Georg Wissel / news

Improviser, Composer, Sculptor of compressed air via (prepared) saxophones, clarinet a.o. soundsources

contact: georgwissel (at) online (dot) de


August/September 2021
coming back from an extended holiday journey through the west-balcans with lot's of hiking and swimming i am getting back on the block first with two more performances
of PHONORAMA -music&drawings- at wonderful
Saxstall in Pohrsdorf (20.08.)
and after several attempts, which all failed due to Covid19 pandemy, now finally in
Cologne at Alte Feuerwache (27.08.) fb event PHONORAMA Köln 27.08.2021

For september Tim O'Dwyer and me, we are looking forward to the release of our
duo's the MirroR Unit second CD sonic rivers on FMR. This concert-recording has
been made in lovely cinema hall from Alte Feuerwache in Cologne in july 2019.
David Brown
created an exciting art work for the cover. You'll see, i'll keep you

Then i will continue to work on my next acousmatic composition
"one digs doors and windows / man gräbt Türen und Fenster" for which i have made
still some additional recordings of empty spaces in Croatia and Bosnia during my
summer travels.

Last but not least i am very much looking forward to playing several concerts with
WIO -WuppertalerImprovisationsOrchster, Wuppertal, 03.09.
Beins - Gordoa - Wissel, Cologne, 06.09.
Munich, 11.09.
a brief tour in Metz (F) 17.09., Strasbourg (F) 18.09.,Trier (D) 19.09.,
Cologne (D) 29.09.
SIN-3 Beins-Lehn-Wissel, Duisburg, 23.09. and
Experimentale Troisdorf 24.09.

more details on termine/dates

recording the space of Ferhadija mosque, Banja Luka, BiH photo: Georg Wissel

July 2021

the first three concerts of project PHONORAMA -music&drawings- with our trio
CAJLAN-WISSEL-NILLESEN together with visual artist Anna Lytton will now
happen on the month's first week-end:
02.07.2021 20:00 at Kunsthaus Troisdorf facebook event Kunsthaus Troisdorf
03.07.2021 20:00 at Peter Kowald ORT, Wuppertal facebook event Peter Kowald ORT
04.07.2021 18:00 at TUFA, Trier TUFA Trier PHONORAMA
all concerts are made possible with the support of
Musikfonds e.V., mit Projektmitteln der Beauftragten der
Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen des Sonderprogramms Neustart
sowie von der Kunststiftung NRW und dem Kulturamt der Stadt Köln

June 2021
just recently finished my composition "Streifzüge" and made the final mixdowns
end of June. now looking for a place to publish.

mostly working intensly on my actual acusmatic composition "Streifzüge".

the CD Presences: mixed suite for five performers and nine instruments by
Matthew Goodheart and Ensemble Broken Ghost Consort (M. Goodheart -comp, pno,
George Cremaschi -bass, Georg Wissel -cl, Matthias Muche -tbn, Melvyn Poore -tuba)
has just been released on New York label Infrequent Seams!
Download your purchase, or ​listen now in the Bandcamp app.

album cover for Presences: mixed suite for five performers and nine instruments

May 2021
unfortunately concerts scheduled for end of may had to be postponed and
rescheduled again. feels like i am getting some routine in this work.
watch out for new dates in my agenda.

also working on my new acousmatic project 'Streifzüge' for which i am
collecting field recordings whilst strolling through my home town Cologne.
even 'caught' the song of a nightingale one early morning.
!amazing sounds! to which you might listen here: Nightingale
but i am still not sure, if it will find a place in the composition.

April 2021
two new videos of two of my current projects are online now:

the WISSELTANGCAMATTA live at domicil

the W I S S E L T A N G C A M A T T A
-on the edge of improvised music, sound scapes and free jazz-
Simon Camatta -drums, percussion
Achim Tang -bass
Georg Wissel -alto sax, clarinet and preparations


PHONORAMA, april 2021

Dušica Cajlan -extended piano
Etienne Nillesen -extended snare drum
Georg Wissel -(prepared) alto sax
Anna Lytton -drawings and animations

the CD "Prickly Tenacity & Sublime Sensations" with
Klaus Treuheit - piano & cembalo, Lou Grassi - percussion and me on alto-/tenor sax
recorded at Bayrischer Rundfunk allready back in 2007
will be broadcasted at 0:10 CET on April, 28th on BR2

March 2021
just preparing a new acoustic and visual collaboration project with our trio


with Dušica Cajlan - extended piano, Etienne Nillesen - extended snare drum,
Georg Wissel - (prepared) alto sax and Anna Lytton - drawings and animations

first rehearsals have been quite promising.

premiere was planned for mid of april 2021 in Cologne, but due to covid19 pandemic
is now postponed to april, 18th at CUBA Kultur, Münster with a live streamed concert.
more performances in may, june and july (see termine/dates).

February 2021
new CD released recently on KTMP: "Prickly Tenacity & Sublime Sensations" with
Klaus Treuheit - piano & cembalo, Lou Grassi - percussion,
Georg Wissel - alto-/tenor sax
recorded at Bayrischer Rundfunk allready back in 2007, but still sounds fresh.
available digital at apple music, amazon and physically directly from Klaus Treuheit
and to be listened to at: you tube
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