Grand Prix d’Amour Productions
proudly presents:

Cottbusser Chor

Lucile Desamory
Yusuf Ergün
Margareth Kammer
Laura Mello
Eduard Mont de Palol
Rico Repotente
Aaron Snyder

The Cottbusser Chor a small, diverse vocal ensemble, has been in existence since the beginning of 2014. The singers of the ensemble speak 13 languages and come from different musical contexts. The algorithm-based compositions in which the choir specializes preserve this diversity. - It is precisely this audibility of languages, gestures, accents and accentuations that is the choir's strength. Since its foundation with the premiere of "The News Blues", the choir has given concerts at Maerzmusik Berlin 2016, Hangar Bicocca Milan 2016, for documenta14 Radio 2017, among others. "The News Blues" became "The News Trilogy" with further parts "Major News / Minor News" and "Secret News" . We blew up the choir to a band: "Kopiergruppe" is a musical neighbourhood project at SAVVY Contemporary & Zeitzone in 2019, an open structure to process musical donations. In the run-up to the concerts we asked pedestrians for musical donations, This little recordings were being copied by the choir The copies of the donations were meshed into a medley during the show. The choir plays also an important role for the Wandering Dunes as a performance. The choir took part of all three iterations in Innsbruck, Porto & Berlin

.The choir was also involved in three film scores for "Miete essen Seele auf" by Angelika Levi Arte 2016 Weitermachen Sanssouci by Max Linz / Berlinale 2018. and the upcoming film by Max Linz.
T–p records / Austria & Subjam / China have released an album Digital and on Vinyl  on bandcamp



2019 Savvy Contemporary Berlin-Wedding
Galerie Zeitzone Berlin-Kreuzberg

The News Trilogy

between 2014 and 2017 Nicholas Bussmann and the Cottbusser Chor developed algorithms how to sing the news. These algorithms where bundled in The News Trilogy. The News Trilogy was first performed for documenta 14 radio SAVVY Funk at Savvy Contemporary.
I The News Blues
II Major News / Minor News
III Secret News

photo:Sebastian BoleschCottbusser Chor The News Trilogy as part of Wandering Dunes at HKW Berlin 2021    

Nicholas Bussmann & Cottbusser Chor –  foreshadowings / Vorahnungen
as part of reEDOcate me ! ein postfossiler Themenpark at Floating University Berlin

It has been 50 years since the Club of Rome report highlighted the limits to growth. Since then, the word has spread: We have now understood that things cannot go on like this. But why do we understand, but do not learn? Hence, we now try it the other way round: We learn without understanding. The Cottbus choir will learn Japanese poems from the Edo period in Japan for ReEdoCation phonetically, without understanding them and transform them into songs. We are developing a small cultural technique for this, which may be useful in the future. We are happy to share this cultural technique with anyone who is interested.

うまさうな 雪がふうはり ふわりかな

寒念仏 さては貴殿で ありしよな

これがまあ 終のすみかか 雪五尺

雪国の 雪もちよぼちよぼ 残りけり

雪とけて 町一ぱいの 子どもかな

春風や 牛に引かれて 善光寺

傘に べたりとつきし 桜かな

竹にいざ 梅にいざとや 親雀

すずめの子 そこのけそこのけ お馬が通る
やせ蛙 負けるな一茶 これにあり

悠然と して山を見る 蛙かな

やれ打つな はえが手をする 足をする

あさら井や 小魚と遊ぶ 心太

朝顔や 人の顔には そつがある

開帳に 逢ふや雀も おや子連れ

あまり鳴いて 石になるなよ 猫の恋

蚊一つの 一日さはぐ 枕哉

昼の蚊や だまりこくつて 後から