Material & Sound Performance
by Cali Kühner & Claudio Puntin
Inside now is my every space.
Sound and foil used as vehicle to externalize insights to unfold and fall apart.
Isolated, bizarre, beautiful and lost. A shelter among alienated relations.
A common experience in process.
A dialogue of dialogues creating emotional landscapes of material, movement and sound.
CALI and CLA energize each other and inspire transitory spaces in attentiveness and resonance.
music performer, clarinet soloist, composer, producer, goldsmith
Claudio Puntin is a musical inventor who decides at the moment how to generate music out of emptiness. From his big variety of musical roots, he has developed a personal musical language with natural access, including electronica, alternative techniques and self invented instruments. His compositions and productions include works for alternative ensembles, symphonic orchestras, choirs, electronics, soundtracks for radioplays, films, theater and other art forms.
Claudio Puntin is considered one of the leading creative soloists on all clarinets, his solo performances are examples of instant composing and musical freedom. He runs a music-creation space and recording studio in Berlin. His most important teacher was master Sergiu Celibidache.
With his ensembles he has performed at worldwide festivals in over 80 countries. With Max Loderbauer and Samuel Rohrer he founded the electro-acoustic Trio AMBIQ. In his electronic and acoustic solo work he relates to the simultaneousness of one and the infinity of possibilities, close to quantum physical superpositions. This music is creating individual possibilities of listening by rhythmical overlapping of patterns and molecules, showing we are in fact individual and at the same time all connected, mathematics orders are just a small graticule of nature.
His discography consists releases with: Arjunamusic, ECM, Jazzhaus, Deutsche Grammophon Lit., Jazzwerkstatt, Unit, enja, Act a.m.o. labels.
He taught 15 years at the Musikhochschule in Cologne, the University of Arts in Berlin and gives international Masterclasses.
Skuli Sverrisson, Fred Frith, Hermeto Pascoal, Maria Schneider, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Ricardo Villalobos, Jan Bang, Sidsel Endresen, Steve Reich, Wolfert Brederode, Eric Vloeimans, Nils Wogram, Bernhard Meyer, Lucas Niggli, Steffen Schorn, Emiliana Torrini, The Minnesota Orchestra, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Modern, Musikfabrik Cologne, Cologne WDR Radio Orchestra, Holland Symphony Orchestra, Bayerischer Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra Munich, Het Balletorkest Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich, Amsterdam, WDR- NDR- HR Big Band, Lucerne Jazz Orchestra, Martin Fondse Orchestra, Chamber Ensembles and Stringquartets, Novoflot Opera Company, Theaters and alternative Performance-Companies.
He set to music artists-works by Anselm Kiefer, Orhan Pamuk, Daniel Kehlmann, Alba G. Corral, Rike Scheffler a.m.o.