Harald Kimmig has made his own statement in the border zones between avantgarde-jazz,
post-free und classical music. Whether with his own groups, or in projects
together with Cecil Taylor, Steve Lacy or John Tchicai, to name but a
few. "It's always the music itself that knows the way," he admits
"Over and over again, music challenges me to take a new and unknown
path. I always follow it, and I listen and I'm amazed."
Harald Kimmig trained as a classical musician from 1966 - 1974. He finished
his studies with David Baker, Muneer B.Fenell, John Tchicai und Cecil
Taylor, turning professional in 1984. Apart from solo concerts, Harald
Kimmig played from 1984 -1995 in 'kxutrio' (with Georg Wolf, contrabass
and H.Lukas Lindenmaier, percussion). Kimmig is also the co-leader of
the large ensemble, 'F-Orkestra' which has given numerous performances
with soloists such as Buddy Collette, Peter Kowald, Steve Lacy (Schrottmusik
1988; Niggermusik?! 1993; Es Gab Cis De Fis 1996; Der Lärm der Freiheit
Harald Kimmig has given many performances as soloist as well with John
Tchicai, Lee Konitz, Irene Schweizer, Maggie NicolsLe Quan Ninh, Carl
Ludwig Hübsch, Alfred Zimmerlin, Daniel Studer, Christian Dierstein,
Birgit Ulher, Géraldine Keller, a.o.
Two CDs, 'Legba Crossing' and 'Corona: Looking' are the result of several
years of colaboration with Cecil Taylor.
Kimmig has also worked closely with dancers and choreographers, resulting
in performances like 'Untitled Memories Gate 7' and 'Himmel und Erde'
(with Lilo Stahl); 'The Crocodile' (with Anzu Furukawa); 'Once in a Lifetime'
(with Pretty Ugly Dance Company/Amanda Miller), ‘A Void’ ,
Lost Dog’, ‚Stereo’(all with Hideto Heshiki)a.o.
Harald Kimmig has composed music for film and theatre, string quartets
and larger orchestral works ('Der Lauf des Lichtes und der Dunkelheit'