Mo

01

Mai

2017

Premiere coming soon!

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Mi

05

Apr

2017

New collaboration with chaOSTheater:

Mi

01

Mär

2017

Konzert Flöte & Gitarre

So

06

Nov

2016

New Recordings on the way...:

this is best watched in full screen ... enjoy!

 

 

So

26

Jun

2016

Across The Borders Festival:

I will have the pleasure to play with russian dance company DO-Theatre again next weekend at the 'Across the borders' Festival.
Catch us on friday, july 1, at The Space, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst (6pm) and on saturday, july 2, at various locations inside Aquis Plaza (3pm).

Mi

08

Jun

2016

2 Videos from Aachen Guitar Festival:

"El Peixet de Bloomington" ( Feliu Gasull )

 

Marie Junke - Harfe
Pascal Fricke - Gitarre
Live at SPEGTRA  Aachen Guitar Festival,
Altes Kurhaus - Ballsaal, Aachen, 2.6.2016

video: Rebekka Krause-Paulus

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Mi

01

Jun

2016

Aachen Guitar Festival: EL CANT DELS OCELLS

Donnerstag, 02.06.16, 20:30 Uhr, Altes Kurhaus – Ballsaal

EL CANT DELS OCELLS (Der Gesang der Vögel)

Musiker der Region interpretieren Chor- und Kammermusik mit Gitarre von Feliu Gasull unter Mitwirkung des Chores ACcanto  

 

 

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Mi

01

Jun

2016

Aachen Guitar Festival: Chordophon X Konzert:

Sonntag, 05.06.16, 18 Uhr, Auferstehungskirche am Kupferofen

CORDOPHON X 

Projektorchester Aachener Gitarristen und Gäste

unter Mitwirkung des Aachener Kammerchores

 

spegtra.com

Fr

22

Jan

2016

Die Welle kommt!

Fr

20

Nov

2015

"Driving with Selvi" at IDFA Amsterdam:

Tomorrow night, I'm going to be in one of the most beautiful movie theaters of Europe, watching "Driving with Selvi" on the big screen, with a little bit of my music in it ... quite a premiere!

Di

10

Nov

2015

New Album available soon:

 

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STRIDULATION


"The act of rubbing two body parts together to produce a sound.  Sounds are usually made when a scraper is rubbed across a finely ridged surface.  Most common in grasshoppers and crickets, but beetles, true bugs

and spiders also produce sound this way."


"Stridulations for the Good Luck Feast" is a collection of 13 percussion miniatures by Billy Martin.

In my adaption for guitar I tried to avoid the obvious golpe & drumming effects,

using mainly flageolets, pizzicato & palm muted notes instead.
In a way I feel like these sounds are somehow closer to the stridulating sounds of insects.
Sometimes the guitars are prepared with sticks, plastic clamps or aluminium foil.
None of the tracks or voices are looped, all is played in real time.
I also put the miniatures in a different order to make them work together as a whole.

Pascal Fricke, November 2015

 

(source: booklet text)

 

 

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Fr

06

Nov

2015

Nacht der Poesie & des Tanzes in Köln:

"Nacht der Poesie und des Tanzes"
Wiederaufführung beim
22. Iranisches Theaterfestival - Köln
Dichter: Javad Talee
Sprecher: Mohammad-Ali Behboudi
Gitarre: Pascal Fricke
Tanz: Irina Kozlova
Sängerin: Lucy Schröder

Mo

05

Okt

2015

New guitar!

Karel Dedain "Vicente Arias 1889" Replica

I picked up this guitar yesterday after about a year of waiting time after I made the commission.

It's a replica of a pre-Torres guitar originally made by Vicente Arias in 1889.
Karel Dedain of Ghent did the restoration of the original instrument and this is the third copy he made of it.
To me, Arias guitars are kind of a missing link between 19th century romantic guitars like Panormo, Stauffer or Lacote; and the modern Torres design that we are used to nowadays.
Arias was kind of a free thinker, none of his existing guitars are the same; they are all quite different in construction, ornamentation and size, but all of them are rather small bodied guitars compared to modern instuments.

The first thrill comes when you pick up the guitar: It is unbelievably lightweight to an amount that seems nearly impossible. My guitar weights 1020 grams ... it is quite a miracle that it doesn't implode just like that!

The second thrill comes when you play the first notes. It immediately makes you smile and wonder "where the hell does all that sound come from???" The guitar is extremely resonant and warm sounding, even though it is brand new and needs a bit of time to be played in. I can't wait to see how it will develop over the next few months.
The sound is hard to describe but nothing I've heard or played before, very different from a regular classical guitar, very delicate and round, but still surprisingly loud ... it's just ... something different.

Beside of all that ... well, it's a real beauty, have a look...

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Mi

30

Sep

2015

"Driving With Selvi" premieres at Raindance Film Festival!


Watch the trailer including my music here:

 

http://drivingwithselvi.com/





Mo

07

Sep

2015

Live Video: Do-Theatre at Lange Nacht der Museen:


To learn more about Do-Theatre, please visit their website, or follow them on facebook.



Fr

04

Sep

2015

13 Percussion Miniatures by Billy Martin adapted for guitar:

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Fr

04

Sep

2015

Lange Nacht der Museen 2015

September 5: performing with Do-Theatre:


Ludwig Forum Aachen
1.) 20:30 Uhr
2.) 21:30 Uhr
 
Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum
1.) 23:00 Uhr
2.) 23:30 Uhr
3.) 00:00 Uhr

Mo

10

Aug

2015

Back from the States -  Upcoming events:

28.08.2015: Chansonduo Lebherz

Mi

24

Jun

2015

2 Videos from last saturday:

Sa

30

Mai

2015

20.Juni: Nacht der Poesie und des Tanzes

Do

30

Apr

2015

I'm playing at the opening of this exhibition next sunday, 12 a.m.:

So 03.05.2015 bis So 14.06.2015
Ausstellung Deutsches Zollhaus "gemeinsames" – Roswitha Mauckner und Edeltrud Schmitz-Kerpen
Im ehemaligen deutschen Zollhaus, Eupener Straße 420, Aachen

Do

23

Apr

2015

NEW ALBUM AVAILABLE!

please click here for more info!



Fr

17

Okt

2014

Chaostheater Aachen 2014:

Fr

17

Okt

2014

American History X

chaOSTheater Aachen presents:
American History X
Schauspiel nach der Vorlage von David McKenna
Buch: Reza Jafari und Leili Novi
Regie: Reza Jafari

Aufführungen im Bürgerzentrum St. Fronleichnam
Schleswigstraße 15, Aachen
Premiere: 24. Oktober 2014, 20:00 Uhr
weitere Aufführungen:
26.10. / 29.10. / 31.10 ./ 02.11. /
 05.11. / 19.11. / 21.11. / 23.11. /
jeweils um 20:00 Uhr
Altersempfehlung: ab 16 Jahre
http://www.chaostheater.de/spielplan.html

When God Is Gone:
(original music for the theater play )

Vocals: Lucy Schröder
Weissenborn slide: Pascal Fricke
Percussion: Thomas Hoffmann
Lyrics/Liedtexte: Rezvan Orangpoor


Mi

27

Aug

2014

Update!

New Live Dates & Events coming soon!!!

Di

18

Mär

2014

On stage at Eupen Musik Marathon, June 29!

with Ensemble Oirfia:

 

http://sunergia.be/2014/03/oirfia/

Fr

07

Mär

2014

new addition to the free tabs section:

Charles Mingus: Good bye Porkpie Hat

arranged for solo guitar

 

 

Di

25

Feb

2014

new recording:

two single birds left on the wire - improvised guitar

 

"the crowd flew away and left these two guys behind ... they kind of discussing their situation now..."

Sa

22

Feb

2014

Eurode Divertimento Rolduc 2014

Aachener Zeitung, 20.02.2014
Aachener Zeitung, 20.02.2014

Do

13

Feb

2014

new album out now!

Sa

28

Dez

2013

prepared guitar blog

This morning, I found myself featured on one of my favourite guitar blogs, what a nice surprise!

http://preparedguitar.blogspot.de/

check it out, its a great site!

Di

03

Dez

2013

3 new improvisations with tabs!

I made 3 new improvisations over photographies of the same topic: birds on the wire.

You can find the recordings along with basic tabs in the  free tabs section.

 

Enjoy,

 

Pascal

Mi

02

Okt

2013

Eigenarten Festival Hamburg

I'll be playing two shows in Hamburg, October 30 & 31, with dancer Mina Khani

to accompany her dance performance "Durch die Schatten".

 

Mut! Theater

Amandastr. 58, 20357 Hamburg

040 - 20 91 03 44

www.muttheater.de

 

 

for more details please click here!

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Mi

02

Okt

2013

welcome!

welcome to my news blog!

 

I'll keep this blog in english, because many of my friends don't speak german.

You'll find news and updates about upcoming concerts and such on this page.

 

cheers, pascal

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