A video docu­men­ta­tion (8.21 minutes) of the half dimen­sional poems presen­ta­tion in the Kunst­palast Düssel­dorf 24.2.2011, with on a mat appear - and impro­vised poetry in WP8 Düssel­dorf 12.3.2011, was filmed, edited and produced by Maxi­m­ilian Hoffs.

An audio CD docu­men­ta­tion of Roland Graeter’s free impro­vised Music Marathon # 194 (cello/​voice) — 36,5 minutes, encore 3:65 minutes, featuring Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry) and Uwe Lauken­ingkat (percus­sion) was recorded at Grosse Brinkgasse 16, D‑50672 Cologne (D) 13.7.2011 and edited by Bern­hard Rummel.

A docu­men­ta­tion (English/​German) of SONGS WITH WORDS, 13.7.2012, a concert, with toned poems by Tanya Ury (poems in English and German) and Kasander Nilist (double bass and sound mix), 2012, and impro­vi­sa­tion – free impro­vised music: Gernot Bogumil (trumpet), Kasander Nilist (double bass), Hans Salz (percus­sion), Peter Alexius Worringer (elec­tric guitar), Featuring Tanya Ury (on a mat appear – lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry mostly in English with German) performed in the Kunstraum St. Michael, Brüs­seler Platz, Cologne (D) was filmed Parisa Karimi & Mehrnaz Asadi, edited by Tanya Ury and Mirco Sanftleben and produced by Tanya Ury.
www​.artun​damen​.de/inde… 

Docu­men­ta­tion, 47:00 minutes: vimeo​.com/​49010713
Trailer, 4:12 minutes: vimeo​.com/​49156210 

Press: Mari­anne Kier­spel – Kölner Stad­tanzeiger (journal) 2.4.2013 (PDF)

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2014 (2.12.) A video docu­men­ta­tion of the perfor­mance concert archive burn out, on 10th April in the Nazi Docu­men­ta­tion Centre, Cologne, with Suspended Beliefs”, impro­vised poetry with impro­vised music: Tanya Ury (voice), Gernot Bogumil (trumpet), Kasander Nilist (double bass), Hans Salz (percus­sion) can be seen on Vimeo under these links:
Docu­men­ta­tion: vimeo​.com/​112831445
Trailer: vimeo​.com/​112828403
Encore: vimeo​.com/​112828985 

2014 (2.12.) A video docu­men­ta­tion of the perfor­mance concert Lost in Inte­riors“ (25 Years After the Fall of the Wall), 4th July in Berlin, about Hohen­schön­hausen, the former Stasi prison, at the Kommu­nale Galerie Berlin (D) — Kasander Nilist with free impro­vised music on double bass accom­pa­nies Tanya Ury’s poetry with impro­vi­sa­tion on the histor­ical theme, in English and German — can be seen on Vimeo at this link: vimeo​.com/​112798380

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Having devel­oped her projects with concrete poetry Tanya Ury embarked on a venture of impro­vised poetry with sound inten­sity and word play. In its style and inten­tion the concrete poetry is a collec­tion of jumbled, abstract ideas that reflect the day-to-day life and mood of the artist. Above all, it is impro­vised and written down imme­di­ately — in essence it is auto­matic writing. Tanya Ury’s written poetry may be regarded as concrete” because of its visual design, and uncon­ven­tional aural effect when spoken — the texts thereby gain in dimen­sion beyond accepted meaning.

The word that came to me when going home under the impres­sion of your perfor­mance was evanes­cent’. It names the attune­ment that reached me. There are two other words that occurred to me today: tenta­tive’ and scarcely pres­encing’.

The carousel around the abyss comes to mind, for you seem to me to dance close to it.
(…)
Your verse perfor­mance itself is (…) fleeting, evoking an atmos­phere, a freely floating attune­ment to some­thing fragile and precar­ious, as signalled by your voice, posture and gestures.

Your poetry lives from the poly­semy of the words that points in various direc­tions. Language is wonderful in that way; it takes surprising turns and you end up some­where unex­pected. Akin to, but different from the thinking-paths of philos­ophy along which some­thing simple and deci­sive comes into view. Another way of looking-at (Anschauen, intu­ition, theo­rein”, nous”).”
Dr. Michael Eldred, Cologne, November 2013

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About the Cologne and Düssel­dorf Impro­vised Music Scene: 

Cologne has, an impres­sive jazz scene that has devel­oped out of the Music Academy and the WDR (West German Radio) concert sessions in the Stadt­garten and gener­ally, on the radio, over the last thirty years. The impro­vised music devel­oped parallel to this jazz scene, where rules that apply to jazz sets, are thrown over­board — while impro­vising the musi­cians harmonise intu­itively and freely together. This alter­na­tive scene throws free jazz styles together with funk, rock and new music. 

Tanya Ury took part in the sessions with impro­vised poetry weekly from 2011 – 2012, performing in concert also from 2012 – 2014 with Suspended Beliefs”, a group that she put together (Gernot Bogumil: trumpet, Kasander Nilist: double bass, Hans Salz: percus­sion, Peter Alexius Worringer: elec­tric guitar). 

Ury has been performing regu­larly as a duo with Kasander Nilist (double bass) since 2012 

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Ury has also created other artworks that might be consid­ered visual poetry. Moving Message 1992, incor­po­rates an LED sign displaying the words: you are why; Sonata in Sea 1999 – 2000 is a photo series combined with poetry and wrestle­with­y­ourangel 2001, is a neon sign produced together with the neon sign neonazi 2001; the title of a double photo portrait lesser is me more or less 2003 plays on the name of the German Post-Impres­sionist Lesser Ury, as does the title of a further double portrait or else 2007, which refers to the German writer Else Ury. The title of a third photo-portrait Beelze­bu­larin 2005 (in the Promised Land series) reveals itself to be an anagram of the biblical Bezalel Ben Uri. half dimen­sional — semi detached 2010, combines the first of the half dimen­sional poems with the photo­graph semi detached.


concrete – a collec­tion of works (including poetry series)


Encore: 3:65 minutes, from Roland Graeter’s free impro­vised Music Marathon # 194 (cello/​voice) featuring Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry) and Uwe Lauken­ingkat (percus­sion), recorded at Grosse Brinkgasse 16, D‑50672 Cologne (D) 13.7.2011.

TANYA URY ROLAND GRAETER
I cannot calcu­late
your cred­i­bility
creative curating
a canvas
full of
coy copies
cute cornu­cope
pokia
copia
copious
futures are absent
preten­tious
perni­cious
sie suchte
nach ihrer
abbil­dung
auf Wänden
die zerstört waren
Portnoy
complained
too much
his portrait
was unfor­given
give me a break
Bruchteile
von Sätzen
she pandered
to the panda
it was a pastoral disease
what does this mean?
trip­ping through rows
of dahlia
daily
my inner alien is
listening to all this
un
protected
she partic­i­pated
in porno­graphic
perfec­tion
police protec­tion
in Padua
they padded
formally
it was a perma­nent
format
schein­heiliger
shinto
schau mal
schau
Ja, ich werde mir
in dieses Heft
genau durch­blät­tern
bis in alle Ewigkeit
ether
eternal
nation
company
on the shore­line
she waved
her waiver
wistful
the boat
warned off
mussels
muscular
seaweed
it was a salt-free
diet of worms
and snake
skin
it did not become them
they became
humid
torpid
untouch­able
unkraut
sauer­kraut
this sour thing for loving
because it makes me happy
all the minutes of happi­ness
I went to
when I was going along
the shore
with my lemon-like face
sand­kuchen
we came together eating
our favourite
and best
and most erotic recep­tion
eine pilger­fahrt
ins abend­land
es wird
ihn teuer kosten
koste es bitte
bitter
kräuter
tee
stube
gläserne
glieder
gleichzeitig
gleitet sie
hin
auf dem eisernen
see
es war
nur ein auss­chnit
aber man
konnte alles
betra­chten
fortschritt
gibt es selten
mal wieder
genug
ich hab dich ewig nicht gesehen
ewiger Araber
maybe coming from
a different country
I never remember
where I came from
producing plat­i­tudes
for the popu­lace
he was so eccen­tric
what’s he talking about
pole your atti­tudes
on perime­ters
I didn’t come out of
this — honey
futile
futures
can you carry it off
she was carried away
caraway
cares
care free
carpet bagger
stop
voices voices
voices voices
voices voices
Ich stimme zu
voices voices
voices voices
voices voices
voices voices
Stim­mzettel
voices voices
bleed me dry
yeah, that’s the right word
dry
sec
secular
wie ein guter weis­s­wein
rot stimmt auch
when we taste it together
yeah, I could agree
wir könnten einen guten
trock­enen weißwein
dieser genießer
Trini­tatis Kirche
Kirsche
ZeitLupe
Treib
Treblinka
Treib’s nicht zu weit
weit hinaus
Tribeka
ink ink ink
an den ufer
trinken sie
cognac
cognac
cogni­tive
recon­nais­sance
meet me on the other side
sea side
lecker lecker lecker lecker
lecker lecker lecker lecker
what is the
other side
of number 8?
8 on its side
I’ll drink
to the age
in which
we age not
she parted her hair
part­ings were diffi­cult
poetry can
some­times salvage
a situ­a­tionist
it was a pretty party
they played poker
for posi­tion
it was one of those parties
a
a
apolit­ical
I would be privy
to your part­ner­ship
put that in your pipe
Mr. Magritte
but he only smoked
day dreams
at night
inside the muscle
another muscle
another musscle
another muscle
no pearl under
the mattress
I lay me down
my cloud over all this
thinking
I lay me down
over all that thinking
levi­ta­tion always
ends in sadness
I don’t need it
musical loud
I don’t need it
word asso­ci­a­tion
company for two
yes, sure
I’m sure
I’m sure
with my tempo­rary…
inevitably
ending in tears
tearing up trees
polite conver­sa­tion
will get you
no
diet
today
diet
singing for
his super
supposing diet diet
super­fi­cial
soli­tude
sing for your
sup with the devil
need some diet
of you – food
diet of diet daily
on Satur­days and Sundays
she shot sand­wiches
for sport
diet diet diet diet
girating garlands
girly girls
gaited shoes
grow up
poles apart
bring me a parcel
bring me the post
mortem
that I may read
a reed
a wreath
lecture
it’s easy reading
every minute leaving
in die blue­sharp
post modern
post mortem
after life
still
breathing
bitte mitte
blau entfernt man nicht
von roten Blumen
es kann aber auch
plakativ wirken
richtig richtig
richtig richtig
mit mit mit mit
ein gesellschafts­drama
trug sie auf ihrer
gürtel
linie
die immer in gefahr werden
richtig
ich gefalle alles auf ein plakat zu
ich bin gefallen vere­inigen – ja in der
es fehlt mir
Ich fürchte
plakativ – alles…
frostig
war die reak­tion
aus dem fenster
hinaus­ge­worfen
und und und und
angekommen
fiel ich zurück in die
onomatopo­et­ische litanei
on a mat
she appeared
to be silent
of sens
itivity
it was an unusual
unifor­mity
untold honours
she betrayed her beauty
by bathing
in baskets
full
of bucolic
bore­alis
ja, ja, diese zinkbade­wannen
das war doch was schönes früher
ich hatte eine
als ich drei Jahre alt war
stell da 5 zusammen
da hat man so ein
schönen swim­ming pool
ja ich schau mir gern
die Super-8-Filme
an
Stell Dich nicht
an
lauwarmes wasser
im August
zwanzig
zig mal
hab ich Dir
gesagt
I say you won again
I won
I’m winning
oh oh oh
your lost oh
cause you got the language — I
causeway
goes together
be
happy
here
hear me
I have some­thing
to say
I am a soothe
smoothe sayer
be
ware
your heart
on your stocking
feet
footsie index
not Dax
ist auch ein Tier
ich weiss
Ich schon
Ich bin schön
(lacht)
HA HA HA HA
ZUGABE
ich spare
spar dir
deine wörter
spar­ring
rein­deer
locked in
fighting
for their
repu­ta­tion
they do it in summer
I found a ship­mate
but the other one didn’t
didn’t
do it
well enough
it’s
enough
is…
poetry
will please
the masses
if they
don’t
partic­i­pate
placate
auf dem bürg­er­steig
spielt eine welle
es ging ihr
nach und nach
es ging
ihr
schlecht
eine welle von emotionen
steckte in ihrem hals
gib’s zu
es nam keine ende
wie
lang
sind 4
minuten
in Atemzügen
jetzt

Presen­ta­tion

2011 (12.3) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear, impro­vised poetry) from 8 pm in WP8 Düssel­dorf (D)
2011 (15.3) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry), 8 – 11 pm Lich­tung, Ubier­ring 13, 50678 Cologne (D)
2011 (9.4.) YES WE CANNED (Gernot Bogumil, Karl Krütz­mann, Achmett Schachbrett), free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry), 7th Stairway-Concert, 3 – 6 pm, KUNSTRAUM (Art Space) Renee Blume, under the old light­house, on the Helios grounds, Venloer Strasse 389 (red, green blue), (Tel: +49 0221 30 24 95 06 or + 49178 66 88 319) Cologne-Ehren­feld (D)
2011 (12.4) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry), 8 – 11 pm Lich­tung, Ubier­ring 13, 50678 Cologne (D)
2011 (17.5) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry), 8 – 12 pm Lich­tung, Ubier­ring 13, 50678 Cologne (D)
2011 (26.5) Sechzig 32 (Martin Zierold, Gerno Bocumil, Willi Strack, Sebas­tian Schaffmeister), free impro­vised music (private session), with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry) and Benedetta Reuter (dance), 8 – 12 pm, Cologne (D)
2011 (12.7) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry) with Roland Graeters free impro­vised Music Marathon # 193 (voice), 8 – 12 pm Lich­tung, Ubier­ring 13, 50678 Cologne (D)
2011 (13.7) Roland Graeter’s free impro­vised Music Marathon # 194 (cello/​voice), with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry) and Uwe Laukeningkat(percussion), 8 pm at Grosse Brinkgasse 16, D‑50672 Cologne (D)
www​.musik​marathon​.com
vimeo​.com/​9573170
2011 (16.8) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry), 8 – 11 pm Lich­tung, Ubier­ring 13, 50678 Cologne (D)
2011 (8.10) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry) from 8 – 11 pm in WP8, Kölner Strasse 73, 40211 Düssel­dorf (D)
2011 (11.10) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry), 8 – 11 pm Lich­tung, Ubier­ring 13, 50678 Cologne (D)
2011 (8.11) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry), 8 – 11 pm Lich­tung, Ubier­ring 13, 50678 Cologne (D)
2011 (6.12) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry), 8 – 11 pm Lich­tung, Ubier­ring 13, 50678 Cologne (D)
2011 (10.12) Lautspalter, free impro­vised music: Tanya Ury (impro­vised poetry) with Sebas­tian Schaffmeister (double bass), Takashi Mitsui (keyboards), Peter Alexius Worringer (guitar) will appear late Saturday night for the Bunker Soli­darity Perfor­mance Event (Friday, the 9th and Saturday, the 10th December), curated by Sign­linde Kallnbach, Hochbunker, Körner Strasse, Cologne-Ehren­feld (D)
2012 (10.1) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry), 8 – 11 pm Lich­tung, Ubier­ring 13, 50678 Cologne (D)
2012 (13.3) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry), 8 – 11 pm Lich­tung, Ubier­ring 13, 50678 Cologne (D)
2012 (7.4) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry) from 8 pm in WP8, Kölner Strasse 73, 40211 Düssel­dorf (D)
2012 (16.4) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry), 8 – 11 pm Climax, Eifel Strasse 37, 50677 Cologne (D)
2012 (21.5) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry), 8 – 11 pm Climax, Eifel Strasse 37, 50677 Cologne (D)
2012 (2.8) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry), 7.3011.30 pm, Summer Session, Akki e.V., Sieg­burger Strasse 25, Düssel­dorf (D)
2012 (6.9) Free impro­vised music, with Tanya Ury (on a mat appear — Lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry), 7.3011.30 pm, Summer Session, Akki e.V., Sieg­burger Strasse 25, Düssel­dorf (D)
2012 (14 & 15.9) Free impro­vised music: Kasander Nilist (double bass) & Tanya Ury (on a mat appear – lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry mostly in English with German), 5th Robodonien Festival, Odonien, Horn Stasse 85, 50823, Cologne (D) robodonien​.de/
2012 (14 & 15.9) SUSPENDED BELIEFS, a concert with free impro­vised music: Kasander Nilist (double bass), Hans Salz (percus­sion), Peter Alexius Worringer (elec­tric guitar), featuring Tanya Ury (on a mat appear – lautquälerei, impro­vised poetry mostly in English with German), 5th Robodonien Festival, Odonien, Horn Stasse 85, 50823, Cologne (D) robodonien​.de/

2013 (23.3SUSPENDED BELIEFS, a concert with free impro­vised music: Kasander Nilist (double bass and sound mix), Hans Salz (percus­sion), Peter Alexius Worringer (elec­tric guitar), featuring Tanya Ury, impro­vised poetry mostly in English with German, Spring Festival, 7 pm, Lutherkirche, Martin-Luther-Platz 450677, Cologne (D)
2013 (3.4) Liquid”, a house-concert including free impro­vised music: Kasander Nilist, double bass and sound mix accom­pa­nying Tanya Ury & impro­vised poetry mostly in English with German; with Suzanne Brad­bury, piano, Louis Ryan poetry, Paul Archer poetry and singer Fiona Stuart Wilson, Cami de Ses Fontanelles 6, Soller, Mallorca (ES)
2013 (11.7. – 7.9) Righting the Image” — The Liter­a­ture Collec­tion in Cologne (LiK) and the Cologne City Library (D), present an exhi­bi­tion of Tanya Ury’s work. Opening event — Thursday, 11.7.2013, 8 pm. Intro­duc­tion: Dr. Gabriele Ewenz, Director of the LiK-Archive, with Suspended Beliefs — impro­vised poetry with impro­vised music: Tanya Ury (voice), Gernot Bogumil (trumpet), Kasander Nilist (double bass), Hans Salz (percus­sion), Peter Worringer (e‑guitar)
2013 (31.10) Samhain – house concert with Tanya Ury (voice/​text) and Kasander Nilist (double bass), free impro­vised music, read­ings and poetry, Grosse Brinkgasse 16, Cologne (D)
2014 (13.2. – 21.4) Tanya Ury’s Hair Shirt Army, an instal­la­tion, spon­sored by the Kulturamt (Art’s Council Cologne), will be presented for the first time in the vault of EL-DE-Haus, the Nazi Docu­men­ta­tion Centre, Cologne (D), opening 7pm, 13th February, with an intro­duc­tion by Professor Dr. Ernst van Alphen, Leiden Univer­sity (NL). A programme of events includes a perfor­mance concert archive burn out on 10th April, with Suspended Beliefs”, impro­vised poetry with impro­vised music: Tanya Ury (voice), Gernot Bogumil (trumpet), Kasander Nilist (double bass), Hans Salz (percus­sion)
2014 (05.07 – 12.10.2014) Opening 7pm 4th July, Tanya Ury presents Artistic Freedom, 9 photos in Lost in Inte­riors – Photo­graphic Posi­tions on Polit­ical Impris­on­ment” a group exhi­bi­tion, to the 25 Jahre Mauer­fall” programme (25 Years After the Fall of the Wall), in Berlin, about Hohen­schön­hausen, the former Stasi prison, at Projek­traum – PhotoW­erk­Berlin, c/​o Kommu­nale Galerie Berlin, Hohen­zollern­damm 176, 10713 Berlin (D). At the opening (8pm) Kasander Nilist will accom­pany Tanya Ury’s poetry, impro­vi­sa­tion on the histor­ical theme, in English and German, with free impro­vised music on double bass.
2014 (2.12.) A video docu­men­ta­tion of the perfor­mance concert archive burn out, on 10th April in the Nazi Docu­men­ta­tion Centre, Cologne, with Suspended Beliefs”, impro­vised poetry with impro­vised music: Tanya Ury (voice), Gernot Bogumil (trumpet), Kasander Nilist (double bass), Hans Salz (percus­sion) can be seen on Vimeo under these links:
Docu­men­ta­tion: vimeo​.com/​112831445
Trailer: vimeo​.com/​112828403
Encore: vimeo​.com/​112828985
2014 (2.12.) A video docu­men­ta­tion of the perfor­mance concert Lost in Inte­riors“ (25 Years After the Fall of the Wall), 4th July in Berlin, about Hohen­schön­hausen, the former Stasi prison, at the Kommu­nale Galerie Berlin (D) — Kasander Nilist with free impro­vised music on double bass accom­pa­nies Tanya Ury’s poetry with impro­vi­sa­tion on the histor­ical theme, in English and German — can be seen on Vimeo at this link: — vimeo​.com/​112798380

2015 (9.1.) Tanya Ury, impro­vised poetry (in English & German) and impro­vised music with Nicola Hein (elec­tric guitar), Etienne Nillesen (percus­sion), Kasander Nilist (double bass), 8pm Galerie Schmidt und Handrup, Cologne (D)
2015 (18.115.2) Tanya Ury presents Artistic Freedom, 9 photos and ca six hour long video loop with text as audio perfor­mance and visual concrete poetry. A perfor­mance by Tanya Ury (text) and Kasander Nilist (double bass) – impro­vised poetry and impro­vised music on the group exhi­bi­tion theme The Stranger in Me”, curated by René de Rooze, with an opening talk by art histo­rian David Stroband of the Art Academy Minerva Groningen, takes place at SMAHK gallery, Assen (NL)
2015 (30.1) Tanya Ury, impro­vised poetry (in English & German) and impro­vised music with Nicola Hein (elec­tric guitar), Etienne Nillesen (percus­sion), Kasander Nilist (double bass), Kunsthaus Trois­dorf (D) 

2015 (21.5) Tanya Ury, impro­vised poetry (in English & German) and impro­vised music with Elis­a­beth Füge­mann (cello) and Kasander Nilist (double bass), 8 pm, Galerie Schmidt and Handrup, Moltkestraße 81, 50674 Cologne (D)
2015 (3.10) Impro­vi­sa­tion concert from 8 pm with Hechtschmalz“, Andreas Techler (saxo­phone), Achim Pohl (drums), Kasander Nilist (double bass), followed by the duo Tanya Ury (impro­vised poetry in English and German on the 25th anniver­sary of German Unifi­ca­tion) and Kasander Nilist (double bass), in Solaris 63 Asso­ci­a­tion, Foun­da­tion for Art and Culture, Kopernikusstraße 53, 40225 Düssel­dorf (D)
2016 (19.5.) A perfor­mance of impro­vised poetry and music (Tanya Ury – texts in German and English – Kasander Nilist on double bass) will take place on 19th Mai at 7 pm at the closing event of the exhi­bi­tion April April” (April Fool) — 6 – 11pm — Peters­burger Art Space, Glad­bacher Strasse 50, 50672 Cologne (D) peters​burger​-art​.de/
2016 (21.5) A perfor­mance of impro­vised poetry and music (Tanya Ury – texts in German and English – Kasander Nilist on double bass) will take place at the opening on 27th February of Tanya Ury’s cunt prints 2013 at 2pm 4pm and 6 pm. THANK SHOWS ART in the clothes shop Marsil­stein 2, 50676 Cologne (D)
2016 (23.6.) A perfor­mance of impro­vised poetry and music (Tanya Ury – texts in German and English – Kasander Nilist on double bass) will take place on 23rd June at 7 pm, at the end of the exhi­bi­tion opening of Spiel­frei” (Game-Free) — 6 – 11pm — Peters­burger Art Space, Glad­bacher Strasse 50, 50672 Cologne (D) 

2016 (29.10) vapour rising, impro­vi­sa­tion concert with the duo Tanya Ury (impro­vised poetry in English and German) and water sound record­ings by Kasander Nilist (double bass), from 8 pm: in Solaris 53 Asso­ci­a­tion, Foun­da­tion for Art and Culture, Kopernikusstraße 53, 40225 Düssel­dorf (D) www​.solar​is53​.org/inde…

2018 (14 – 16.1.) Tanya Ury presents a video docu­men­ta­tion of her perfor­mance concert archive burn out, filmed and edited by Freya Hatten­berger on 10th April 2014 in the Nazi Docu­men­ta­tion Centre, Cologne, with Suspended Beliefs”: poetry, text and impro­vised music: Tanya Ury (voice), Gernot Bogumil (trumpet), Kasander Nilist (double bass), Hans Salz (percus­sion), after a power point presen­ta­tion of Ury’s article Personal Affects – Going into the Archive (short version), 11.2012.40 pm on 16th January, at The Future of the Archive, Performing the Jewish Archive and Beyond, British Library, London (GB)

2018 (22.6.) c!ang #26, Tanya Ury (impro­vised and anima 19, written poetry), Maryanne Piper (impro­vi­sa­tion on clar­inet) and Kasander Nilist (impro­vi­sa­tion on double bass), 8 pm, Atelier Swen Buckner (back court­yard), 61 Birken­strasse, 40233 Düssel­dorf (D) 

2018 (10.11) Tanya Ury’s poem anima 19 (20.05.2018), recorded by, and together with Kasander Nilist (double bass) and placed by Susanne Fasbender on her Brand” (Fire) films blog. This blog is about the Hambach Forest in North Rhine-West­phalia, the police and German energy company RWE’s brutal deal­ings with the tree activists – who were demon­strating against defor­esta­tion for brown coal mining purposes — and the acci­dental death of Steffen Meyn on 19th September 2018, who was filming for a docu­men­tary on the Hambach Forest situ­a­tion https://​brand​filme​-blog​.cabanova​.com/​b​l​o​g​.html (D)

Press

2013 (2.4) Article by Mari­anne Kier­spel in Kölner Stad­tanzeiger (journal) (PDF) 

2014 (3.5) Inter­view (22:18 minutes on 18th April) with Tanya Ury by Brigitte Lang and Rebecca Mann, on the instal­la­tion Who’s Boss: Hair Shirt Army in the Nazi Docu­men­ta­tion Centre, Cologne, including extracts of Ury’s concert perfor­mance archive burn out, with Suspended Beliefs: Tanya Ury (text/​voice), Gernot Bogumil (trumpet), Kasander Nilist (double bass), Hans Salz (percus­sion)), online on Allewel­tonair (All the World on air) (D) as podcast – can’t dance without my shadow”
www​.allewel​tonair​.de/t…
2014 (14.9) A mention of Tanya Ury (impro­vised poetry) und Kasander Nilist (Kontra­bass), who performed at the opening of the exhi­bi­tion Sag mir, wo die Blumen sind“ (Where Have All the Flowers Gone), in the e‑paper Rhein-Sieg-Anzeiger, Kölnische Rund­schau (D)
www​.ksta​.de/​t​r​o​i​s​dorf/…
2014 (14.9) A mention of Tanya Ury (impro­vised poetry) and Kasander Nilist (double bass), who performed at the opening of the exhi­bi­tion Sag mir, wo die Blumen sind“ (Where Have All the Flowers Gone), in an article by Andreas Helfer in the e‑paper Rhein-Sieg-Anzeiger, Kölnische Rund­schau (D) www​.ksta​.de/​t​r​o​i​s​dorf/…

(BILD)

The appear­ance of Suspended Beliefs, a group with Cologne author Tanya Ury (2nd from the right), was a crass contrast to folk­lore. 

Like a hopeful legend – Luther Church – Folk­lore and Impro­vi­sa­tion at the Spring of CulturesCity Centre. For the third time, the Luther Church was the loca­tion of a music festival, inspired by the 3000-year-old Persian spring festival Norouz, or Nowruz — Unesco included it in its List of Intan­gible Heritage, 2009.

(…) After the folk­lore a modern, enig­matic exper­i­ment provided a crass contrast. The group Suspended Beliefs”, four musi­cians with the Cologne author Tanya Ury, impro­vised very softly and very slowly. Ury spun series of uncon­nected splin­ters of sentences together about the under­world”, speech”, or polar ice caps”. The instru­men­tal­ists played colourful sounds and the word outpour­ings were also accom­pa­nied by the sound of burbling water. (…) Mari­anne Kier­spel – Kölner Stad­tanzeiger (journal) 2.4.2013, Cologne (D) (Trans­la­tion TU)

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