Intuitive Music Orchestra

For many years Markus Stockhausen has been giving courses in “Intuitive Music and More”. It was participants from these courses that provided the nucleus of the IMO which was founded in 2013.

Intuitive Music and More & Intuitive Music Orchestra

The musicians are from various regions and countries and have diverse musical origins. Together they have discovered a new way of playing. It is music that originates in the moment and transgresses all musical boundaries. An intuitive level of communication is achieved. A pool of artists has come about and the constellation of musicians varies according to each given concert.

Markus Stockhausen and the ‘Intuitive Music Orchestra’

Pool of musicians:

Tara Bouman, (Bass)clarinet
Herman van Haaren, Violin
Stephanie Lepp, Flute
Fabio Mina, Flute
Martin Pahnke, Viola
Miguel Boelens, Saxes
Yonga Sun, drums, Percussion
Thomas Nieberle, Clarinets
Dietlind-Maria Strophal, Piano
Sabine Melchiori, Bass
Frank Ebeling, Vocals
Vanessa Vieto, Vocals
Matthias Goebel, Vibrafone, Percussion
Mark Nauseef, Percussion
Fabrizio Ottaviucci, Piano
Antonio Amadei, Cello
Lilly Amadei, Violin
Marco Amadei, Piano
Ishu Lohmann, Tenor sax
Volkmar Müller, Keyboard
Anne Krickeberg, Cello
Christian Thomé, Drums

and many others …

Intuitive Music – The Art of Improvisation, Creativity, and Listening

There are many things to be observed in free improvisation: from scales, rhythms, to the instant composing of the form, and before all, “the Art of Listening” to each other. It is one of the most challenging and rewarding ways of music making today, and it stimulates the creative spirit of every musician. Markus Stockhausen is performing with advanced musicians of all musical styles with a special emphasis on the intuitive.

„Intuitive Music for me is the most challenging and also most rewarding way of making music, because everything is decided on the spot. It goes beyond improvisation, which mostly happens in a certain expected style, on a song, on a chosen rhythm, a harmonic pattern etc. Intuitive music for me has no stylistic boundaries, it should ideally be fresh, music of this very moment. Everything is decided right now. It demands all your musical skills, the technical and the musical qualities, your fantasy and creative spirit. As a player you need a very still and open mind, and even more open ears, to perceive something beyond your personal limitations. Sometimes you play things that are new even to yourself. Especially in a group of players new music comes that otherwise could have never been composed or imagined.“ (MS, 2011)

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Intuitive Music Orchestra, Zülpich LAGA 2014

Intuitive Music Orchestra, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn 2012, Lichtregie von Rolf Zavelberg

Intuitive Music Orchestra, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn 2011, photo: Raimund Junghardt

Intuitive Music Orchestra, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn 2009, Lichtregie von Rolf Zavelberg

Intuitive Music Orchestra, Mainz Castle 2014

Intuitive Music Orchestra, Zülpich LAGA 2014

Intuitive Music Orchestra with dance, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn 2010, photo: Gordon Axmann

Intuitive Music Orchestra in Köln am 23.10.2015, Foto: Viramo

Intuitive Music Orchestra in Cologne on Oct. 23rd, 2015, photo: Viramo

Markus Stockhausen in St. Paul, Köln am 23.10.2015, Foto: Viramo

Markus Stockhausen in St. Paul, Cologne on Oct. 23rd, 2015, photo: Viramo

Intuitive Music Orchestra am 25.9.2016 in der Johanneskirche in Völksen, im Bild Sabine Melchiori (Bass), Anne Krickeberg (Cello), Frank Ebel (Stimme), Andreas Burckhardt (Sax, verdeckt), Foto von Joachim Schween

Intuitive Music Orchestra am 25.9.2016 in der Johanneskirche in Völksen, Foto von Joachim Schween

Frank Ebeling, Intuitive Music Orchestra at Hermannshof / Springe, 24.9.2016

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