sensory intoxication - a mind-expanding experience of sound and vision.
“galega_optickle” is the new audio visual project of Jan Galega Brönnimann and Optickle.
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.” (Musikreviews, Jochen König)
jan galega brönnimann bass clarinet, kontra altoclarinet, electronics
optickle live visuals
In collaboration with the video artists from Optickle, Galega composes an enrapturing audio-visual experience. Impressions from everyday life are condensed into unexpected creations. In contrast and mutual interaction, motifs of nature and urban worlds evolve into experimental landscapes. These multi-layered virtual worlds, often built from simple casual details, sharpen the audience’s awareness of it’s own contemplation of everyday life and allow for a glimpse behind the superficial.
galega_optickle at fantoche festival baden
A V performance
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.