Jonas Gerigk

double bass / composer-performer

ABOUT

Jonas Gerigk is a composer-performer and plays the double bass. After his bachelor studies at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria v. Weber Dresden and Norwegian Academia of Music Oslo he studied in the master course at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln with Sebastian Gramss and Prof. Dieter Manderscheid.

A main focus of his work deals with the term Explorative Music. He is doing intensive research on the expansion of the sound spectrum of the acoustic double bass. With a physical as well as technical approach he explores the limits of the natural acoustics of the double bass. His solo album Sound Plantings (IMPAKT Records) is a snapshot of this work in the field of extended playing techniques. 

With his quartet Okoton, he combines unorthodox sounds with concrete melodies/harmonies and time-flow. Thus the project balances between convention and abstraction, aiming for the sound space of a jazz quartet with an extended depth of timbre.

He organized the radio shows HEIMklang (Dresden) and SnapShot (Cologne), in which free improvisations of changing groups were broadcasted live in the studio. Between October 2020 and February 2021 he got the chance to organize the concert series RAUMKLANG – Explorative Music at the Atelier KunstRaum Dorissa Lem in Cologne. 

He is an active member of the collective IMPAKT – Improvisation und aktuelle Musik Köln.

PROJECTS

a brief overview of current projects

Livepainting: Colour & Sound

Dorissa Lem - Spatula and paint
Jonas Gerigk - Double Bass

6 work meetings and 3 of them documented in videos:

Video

Double - Solo - Tour 2021/22

"Solo … But Not Alone!!

I'm looking forward to playing concerts with some friends.
Due to the pandemic, my solo project has moved a bit more into focus. Since I heard that some colleagues feel the same way, I got the idea to organize a tour with solo projects.


Then I asked 10 people and now there are 12 concerts with solos and duos!

I'm super excited to hear all this new fresh stuff and be with inspiring fellow musicians"

Listen

Solo

"It's a snapshot of sound explorations of my instrument. The limits of natural acoustics of the double bass, organic-abstract textures and associative free-flow were the content of three wonderful days of recording at Bergkirche Tharandt in July 2020. The best takes made it onto this little beauty and are free to the world as of today..."

Listen

Okoton

IDEA: unorthodox sounds combined with concrete melodies, harmonies and time-flow. A compositional balance between convention and abstraction. A jazz quartet with contemporary background.

Listen

IMPRESSUM

DATENSCHUTZ

©2021 JONAS GERIGK

Jonas Gerigk

double bass / composer-performer

ABOUT

Jonas Gerigk is a composer-performer and plays the double bass. After his bachelor studies at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria v. Weber Dresden and Norwegian Academia of Music Oslo he studied in the master course at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln with Sebastian Gramss and Prof. Dieter Manderscheid.

A main focus of his work deals with the term Explorative Music. He is doing intensive research on the expansion of the sound spectrum of the acoustic double bass. With a physical as well as technical approach he explores the limits of the natural acoustics of the double bass. His solo album Sound Plantings (IMPAKT Records) is a snapshot of this work in the field of extended playing techniques. 

With his quartet Okoton, he combines unorthodox sounds with concrete melodies/harmonies and time-flow. Thus the project balances between convention and abstraction, aiming for the sound space of a jazz quartet with an extended depth of timbre.

He organized the radio shows HEIMklang (Dresden) and SnapShot (Cologne), in which free improvisations of changing groups were broadcast live in the studio. Between October 2020 and February 2021 he got the chance to organize the concert series RAUMKLANG – Explorative Music at the Atelier KunstRaum Dorissa Lem in Cologne. 

He is an active member of the collective IMPAKT – Improvisation und aktuelle Musik Köln.

PROJECTS

a brief overview of current projects

Livepainting: Colour & Sound

Dorissa Lem - Spatula and paint
Jonas Gerigk - Double Bass

6 work meetings and 3 of them documented in videos:

Video

Double - Solo - Tour 2021/22

"Solo … But Not Alone!!

I'm looking forward to playing concerts with some friends.
Due to the pandemic, my solo project has moved a bit more into focus. Since I heard that some colleagues feel the same way, I got the idea to organize a tour with solo projects.


Then I asked 10 people and now there are 12 concerts with solos and duos!

I'm super excited to hear all this new fresh stuff and be with inspiring fellow musicians"

Listen

Solo

"It's a snapshot of sound explorations of my instrument. The limits of natural acoustics of the double bass, organic-abstract textures and associative free-flow were the content of three wonderful days of recording at Bergkirche Tharandt in July 2020. The best takes made it onto this little beauty and are free to the world as of today..."

Listen

Okoton

IDEA: unorthodox sounds combined with concrete melodies, harmonies and time-flow. A compositional balance between convention and abstraction. A jazz quartet with contemporary background.

Listen

CONTACT

©2021 JONAS GERIGK

IMPRESSUM

DATENSCHUTZ