Incense of Music Nr. 52 - Shilkloper, Minami

Incense of Music Nr. 52

A multisensory concert – Saturday, 27. November 2021, 6 p.m.

Arkady Shilkloper: French horn, didgeridoo; Kenji Minami: drums – Fabio Dondero (Incense burning): White sage

Due to the corona problematic, Incense of Music is proposing in this difficult times concerts of rather private nature via stream. Kenji Minami, drummer from Japan, met the Russian horn virtuoso Arkady Shilkloper for a improvised jam session. We prepared the room with White sage.


Incense of Music 51, Rafalimanana: Debussy

Incense of Music Nr. 51

A multisensorial concert – Saturday, 26th June 2021, 8 p.m.

Yannick Rafalimanana, piano – Fabio Dondero and Dominik Breider (Incense burning): Palo Santo


Welcome to the 4th concert of the series Yannick and Friends.
For this event it is my pleasure to introduce my co-host: "Incense of Music" project based in Berlin.
Incense appeals to one of the most neglected senses in our modern times-the olfactory. It affects the human spirit, influences our perception, invites new experiences and emotions. These qualities inspire "Incense of Music" to combine this ancient art with music in a synesthetic project and engage the senses. Incense, that has been a part of many cultures for centuries, certainly elevates and enhances any human experience.
I have been working with the "Incense of Music" team on live performances in the past, but you are invited to join our very first digital collaboration.
For this special occasion I selected Piano works by Debussy, the ever so inspiring impressionist masterpieces that will take you to the most remote corners of the world, awaken your imagination and create a fantastical and immersive world for you to enjoy at home.
For a full experience we encourage you to prepare in advance by finding an incense you like, and if you need help, the "Incense of Music" team will gladly advise you further personally, feel free to reach out.
The concert has been professionally recorded for a great audio-visual experience.
I will be performing on a Historical 1896 Bechstein Piano.
Please reserve your ticket on the following link :
See you there

Incense of Music 49 - Dhalgren in Duo STREAMING

Incense of Music Nr. 49

A multisensorial concert- Friday, 30th May 2020, 8 p.m.

Chris Dahlgren: vocals, guitar, viola da gamba, composition; Evi Filippou: voice, vibraphone, drums – Fabio Dondero and Dominik Breider (Incense burning): n.a.

STREAMING from PANDA Theater in der Kulturbrauerei,
Knaackstr. 97, 10435 Berlin

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Incense of Music 48 - Chisholm, Tschabaschwili

Incense of Music Nr. 48

A multisensorial concert – Thursday, 5th March 2020, 8 p.m.

Hayden Chisholm, saxophone. Meri Tschabaschwili, piano  – Fabio Dondero and Dominik Breider (Incense burning): eucalyptus and lemongrass.

PANDA Theater in der Kulturbrauerei, Knaackstr. 97, 10435 Berlin

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Incense of Music 47 - Joolaee, Uskov

A multisensorial concert – Saturday, 8th February 2020, 8 p.m.

Misagh Joolaee, kamancheh . Viktor Maximov,  guitar .  – Fabio Dondero and Dominik Breider (Incense burning): n.a.

PANDA Theater in der Kulturbrauerei, Knaackstr. 97, 10435 Berli

We look forward to the second event of the year, a double concert by two virtuosos on very different instruments: Misagh Joolaee, Kamancheh and Viktor Maximov, guitar. A contrasting evening, harmonious in composition. We will burn some surprising incense.

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Incense of Music 46 - Faber, Sawada, Strasfogel, Notte / Rajab

A multisensorial concert – Friday, 24th January 2020, 8 p.m.

First set:

Maja Ratkje (1973):  „to F" (for cello solo, 2011); Synne Skouen (1950):  "... a travers les paroles (for violin solo", 2007); Cecilie Ore: "Lex temporis" (for string quartet, 1992); Jane Birkin (1948): „Lost Song“, after Peer Gynt Suite nr. 2, op. 55 in an arrangement by Serge Gainsbourg and Grégoire Simon

Anna Faber, violin; Mari Sawada, violin; Daniella Strasfogel, viola; Sophie Notte, cello

Second set:

Ziad Rajab, oud and voice

Fabio Dondero and Dominik Breider (Incense burning): cypress/ orange and frankincense/ myrtle

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Incense of Music 45 - card castle trio

A multisensorial concert- Thursday, 12th December 2019, 8 p.m.

card castle trioAntonis Anissegos, piano . Mike Majkowski, bass . Christian Marien, drums – Fabio Dondero and Dominik Breider (Incense burning): Grapefruit and RosemaryRead more

Incense of Music 44 - Voutchkova, Zerang

A multisensorial concert- Tuesday, 10th December 2019, 8 p.m.

Biliana Voutchkova, violin . Michael Zerang percussions  – Fabio Dondero and Dominik Breider (Incense burning): n.a.

After their first performance in Chicago in 2016 the duo has played at a number of occasions and recorded their first album which will be released in 2020. Using reduced vocabulary in a highly unusual and original manner the duo creates an intimate world of symbiotic sound.

Studio Rainer Spehl, Brunnenstrasse 152, 2. Hinterhof
10115 Berlin, Germany

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Incense of Music 43 - SUGAR and friends

A multisensorial concert- Thursday, 28th November 2019, 8 p.m.

SUGAR and friends: Opoponax - Grégoire Simon, viola and electronics, Ole Brolin, electronics, Isabelle Klemt, cello, Davide Eggert, cello  – Fabio Dondero and Dominik Breider (Incense burning): Lemon and Opoponax

First part: Grégoire Simon: viola and electronics solo. Second Part: SUGAR and friends, Isabelle Klemt, David Eggert, Ole Brolin, Grégoire Simon

PANDA Theater in der Kulturbrauerei, Knaackstr. 97, 10435 Berlin

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Incense of Music 42 - SUGAR play Slow

A multisensorial concert- Thursday, 7th November 2019, 8 p.m.

SUGAR play Slow, feat. Yannick Rafalimanana. Grégoire Simon: violin and Synthesizer, Yannick Rafalimanana: piano, Ole Brolin: sound design und electronics. Works by SUGAR, Bartok, Feldman, Webern, Ligeti, Schubert, Messiaen and Debussy – Fabio Dondero and Dominik Breider (Incense burning): Petitgrain and Oud

Part 1: Music for violin / viola and piano

G. Ligeti: Hora Lunga for viola solo; B. Bartók: Sonata for violin and piano n.2 Molto Moderato; F. Schubert : Fantasie for violin and piano ( excerpts ); J. S. Bach: Sonata for viola da gamba and piano in G Major; I. Stravinsky: Élegie for viola solo; A. Webern: Pieces for violin and piano; M. Feldmann: Viola in my life for viola and piano

Part 2: Music for piano and synthesizer

O. Messiaen: Regard de la vierge for piano; C. Debussy: Des pas sur la neige; O. Messiaen: Le Banquet Céleste; C. Debussy: La Cathedrale engloutie; O. Messiaen: Louange à l´éternité de Jésus

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Incense of Music Festival at Pandatheater

Solos and Mixtures, Incense of Music 39-41

A multisensorial festival from 10th to 12th of October

We have the big pleasure to announce a very special music and incense festival happening from 10th to 12th October (Thursday to Saturday) at Pandatheater in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg. In three evenings we will experience twelve great artists from all around the world  playing mostly solo concerts of various nature and style.  We will listen to European  and Arabic classical, to jazz, experimental and free improvised music. Additionally we will burn incense mixtures specially conceived for the occasion. Each mixture will contain eight different fragrances.  A multisensorial challenge of highest ambition. For guests who are particularly sensitive to smoke, this event is not recommended.

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Incense of Music 38 - Braun/ Eftychidou, Bräumer, Klewer

Incense of Music Nr. 38

A multisensorial concert- Thursday, 26th September 2019, 8 p.m.

Arne Braun, guitar & Sofia Eftychidou, bass .  Simon Bräumer, drums . Pascal Klewer, trumpet – Fabio Dondero and Dominik Breider (Incense burning): Orange and Styrax

PANDA Theater in der Kulturbrauerei, Knaackstr. 97, 10435 Berlin

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Incense of Music 37 - Schroeteler

A multisensorial concert- Friday, 30th August 2019, 8 p.m.

Daniel Schroeteler . drums solo – music and possibilities – Fabio Dondero and Dominik Breider (Incense burning): Aralia racemosa and Galbanum

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Meanwhile in Japan..

Nihon Shoki, a book of classical Japanese history, gives the first formal record of incense in Japan when a log of agarwood, a fragrant wood used in incense burning, drifted ashore on Awaji Island during the Asuka period in 595 CE, and was presented to Prince Shōtoku and the Empress Suiko. Shōtoku knew of incense burning from Buddhism, which had been introduced into Japan around 538 CE from China through Korea.

Photo: Ranjyatai, a historical kyara wood dating to the 10th century CE, kept at the Shōsōin treasury in Nara

Incense of Music 36 - BassX3

A multisensorial concert- Wednesday, 12th June 2019, 8 p.m.

BassX3: Gebhard Ullmann: bass clarinet & bass flute; Chris Dahlgren – contrabass; Christian Weber: contrabass – Fabio Dondero and Dominik Breider (Incense burning):  Lavender and Myrrh

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