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What is KIM?

KIM artists are musicians whose curiosity allows them to boldly cross any artificially drawn borders between musical genres. Each member is both a composer and an improvisor and is capable of combing those two necessarily different approaches. They are willing to try things differently than the norm. Everything is possible, and stylistic boundaries do not exist. Members are just as likely to be inspired by jazz as by new music, drum&bass, hip-hop, electronica or Balkan folk music. Composers and artists such as Morton Feldman, Björk and Radiohead are all treated with equal respect. Additionally, members see the interconnectivity of all art forms and are therefore open to collaborations with artists from all other disciplines, such as visual arts, architecture, dance, theatre, film and poetry.

Most important, however, is the ability to improvise: to respond to the musical necessity of each individual moment. With this comes the awareness that the past and the future are both a part of the present.

All members place high importance on the expansion of one’s horizons that comes from exchange with other artists, therefore visitors from other parts of this world are always welcome.

KIM consists of:

Elias Stemeseder,  Simon Kanzler, Laura Winkler, Max Andrzejewski, Tilo Weber, Otis Sandsjö, Christian Tschuggnall, Raphael Meinhart, Igor Spallati, Andrej Ugoljew,  Max Santner, Paul Santner, Liz Kosack, Anna Webber, Johanna Weckesser, and Dan Peter Sundland.

When is KIM?

See our Shows listing.

Where is KIM?

currently seeking a new home.

How to contact KIM?

write an e-mail to collectivekim {AT}  gmail.com

Subscribe to our monthly concert announcements here: SUBSCRIBE

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That’s what german music-journalist Wolf Kampmann wrote about KIM in January 2014:

„Last, not least hat Berlin auch ein neues, schlagkräftiges Jazzkollektiv, in dem sich viele Namen wiederfinden, die sich seit Langem auf den Mauerparkseiten tummeln. Die Pianisten Elias Stemeseder und Clara Haberkamp, Vibrafonist Simon Kanzler, die Drummer Max Andrzejewski und Tilo Weber, die Saxofonistinnen Kati Brien und Anna Webber, Bassist Igor Spallati und Sängerin Laura Winkler – um nur einige zu nennen – stehen für das exorbitante Potenzial der jüngsten Berliner Jazzgeneration. Sie alle finden sich im KIM zusammen. KIM steht für Komponierte und Improvisierte Musik, was weniger trocken ist, als es sich in diesem etwas zu technokratisch geratenen Namen ausmacht. Zu den Einflüssen der Gemeinschaft gehören neben den vielfältigen Traditionen des zeitgenössischen Jazz auch HipHop, elektronische Musik, Folk und Alternative Rock. Jeden Mittwoch um 20.30 Uhr kann man die Aufführungen von KIM im Salon Tippel erleben. Hingehen lohnt sich, denn da ist etwas im Entstehen, das den deutschen und europäischen Jazz noch über Jahrzehnte prägen wird.“ – Wolf Kampmann, Jazzthing

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