Shepherds of Cats in Macondo


Saturday 19 November 2016 – 19:00, tickets: 10 PLN

Fundacja Rozwoju Kultury i Sztuki Macondo, Pomorska 19, Wroclaw, Poland

“AEROPLAN is a series of concerts of improvised and experimental music often accompanied by other art forms organized by the Foundation for the Development of Culture and Art Macondo. Welcome on board. In the near future we do not plan the landing” – Macondo

After a year, we come back to Macondo to play our better and less known improvised pieces. In addition, we will provide you quite virtual experience. The sounds will flow through the  world wide net and between Oxford (UK) and Wroclaw (Poland). With big enthusiasm, we are looking forward to this highly spectacular event. Be there or be squared!

Ayako Ogawa & Shepherds of Cats + Vj Pietrushka


Audio-visual improvised performance in 4 chapters

Chapter I – HIGAN SHIGAN – Here and There
Chapter II – KAWA – River
Chapter III – ONI – Mud
Chapter IV – HOGI – Joy

Sunday 1 May 2016 – 20:00, free

Osrodek Postaw Tworczych ul. Dzialkowa 15, Wrocław, Poland


Born in Hakodate (Hokkaido, JAPAN) in 1962, Ayako Ogawa started playing the piano from 1968. She has been involved in theater since 1970. Experiences in piano and drama are the basis for her improvised music. Originally, she is an expert in early childhood education. Her talent in improvisation has been developed through encounters with musicians or artists. Graduated from Hakodate childcare academy in 1982, Ayako started her career as a nursery teacher. In 2002, after working at a nursery school for 20 years, she established and run a small day-care center for children, called „Kobito no Mori,” to realize her ideal education for infants. In the day-care center, children and she had been interacted with nature (flowers, grass, insects, frogs, fishes and so on), played with water, played in sand or snow, did cooking, painted pictures, made original picture books, took part in dramas, did improvising with folk instrument, and ate slow food lunch together. In 2008, she got a chance to work as a teacher for students with special needs in an elementary school. Since 2012, she has been working at children’s center of Hakodate city as an adviser for children from babies to teenagers and their mothers. Meeting with Deku in 1998 became her starting point as a musician. He was a jazz bassist, who studied contrabass with Masahiko Togashi. He is not only a musician but also an artist. Influenced by him, Ayako wrote songs, organized poetry readings, and published original picture books while working as a teacher. In 2013, Deku connected her to Sabu Toyozumi. Next year, Ayako organized Sabu-led improvisation workshop in Hakodate. Sabu found her talent and advised to express herself more in music, look outside Hakodate and to go all over the world. In April 2015, she invited Sabu and Peter Broetzsmann to Hakodate. She was so excited about an opportunity to play music with them, and with their music. In October, she played with a dancer Hal Tanaka and Chaihana Dai who is a zitherist living self-sufficient for his food. Their performance and the ways their live provide a spark for her to express herself more in music or in a piece of work. Now, she is looking forward to performing and recording with improvised music band called „Shepherds of cats”. Also, she is making a picture-story on the subject of nature, to show it at „self-sufficient festival” organized by Chaihana Dai, in front of Lake Toya Hokkaido next August.

Markus Wenninger & Filip Zawada & Shepherds of Cats + Vj Pietrushka


Audio-visual improvised performance featuring:

  • archery and video art
  • premiere of ‘Sky Nocturne’, music miniature written by Khoi Dang for soprano clarinet solo
  • To Storm’ for sopranino clarinet written by Frederick Kojevnikov
  • world premiere of Naturalinee 2 video scores by Joe Pignato

Sunday 21 February 2016 – 20:00, tickets: 10/15/20 PLN

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


Born in solid year of 1969, german flutist and clarinettist, as well as didgeridoo and shakuhachi*  player, archer. Founder of The Nora Volkova Ensemble, music enterprise orientated on unconventional and avangarde colaborations in all areas of art. Marcus will also perform solo. Khoi Dang, ‘Sky Nocturne’ written in 2014 for soprano clarinet solo dedicated to Markus Wenninger – premiere and ‘To Storm’ for sopranino clarinet written by Frederick Kojevnikov in 2015 dedicated to Markus.

*traditional japanese flute


Very good year of 1975, writer, poet, musician, photographer, performer, film director and art cinema actor, photography teacher at Osrodek Postaw Tworczych and archer (2014, Polish Cup  and Polish Champion in Field Archery).

Günter Heinz & Shepherds of Cats

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Sunday 22 November 2015 – 20:00, tickets: 15/20 PLN

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


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.

TOWARDS THE MARGINS #28 featuring Shepherds of Cats

Towards The Margins is a show dedicated to improvised music, with a focus on the non idiomatic. It is presented by Shaun Blezard and is brought to you by ODD7 recordings. Shows feature the best in improvised music plus interviews and sessions from some of the worlds best improvisers.

Brought to you by ODD7 recordings every Sunday between 10pm & 11pm UK

Shepherds of Cats in BRZUCH

shepherds in BRZUCH

14 Listopad 2014 – 19:00, bilety 10zl

BRZUCH Centrum Trawienia Wizji, Białoskórnicza 26, 50-134 Wroclaw, Poland

BRZUCH is a space where craft and creative activities penetrate, allowing for deeper reflection on the role of human in nature and society.


Adam Webster: cello, voice, loops

Aleksander Olszewski: ethnic drums, reeds, flutes

Jan Fanfare – clavinet D6, harmonics, loops, voice

Intuitively bond trio, exploring the outer limits of good taste and pushing the limits of what should be considered as acceptable. Their compositions are created in real time, though time like good taste and other senses may be suspended. They play with no plan and the potential audience as well as musicians themselves may be higlhy surprised with the final outcome of the performance.