an audio-visual trip
Jan Galega Brönnimann
Bass Clarinet, Contrabass Clarinet, Electronics
“Galega_optickle” is the new solo project by Jan Galega Brönnimann, bass clarinet player, composer and electronic wizard. Together with the visual collective Optickle, Jan Galega Brönnimann explores ways of mixed media communication at the intersection between people, space, mechanics and technology. This new collaboration creates connections between visual and acoustic, physical and virtual places.
Acoustic and electronic soundscapes, melodies and loops, breath and bass, rhythms and clicks – this is the musical world of Jan Galega Brönnimann. In his performances, he is creating a hypnotic and progressive sound rooted in different musical traditions and at the same time setting a path for the future.
World, Jazz, griot
Jan Galega Brönnimann Bass Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone
Moussa Cissokho Kora, Vocal
Omri Hason oriental percussion, hang
The music of Jan Galega Brönnimann, Moussa Cissokho and Omri Hason is a reminisence of the Art of storytelling. The Trio creates a tension of traditional and modern music from Africa and Europe. The sparkling sound of the Kora (African Harp with 22 strings) meets the warm tone of the Bass Clarinet and the oriental percussion.
„Al nge taa“ is the first release of the trio. It means „let's move!“ in Mandinka, a language spoken in Gambia, Mali and Senegal. The songs are written by the three musicians and reflect their different backgrounds. Listening to „Al nge taa“ is an unforgettable adventure thanks to its merging of different musical traditions, the band’s unique line-up and its wealth of ingenious melodies and rhythms.
Moussa Cissokho from Senegal is an exceptionally talented and skillful kora player, singer and composer. Born and raised in the famous griot family he was taught to play by his father from very early age travelling to assist in traditional ceremonies in Senegal. By the age of 13 he was choosen for the National Ballet of Senegal. He toured all over Europe, Asia, America and Africa. Moussa Cissokho now lives in Austria and works with different musicians in Africa and Europe.
live at K9, Konstanz
African Trance Jazz
live at Okt Lotf Festival in China
African Trance Jazz
instant replay live
brink man ship live at bee-flat bern 10. april 2011