Vita & Works
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Daniela Petry was born in 1982 and grew up in Berlin.
From her late teenage years she was not only part of the Berlin Jazz scene, but was also exploring different genres. Above all, she has always been a improvised music player. Also with pop and world music bands she was playing in local festivals and toured europe.
She holds a Diploma in classical music performance since 2013, did orchestra playing in the Darmstadt Theatre and Berliner Staatsoper among others.
Other interests in culture and socio-political issues led not only to studiing culture – sciences (HU Berlin 2007 – 10) and philosophy (HHU Düsseldorf 2013 – 15), but more and more developed a special interest as ensemble player and composer:
She creates concept based improvised structures which have concrete dedications to social or scientific topics. These are put into music, dance or video within performances by many influences from her work in music theatre and opera stage pieces.
Currently, Daniela is studiing a masters in contemporary music performance in Basel, at the same time working as a freelancer with her ensembles and other projects.
Performance / Ensemblework: See projects below on the VITA&WORKS page!
In other projects, she played these following collaborations among many:
Graz „Steyrischer Herbst Festival“,
Ensemble Musikfabrik “Ruhrtiennale”,
Neuköllner Oper“ Berlin „Golem“,
Berlin Opera Lab
Berliner Staatsoper “Ti vedo, ti sento, mi perdo” (S. Sciarrino),
taktlos festival Zürich
ElectricCircus Sideshow“ Berlin/London,
„Balkanova Ensemble“ Berlin,
jazz@large Stuttgarter Theaterhaus
Wuppertaler Improvisations Orchester
Contemporary solo pieces Daniela loves to play are:
Valentine (Druckman), Fury (Saunders), Zwölf (Poppe), Ein Hauch von Unzeit (K. Huber), psy (Berio), Ryoanji (Cage), Music for.. (Cage), Motivi (Tabakov), Alisei (Scodanibbio)
RECENT & ongoing WORKS
HISTORY & older WORKS
are listed below:
Creating musical and performative ideas and playing an instrument cannot be seperated for me. I have always written down musical ideas on sound, dramaturgy, structure.
While in my 20s I composed “real notes” for my jazz quartett and world music string ensemeble I tend to have more fun with creating improvising structures now.
Drei Orangen | music, dance, video - performance programmes
Gruppe Moment | compositions, choreography, improvisation
Gruppe Moment is a unique ensemble based in Rhein/Ruhr area. We play a mixed programme of improvised and composed music as a performance with modern dance.
Motte & Bass | Duo theatre - piece for any age
A duo theatrical – music – performance for any age:
Anne Kathrin Klatt, performance actrice from Germany is a moth, who explores the world of a human.
I plac improvised music inspired by Jazz and composers such as G. Scelsi, S.Scodanibbio, R.Saunders and others
OLGAR | electronics, bass, projections
Christoph Scherbaum – guitar, Stefan Schäfer – projection(non-digital)/day-light projector, Daniela Petry – kontrabass.
Very minimal soundpainting improvisations audio/visual trio.
Christoph and me play together since we are teenagers, he and Stefan started working together while studying in Amsterdam – they invited me as a guest to the duo.
They follow a improv dramaturgy with the help of cards, but what happens as an iteraction between light and sound is always an additional layer. Some concert documentations for Olgar as a trio exists, please send me an email for further infos.
Die Letzte Derniere (2011-2013) | improv on cont. compositions
Improvisations on „abstract scores“ in a group process on pieces of composers we like (such as K.Huber, R.Saunders, G.Scelsi, J.Cage, S.Scodanibbio, M.Feldman) in order to search for the difference between improv and composition in a live context.
Nora Krahl – vcl, Sidney Corbett – git, Daniela Petry – kontrabass, Matthias Bauer/ Margarethe Meierhofer-Lischka – kontrabass, Jason Levis – dr/perc
Electric Circus Sideshow (2009-2012) | pop band from GER/UK/AUS
Electropop – and a little swing – band released on PerfectToy records
Vocals: Earl Zinger(UK),Bev Lee Harling(UK), Hugo Race(AUS)
Sax+vocals: Steve Moss
Prod.+git: Stefan Rogall(GER)
Drums: Achim Färber(GER),
the crazyness of pop in each track and in the whole thing itself: 4 singers, producer playing guitar and drummer of „die krupps“..madhouse is nothing compared to us on tour.
JAAD (2008-2010) | string quartett playing world music
Newmusic/jazz/worldmusic – stringquartett
Violin: Johanna Hernandez(VE), Anwar Alam(PK)
Cello: Aki Matusch(JP)
JAAD met in Bayreuth, did film music recordings, a swisstour and several gigs all over Germany, and cooked some crazy dishes together.
Berlin-Bahia (2004-2010) | brazilian clubsounds
Clubmusic+folk from brazil released on Berlin-Global/ Piranha-music.
Vocals: Samirah Al-Amrie(YE),Tita Lima(BR),Daniel Arruda(BR)
Git+laptop: Ben Aschenbach
Vibraphone: Oli Bott
Percussion: Fabiano Lima
Drums+electronics: André Seidel
Berlin-Bahia was my first producing experience, started acoustically and turned into a project with not only with lots of electronics on stage, but making me sitting in front of the computer nights and nights.
desp (2004-2006) | jazz quintett
Sax/flute: Edith Steyer(GER)
Piano: Peer Neumann(SU/GER)
Drums: Tuomas Ojala(SU)
Compositions by edith and myself in beetween of free playing – great concept that always destroyed the plan for the compositions, let´s say … creatively!
Orchestre Europa (2003-2005) | balkan jazz
Folk from all over europe, released on Laika Rec.
Guitar: Frank Wuppinger, Andreas Wiersich
Akkordeon: Wolfgang Lell
Percussion: Roland Duckarm
Berliner JungendJazzOrchester (2000-2002) | experimantal big-band
Back then it was a perfect start to meet many inspired young musicians from the jazzworld.
Conductors: Alex v.Schlippenbach and Georg Ruby.
Bdellai (1997-1999) | weired hardcore rock music
Rock/hardcore music out of the garage.
Guitar: Roman Schulze, Florian Wursack
I didn’t know any note by name on my instrument, but still we rocked the clubs and some school-partys.