no, this ain't no free jazz, no spiritualized burbling on a wellknown theme, no variations within a rather limited variety of very limited notes and moods and tones and tempi; this is a very fine example of the legendary 'european free improvisation'; poeticallyzed noizerings, where any- and everything can and may happen.
on the 28th and 29th of october 1993 some of these those free european improvizers met at the forum kesselhaus in hannover and explored what might or could happen and what refused to happen: günter christmann, alexander frangenheim, mats gustafsson, thomas lehn, paul lovens and christian munthe were there to perform in a rather un-macho manner: sometimes they all played together, sometimes they listened to just two of the gathering searching their unique way of expression. the music mostly was very calm, smooth and poetically in its own definitions. this was vario-34.
to find out more about the european free improvisation please visit the site european free improvisation (use the index of musicians and groups to find günter christmann and find vario-34 in his discography). and on a sideline it might be interesting to know that alexander frangenheim was one of many protagagonists on my very first post on spurensicherung. there you go.
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