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  • Hey there!

    Thanks for visiting my homepage. You’ll find all session videos of my latest EP “Munich Session” under VIDEOS or listen to them here. I’ve also added 4 concerts, that will happen in the summer! I hope to see many of you on these dates!

Releases

  • Carlos Cipa
    Munich Session [DIGITAL]
    Warner Classics , 14.05.2021 Listen here
    • Today and it's gone 04:18
    • Arkata 04:02
    • I wanted you to know 04:45
    • The place where they go 04:20
    • Remains 03:12
  • Carlos Cipa
    Correlations B-Sides (on Yamaha Upright, 1981) [DIGITAL]
    Warner Classics, 20.11.2020 Buy here
    • Dreamlessly (variation) 03:44
    • Surges (variation) 05:20
    • Playful (variation) 03:18
    • My fellow creatures 03:25
  • Carlos Cipa
    Correlations (on 11 pianos) [LP|CD|DIGITAL]
    Warner Classics, 11.09.2020 Buy here
    • Promenade I (on Blüthner Grand, 1935) 01:05
    • Dreamlessly (on Blüthner Grand, 1935) 05:28
    • Sable sonatina I (on Bechstein Grand, 1898) 01:35
    • Fantasia on Bach (on Steinway Grand, 1975) 02:55
    • Promenade II (on Collard & Collard, 1840) 01:44
    • Sitting at a dead piano, trying to find some notes that work 01:43
    • I wanted you to know (on Yamaha Upright, 1981) 04:33
    • We tell ourselves stories in order to listen (on Yamaha Upright, 1981) 06:27
    • Promenade III (on Yamaha Upright, 1981) 01:24
    • Untitled (on Fender Rhodes, 1976) 04:07
    • Surges (on Broadwood Grand, 1875) 07:32
    • Playful (on Pleyel Grand, 1834) 04:08
    • Sable sonatina II (on Bechstein Grand, 1898) 01:29
    • Stairwell, 11:30 p.m. (on Zierold Grand, 1900) 03:03
    • Promenade IV (on Pleyel Grand, 1834) 01:38
    • Forgotten in the attic (on Ritter Upright, 1920) 04:51
  • Runden
    Runden [LP|DIGITAL]
    Squama, 14.08.2020 Buy here
    • + 04:58
    • Am Rande 06:43
    • Mikado 04:58
    • Horch 02:16
    • Samt 06:38
    • Parallellen 04:59
    • Lasso 05:12
  • Carlos Cipa
    Retronyms B-Sides [DIGITAL]
    Warner Classics, 24.01.2020 Buy here
    • arkata 04:18
    • dark tree (Solo Piano Version) 04:34
    • senna's joy (Solo Piano Version) 06:16
  • Carlos Cipa
    Retronyms [LP|CD|DIGITAL]
    Warner Classics, 23.08.2019 Buy here
    • fanfare 00:52
    • senna's joy 12:55
    • mame 02:20
    • and she was 07:23
    • awbsmi 01:39
    • slide. 11:48
    • dark tree 06:33
    • paon 05:38
  • Carlos Cipa
    Sculptures [DIGITAL]
    1631 Recordings, 2017 Buy here
    • The Place Where They Go 04:19
    • Fragile Window 04:58
    • Lilac Threads 03:23
    • Strana 03:24
    • And Gently Drops the Rain 06:05
    • For They Had Things To Say 04:58
    • Nowhere To Be Found 06:48
  • Carlos Cipa & Occupanther
    Trow [DIGITAL]
    self-released, 2016 Buy here
    • Trow 05:10
    • Araukarie 09:46
    • Branches 06:40
    • Mild Resonance 03:49
  • Carlos Cipa
    All Your Life You Walk [LP|CD|DIGITAL]
    Denovali Records, 2014 Buy here
    • Fragment #1 01:18
    • And gently drops the rain 04:30
    • Hang on to your lights 09:50
    • Secret longing 04:38
    • Fragment #2 01:23
    • For they had things to say 04:35
    • Needle in a doll 06:01
    • Fragment #3 01:21
    • A broken light for every heart 06:24
    • Fragment #4 01:30
    • Step out from time 05:20
    • Today and it's gone 04:31
    • Fragment #5 00:58
    • Nowhere to be found 06:03
    • Fragment #6 01:30
  • Carlos Cipa & Sophia Jani
    Relive [LP|CD|DIGITAL]
    Denovali Records, 2014 Buy here
    • Anouk's Dream 13:33
    • Whatever A Sun Will Always Sing 09:43
  • Carlos Cipa
    The Monarch and the Viceroy [LP|CD|DIGITAL]
    Denovali Records, 2012 Buy here
    • Perfect Circles
    • The Whole Truth 05:25
    • The Monarch and the Viceroy 06:48
    • Human Stain 02:39
    • Morning Love 02:42
    • In Place of Anger 04:58
    • Nocturne 02:04
    • Cold Night 03:53
    • Lost and Delirious 03:45
    • Lie With Me 05:59
    • Wide and Moving 04:47
    • The Dream 05:36

Sheet Music

  • Carlos Cipa
    The Monarch and the Viceroy [76 pages or PDF]
    Sheet Music Book, 2012 buy via email
    • Perfect Circles
    • The Whole Truth
    • The Monarch and The Viceroy
    • Human Stain
    • Morning Love
    • In Place of Anger
    • Nocturne
    • Cold Night
    • Lost and Delirious
    • Lie With Me
    • Wide and Moving
    • The Dream

Videos

Projects

  • Film

    • Die Goldfische 2019

      Feature film directed by Alireza Golafshan

    • Lovers of the Night 2018

      Documentary directed by Anna Frances Ewert

    • Maalstrom 2018

      Documentary directed by Misja Pekel

    • 5vor12 2017

      TV Series (Arte/BR/KIKA) directed by Niklas Weise and Christoph Pilsl

    • Geschwister 2016

      Feature film (Arte/ZDF) directed by Markus Mörth

    • Fragmente einer Trauerarbeit 2016

      Documentary short directed by Patrick Holzapfel

    • Thumb 2016

      Short film directed by Moritz Binder

    • Es ist mehr ein Gefühl 2012

      Short film directed by Patrick Holzapfel

    • Phantasma - Die Macht der Träume 2011

      Short film directed by Anil Kizilbuga

    • Lebende Tote 2010

      Short film directed by Anil Kizilbuga

  • Commercial

    • VW - See the Unseen 2020

      Directed by Niclas Larsson, Cinematography by Linus Sandgren

  • Dance

    • Loops, 13min. 2013

      Contemporary Dance Performance, choreography by Oliver Zahn, IWANSON International School of Contemporary Dance, Munich

  • Theatre

    • 4.48 Psychose 2013

      Play by Sarah Kane, directed by Levin Handschuh, Akademietheater, Munich

About

Carlos Cipa is a Munich-based composer and pianist. He has been classically trained on the piano and studied contemporary classical composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich. During his teenage years, he started playing  drums and gained experience as a member of various bands. Experimenting with different styles of music, he turned back to the piano as his main instrument, facilitating him to find his way throughout composition and improvisation, before releasing his debut »The Monarch and the Viceroy« and sophomore record »All your life you walk« on Denovali Records in 2012 and 2014. In 2019, Cipa released »Retronyms«, his third studio album that expanded his artistic approach as well as his colour palette, bringing together his background as a classically trained pianist and composer with his interest for pop, jazz and electronic music in all its diverse facets. In 2020, he released »Correlations (on 11 Pianos)« , yet again a return to the piano. It is an intuitive collection of piano solo works recorded on 11 very different sounding pianos, an album which boldly blurs the boundaries between composition, performance and procedure.

In November 2020, right after the announcement of a second shutdown in Germany due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Carlos Cipa decided to seize the moment to record in a closed venue, one in which he had always thought of filming and recording a session: the ‘Alte Kongresshalle’ in the city centre of Munich, a retro-futuristic building from the 1950s. He visited the hall with one of his long-time collaborators, director Stef Zins, and instantly felt it was the perfect atmosphere – so they set a date. In late November, they brought in a wonderful grand piano built by ‘Steingräber & Söhne’, a boutique piano manufacturer from Bayreuth, which served as the perfect instrument for the session, letting the composer and pianist transform four of his most notable upright pieces and uncover their most brilliant and pianistic aspects.

Concerts

2021

  • 01.07.21 Berlin (de) - Silent Green

2020

  • 24.10.20 Landsberg a. Lech (de) - Stadttheater
  • 11.10.20 Berlin (de) - Volksbühne
  • 17.09.20 München (de) - Sommerbühne im Olympiastadion
  • 08.05.20 Facebook/Instagram/Youtube - Livingroom Livestream 19.00h
  • 24.04.20 Facebook/Instagram/Youtube - Livingroom Livestream 17.00h
  • 17.04.20 Facebook/Instagram/Youtube - Livingroom Livestream 17.00h
  • 10.04.20 Facebook/Instagram/Youtube - Livingroom Livestream 17.00h
  • 03.04.20 Facebook/Instagram/Youtube - Livingroom Livestream 17.00h
  • 27.03.20 Facebook/Instagram/Youtube - Livingroom Livestream 17.00h

2019

  • 22.11.19 Zurich (ch) - Exil
  • 21.11.19 Lucerne (ch) - Südpol
  • 20.11.19 Antwerpen (be) - Arenberg
  • 17.11.19 Leuven (be) - Artkom
  • 16.11.19 Hasselt (be) - CCHA
  • 15.11.19 Amsterdam (nl) - Sous 623
  • 09.11.19 Leipzig (de) - Horns Erben
  • 08.11.19 Praha (cz) - Palac Akropolis
  • 04.10.19 Dublin (ie) - Pavilion Theatre
  • 03.10.19 London (uk) - St. Pancras Old Church
  • 30.09.19 Cologne (de) - Wohngemeinschaft
  • 29.09.19 Den Haag (nl) - Paard
  • 28.09.19 Wiesbaden (de) - Museum
  • 27.09.19 Munich (de) - Ampere
  • 26.09.19 Vienna (at) - WAVES Vienna Festival
  • 25.09.19 Vienna (at) - Porgy & Bess
  • 23.09.19 Dresden (de) - Jazzclub Tonne
  • 21.09.19 Berlin (de) - Roter Salon
  • 20.09.19 Lund (se) - Kvarnen
  • 19.09.19 Hamburg (de) - Reeperbahn Festival
  • 17.09.19 Krün (de) - Schloss Elmau
  • 14.09.19 Kranj (si) - Pianopolis Festival
  • 05.05.19 Bruxelles (be) - Le Botanique
  • 14.04.19 Leipzig (de) - Neues Schauspiel
  • 12.04.19 Jena (de) - Trafo

2018

  • 23.06.18 Wolfenbüttel (de) - Prinzenpalais
  • 19.05.18 Olomouc (cz) - Jazz Tibet Club /w. Occupanther
  • 09.05.18 München (de) - Frameworks Festival /w. Occupanther
  • 22.04.18 Dresden (de) - Beatpol
  • 21.04.18 Kortrijk (be) - Night Air Festival
  • 13.04.18 Potsdam (de) - Q3 Ambientfest
  • 12.04.18 Hamburg (de) - Elbphilharmonie Großer Saal
  • 05.04.18 Dublin (ie) - Bello Bar /w. Occupanther
  • 31.03.18 Luxembourg (lu) - Brandbau
  • 16.02.18 Landsberg a. Lech (de) - Stadttheater /w. Occupanther
  • 10.02.18 Nürnberg (de) - Künstlerhaus /w. Occupanther
  • 07.02.18 Praha (cz) - Spectaculare Festival /w. Occupanther
  • 06.02.18 Praha (cz) - Specaculare Festival
  • 03.02.18 Münster (de) - Pianeo Festival /w. Ensemble

2017

  • 18.11.17 Berlin (de) - Silent Green /w. Ensemble
  • 20.10.17 Paris (fr) - Les trois baudets
  • 20.05.17 Graz (at) - Graz Museum
  • 22.04.17 Stade (de) - Hanse Song Festival
  • 29.03.17 Erlangen (de) - E-Werk
  • 14.01.17 Terracina (it) - Ribbon Club

2016

  • 13.12.16 Antwerpen (be) - De Roma
  • 12.12.16 Bruxelles (be) - Le Botanique
  • 11.12.16 Utrecht (nl) - Tivoli Vredenburg
  • 23.09.16 Hamburg (de) - Reeperbahn Festival
  • 22.09.16 Hamburg (de) - Resonanzraum
  • 18.06.16 München (de) - St. Maximilian Kirche
  • 11.06.16 Lichtensteig (ch) - Behind the Bush Prod.
  • 18.05.16 Hannover (de) - Kunstfestspiele Herrenhausen
  • 28.01.16 Köln (de) - Ambient Festival

2015

  • 21.11.15 Bochum (de) - Christuskirche
  • 20.11.15 Bielefeld (de) - Nummer Zu Platz
  • 19.11.15 Landau (de) - Universität Audimax
  • 29.10.15 Hamburg (de) - Golem
  • 28.10.15 Bremen (de) - Kito
  • 27.10.15 Rostock (de) - Barocksaal
  • 26.10.15 Berlin (de) - Roter Salon
  • 25.10.15 Dresden (de) - Scheune
  • 23.10.15 Bamberg (de) - ERBA-Campus
  • 22.10.15 Brno (cz) - Forum for architecture and media
  • 21.10.15 Olomouc (cz) - Jazz Tibet Club
  • 19.10.15 Budapest (hu) - Bakelit Multi Art Center
  • 18.10.15 Bratislava (sk) - Ateliere Babylon
  • 17.10.15 Kaltern (it) - Kaltern Pop Festival
  • 16.10.15 Pinswang (at) - Die Villa
  • 14.10.15 Lyon (fr) - Periscope
  • 12.10.15 Torino (it) - Superbudda
  • 11.10.15 Marostica (it) - Panic Jazz Club
  • 10.10.15 Luzern (ch) - Südpol
  • 09.10.15 Winterthur (ch) - Gaswerk
  • 08.10.15 München (de) - Milla
  • 04.10.15 Essen (de) - Weststadthalle
  • 19.09.15 Hannover (de) - Tastentage
  • 16.09.15 Hasselt (be) - Culturzentrum
  • 28.08.15 Torino (it) - Todays Festival
  • 15.08.15 Leuven (be) - Museum M
  • 26.07.15 Hamburg (de) - Symfotronik Festival
  • 23.05.15 Milano (it) - Piano City Milan
  • 15.05.15 Köln (de) - Stadtgarten
  • 13.05.15 Utrecht (nl) - Tivoli Vredenburg
  • 09.05.15 Landsberg (de) - Stadttheater
  • 08.05.15 Karlsruhe (de) - Jubez
  • 12.03.15 Leuven (be) - 30cc
  • 18.01.15 Bochum (de) - Christuskirche

2014

  • 20.12.14 London (uk) - Cafe Oto
  • 19.12.14 Manningtree (uk) - North House Gallery
  • 16.12.14 Bristol (uk) - Cube Cinema
  • 15.12.14 Leuven (be) - Huiskamer Concert
  • 14.12.14 Karlsruhe (de) - Jubez
  • 13.12.14 Berlin (de) - Grüner Salon
  • 12.12.14 Dresden (de) - Scheune
  • 11.12.14 Hannover (de) - Feinkost Lampe
  • 10.12.14 Münster (de) - Westfälisches Landesmuseum
  • 21.11.14 Utrecht (nl) - Le Guess Who? Festival
  • 06.09.14 Düsseldorf (de) - Weltkunstzimmer
  • 17.08.14 Hamburg (de) - Dockville Festival
  • 09.08.14 Haldern (de) - Haldern Pop Festival
  • 06.06.14 Praha (cz) - Palac Akropolis
  • 05.06.14 Budapest (hu) - Bakelit Multi Art Center
  • 04.06.14 Bratislava (sk) - Slovenského rozhlasu
  • 25.05.14 Genève (ch) - La Gavière
  • 05.04.14 Ventspils (lv) - Theatre "Juras Varti"
  • 04.04.14 Daugavpils (lv) - Rothko Art Centre
  • 03.04.14 Cesis (lv) - The Exhibition Hall
  • 30.03.14 Terracina (it) - Sala Valadier
  • 29.03.14 Roma (it) - Liberia del cinema
  • 28.03.14 Pescara (it) - Museo Laboratiorio
  • 26.03.14 Marostica (it) - Panic Jazz Club
  • 25.03.14 Milano (it) - 75 Beat
  • 26.01.14 Köln (de) - Ambient Festival

2013

  • 23.11.13 Darmstadt (de) - Centralstation
  • 12.10.13 Winterthur (ch) - Villa Sträuli
  • 10.10.13 Münster (de) - Black Box
  • 09.10.13 Berlin (de) - Tastenclub
  • 07.10.13 Bruxelles (be) - Ancienne Belgique
  • 04.10.13 Essen (de) - Weststadthalle
  • 01.06.13 Gdansk (pl) - Club Zak
  • 31.05.13 Olomouc (cz) - Jazz Tibet Club
  • 30.05.13 Praha (cz) - Palac Akropolis
  • 29.05.13 Budapest (hu) - Akvárium Klub
  • 28.05.13 Bratislava (sk) - Atelier Babylon
  • 26.05.13 Varano Borghi (it) - La Sauna Studio
  • 24.05.13 München (de) - Einstein Kultur
  • 21.04.13 London (uk) - Scala
  • 13.04.13 München (de) - Stadtmuseum
  • 05.04.13 Berlin (de) - Radialsystem V
  • 26.02.13 Nürnberg (de) - Neues Museum
  • 16.01.13 München (de) - Wohnzimmerkonzert

2012

  • 28.11.12 Freiburg (de) - galerie g19i
  • 27.11.12 Paris (fr) - L'Espace B
  • 26.11.12 Bruxelles (be) - Rue Forestière 20
  • 25.11.12 Münster (de) - Fachwerk
  • 24.11.12 Berlin (de) - Tiefgrund
  • 23.11.12 Praha (cz) - Café v lese
  • 22.11.12 Dresden (de) - Scheune
  • 20.11.12 Essen (de) - Weststadthalle
  • 19.11.12 Hamburg (de) - Westwerk
  • 18.11.12 München (de) - Gallerie Heitsch
  • 07.10.12 Essen (de) - Weststadthalle
  • 05.10.12 Nürnberg (de) - K4 Zentralcafé
  • 04.10.12 Dresden (de) - Beatpol
  • 03.10.12 Bratislava (sk) - U Ocka
  • 02.10.12 Budapest (sk) - Akvárium Klub
  • 01.10.12 Freising (de) - Abseits
  • 30.09.12 Liège (be) - Le Garage
  • 06.07.12 Landsberg a. Lech (de) - Stadttheater
  • 17.06.12 München (de) - Schlafwagengesellschaft
  • 11.05.12 Essen (de) - PACT Zollverein
  • 24.03.12 Stuttgart (de) - Juha West
  • 02.02.12 Berlin (de) - Schokoladen

2011

  • 05.10.11 Nürnberg (de) - Neues Museum
  • 02.10.11 Terneuzen (nl) - Vestzaktheater de Paerdestal
  • 26.07.11 München (de) - LMU
  • 09.02.11 München (de) - Kafe Kult
  • 18.01.11 Berlin (de) - Club Levée
  • 08.01.11 München (de) - Kafe Kult

2010

  • 12.12.10 München (de) - Kafe Kult

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