States Of Play – Parkour


States Of Play – Parkour


States of Play trio:
Dominik Mahnig – Drums
Philip Zoubek – Prepared Piano, Moog
Sebastian Gramss – Double bass / Composition
Michel Godard (F) – Tuba
Philipp Gropper – Tenorsaxophon
Kristof Lauwers (B) – Robot instruments
Robot instruments:
FA – Robotic Bassoon
SO – Automated Sousaphone
PER – Suspended Drumkit
DISKLAVIER – Upright Piano
Robot instruments by LOGOS Foundation (Ghent / BE).

“Gramss‘ compositions make repeated use of a primitive thrust, which is always accompanied by a compositional ingenuity, an occasionally staggering stylistic variation and the ability to seamlessly combine the most diverse temperaments and style influences.” (Enola)

NEWS: May 5 at 16h Concert at Funkhaus Wallrafplatz


PARKOUR is actually a sporty, artistic discipline where athletes, regardless of structural conditions and obstacles, are able to cross a city on a direct route. The bassist and bandleader Sebastian Gramss follows the same principle. He moves across the map through sound routes on which he samples ambient sounds and prepares them as playing material for jazz quintet and music robots. An acoustic site visit and contact Inspiration 4 generations, which dissolves from postcard views and road traffic regulations and even opens up new, hidden perspectives on the native city of Cologne.