Being a member of the Berlin Frauenmusikzentrum, where some 20 women
share several rehearsal rooms, means I do not have a rehearsal space exclusively
of my own. One reason for me sharing this space is simply a financial
one: the less money I have to pay for rent the more time and energy I
have at my disposal for my artistic work. More importantly, however, is
the sense of cooperation and the communication within our community that
I experience as well as contribute to.
Thus my rehearsal room situation provides retreat and protection in the
basic physical sense of the word. This protected zone allows me to safely
explore my inner space of imagination. It is this very room where I find
artistic articulation and expression.
For me as a musician and composer, music is a vast expanse as yet uninscribed.
It is devoid of the constraints and limitations of everyday life. I can
enter that room and apply my own rules and can thus create entire new
Born in 1967 in Mönchengladbach, Sabine Ercklentz
studied law at the FU in Berlin, then earned a degree in instrumental
pedagogy from the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, Berlin in 1999.
Since 1998 she has been working as a musician and composer focusing on
jazz and experimental music.
Since 1997 Sabine Ercklentz has been developing sounds on the trumpet
which border between normal trumpet tone and noise (extended sounds).
Furthering the possibilities of extended sound techniques comes from the
use of live-electronics and analog electronics remixed from an independent
Since 2003 she has been developing further possibilities with the use
of digital sound processing, and intensive work with Andrea Neumann bordering
on composition and improvisation.
Participation in concerts and festivals throughout Europe