: Body Painting Sessions

Bodypainting is a form of art that involves painting directly onto the human body. It is a temporary form of painting that can be done either in a studio setting or outdoors. Bodypainting is becoming increasingly popular as a form of self-expression and as a way to...

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Increasingly Less – THE LAB – finally a new release…

Increasingly Less – THE LAB – finally a new release…

Hi all! After almost a year of not recording intuitive music sessions, this is the first trio that happened on a rainy day in the new LAB on Portugals Algarve. THE LAB is reborn 2600 km south of its original place in Germany, with less physical space, but located in...

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2022

2022

Another year comes to an end. For me, a year full of change and upheaval. Does it make sense to write about why I left my old life and started a new one in 2021? Probably not, because the backgrounds are complex and can only be understood as a whole picture. Only so...

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Not Music Again – and again a new track added to Bandcamp

Not Music Again – and again a new track added to Bandcamp

Another attempt in my ongoing series of making noises that are music. This is as unexperimental as I can get. This is as much as I can lean out of my intuitive-music-focused mind before I start to fall into commercial jazz-pop cliches. Did I ready cross the border?...

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Patch Of Shades #6 for sale

Patch Of Shades #6 for sale

From my small private collection I am selling the holy grail of effects units, not just for the Chapman Stick, a Patch Of Shades with serial number #6. There were two production runs, one in 1981 and the other in 1989, and in total only about 100 units were produced,...

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Not Music – another track added to Bandcamp

Not Music – another track added to Bandcamp

Did I ever try to make some music that is more music? This is as unexperimental as I can get. This is as much as I can lean out of my intuitive-music-focused mind before I start to fall into commercial jazz-pop cliches. It was fun to make this, but will I ever do...

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New album “MOD NIGHTS” released today!

New album “MOD NIGHTS” released today!

What do you do when you are up at night and can't sleep? I started to experiment with my modular synthesizer and recorded the results. This is a selection of pinged filters, polyrhythmic sequences, strange sounds and moods - but I always tried to work out the music of...

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FREE TIME with Markus Stockhausen

On 22 May 2020, in the middle of the Corona period, we spontaneously shot a video in Markus' barn. This time demands inner confrontation with oneself and others. We wanted to set an artistic sign for freedom, self-expression and creativity. The special thing about...

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New Release THE LAB “Balanced” with Lukas Keller on bass

New Release THE LAB “Balanced” with Lukas Keller on bass

Another THE LAB release - this time it's a piano trio on steroids. From the liner notes: For "Balanced", drummer Sven Kosakowski and pianist Marc Mennigmann invited bass player Lukas Keller to THE LAB in Dortmund. The recording was started and they began to let music...

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THE LAB „Welcome“ – another new album released today

THE LAB „Welcome“ – another new album released today

“Welcome” is THE LAB's fourth album dedicated to intuitive music. It documents the first time that the musicians involved played together in this constellation. They met at THE LAB in Dortmund, the recording was started and they started to create music without any...

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THE LAB „What We Need“ – new album released today!

THE LAB „What We Need“ – new album released today!

New music for your lovely people! It’s release day today and I am happy to announce the latest album of THE LAB, called „What We Need“ is available now. This seven-track album with 61 minutes playtime started as an experimental trio recording of Karlo Wenzel on...

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Insight THE LAB – Documentary by Sven Kosakowski

A few month ago we had a creative day at THE LAB which my dear friend Sven also used to film some short impressions. Now he came up with this beautiful documentary. Camera, editing, cutting and production of this movie by Sven Kosakowski. Music by Sven Kosakowski &...

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