time travel | re:view | feature 1983 (or 84) II | on stage | first gig | Wolfgang in der Wiesche

© chacha/ww-1983 | on stage | ChaCha live at Architakel

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RE:VIEW | the missing photographs, on stage (playing a slightly modified Fender Rhodes and a Korg Delta with a set of favourite effects) || as I am step by step preparing to release my third music album it’s time for a re:view, here photographs taken backstage when I was doing the makeup for my first band gig with a new rock band named ChaCha, @ Architakel, Braunschweig University, if I remember right, 1983. More soon…

presently (2021-2023) supported by FONDAZIONE SILENE GIANNINI, Lugano, Switzerland, and ARTWORKS.ARTBasel, Switzerland

also: new membership at SINGULART, you’ll find my growing portfolio here: SINGULART

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Wolfgang in der Wiesche ist/is Stipendiat der/grantee of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York (2012-13) and Wilke Atelier, Verein zur Kunstförderung e.V., Bremerhaven | and was nominated for Mario Merz Prize 2014, Fondatione Merz, and nominated for a Fellowship of the Alfred Wegener Institute in cooperation with Hanse Institute for Advanced Study, Bremerhaven/Delmenhorst (runner-up) | ausgewählt als/selected “Artist of the Week/Day” by curator Aurora Garrison @ saatchi art (11/2018)

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time travel | re:view | feature 1983 (or 84) | on stage | first gig | Wolfgang in der Wiesche

© chacha/ww-1983 | on stage | ChaCha live at Architakel

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RE:VIEW | the missing photograph, on stage (playing a slightly modified Fender Rhodes and a Korg Delta with a set of favourite effects) || as I am step by step preparing to release my third music album it’s time for a re:view, here photographs taken backstage when I was doing the makeup for my first band gig with a new rock band named ChaCha, @ Architakel, Braunschweig University, if I remember right, 1983. More soon…

© chacha/ww-1983 | on stage | ChaCha live at Architakel

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presently (2021-2023) supported by FONDAZIONE SILENE GIANNINI, Lugano, Switzerland, and ARTWORKS.ART, Basel, Switzerland

© courtesy Fondazione Silene Giannini & ARTWORKS.ART 2020 | original announcement

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Wolfgang in der Wiesche ist/is Stipendiat der/grantee of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York (2012-13) and Wilke Atelier, Verein zur Kunstförderung e.V., Bremerhaven | and was nominated for Mario Merz Prize 2014, Fondatione Merz, and nominated for a Fellowship of the Alfred Wegener Institute in cooperation with Hanse Institute for Advanced Study, Bremerhaven/Delmenhorst (runner-up) | ausgewählt als/selected “Artist of the Week/Day” by curator Aurora Garrison @ saatchi art (11/2018)

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time travel | re:view | feature 1983 (or 1984) | on stage | first gig | Wolfgang in der Wiesche

© bp/ww-1987 | myself on stage | ChaCha live at Architakel

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RE:VIEW | the missing photograph, on stage (playing a slightly modified Fender Rhodes and a Korg Delta with a set of favourite effects) || as I am step by step preparing to release my third music album it’s time for a re:view, here photographs taken backstage when I was doing the makeup for my first band gig with a new rock band named ChaCha, @ Architakel, Braunschweig University, if I remember right, 1983. More soon…

presently (2021-2023) supported by FONDAZIONE SILENE GIANNINI, Lugano, Switzerland, and ARTWORKS.ARTBasel, Switzerland

also: new membership at SINGULART, you’ll find my growing portfolio here: SINGULART

view portfolios | @ Saatchi art || @ ARTWORKS.ART || @ Pollock-Krasner Foundation || @ SINGULART || @ ARTWARD || @ LensCulture || @ World-Street.Photography || Instagram

Wolfgang in der Wiesche ist/is Stipendiat der/grantee of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York (2012-13) and Wilke Atelier, Verein zur Kunstförderung e.V., Bremerhaven | and was nominated for Mario Merz Prize 2014, Fondatione Merz, and nominated for a Fellowship of the Alfred Wegener Institute in cooperation with Hanse Institute for Advanced Study, Bremerhaven/Delmenhorst (runner-up) | ausgewählt als/selected “Artist of the Week/Day” by curator Aurora Garrison @ saatchi art (11/2018)

oder nehmen Sie Kontakt mit mir auf | or contact me directly | xtend.ww [at] t-online.de

time travel | re:view | feature 1983 (or 84) | backstage | first gig | Wolfgang in der Wiesche

© bp/ww-1987 | myself backstage | ChaCha live at Architakel

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© bp/ww-1987 | myself backstage | ChaCha live at Architakel

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© bp/ww-1987 | myself backstage | ChaCha live at Architakel

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RE:VIEW | as I’m step by step preparing to release my third music album it’s time for a re:view, here photographs taken backstage when I was doing the makeup for my first band gig with a new rock band named ChaCha, @ Architakel, Braunschweig University, if I remember right, 1987. More soon…

sorry 😉 I need to correct myself regarding the year (did already in the header), the first ChaCha gig was beginning of 1983 (maybe 84 but I believe 83)

presently (2021-2023) supported by FONDAZIONE SILENE GIANNINI, Lugano, Switzerland, and ARTWORKS.ARTBasel, Switzerland

also: new membership at SINGULART, you’ll find my growing portfolio here: SINGULART

view portfolios | @ Saatchi art || @ ARTWORKS.ART || @ Pollock-Krasner Foundation || @ SINGULART || @ ARTWARD || @ LensCulture || @ World-Street.Photography || Instagram

Wolfgang in der Wiesche ist/is Stipendiat der/grantee of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York (2012-13) and Wilke Atelier, Verein zur Kunstförderung e.V., Bremerhaven | and was nominated for Mario Merz Prize 2014, Fondatione Merz, and nominated for a Fellowship of the Alfred Wegener Institute in cooperation with Hanse Institute for Advanced Study, Bremerhaven/Delmenhorst (runner-up) | ausgewählt als/selected “Artist of the Week/Day” by curator Aurora Garrison @ saatchi art (11/2018)

oder nehmen Sie Kontakt mit mir auf | or contact me directly | xtend.ww [at] t-online.de

music for films | full album on deezer | Wolfgang in der Wiesche

https://deezer.page.link/s6kxRYdt7AXLw1VZ6

click LINK above for listening on deezer to

music for films

Feb., 7, 2021 released with support by MusicHub/Zebralution, Berlin

AVAILABLE @ amazon music / apple music/iTunes / Deezer / Napster / Spotify | Instagram / more will follow…

I recommend listening to the full album, enjoy…
music composed for
experimental short films
xtended line (1997)

private release
edition 300 pcs.

© ww 1997 | music for films | CD | private release || © ww-2007 | self portrait | digital photography

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I published my first cd album | music for films | in 1997 as a self release/ a limited edition of 300pcs.

I’m happy to announce that from today, Feb. 7, 2021 | music for films | is re:released with the help of MusicHub and will be step by step AVAILABLE @ amazon music / apple music/iTunes / Deezer / Napster / Spotify / Instagram | more will follow…

just a few comments on the album:

Yes-I got your music and love it, very very quircky, unusual stuff you have there. Bob Ostertag (USA)
CD and catalog, all interesting…   Chris Cutler (UK)
Dear Wolfgang, finally found the chance to listen to your CD…which I enjoyed very much…. nice aesthetics.  best, Jon Rose (AUS)
… Your sounds are so great and I really enjoyed it !, …   Kiichiro Hayashi (JAP)
 … In fact, the cutter sounds like a pair of old rusty scissors, a typical old fashion China made home scissors. My first response when first listen to it is: It’s speaking. Not only this one, I like some other tracks too. It is short but so well structured. It doesn’t sound like improvised to me. I wonder if you are able to play this music live because I would always like to play live on what the music is like …   Chan Wai Fat (HONG KONG)
  … die cd ist natürlich spitze. die musik, die mir sofort entsprach-… schön, … Saadet Türköz (SWITZERLAND)

NEW | membership at ARTWORKS.ART, you’ll find my growing portfolio here: artworks.art

NOW (2021-2023) SUPPORTED BY FONDAZIONE SILENE GIANNINI, Lugano, Switzerland, and ARTWORKS.ARTBasel, Switzerland

also: new membership at SINGULART, you’ll find my growing portfolio here: SINGULART

prints and original works available

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Wolfgang in der Wiesche ist/is Stipendiat der/grantee of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York (2012-13) and Wilke Atelier, Verein zur Kunstförderung e.V., Bremerhaven | and was nominated for Mario Merz Prize 2014, Fondatione Merz, and nominated for a Fellowship of the Alfred Wegener Institute in cooperation with Hanse Institute for Advanced Study, Bremerhaven/Delmenhorst (runner-up) | ausgewählt als/selected “Artist of the Week/Day” by curator Aurora Garrison @ saatchi art (11/2018)

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BACKSTAGE | BACKSTAGE | open studio | Atelierhaus Aachen | Wolfgang in der Wiesche

© ww 2021 | studio | mobile clip | by Wolfgang in der Wiesche

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BACKSTAGE | Kunstroute Aachen | 25./26.09.2021 | MANY THANKS

Atelierhaus Aachen e.V. | DEPOT | Talstraße 2 | 52068 Aachen

presently (2021-2023) supported by FONDAZIONE SILENE GIANNINI, Lugano, Switzerland, and ARTWORKS.ARTBasel, Switzerland

also: new membership at SINGULART, you’ll find my growing portfolio here: SINGULART

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Wolfgang in der Wiesche ist/is Stipendiat der/grantee of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York (2012-13) and Wilke Atelier, Verein zur Kunstförderung e.V., Bremerhaven | and was nominated for Mario Merz Prize 2014, Fondatione Merz, and nominated for a Fellowship of the Alfred Wegener Institute in cooperation with Hanse Institute for Advanced Study, Bremerhaven/Delmenhorst (runner-up) | ausgewählt als/selected “Artist of the Week/Day” by curator Aurora Garrison @ saatchi art (11/2018)

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insomnios | wolfgang in der wiesche | xtended line | album release | now online available for download and stream

© ww 2001 | insomnios – wolfgang in der wiesche | cd/album | online release 2021 | cover art ©ww 2001

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WW_insomnios_performance_self_2

© courtesy LOT/ww 2001 | insomnios, performance set up | photograph by LOT Theater, Braunschweig, digital repro Wolfgang in der Wiesche | 03/2021

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I’m happy to announce that on March, 7, 2021 my second album | insomnios | was released with the help of MusicHub and will be step by step AVAILABLE @ amazon music / apple music/iTunes / Deezer / Napster / Spotify | more will follow…

I originally composed the music of this album for the theatre dance performance INSOMNIOS, LOT Theater, Braunschweig, 2001, and performed it live on stage. You’ll find more images of rehearsals and the perfomances in the previous and the following posts. I soon later rerecorded all tracks live in studio and with a few modifications put the album together. Even though several record labels showed interest in the music in the following years I couldn’t get it published. Now finally, almost exactly 20 years later I took the chance with a new publishing concept of MusicHub, Berlin. Many thanks to everyone at MusicHub!! The album was released on March, 7, 2021.

WW_insomnios_performance_self_1

© courtesy LOT/ww 2001 | insomnios, performance set up | photograph by LOT Theater, Braunschweig, digital repro Wolfgang in der Wiesche | 03/2021

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instruments used: Akai S 1000, Ensoniq ESQ 1, 2 cd players, flute, viola, frame drum, ukulele, effects
live recorded direct to DAT and Roland VS1680, mastering on VS1680, 48kHz, 24bit
composed and performed by Wolfgang in der Wiesche, all tracks: Gema
© Wolfgang in der Wiesche, xtended line 2001/2021

ENJOY LISTENING @ amazon music / apple music/iTunes / Deezer / Napster / Spotify

NEW | membership at ARTWORKS.ART, you’ll find my growing portfolio here: artworks.art

NOW (2021-2023) SUPPORTED BY FONDAZIONE SILENE GIANNINI, Lugano, Switzerland, and ARTWORKS.ARTBasel, Switzerland

also: new membership at SINGULART, you’ll find my growing portfolio here: SINGULART

prints and original works available

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Wolfgang in der Wiesche ist/is Stipendiat der/grantee of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York (2012-13) and Wilke Atelier, Verein zur Kunstförderung e.V., Bremerhaven | and was nominated for Mario Merz Prize 2014, Fondatione Merz, and nominated for a Fellowship of the Alfred Wegener Institute in cooperation with Hanse Institute for Advanced Study, Bremerhaven/Delmenhorst (runner-up) | ausgewählt als/selected “Artist of the Week/Day” by curator Aurora Garrison @ saatchi art (11/2018)

oder nehmen Sie Kontakt mit mir auf | or contact me directly | xtend.ww [at] t-online.de

re:view for two reasons | in memoriam anzu furukawa | insomnios | music by wolfgang in der wiesche

© courtesy LOT/ww 2001 | insomnios, rehearsal | photographs by LOT Theater, Braunschweig, digital repro Wolfgang in der Wiesche | 03/2021

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This post is here for two reasons, one to come up in the following posts, another to commemorate a friend, artist and Butoh dancer Anzu Furukawa. 20 years back, in 2001, the theatre dance performance | insomnios | was staged in January at the LOT Theater, Braunschweig, Germany. The perfomance was created by an international collaboration group of artists (Germany, Japan, Mexico, China) in the beginning also with Anzu Furukawa, who later on had to leave the scene, went to hospital and soon later passed away. These photographs were taken during the first rehearsals in winter 2000/2001.

from the original invitation, 2001:

INSOMNIOS | Dance – Painting – Music

The literary point of departure for INSOMNIOS is the novel “The Sleeping Beauties” by the Japanese Nobel Prize winner for literature, Yasunari Kawabata. Kawabata’s novel is a meditation:
….about love, Eros and death ….about youth and old age ….about vitality and weariness of life ….about demarcation and fusion ….about the fleeting nature of human existence.

INSOMNIOS is not a narrative translation of the novel onto the stage, but a personal approach of the artists to these central themes.

Dance: Graciela Gonzalez de la Fuente, Anton Reza
Painting: Chen Yun Wang
Music and composition: Wolfgang in der Wiesche
Idea: Graciela G. de la Fuente and Chen Yun Wang
A production in cooperation with Dieter Krockauer and the LOT-Theatre Braunschweig.

Premiere: 17 January 2001, 8 pm.
Further performances: 18, 19, 26, 27, 28 January and 1, 2, 3, 4 February, each at 8 pm.


At the same time, we would like to point out in advance that the Japanese dancer Anzu Furukawa had to cancel her participation at short notice for health reasons, which she herself and we (the production team) very much regret. We were therefore forced to change our plans quickly and are pleased to have found a replacement in the Mexican dancer Anton Reza, who is certainly just as artistically stimulating.

more to come…

NEW | membership at ARTWORKS.ART, you’ll find my growing portfolio here: artworks.art

NOW (2021-2023) SUPPORTED BY FONDAZIONE SILENE GIANNINI, Lugano, Switzerland, and ARTWORKS.ARTBasel, Switzerland

also: new membership at SINGULART, you’ll find my growing portfolio here: SINGULART

Wolfgang in der Wiesche ist/is Stipendiat der/grantee of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York (2012-13) and Wilke Atelier, Verein zur Kunstförderung e.V., Bremerhaven | and was nominated for Mario Merz Prize 2014, Fondatione Merz, and nominated for a Fellowship of the Alfred Wegener Institute in cooperation with Hanse Institute for Advanced Study, Bremerhaven/Delmenhorst (runner-up) | ausgewählt als/selected “Artist of the Week/Day” by curator Aurora Garrison @ saatchi art (11/2018)

oder nehmen Sie Kontakt mit mir auf | or contact me directly | xtend.ww [at] t-online.de

music for films | wolfgang in der wiesche | xtended line | cd re:release | now online available for download and stream

© ww 1997 | music for films | CD | private release || © ww-2007 | self portrait | digital photography

(click any image to open gallery view)

I published my first cd album | music for films | in 1997 as a self release/ a limited edition of 300pcs.

I’m happy to announce that from today, Feb. 7, 2021| music for films | is re:released with the help of MusicHub and will be step by step AVAILABLE @ amazon music / apple music/iTunes / Deezer / Napster / Spotify | more will follow…

just a few comments on the album:

Yes-I got your music and love it, very very quircky, unusual stuff you have there. Bob Ostertag (USA)
CD and catalog, all interesting…   Chris Cutler (UK)
Dear Wolfgang, finally found the chance to listen to your CD…which I enjoyed very much…. nice aesthetics.  best, Jon Rose (AUS)
… Your sounds are so great and I really enjoyed it !, …   Kiichiro Hayashi (JAP)
 … In fact, the cutter sounds like a pair of old rusty scissors, a typical old fashion China made home scissors. My first response when first listen to it is: It’s speaking. Not only this one, I like some other tracks too. It is short but so well structured. It doesn’t sound like improvised to me. I wonder if you are able to play this music live because I would always like to play live on what the music is like …   Chan Wai Fat (HONG KONG)
  … die cd ist natürlich spitze. die musik, die mir sofort entsprach-… schön, … Saadet Türköz (SWITZERLAND)

NEW | membership at ARTWORKS.ART, you’ll find my growing portfolio here: artworks.art

NOW (2021-2023) SUPPORTED BY FONDAZIONE SILENE GIANNINI, Lugano, Switzerland, and ARTWORKS.ARTBasel, Switzerland

also: new membership at SINGULART, you’ll find my growing portfolio here: SINGULART

prints and original works available

view portfolio | @ Saatchi art || @ ARTWORKS.ART || @ Pollock-Krasner Foundation || @ SINGULART || @ ARTWARD || @ LensCulture || @ World-Street.Photography || Instagram

Wolfgang in der Wiesche ist/is Stipendiat der/grantee of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York (2012-13) and Wilke Atelier, Verein zur Kunstförderung e.V., Bremerhaven | and was nominated for Mario Merz Prize 2014, Fondatione Merz, and nominated for a Fellowship of the Alfred Wegener Institute in cooperation with Hanse Institute for Advanced Study, Bremerhaven/Delmenhorst (runner-up) | ausgewählt als/selected “Artist of the Week/Day” by curator Aurora Garrison @ saatchi art (11/2018)

oder nehmen Sie Kontakt mit mir auf | or contact me directly | xtend.ww [at] t-online.de

Mr. Click (lucky man opera) | wanna hear me sing? | originally from 1998 | Project MSol – Michel Roth & Wolfgang in der Wiesche

it’s time to finally post some music… | I wrote the lyrics and basic composition back then in 1998 when I was playing and performing with the band pick pocket, based in Braunschweig, Germany. The original arrangement for the song was then done by the band. Michel Roth, drummer and singer of pick pocket, recomposed/rearranged the track in 2003 as far as my memory is correct. He then made Mr. Click available to the public on his Project MSol account  and here it is – and here are the lyrics:

Mr Click

--

you know - 	there was this - tic-toc / tic-toc

anyway - 	I didn't have to do anything with it...
		and I don't have now

		once I had different names
		but never I had one like: Franz, Willi, John
		if you'd ever like to call me
		perhaps I'd prefer - Mr. Click!

		yes, Mr. Click, that's realistic!

		hello, Mr. Click, how are you??
		hatten sie schöne Ferien, Mr. Click?

		yes - oh yes...
--

you know - 	I'm sure you'll take me for a real person
		that I never was

		then you'll try to cut my freedom
		my moving around, meine Erscheinung

		but - you're wrong

		I'm not what you think I am
so - 		don't talk to me with Schimmel on your tongue

		don't try to make a man out of me
		don't call me: Karl - or Herby - or Horst

--

		my name is - something like a special price
		or, if you like so, a toffee

		you wouldn't have the time to pronounce it right
		if you'd ever recognize what I'm here for


uhh - 		what a lucky man... he was...
uhh - 		what a lucky man... he was...


copyright ww '89 - redone '03

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Wolfgang in der Wiesche ist/is Stipendiat der/grantee of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York (2012-13) and Wilke Atelier, Verein zur Kunstförderung e.V., Bremerhaven | and was nominated for Mario Merz Prize 2014, Fondatione Merz, and nominated for a Fellowship of the Alfred Wegener Institute in cooperation with Hanse Institute for Advanced Study, Bremerhaven/Delmenhorst (runner-up) | ausgewählt als/selected “Artist of the Week/Day” by curator Aurora Garrison @  saatchi art (11/2018)

oder nehmen Sie Kontakt mit mir auf | or contact me directly | xtend.ww [at] t-online.de