voice, words, composition,improvisation, electronics, performances
Gabriele Hasler studied at the Berklee College of Music, Boston, USA, and others. Since the early eighties she has performed with several ensembles and band projects in Europe, South Asia and North Africa. She is considered one of the most interesting voices in Europe.
She combines elements of free improvisation, jazz, avant-garde and world music creating a truly original, individual as well as contemporary style. She writes poetry of her own but also often draws on modern poets such as Gertrude Stein. Her vocal performance can be regarded as a process of exploring the limits of the human voice.
As a soloist Gabriele Hasler has been invited to work with several larger ensembles (e.g., with symphony orchestra). She composed for large church choirs. She can be heard on 25 CD/LPs and has a record label of her own called Foolish Music.
In workshops throughout the year, Gabriele Hasler engages in teaching her very special approach to improvised singing.
Her main interest is ‘vocal group improvisation’ including circle singing, free improvisation and elements of performance (“Klangbad”, “Vocal Interplay”).
With her solo performance “G.bete 365” she was invited to the LEM Festival, Barcelona and to the Festival of the Museum Vostell, Malpartida, Spain.
Her newest Solo Album “im bauch der vokale” got a reward from the Deutsche Schallplattenkritik.
She has worked with Claus Bantzer, Bob Degen, Louis Sclavis, Andreas Willers, Elvira Plenar, Hans Lüdemann, Günter Baby „Sommer, Céline Rudolph, Jaap Blonk, Ravish Momin, Bernd Konrad, Lauren Newton, John Wolf Brennan, Lindsay Cooper, Adelhard Roidinger, Christof Lauer, Bobo Stenson, Matthias Schubert, Manfred Bründl, Claudio Puntin, Christoph Thewes, Oskar Pastior, Hakim Ludin, Urs Leimgruber, Jörn Schipper, Jürgen Wuchner, Han Bennink, Arkadij Schilkloper, Daniele Patumi, Gunter Hampel, Urs Leimgruber, Salome Kammer, Wolfgang Stryi, Dietmar Bonnen, Reggie Workman, Andrew Cyrille, Roger Hanschel, Wollie Kaiser, Thomas Heberer, Lars Lindvall, Christian Muthspiel, Georg Ruby, Dieter Manderscheid and others