Mischram von Dycksenbach

The fantastic drummer Wolfram Dix has been a friend of mine for many years. When i was a teenager i heard Wolfram play often in Free Jazz concerts in the leipzig club NATO. Later we got to know each other and I had the opportunity to play with him in different projects. Playing with Wolfram is always a great joy, especially in context of improvisation. The name of our duo is Mischram von Dycksenbach.

In 2009 we recorded our first duo CD – available on amazon:


Last week we had played a very nice concert with the bass player Gerold Genßler as special Guest. This was the first event of the new location (Schille) for the concerts of LeipJAZZig. It was a very beautyful concert and the rooms acustic is very good. Later i will post some videos of this evening. Meanwhile you can have a look to an older video from 2014. It was recorded in the club “plan b”:

Yesterday we played a “Mittmachkonzert” for children (6-8) for one of my educational projects named “Musik für alle” in cooperation with the Geyserhaus. It was all about improvisation and the children were very attentive and interested. We’ve played with Phillip Martin on bassguitar and Fabian Niermann on tenorsax. I am thinking of going further with this project – children are a good audience for Free Jazz 🙂


Dix on Drums with pencil


The RA – electronic instrument

My newest electronic instrument is this small version of the RA:


The RA is a breath synthesizer to play sounds and noises under full realtime control. The instrument is controlled by a breath sensor and touch sensors. It is named after the musical genius Sun Ra – one of the pioneers of using electronics in  musical improvisation:


In this new incarnation of this idea the complete DSP is realized with a teensy 3.2 board from PJRC:


Additional the audio adaptor is used, some sensors and 10 resistors. The complet construction is build on a prototype board and stabilized with epoxy. Plug in ot a USB power supply and in an amp and it will play. The synth i use is writen from me in the arduino environment as an single object for the audio library of Paul Stoffregen.

Here a short video – sorry i have a bit runny nose, while i made this video 🙂

In the next time i will post a concert video in which i use the new RA live in improvisation.



Mischram trifft Gerold

Concert: Friday, January 29, 2016, 8pm – Schille (Otto-Schill-Str.16, Leipzig) – improvised music

Mischram von Dycksenbach:

  • Michael Breitenbach ss/RA-Synth/…
  • Wolfram Dix dr/perc

meets Gerold:

  • Gerold Genßler db


“In diesem spannenden Konzert trifft das legendäre Duo “Mischram von Dycksenbach” auf den hervorragenden Kontrabassisten Gerold Genßler aus Berlin. Der Wunsch, dieses Treffen zu initiieren, entstand auf beiden Seiten aus der Tatsache heraus, dass alle drei Individuen menschlich und musikalisch recht gut miteinander können. Es wird sich um ein Improvisationskonzert handeln, wobei Themen und andere Strukturen aus dem Nichts auftauchen und wieder verschwinden werden – so wie alles einmal auftaucht und wieder verschwindet. (Wobei das eigentlich Verwunderliche ist, dass überhaupt etwas ist und nicht einfach nichts…) Dem Erstaunen darüber soll in diesem Konzert mit einer Feier des Augenblicks Raum gegeben werden.”


first part of the concert: Florian Kästner piano solo

This is the first leipjazzig concert on the new location. Because of this the entry is free.

Welcome on my new blog

Today I start my new blog to

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  • present my musical projects
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  • show some photos
  • post other news
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