directed and produced by
GASSAMA R.I.P. November 2011
Music video recorded in memory of the fabulous Boogarabou Player Samson.
Over the years i recorded and played a lot of tracks with Samson, we
released a album of us both, too.
I really like Samson and his melodic playin', his great ability to
build a musical fundament with just a few beats, his great musical
complete WMFU-Session is ready for listening and download :
Grosskopf's Synthesist 2010 project is on tour 2011. Besides Axel
Heilhecker the Europe-shows
presents german electronic
veteran Udo Hanten and laser-artist Jürgen Kleine with a high grade
music video for a guitarloop based track.
Gibson goldtops of '57 and '71 recorded with the ableton live looper
and a piano-track are the complete
ingredients of this piece of music and it's tonal textures.
Definetly related to my great time with Don Cherry in the 70's -
this is a tribute to Don as well as to Terry Riley.
They were not just highly important transformers of traditional ancient
they made themselves livin' examples of the human
ability of allowing subconscious archetypes
to be part of NOW within a truely instant universal music.
loopers i used are the Gibson “Echoplex“ in combination with the
Elecrix-Looper, where the Echoplex
is feeded into.
video-track is released 2010 on a special DVD Sampler by Ricochetdream :
heilhecker / thomas heberer
Music video for a piece of my collaboration with trumpetplayer Thomas
Thomas got a magnificent tone, actually his own voice, and it's a
pleasure to hear his textures and
modulations on these
tracks. One can hear him on various record releases and see him life as
steady member of ICP for example together with european
jazz greats like Mischa Mengelberg or Han Benning.
Another video connected to my collaboration with trumpetplayer Thomas
Related to my faible for not only late 50's
guitars, but for those days of moody tempered jazz tunes from NY,
try to create some of this atmosperes within my own styles. Even if you
rock - keep it slow!
The video was shot on the northern isle
juist on a very stormy but sunny day - watch the sea from above !
Based exclusively on guitarlooping this tune delivers one
playground for Thomas Heberer's moody and
video is a old recording of a friend during his trip across Alaska in
the 70's. These pictures memorize the outstanding charme of old 8mm
capture the wild nature during flights with those small planes
significant for the area.
The loopers i used are the Gibson
“Echoplex“ in combination with the Elecrix-Looper, where the Echoplex
One of my first videos was shot in Marrocco to interpret a
tune of my second “Fishmoon“- album
“Twomoon Music“. The
titletrack features Harald Grosskopf on his selfmade trashdrums along
the bluesy and spacy melodic guitar-flow which is the
basic rule for my fishmoon-recordings and sets
it close to
The guitar i played on this track is my '59
heilhecker / mel collins
We had been playin' for years together in a german TV late
nite till we recorded this piece together. It shows
a lot of
Mel Collins abilities on Saxes and flute. I've to admit that i was a
big “King Crimson“- fan at those days where he was a steady member of
the band. There were the Golden Three : “Lizard“ - “Islands“ -
! They made it for a long time. It's definetly a honor to play with him
who played with most
of the guitar legends for good reasons.
(Fripp, Setzer, Knopfler, Clapton etc.) This here goes from Blues,
to Big Beat. Waitin' for more to come !
video i cut consists mainly on scenes of Truffaut's Nouvelle Vague -
Masterpiece “Le Peau Douce“
with the beautiful Francoise
Dorleac. These 60's asthetics of this movie are unresistable !
und schatten - t.n. nagar
by phonokultur a.m.h.
(†2000), Prof. in music and Sitar-Virtuoso
Varanasi, Indien, did his last recording
in my studio. A lesson in concentration and spiritualism -
at least for me.
produced by phonokultur a.m.h.
music video of phonoroid song seesaw.
produced by axel manrico heilhecker
bill mitchell cinmatographer
vanessa vassar editor
laurie schrader/linda giella producers
is traditionally improvising songs. For See SawVanessa brought a sample
of one of her Native Indian relatives playing drum and chanting with
her. From here the song grew very fast. The great wide open of New
Mexico skies and landscapes was filled with poetry and overtones.
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This Gibson ES - 335 of 1959 is as one can exspect a knockout.
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