SHEPHERDS OF CATS and MARKUS WENNINGER

In February 2016, Shepherds of Cats performed extraordinary concert with Markus Wenninger that included premiere of Naturalinee 2 video scores by American composer Joe Pignato, video art by VJ Pietrushka and live archery. Priori to that event, the band met with Marcus in the studio over the weekend to record material for an album that awaited daylight until now. Marcus Wenninger is a German flutist and clarinettist, as well as didgeridoo and shakuhachi player and archer. Founder of The Nora Volkova Ensemble, he is orientated on unconventional and avategarde artistic collaborations. Using plethora of woodwind instruments, didgeridoo, cello, clavichord, darbuka, drum, gongs, singing bowls and daily objects, Marcus and Shepherds of Cats made improvised recordings which selection of found their way to this atmospheric album.

https://fanfarefanfare.bandcamp.com/album/shepherds-of-cats-and-markus-wenninger

artwork: dark projects

There Was Something In The Cookie

The year 2021 was significant on many levels. Shepherds of Cats spent a year improvising virtually. During one of the weekly rehearsals, this song came about completely by accident. This became our contribution to the collection of Christmas-themed music. We secretly hope that it will conquer the charts – as Last Christmas once did.

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/