We’ve updated our Terms of Use to reflect our new entity name and address. You can review the changes here.
We’ve updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Toucans, Macaws and Ghost

by Wuppertaler Improvisations Orchester

supported by
werner fischer
werner fischer thumbnail
werner fischer hello friends, I am rather optimistic the wuppertal improvisation orchestra will inspirie, influence at least some musican. I think this music is very courageous and extraordinary, especially today! good luck - hope to see you some day live..
  • Digital Album
    Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $9 USD  or more

    You own this




Wuppertaler Improvisations Orchester (WIO): "An orchestra conducts itself!" - that was the motto of the WIO when it was founded in 2007 in collaboration with the Peter Kowald Society in Wuppertal/Germany. Since then, WIO presented numerous projects, many in collaboration with visual artists, dance, and sound for film. The ensemble has made a name for itself far beyond the city of Wuppertal. Members of WIO are from various cities from the North-Rhine-Westphalia region. All ensemble members bring their musical roots to bring two essential aspects into harmony through an open process: spontaneous improvisation and structure created by hand signals. For this purpose, the orchestra is guided by the "Conductions" working method adopted by the "London Improvisers Orchestra". Fellow players who are motivated for this take the lead during the concert with the help of simple hand signals and thus shape the musical structures from the moment.


released June 30, 2020

Brigitte Küpper (voice), Christoph Irmer (violin), Daniela Petry (double bass), Dietrich Rauschtenberger (sopr. sax), Dušica Cajlan-Wissel (prep. piano), Georg Wissel (prep. sax, clarinet), Gregor Bohnensack (trombone), Gunda Gottschalk (violin), Iouri Grankin (voice), Israel Flores (drums), Johannes Pfingsten (drums), Joker Nies (electronics), Jürgen Tauchert (e-bass), Marei Seuthe (cello), Mark Charig (cornet), Martin Verborg (violin), Matthias Kaiser (violin), Mitch Heinrich (voice), Norbert Zajac (voice), Stefanie Heine (baritone sax), Thomas König (bass clarinet, sax).

Recorded live January 17th 2020 at Sophienkirche, Wuppertal-Elberfeld
Cover Image: Ohne Titel by Ulla Riedel, 2016


all rights reserved



Acheulian Handaxe Records Brooklyn, New York

The Acheulian Handaxe appeared first around 1.4 million years ago. For about 1 million years it was used by early humans throughout the Pleistocene period without significant design changes. Modern archeological evidence suggests that the handaxe was more than just a tool, and was used for elaborate social displays and for sexual selection. ... more

contact / help

Contact Acheulian Handaxe Records

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this album or account