17. August 2024 20:30

Põlva Kultuurikeskuse katuseterrass

THE WHISPER OF STARS. Karl Nieler (singing bowls / Germany)
Improvisations on the following themes: Journey of Light, Whisper of Stars, Ancient Forest, Conversation between Trees, Voice of a Flower, In the Middle of a Galaxy. ”The whole world is made of vibrations. Sounds are vibrations that have become audible for us. The whole world is endless music and humans are part of that music.”

Karl Nieler is a musician born into a family of Estonian artists. He has since 2001 been living and working in Munich, Germany. He graduated from the Lyon Conservatory and received a Master’s degree from Karlsruhe University of Music, majoring in the bassoon. Karl Nieler specialises in playing historic as well as modern bassoons and contrabassoons. As an orchestral and chamber musician, he has participated in concerts, recordings and television productions with different orchestras, among others, Opera de Lyon, Concerto Köln, Berliner Symphoniker, Orchestre de Chambre de Geneve, Capriccio Basel, Freiburger Barockorchester, Wiener Akademie, Australian Chamber Orchestra. He has performed in various well-known concert halls, including Théâtre de Champs-Élysées, Wiener Musikverein, Salzburger Festspielhaus, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Berliner Philharmonie, Palau de la Música Catalana and Sydney Opera House.
Nieler has since 2011 been deeply interested in high-quality Tibetan singing bowls. Initially making music and meditating with these sounds, offered to the musician himself a deeply relaxing experience. Little by little one sound followed another, with influences from classical music leading over a two year period, to the creation of the sound constellation “ÜrgHeliRuum” /AncientSoundSpace/, improvising on which is characteristic only to Karl Nieler. It was followed by an active period of concerts with 36 singing bowls, 8 tingsha plates, six Tibetan temple bells and three Wuhan Feng gongs. The CD “The Sound of a Flower” was created in 2014.