i wonder who  

Trombone, Voice, Guitar, Bass, Improviser, Composer, Arranger

   
 

born 1954,
Performance
Radio + TV Production
Soundtracks
Music for Theatre + Opera
Concert + Festivalorganization
Seminares + Workshops for Improvisation and Improvised Music + Ensembleworks
Cello Suites J.S.Bach for Trombone

Paul Hubweber started with playing the drums at the age of 12. After a period of playing guitar and bass he began to blow the trombone in the age of 17. Around 1974 -75 he toured through Europe jamming with several musicians all over Italy, France, the Netherlands... Coming back he settled down in Moers and began working within the organization of the Moers Festival 1973 - 77 and the Globe Unity Orchestra Workshop in 76. Also he mastered the Braxton Solo and the Christmann-Schoenenberg records on Ring music.
Hubweber’s 1st solo record and lots of collages where produced at his own label msc between 76 - 82, and the cooperation with musicians like Claus van Bebber, Martin Theurer, Ulrich Phillipp and others began. This fits into different group activities like ARTE Festivals Kleve, Witten Easter Festivals, "der Gute ton", Moers and Wuppertal.
In Wiesbaden Hubweber had lots of sessions, concerts and several contributions to the HumaNoise Congress, and since 1984 gigs with John Butcher, Alfred Zimmerlin, Dorothea Schürch. He met lots of interesting international musicians there.
In the late 80's Hubweber founded another musicians’ cooperation in Cologne (AIM)together with his college Georg Wissel, with whom he had some different ensembles like BULL'S EYE ENSEMBLE, KOLLEGU PISCHU (i.e. Live Music to the silent film "The Adventures of Mr.West in the Land of Bolschewijki", Lew Kuleschow, UdSSR 1924, with Wissel and Hans Kanty(† 2005).
The 90's started with a new version of the van Bebber-Hubweber Duo under the name of Vinyl & Blech. The trombone is electrified by numerous effects like tube screamer, echolette, harmonizer etc. The sounds of van Bebbers vinyl and the trombone often fuse and getting an industrial touch (technos love it!).
He met dancer Britta Lieberknecht and they started their continuing cooperation in four different projects. These choreographies do not have the main focus on improvisation but on the relationship between sound, movement and light.
Second main contact with Peter Kowald (the first was in the early Moers days) was the introduction of PAPAJO, "one of the most important ensembles on the contemporary market" (Alois Fischer). Peter and Paul had a few sessions at the 99's HumaNoise Congress and after this the SURPRISE UNIT with Fine Kwiatkowski and Michael Vorfeld. In 2000 they toured in trio with drummer/shouter Klaus Wallmeier. But Hubweber wanted to have two of his favourite musicians, Kowald and Lovens, together in one group and so they played some gigs as a trio. After this he organized a tour of ten gigs but Kowald started to fall sick these days. As Paul Lovens favoured John Edwards he replaced Peter. This was a most elegant solution, because: "Balance in perfection ... nearly brilliant ... ensemble playing on a nearly perfect level ... a unity of mutual timing and presence resulting in music of high intensity..." as the Neue Westfälische/Bielefeld wrote . PAPAJO (PAul + PAul + JOhn) had the first CD at Martin Davidson’s Emanem and will edit the 2nd CD September 2007 by the NY label Cadence.
The "very very good record" (Martin Davidson) TROMBONEOS (Hubweber’s third solo record) opens another side of the trombone music, "where few have traversed…" (Steven Loewy, ALL MUSIC GUIDE)
One of the important bullets in electro-acoustic music is the one with Uli Böttcher called SCHNACK. Enthusiastically modulated presets and Live-Sampling/Sound Processing seduce the trombone. ("sharp - i really like it !" Michel Waisvisz). They did more then 50 gigs in two years and nowadays they often cooperate with Michel Waisvisz. Other trios were played with Phil Minton, Michel Vorfeld and Georg Wolf.
The current "Nobody's Matter But Our Own", duo record with Philip Zoubek/Piano is "one of the best in duo improvisation" (Jean-Michel van Schouwburg).

cooperation with
Paul Lovens
John Edwards
Uli Böttcher
Michel Waisvisz
Georg Wolf
Ulrich Phillipp
Erhard Hirt
Claus van Bebber
Martin Theurer
Fine Kwiatkowski
Michael Vorfeld
Paul Lytton 
Markus Eichenberger
Jaap Blonk
Philip Zoubek
a. a.o.

Festivals
(a.o..)
FreeMusicAntwerpen
Moers
MusikTriennaleKöln
DerGuteTon
Symposium Contemporary Music Copenhagen
Forum 20 Duesseldorf
MusicaNovaBremen
Dance + Music Dresden
Documenta VIII
Ars Electronica
THE L O F T FESTIVAL
HumaNoiseCongress Wiesbaden
Ulrichsberger KALEIDOPHON
HUERTA CORDEL Madrid
COMPutermusik Frankfurt/M
ALTESTADTHERBST Düsseldorf
Les Explorateurs Associés LORGUES
IMAGES SONORES Liège
FORGET ABOUT THE TULIPS Köln
STEIM Amsterdam
CMI Cologne

Ensembles :

(a.o.)
PA PA JO    trio with Paul Lovens/Percussion and John Edwards/Double Bass
"PAPAJO features..this top-notch trio in the chamber improvisation tradition ..."
JULIAN COWLEY - THE WIRE
TROMBONE SOLO     „...Hubweber goes where few have traversed…”
Steven Loewy ALL MUSIC GUIDE
SCHNACK    with Uli Böttcher / Electronics (trio with Michel Waisvisz/Electronics)
modulated presets and
Live-Sampling/Sound Processing
in dialogue with the trombone.
"...your very excellent CD SCHNACK 12 …I sincerely believe you're a great musician -
full of ideas and funny musical fantasies!..." MASSIMO RICCI www.touchingextremes.org
VINYL + BLECH        with Claus van Bebber / LoFi Turntables ,
"...superb techno-sound...bodily like U-Music, subtle like E-Music: finality synthesis!.."   TAZ

Britta Lieberknecht Technicions :

'PRESS THE TROMBONEPLAYER' ,
Metamorphoses in Dance, Music and Light
PH/Tbn,Composition, Britta Lieberknecht /dance + choreography, MichaelVorfeld/light

OHRSICHTIG / Room conceptions

SUR PLACE / Duo improvisations
KOELN PROJECT
with Lieberknecht and Ingo Reulecke / dance , Sebastian Hilken, cello

- visiting the LONDON IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA
- Member of the DOMINO ORCHESTRA
- Live music to the silent film "The Adventures of Mr.West in the Land of
  Bolschewijki",1927, 70 minutes, with KOLLEGU PISCHU (Georg Wissel, Hans Kanty)

Some Recordings:
- aus meiner Sicht – tbn solo – 1976 msc
- Sommer in Peking  – with Theurer, Phillipp, Schliemann a.o. – 80 nimmrec
- wadis, collage – anBebber, solo, a.o. – 80 msc
- warm ausgezogen collage – vanBebber, Jablonski, Manig, Börgers, solo, a.o. – 83 msc
- the art of barking – Dietz, Siepmann – 86 msc
- genussoforte orchestra – Werner, Schillings, Keune, Töpp a.o. – 87 msc
- HUMANOISE – Hirt, Meneses, Phillipp, Schliemann a.o. – 92 hybrid
- B-TALES – VertrauensbildendeMASSNAHMEN – 93 micrec
- Serendipity – Clauss, Wörmann – 94 hybrid
- Lürix+Paranoise – tbn solos – 96 nurnichtnur
- VOX Sampler – only voices – 97 nnn
- BULL'S EYE Ensemble – Wissel, Hübsch,Günter, a.o. – 97 msc
- Kleiner Ballon – Theurer, Gottschalk – 98 happy few
- VINYL+BLECH I+II – vanBebber , limited edition, – 98+99 nnn
- U Boot Party  – Lehn, Theurer, Gottschalk, Hirt, Schlotte, a.o. – 98  happy few
- Rubbed+Blown – pieces for 5, 6 and 8 trombones,  multiplay – 99 nurnichtnur
- Choreografie der Klänge – Bernd Wiesemann,  – 01 dohr
- PA PA JO – Paul Lovens, John Edwards – 02 Emanem
- VINYL & BLECH III – Claus van Bebber,  limited edition, – 02 nnn
- Tromboneos – trombone solos – 02  nnn
- DOMINO ORCHESTRA  – Eichenberger, Hug, Studer, Schürch, u.a. – 03 Emanem
- SCHNACK – Uli Böttcher – 05 auf abwegen
- VINYL & BLECH IV – van Bebber – 05 nnn
- Nobody's Matter But Our Own – Zoubek – 06 nnn

Paul Hubweber
PAPAJO

 


mailto: paul.hubweber@nurnichtnur

   
    Available at NURNICHTNUR:
  'Schnack 3' - CD 2008
  'PAPAJO - simple game' - CD 2008
  'Heinrich Mucken Saalorchester: Mercy Valley Knights' - CD 2007
  'Heinrich Mucken Saalorchester: Mercy Valley Days' - 8 CD Box 2006
  "" "" 'Nobody's Matter But Our Own' - CD 2006
  "" "" 'Vinyl + Blech IV' - CD 2005 - sold out
  "" 'SERIENTÄTERSERIE: reissue of 'Vinyl + Blech I - III'' - CD 2005
  'Schnack - live' - LP 2005
  'Tromboneos' - CD 2002
  "" 'Vinyl + Blech III' - CD 2002 - sold out
  "" 'Vinyl + Blech II' - CD 1999 - sold out
  'RUBBED + BLOWN' - CD 1999
  'TroisVenture' - CD 1999 - sold out
    'Vinyl + Blech' - CD 1998 - sold out
  'U Boot Party' - CD 1998 - sold out
  'Kleiner Ballon' - CD 1998
  'VOX' - CD 1997
  'bull's eye ensemble' - CD 1997 - sold out
  'Lürix + Päränoise' - CD 1996
  'Serendipity' - CD 1994
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