Treats for Banksy is a one-hour, four-part work of contemporary music with the aim of exploring and crossing the boundaries of different musical styles such as improvised, new music and sound art. The spectrum ranges from melody to sound and noise. In addition, electronic aids are used and the technical implementation is designed so that this piece of music can be performed in any environment.

With this work, the group pitching hole deliberately enters the terra incognita and combines improvisation with the composition. This enables musical processes that are difficult to realize in purely improvised music. Treats for Banksy stands for large formal spaces and thinking in long periods of time.

Funded by the Musikfonds as part of Neustart Kultur with funds from the Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien

Joachim Zoepf    Sopransaxophon, Bassclarinette, Elektronics
Michael Kolberg    Guitar, Elektronics
Natalie Reineke    Sound-Direction, Streaming

In 2018 pitching hole was founded as a “working band” in order to create a distinctive way of expression in regular rehearsals. A wide range of artistic experience enables those involved in the tension between composition and improvisation to create music that blurs boundaries.

pitching holes music doesn't fit into common categories. Coupled with the risk of better failure, Kolberg and Zoepf succeed time and again in creating moments of surprise that, in the age of technical reproducibility, produce a freshness that goes beyond virtuoso miniature pieces.

technical practice in the black box

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