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DANCE 2019/20

In order to broaden the artistic horizon of their projects and to reach out to audiences other than the typical concert audience, SONIQ developed a multi-disciplinary concept for the first time, titled  “Dance”. For this project SONIQ invited the South Indian Bharatanatyam dancer Meera Varghese and the contemporary dancer Benedetta Reuter, whose original style spans modern dance and improvisation.

Photos by Andreas Bartels

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Ramesh Shotham Birthday Celebration – Launch Party 2018

Ramesh Shotham Birthday Celebration – Launch Party 2018

Guests:

• Madras Special with Johannes Lemke, Sebastian Müller, Reza Askari, Ramesh Shotham
• Soniq Trio with Christina Fuchs, Jarry Singla, Ramesh Shotham
• Shatabdi Jarry Singla, Johannes Lemke
• Duo Hanschel / Shotham
• Keshavara

Photos by Gerhard Richter

Ramesh Shotham is one of the Cologne music scene’s most inspiring personalities. Born and raised in Chennai, South India, the percussionist adopted Cologne as his home more than thirty years ago. In that time he has enriched the local music scene through collaborations with such musicians Charlie Mariano, Rabih Abou Khalil, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Jasper van’t Hof, Sigi Schwab, the WDR Bigband with Karnataka College of Percussion, and Wolfgang Niedecken.
In 2018 Ramesh, who this year was awarded the WDR Jazz Award, will celebrate his 70th birthday on stage at the Stadtgarten. He will perform as a host of several fantastic groups, starting with his current project “Madras Special – New Generation” followed by other special acts that feature outstanding Cologne musicians. The evening will conclude with “Keshavara,” which is led by Timid Tiger singer Keshav. Keshav‘s music ranges from relaxed electronic sounds to latent danceability.
The evening will be presented by the musicians’ collective SONIQ, marking the start of an ongoing cooperation with Stadtgarten. SONIQ’s concert series MAKROKOSMOS starts in September 2018. The group follows a visionary path, bringing together elements from disparate cultures to create a contemporary, authentic music. The artists participating in the SONIQ series will be on a musical treasure hunt, opening sound spaces, taking risks, and widening their horizons.

South America – Make Dialogue Great Again 2018

Press:

“….a concert in which North Argentinian Zamba or driving rhythms from Peru harmonised naturally with the subtleties and experimentation of Jazz……“

“…..Projects like SONIQ show that a mutually beneficial dialogue is possible. Perhaps this process is exactly that which will mark contemporary music of the early 21st century in retrospect – exciting.”

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The project “South America – Make Dialogue Great Again” was dedicated to the interchange with Latin American musicians. The diverse forms such as Chacarera, Zamba or Cueca and rhythms such as Candombe or Lando encountered European polyphony and the subtlety of European Jazz.

Photos by Kurt Rade

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EURASIAN ENCOUNTERS 2016

The Soniq Collective looks for interfaces between musical cultures in order to create inspiring acoustic spaces for themselves as well as for the audience. During their debut project, the NRW-based artists invited Indian singer Sanjeev Chimmalgi from Mumbai, and the Polish bassist Maciej Garbowski.

This was a coming together of North Indian ragas and the subtle sounds of European jazz and a bridging of modern East European music with fiery South Indian rhythms. An osmosis on a cultural and social level. Definitely a feast for the ears!

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