Markus Stockhausen to Perform in Jerusalem

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Markus Stockhausen, trumpeter and composer, will perform with clarinetist Tara Bouman tomorrow at the Ma'abada venue in Jerusalem.

A son of German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, the 50-year-old Markus has been performing with Bouman since 2002 as a duo dubbed Moving Sounds. Their repertoire comprises original works by Stockhausen fils, improvisations and intuitive music.

The pair release their debut CD entitled under the label Aktivraum, and has given concerts in the U.S. and throughout Europe, preferring venues like churches and museums for their unique acoustics.

Markus Stockhausen first studied piano at the Cologne Hochschule f‹r Musik, and later classical and jazz trumpet with R. Platt and M. Schoof. As a teenager he made his jazz debut at Frankfurt's Newcomer Jazz Festival and later won the German Music Competition. His classical debut in his father's Sirius (1975-77) at the Bicentennial celebrations in Washington, D.C. marked the start of intense collaborations that lasted until the early nineties.

Stockhausen has also collaborated with a number of jazz ensembles, including Key, the Rainer Br‹ninghaus Group, Kairos, Aparis and Possible Worlds, and soloists such as Jasperer van t'Hof, Gary Peacock, Margareta H‹rholz, Fabrizio Ottaviucci and his pianist sister Majella Stockhausen.

With his brother Simon, he has written many film and theater scores and created two open-air spectacles for the fifth and tenth anniversaries of the Philharmonic in Cologne, witness by nearly 200,000 people.

He was signed with EMI Classics between 1992 and 1998, and in 1996, began teaching at the Hochschule f‹r Musik.

His recent works include Choral and Sehnsucht for jazz trio and orchestra, and others commissioned and performed by the London Sinfonietta and the Swiss orchestra Musikkollegium Winterthur.

Markus Stockhausen and Tara Bouman perform tomorrow at 9:30 p.m. at the Ab'adada in Jerusalem; more information is available at

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