Matthias Müller
Christian Mariendrums

Matthias Müller on trombone and Christian Marien on drums sound like what they are: a working band. They met in 2003 in Berlin, Germany’s capital of improvised music, and their collaboration resulted in the foundation of the duo Superimpose in 2006. Since then they very consciously developing their music, using and at the same time questioning the full range of musical parameters such as dynamics, density, rhythm, sound, form and tonality. They take paths you can only discover after playing together for a long time with high intensity. The outcome is a raw music, at the same time brutal and peaceful, ugly and nice.
One major goal of their work as a duo is meeting and exchanging with other artists. Among others they collaborated with the drummers Michael Zerang and Paul Lytton, trombonists Johannes Bauer and Paul Hubweber, trumpeters Nate Wooley and Peter Evans, and the bassists Wilbert de Joode and Clayton Thomas (with whom they have the trio “The Astronomical Unit”).
In 2007 they released their debut-CD “Superimpose” on the Portuguese label “Creative Sources”, their second CD “Talk Talk” was released on “Leo Records” in 2009. The LP “Edinburgh” is going to be released on “Wide Ear Records” in 2015.

Matthias Müller moved from Essen, where he had lived for ten years, to Berlin in 2004. He played together with many outstanding international improvisers and was a member of the “Deutsch-französisches Jazzensemble”, conducted by Albert Mangelsdorff, for many years. His CD “Bhavan”, released on “Jazzhausmusik” in 2004, was produced by musician and journalist John Corbett from Chicago. He played concerts in India, Russia, USA and many European countries.

Christian Marien lives in Berlin since 2000, studied jazz drumming in Amsterdam and Berlin. He is a member of many projects (Superimpose, The Astronomical Unit, Computerband, Miss Platnum), releasing CDs on labels like “Leo-records” or “Jazzwerkstatt” and playing all over Europe and the United States. A large focus is put on the collaboration with dancers, actors and painters to merge music with other forms of artistic expression. Especially within the project „Ritsche, Zast & Marien“ he is doing performances and creating exhibitions.







live in Münster, 06/04/2014



live in Hannover, 09/04/2011




        03.10.2014 Hamburg, Multiphonics/Kulturdeich Veddel, feat. John Hughes, b
        24.05.2014 Berlin, Gutshof Britz/”Britz Beatz Festival”
        11.04.2014 Düsseldorf, Bergerkirche, feat. Matthias Muche, tb & Nicola Hein, git
        10.04.2014 Wuppertal, Ort, feat. Brad Henkel, tp & Carl Ludwig Hübsch, tuba
        09.04.2014 Köln, Atelier Dürrenfeld, feat. Andreas Wagner, reeds
        07.04.2014 Essen, Goethebunker, feat. Robert Landfermann, b & Simon Camatta, dr
        06.04.2014 Münster, Black Box im cuba (20:00), feat. Jan Klare, sax
        06.04.2014 Duisburg, Int. Zentrum (12:30), feat. Stefan Keune, sax & Achim Krämer, dr
        30.03.2013 UK-Edinburgh, University/Reid Concert Hall
        28.03.2013 UK-Liverpool, Frakture/The View Two Gallery
        15.12.2012 AT-Graz, Interpenetration Festival
        02.02.2012 DK-Aarhus, Op med Aarhus
        31.01.2012 NO-Oslo, Konsertforeninga/Blow-up!
        23.10.2011 Berlin, Tag der Posaune/Schloss Britz
        16.07.2011 DK-Aarhus, Jazzfestival
        30.04.2011 UK-Edinburgh, Grind Sight Open Eye/St.Cecilia’s Hall
        29.04.2011 UK-Sheffield, Mick Beck’s House
        28.04.2011 UK-Liverpool, Lost Voices/The View Two Gallery
        27.04.2011 UK-Oxford, Folly Bridge Inn
        26.04.2011 UK-London, Arch 1, feat. Ricardo Tejero, ts
        09.04.2011 Hannover, Atelier Grammophon
        08.04.2011 Dortmund, Plateau
        07.04.2011 Aachen, Raststätte, feat. Paul Lytton, dr & Paul Hubweber, tb
        18.02.2011 Hamburg, Freitagsmusik/Linker Laden
        28.01.2011 Berlin, Sowieso
        21.10.2010 FR-Strasbourg, Stimultania
        15.10.2010 RM-Sibiu, Jazz & More Festival
        17.04.2010 Berlin, Ausland
        01.03.2010 Berlin, Babette
        14.11.2009 Berlin, Miss Hecker
        12.11.2009 Essen, “Free Essen Festival”, Goethebunker
        11.11.2009 Dortmund, Domicil, feat. Simon Camatta, dr/perc
        26.05.2009 CH-Basel, FIM
        24.05.2009 Berlin, Aufsturz, feat. Peter Evans, tp & Clayton Thomas, b
        22.05.2009 Saarbrücken, Künstlerhaus
        13.04.2009 USA-New York City, Bar 4, feat. Nate Wooley, tp
        12.04.2009 USA-Kutztown, Eckhaus Gallery
        10.04.2009 USA-Allentown, Westwire, feat. Stanley Schumacher, tb & Evan Lipson, b
        09.04.2009 USA-Allentown, Westwire, feat. Stanley Schumacher, tb & Evan Lipson, b
        05.04.2009 USA-Wilkes Barre, St. Stephens, feat. Ron Stabinsky, p
        04.04.2009 USA-New York City, Ibeam
        21.12.2008 NL-Utrecht, “U-ex”, SJU Jazzpodium, feat. Wilbert de Joode, b
        20.12.2008 Ludwigsburg, Maxstrasse Eins, “Max.Experimentell”
        19.12.2008 Wuppertal, Ort
        30.11.2008 AT-Wien, Rote Laterne
        29.11.2008 AT-Wien, Amann Studio
        13.06.2008 Bremen, Improvisationen 127 XXL, Café Grün, feat. Nils Gerold, fl
        20.04.2008 Berlin, Aufsturz, double duo feat. Johannes Bauer, tb & Michael Zerang, dr
        30.03.2008 USA-New York City, ABC No Rio
        29.03.2008 USA-Washington DC, Velvet Lounge, Spontanous Infinity Festival
        27.03.2008 USA-Philadelphia, Bowerbird
        26.03.2008 USA-Kutztown, Eckhaus Gallery, feat. Jack Wright, as
        23.03.2008 USA-New York City, Goodbye Blue Monday
        22.03.2008 USA-Baltimore, Red Room
        21.03.2008 USA-Cambridge, Studio 234, feat. Eric Zinman, p
        20.03.2008 USA-Lowell, 119 Gallery
        18.03.2008 USA-Providence, as220
        28.02.2008 Berlin, Kulturhaus Mitte (Solo & Duo)
        20.01.2008 Dresden, Atelierkonzert (Solo & Duo)
        16.12.2007 Berlin, Bewohnbar
        05.12.2007 Essen, Capribar, “Free Essen Festival”
        08.11.2007 Berlin, 103club, feat. Robert Würz, as
        03.11.2007 Berlin, Galerie Zero
        20.09.2007 Berlin, Stralau 68