2018 TOUR

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SHEPHERDS OF CATS & VJ PIETRUSHKA AND OUR SPECIAL GUESTS, 2018 TOUR
Günter Heinz, Matylda Gerber, Paweł Sokołowski and Lena Czerniawska

29 September: 
Shepherds of Cats + Matylda Gerber
Ośrodek Postaw Twórczych, Działkowa 15, 50-538 Wroclaw, Poland
https://www.facebook.com/events/1917896198232935/

30 September
Shepherds of Cats
Dragon Mały Dom Kultury, Zamkowa 3, 61-768 Stare Miasto, Poznań, Poland
https://www.facebook.com/events/269755000524098/

02 October
Shepherds of Cats & VJ Pietrushka + Pawel Sokolowski
6 dzielnica, Piotrkowska 102, 90-004 Łódź, Poland
https://www.facebook.com/events/251398542184138/

03 October
Shepherds of Cats & VJ Pietrushka + Günter Heinz
Kirche Kleinwaltersdorf, Zum Herrenweg, 09599 Freiberg, Germany
https://www.facebook.com/events/1925020654250751/

04 October
Shepherds of Cats & VJ Pietrushka + Günter Heinz + Lena Czerniawska
Petersburg Art Space, Kaiserin-Augusta-Allee 101, 10553 Berlin, Germany
https://www.facebook.com/events/2164076933880400/

05 October
Shepherds of Cats & VJ Pietrushka + Günter Heinz
Punctum, Krásova 27, 13000 Prague, Czech Republic
https://www.facebook.com/events/286370678826259/

06 October
Shepherds of Cats & VJ Pietrushka + Günter Heinz
Künstlervereinigung blaueFABRIK e.V., Eisenbahnstraße 1, Dresden-Neustadt, Germany
https://www.facebook.com/events/292985744813121/

07 October
Shepherds of Cats & VJ Pietrushka
Tkalnia, Fabryczna 13A, 65-001 Zielona Gora, Poland
https://www.facebook.com/events/2053363161660537/

SHEPHERDS OF CATS + VJ PIETRUSHKA & GÜNTER HEINZ ON TOUR, OCTOBER 2018

We have been quiet for a while only to come up with some new recordings and put together our third tour. Yes, early October 2018, we are teaming up with VJ Pietrushka who will create spectacular live video landscapes to be filled with Günter Heinz’s  roaring trombone and Shepherds of Cats’ unearthed sounds. We will give series of audio visual performances in Freiburg, Berlin, Dresden and Prague. While we are finalising the details of the tour, you can enjoy this short video, excerpt from “Rehearsal” animation prepared by Shepherds of Cats.

BUTOH TECHNO SPECTACLE 2018 TICKETS

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Dear friends, butoh enthusiasts, improv fans, cats’ lovers, uninteresting objects users that can turn their rather useless toys into something unpredictable and everyone else who i sadly have not mentioned, here is the the rather rare opportunity to see something once in a lifetime – Butoh-Techno spectacle. Heart breaking story about ups and downs of human beings and the fights against the odds of life. The story in one act told by the butoh dancer performing within the abstract scenery of improvised music mixed with techno beats and layers of moving images.

There are two spectacles that will take place in Wroclaw on 18th and 19th April in Osrodek Postaw Tworczych: https://opt-art.net. We will also perform third spectacle on 20th April in Prague in Punctum Krasovka: http://www.punctum.cz

Now, we know that you know that we do not know what you know so do not leave it till the last minute, suspend your disbelief, hold your breath or closed your eyes if that helps and follow your intuition and the link below for the tickets:

https://opt-art.net/sklep/kategoria-produktu/bilety/

Butoh Techno spectacle 2018

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Filip Zawada and Jan Fanfare directed last year spectacular performance of Butoh Techno, putting together sonic, light and dance worlds together: https://shepherdsofcats.com/portfolio/butoh-techno-spectacle/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kq2lDAGt_Rg

We are very happy to announce that Butoh Techno spectacle is back in April 2018 and will be performed in Wroclaw and Prague. This year Ayako Ogawa (vocalist/pianist) is coming with Mushimaru Fujieda (butoh dancer, choreographer, director) who will be joined by Matylda Gerber (saxophone), Maciek Piatek (VJ Pietrushka) and Shepherds of Cats.

Book you dates:

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 – OPT, Wroclaw

Thursday, 19 April 2018 – OPT, Wroclaw

Friday, 20 April 2018 – Prague

MUSHIMARU FUJIEDA
Mushimaru Fujieda hails from Aichi, in central Japan. Utilizing movement in relationship to breath and rhythm he has created his own style of dance, referring to the body of his work as “Natural Physical Poetry” (Tennen Nikutai Shi), a name that occurred to him after collaborations with Allen Ginsberg. Originally working as an actor, producer, writer, and director – first with the avante-garde theatre Ishiha” in Osaka, then with solo performance unit “Mushimaru Dokugi” – in 2002 he formed the Butoh dance group “The Physical Poets. He has performed internationally for more than 20 years, in Japan, Europe, South Korea, New York, China, Taiwan, Phillipines, Hong Kong, and India.

http://thephysicalpoets.wixsite.com/tpp-official

http://www.notus.dti.ne.jp/~mushimal/E.top.htm

AYAKO OGAWA
Pianist, educator and artist Aya Ogawa lives in Hakodate, Hokkaido. She has played the piano since 1968, has been involved in theatre since 1970 and while working as an educationalist has continued to write songs, organize poetry readings and publish original picture books. These experiences inform her improvisations, which include work with Sabu Toyozumi, Peter Brotzmann, Deku Ogawa and Butoh dancers Hal Tanaka and Tukasa Kamidate.

https://www.ayaogawavoicepiano.com/english

https://soundcloud.com/aya-ogawa-3

https://fanfarefanfare.bandcamp.com/album/ogawa-gerber-webster-zawada-fanfare

MATYLDA GERBER
Composer and saxophone player from Wroclaw, Poland. She is a regular to the jazz scene in her hometown as well as London, where she participated in projects such as London Improvisers Orchestra, Skronk and Exploratorio. Matylda also spearheads two musical projects in London, which focus on mixing compositions with free-jazz improvisations. In 2015, Matylda played at the esteemed Jazztopad Festival in her native city after which she was featured in the music portal All About Jazz. Establishing her career with the band Kolega Doriana, the group released an album in 2015 to positive reviews from The Free Jazz Collective as well as Redbull Tour de Polonia.

https://soundcloud.com/matylda_gerber

Below the Radar 27, The Wire

“they didn’t speak much surrendering themselves to their intuitions …”

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The result of Shepherds of Cats’ collaboration with Ayako Ogawa landed this month in the Wire’s edition of Below the Radar 27, which is a series of specially commissioned live studio sessions featuring a variety of groups and musicians drawn from feral fringes of the outsider/underground music communities.

https://www.thewire.co.uk/audio/btr/below-the-radar-27

This piece comes from the album “Ayako Ogawa & Shepherds of Cats & Vj Pietrushka”, published by Fanfare and is available here:

https://fanfarefanfare.bandcamp.com/album/ayako-ogawa-shepherds-of-cats-vj-pietrushka

Günter Heinz & Shepherds of Cats + VJ Pietrushka

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Dear All, we are back after summer holidays with the concert in Wroclaw at Osrodek Postaw Tworczych. We are very excited because Günter Heinz will be joining us again. We played concert in OPT almost exactly two years ago. In the meantime, our album with Günter was released by Tombed Visions Records so it is time for improvised celebration. VJ Pietrushka, our video magician is also joining us so come along for this special event.

EVENT:

Friday 10 November 2017 – 20:00, tickets: 15/20 PLN

Osrodek Postaw Tworczych, ul. Dzialkowa 15, Wroclaw, Poland

www.opt-art.net

GÜNTER HEINZ

Trombonist and clarinettist, for years involved in german contemporary and improvised music scene.  He studied mathematics in Halle and later music in Dresden and Berlin. He colaborated with such musicians as Bernd Koeppen, Kent Carter, Bill Elgart, Michael Lytle, Günter Müller, Klaus Koch, Lou Grassi, Hartmut Dorschner, Günter Baby Sommer, Stephen Montague, Malcolm Goldstein, Steve Swell czy George Cremaschi. His compositions have been performed in Moscow, Madrid, Florida, Malta.

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Günter_Heinzhttp://www.guenter-heinz.de/

http://www.guenter-heinz.de/

 

Back to the future with Shepherds of cats, David McLean and VJ Pietrushka

The Shepherds of cats tour starts in less then 2 weeks and we are very exciting to bring with us new album recorded with David McLean in Ośrodek Postaw Twórczych during our concert in February this year. Vj Pietrushka behind the visual wheels made his moving images into real magic show. Watch a taste of sonic flavours that soon you will be able to experience for yourselves. You can find out more details of the tour here and on our fanpage.