bambir/bonnen [ deutsch ]
BAMBIR is a music collective and a school of thought. In more than 40 years – starting with Jag Bambir – more than fifty musicians have passed through its ranks. In 2008 at the International Art Biennial in Gyumri, Armenia, some of the BAMBIR musicians worked with me for the first time. This collaboration resulted in the CD »Alexandropol«, a live recording from the City Theatre of Gyumri. In the following years we met in different countries to work on and perform musical projects together.
With Jag and his son Narek the CD »Home« was recorded in September 2019 in Cologne. We used texts by Laozi and Zhuāngzǐ as source material for our music. The connection between the Daoist parables and Hölderlin's late poems, which he signed with Scardanelli, was a natural fit.
Gyumri Biennial, 2008
Arik, Dietmar and Janus in Les Adrets, 2011