Livestreams & Recordings

Here you can find all editions of the livestream series with Artist in Residence Achim Tang as well as other recordings of the Monheim Triennale.

Best of Monheim Triennale Livestreams

Friday, 10/16/20, 00:00

With this 'Best of'-special we would like to thank all those involved in these online sessions and share our anticipation of the first Monheim Triennale in 2021 with you. Overall, we aired these sessions for 13 weeks with a total of 16 guests. Among them Sam Amidon, Lakecia Benjamin, Dálava, Kris Davis, Greg Fox, Shabaka Hutchings, Robert Landfermann, Marcus Schmickler, Stian Westerhus, further participating artists such as Kathrin Pechlof, Ingrid Laubrock and Mats Gustafsson as well as the curators Swantje Lichtenstein, Thomas Venker, and the mayor of Monheim am Rhein, Daniel Zimmermann. Not only did it provide us with insights into the process of creating the Monheim Triennale, but also into the everyday lives in different international settings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Livestream with Mayor Daniel Zimmermann

Tuesday, 06/23/20, 19:00

The conversation with the Mayor of the City of Monheim am Rhein, Daniel Zimmermann, focused on the principle of the Monheim Triennale as well as the sound production by Marcus Schmickler, which took place in Monheim on July 1th, 2020. Other topics of discussion included cultural education in Monheim am Rhein and the effort to establish art in public spaces as an essential element of Monheim's urban culture.

Moderation: Achim Tang (Artist in Residence)

Livestream with Kris Davis

Tuesday, 06/09/20, 19:00

The New York pianist and composer Kris Davis has visited the live stream of the Monheim Triennale. Davis is the shooting star of the international jazz scene of the last two years: in 2018 she was named Rising Star Artist by the DownBeat magazine. Her latest album, Diatom Ribbons, was No. 1 on the 2019 New York Times and NPR Best Jazz Albums lists. The success continues: in 2020, she won the JJA Jazz Award in the categories of Composer and Pianist.

Moderation: Achim Tang (Artist in Residence)

Livestream with Stian Westerhus

Tuesday, 05/26/20, 19:00

For the 10th edition of our live stream series we welcomed the Norwegian guitarist Stian Westerhus. Only recently he had released his latest album Redundance, which was already considered award-worthy in the music press.

We have counted: At that time, we were already able to welcome ten artists in our virtual concert room. Not only global, but also musical borders were overcome - each issue offered a new insight into the different facets of the Triennale artists.

Moderation: Achim Tang (Artist in Residence)

Livestream Concert with Mats Gustafsson

Tuesday, 05/19/20, 19:00

Swedish jazz saxophonist Mats Gustafsson dropped by the virtual concert space for a concert duet with Artist in Residence and bassist Achim Tang.

Mats Gustafsson was invited along with other greats of the Scandinavian improvisation scene for Triennale artist Sofia Jernberg's planned project for the Monheim Triennale 2020.

Moderation: Achim Tang (Artist in Residence)

Livestream talk with Swantje Lichtenstein and Thomas Venker

Tuesday, 05/12/20, 19:00

On Tuesday, May 12th , members of the board of curators of the Monheim Triennale were paying us a visit. For our next talk, our Artist in Residence Achim Tang was pleased to welcome performance artist and professor for aesthetic practices Swantje Lichtenstein as well as Thomas Venker, co-editor-in-chief of Kaput magazine (Magazin für Insolvenz & Pop) and lecturer for music journalism & artist marketing.

How is a festival programme created? What exactly has to be considered in the curating process? Swantje Lichtenstein and Thomas Venker answered Achim Tang's questions - and provide exclusive insights into the selection of Triennale artists. The two of them are not only linked by their activities for the Monheim Triennale, but also by their teaching activities: What has changed in Corona times? How is it still possible to teach art, music, and culture? Where could there be a bridge between the Monheim Triennale and teaching at the university?

Moderation: Achim Tang Artist in Residence

Livestream with Greg Fox

Tuesday, 05/05/20, 19:00

We were very pleased to welcome the drummer Greg Fox to the virtual concert space of the Monheim Triennale. Like Lakecia Benjamin and Ingrid Laubrock, Fox joined us live from New York.

Despite the pandemic, Greg Fox stuck to his plans very successfully: He launched a crowdfunding campaign to finance a public-access recording studio in Brooklyn and also released his new album Contact on May 28, 2020.

Moderation: Achim Tang (Artist in Residence)

Livestream concert with Ingrid Laubrock

Tuesday, 04/28/20, 19:00

A Visit from Brooklyn: For our livestream on Tuesday, 28 April, we were happy to welcome German sax player and composer Ingrid Laubrock at the Monheim Triennale virtual concert space. 
Ingrid Laubrock has been living in New York City ever since 2009, just like Triennale artist Kris Davis, with whom she collaborated for many years and with whom she had planned joint projects for the 2020 edition of the Monheim Triennale. In 2019, Ingrid Laubrock also played alongside Triennale artist Robert Landfermann who has been our guest during the previous livestream together with Kathrin Pechlof.

Moderation: Achim Tang (Artist in Residence)

Livestream concert with Robert Landfermann und Kathrin Pechlof

Tuesday, 04/21/20, 19:00

On Tuesday, April 21, we were pleased to welcome Cologne bassist and Triennale artist Robert Landfermann together with Berlin harpist Kathrin Pechlof in the virtual concert space of the Monheim Triennale.

The special feature: Kathrin Pechlof is part of an impressive project that Robert Landfermann had planned for the first edition of the Monheim Triennale. For this homage to his birthplace Oberwinter, located on the Rhine, Landfermann had assembled an ensemble exclusively for the Monheim Triennale that unites some of the best improvisers in Europe.

Moderation: Achim Tang (Artist in Residence)

Live-Stream performance with Marcus Schmickler

Tuesday, 04/14/20, 19:00

The show goes on! The guest for our next livestream was Marcus Schmickler, one of the most important composers of contemporary electronic and new music.

On Tuesday, 14 April at 7 pm, the composer went live from his electro-acoustic studio Piethopraxis in Cologne and joined the virtual concert space by the Monheim Triennale. And this time, the audience was actively involved. Marcus Schmickler recommended logging in on several devices simultaneously during the stream and spreading these devices throughout the room. The composer made use of those unavoidable latencies during streaming and created a very special spatial sound as a result.

Moderation: Achim Tang (Artist in Residence)

Live-Stream concert with Julia Úlehla (Dálava)

Tuesday, 03/31/20, 19:00

After the premiere of our live stream concert with Sam Amidon and "Artist in Residence" Achim Tang, we looked forward to welcome the next Triennale artist in the virtual concert room on Tuesday, March 31st. Julia Úlehla, together with guitarist Aram Bajakian, who form the artist duo Dálava, joined Achim Tang live from Vancouver for a live session full of music.

Moderation: Achim Tang (Artist in Residence)

Live-Stream concert with Sam Amidon

Tuesday, 03/24/20, 19:00

We let the already cancelled concert of Sam Amidon in Monheim am Rhein take place in a special way: Our “Artist in Residence“ Achim Tang gave a live concert together with Sam Amidon.

Moderation: Achim Tang (Artist in Residence)