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All the random stuff that comes to my mind and in front of my lens.
Three Word Poems – A Bandcamp Subscriber Release

Three Word Poems – A Bandcamp Subscriber Release

I just released another album for my lovely subscribers only, called "Three Word Poems". After months of planning & building our new studio “The Lab” in Dortmund, this was the first session Sven, and I recorded there with a guest. We invited bass player Ana Orias...

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11. Oktober 2018 – HANDS Vernissage, Warendorf, Germany

11. Oktober 2018 – HANDS Vernissage, Warendorf, Germany

Mit der Fotoserie „HANDS“ portraitiert Musikfotograf Marc Mennigmann Musiker auf eine ungewöhnliche Art und Weise. Er fotografiert ihre Hände, losgelöst vom Instrument, denn „die Hände sind der Körperteil des Musikers, der maßgeblich an der Formung des Tons, an der...

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Explorations

Explorations

A new subscriber exclusive release on my BandCamp channel: Marc Mennigmann & Sven Kosakowski Explorations Here are the liner notes: "After almost half a year of sweat, blood, dust and garbage we finally finished the work on our new studio. We call it our lab, and it...

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Albumkritik „Chakra Activation for Musicians“ von Oliver Utzt

Chakra Activation For Musicians Released

I just released my new album „Chakra Activation For Musicians“. It is not what you would usually expect from me, because it is meant as a music you can use for meditation. I always have problems with the usual meditation music, because as a musician I am used to...

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Albumkritik „Chakra Activation for Musicians“ von Oliver Utzt

Pre-Release: Chakra Activation For Musicians

I just released my new album „Chakra Activation For Musicians“. It is not what you would usually expect from me, because it is meant as a music you can use for meditation. I always have problems with the usual meditation music, because as a musician I am used to...

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The NOTOPIA Remix Contest

The NOTOPIA Remix Contest

As a musician I always have problems with the usual meditation music. The melodies are trivial, the synthesizer sounds mostly tasteless and a flute lurks at every corner. So I decided to create my own music. "Chakra Activation For Musicians" is the first release of my...

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NOTOPIA Video Release

NOTOPIA Video Release

We are happy to announce the NOTPIA "Celebrate" Remix Contest! On our BandCamp site you will find a free download the raw isolated recordings of every instrument on the song "Celebrate" of our album "Celebrating Life". No EQ, no compressor was added. No effects or...

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Fifty Shades Of White, a new NOTOPIA release

Fifty Shades Of White, a new NOTOPIA release

During the sessions of the "Celebrating Life" album, we had Robert Vater joining us to film the process of creating something from nothing. Here is a video, that shows how something evolved from the void. The track was released as "Inspire" on the album....

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Rhythmic Harmony

Rhythmic Harmony

Today I released another NOTOPIA album. It's called "Fifty Shades Of White" and contains about half an hour of trio madness. From the album description: What would you get if you put a Chameleon, a particle collider and a cheese cake into a rehearsal room? Well, we...

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NOTOPIA “Celebrating Life” CD Release

NOTOPIA “Celebrating Life” CD Release

Okay, here is some food for thought. Maybe someone can help me and think it further: I thought about intervals and chords only to be very fast rhythm. Like a4 = 440Hz, the 5th = e5 = 660Hz and so on. This means, that if the rhythm of a4 is a quarter note, the rhythm...

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NOTOPIA – A Week About Friendship And Music

NOTOPIA – A Week About Friendship And Music

Dear friends, this is a wonderful moment, and I would love to share the story behind it: In June 2016 I had some studio time with my friends Sven Kosakowski and Peter Alexius. We recorded some free improvised music with crazy guitar god Mike Keneally and the bassist...

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