Music: oirTrio - Frank Gratkowski / Sebastian Gramss / Tatsuya Nakatani
Video: Maurice Braun & Manfred Waffender
KANATA is the name of a CD by oirTrio, recorded live at the Loft in Cologne in December 2008 and mixed at Marweg Studios Cologne in March 2009.
oirTrio is a Free Improvisation trio: Frank Gratkowski (alto sax, clarinets), Sebastian Gramss (double bass, bows) and Tatsuya Nakatani (percussion, bowed gongs).
The images were recorded by Manfred Waffender and edited by Maurice Braun.
Originally they were used in a 22 minute film for Einblicke: a project with five musicians and five film makers. Each one of the five musicians invited a film maker for collaboration. The idea was to give "insights" into the private lifes of the musicians. The participating musicians were Gunda Gottschalk (violine), Sebastian Gramss, (double bass), Carl Ludwig Hirsch (tuba), Angelika Sheridan (flute) and Ute Voelker (accordion). The other video artists were Wasiliki Noulesa, Gudrun Barenbrock, Sven Hahne and Antje Steinborn.