Review: CD “Polyritmia”

Jazzpodium June 2011

… Christoph Haberer is a true master tinkerer among contemporary percussionists. For his percussion experiments, he makes full use of all electronic options to create sound and rhythm. … “Polyritma” is the title of Christoph Haberer’s new CD: he uses acoustic and electronic percussion, synthesizers, drum kits and specially prepared instruments such as the “piano skeleton” for his precise and highly complex but throughout laid-back play. The individual pieces are primarily based on a continuous beat which, owing to its complexity, pulsates in a polysemous manner. Using floating synthesizer sounds, steel drum or marimbaphone impressions, cymbal sounds, tins and the piano, he expands the rhythm and sound spectrum of percussionist soloists. The result is truly remarkable in its virtuosity and creativity and yet in some places it seems academic and constructed with associations to “new music”. His drumming precision is most intriguing, e.g. in “sieben und fünf” (seven and five). “Polyritma” is entertaining, but it is probably most enjoyed by specialists.

» CD “Polyritmia”


April 2019

Video "Ocean Song",                presenting the new project               of pianist and composer           Jochen Hartman-Hilter,                 with Sarah Buechi and C.H.:    "Swarm Intelligence"

10 Oktober 2018

New Videos on Youtube:
"Animata & Drummerturgie",     live in concert at the domicil, Dortmund, 16 June 2018

1 september 2018

New Videos on Youtube:
"Animata - Duality" live in concert    at the domicil, Dortmund,                16 June 2018

16 June 2018

"voice meets percusion":
double feature with "Animata - Duality" and "Drummerturgie",
at the domicil Dortmund, 8:00 p.m

3 June 2018

Animata - "Duality" , live at the Hildener Jazztage, Fabry Museum,    7:00 p.m

12 APRIL 2018

Release of the new Duo-CD       Animata - Duality    JazzHausMusik

18 January 2018

Duo "Animata", at Brunnenhof Live Bar, Trier, 8:00 p.m.

25 November 2017

Premiere of a new percussion project: Waldo Karpenkiel´s "Drummerturgie", with Waldo Karpenkiel, Michael Peters, Igor Krasovsky, at Kultur.Punkt Friedenskirche, Krefeld, 8:00 p.m.

17 September 2017

Duo "Animata", Buchhandlung Proust Wörter + Töne, Essen, 12:00 a.m.

12 August 2017

Duo "Animata", Jazz and Worldmusic at the Hofgarten, Düsseldorf, 4:00 p.m.