Maulwerker is an ensemble for new vocal music with immense individual catalogues of extended vocal techniques. They originate from the experimental school of Dieter Schnebel and provide the know-how to consciously shape processes of open scores in co-compositional autonomy. As a collective of composer-performers, they compose for themselves, the group or other ensembles. They work with an expanded concept of music and integrate elements from performance art, intermedial, conceptual art and contemporary choreography. Numerous composers have written for the Maulwerkers, including Cathy van Eck, Sabine Ercklentz, Boris Filanovsky, Jürg Frey, Neo Hülcker, Makiko Nishikaze, Annette Schmucki and many others. In collaboration with Fluxus artists Emmett Williams, Alison Knowles and Ben Patterson they played Fluxus concerts at Fridericianum Kassel, Hamburger Bahnhof, Museo Reina Sofía, ZKM Karlsruhe, BONE Festival Bern and many other places. Ariane Jessulat, Christian Kesten, Tilmann Walzer and Steffi Weismann are performing from Maulwerker.
As of March 2022