photo Oliver Potratz


Presskit Superimpose


Matthias Müller – trombone
Christian Marien – drums


Superimpose is ONE soundMatthias Müller and Christian Marien have been developing their collaborative research into sound since 2006 – incorporating concerts in Europe, USA, and Australia, and an intensive rehearsal process that forms the basis of a clarity, depth and connectivity in their playing. Their improvisations are the result of two independent voices – acting, fusing, diverging and shifting, and cutting their own ways whilst moving in the same direction – this symbiosis redefining boundaries and roles, and creating ONE distinctive sound.
All of this has been documented on the CDs „Superimpose“ (Creative Sources, 2006), „Talk Talk“ (Leo Records, 2009), the LP „Edinburgh“ (Wide Ear Records, 2015), and the 3-CD-Box „With“ feat. the guests John Butcher, Sofia Jernberg, and Nate Wooley (Inexhaustible Editions, 2021).
Matthias Müller – Based in Berlin since 2004, Müller plays regularly with internationally recognised improvisers such as John Edwards, Sofia Jernberg, Jeb Bishop, Johannes Bauer, Clayton Thomas, Eve Risser, Axel Dörner, and many more. He can be heard on more than fourty releases, including a number on his own label „MaMüMusic“. He is a member of the 24-piece improvising ensemble „Splitter Orchester“, and was also a member of the „German-French Jazzensemble“ under the direction of Albert Mangelsdorff for many years. He is also active in the field of contemporary music and composes music for theatre and dance pieces. His playing style is characterized by an extraordinary range of unconventional and partly self-developed techniques which stretch the boundaries of sound and improvisation while staying true to the musical process.
Christian Marien – At home across a broad range of musical environments, Marien combines melodic phrasing with an intelligent sense of abstraction, formal awareness with an unerring improvisatory instinct, as well as sound-expertise with deeply rooted grooves. Preparations and objects applied to his drum-set organically enhance the musical situation, providing full awareness of the total sonic picture. Marien studied music in Amsterdam and Berlin, where he has resided since 2000. As a central figure in the Berlin jazz and improvised music scene he is co-leading collaborative projects including Superimpose, The Astronomical Unit, I Am Three, and Ritsche, Zast & Marien. In addition, he is a regular member of numerous other groups. He frequently shares the stage with such renowned musicians as Frank Gratkowski, Maggie Nicols, Matthias Schubert, Sofia Jernberg, Achim Kaufmann, Gebhard Ullmann and John Butcher.

photo Oliver Potratz


3-CD-Box „With“ feat. John Butcher, Sofia Jernberg, Nate Wooley



„Edinburgh“, „Talk Talk“, „Superimpose“, „Live at 5th Spontaneous Music Festival – with Witold Oleszak and Marcelo dos Reis“

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live in Łódź, Musica Privata Festival, 04/11/2022

live in Münster, 29/04/2017, feat. Sofia Jernberg


04.11.2022 PL-Łódź, Musica Privata Festival
03.10.2021 PL-Poznan, Spontaneous Music Festival
09.09.2021 Berlin, Exploratorium, feat. Elisabeth Coudoux, c
09.02.2019 AU-Hobart, MONA
07.02.2019 AU-Bruny Island/Adventure Bay, feat. Julius Schwing, git
05.02.2019 AU-Melbourne, Make It Up Club
03.02.2019 AU-Canberra, Sound Out Festival
28.01.2019 AU-Perth, Audible Edge Festival
25.01.2019 AU-Sydney, The Now Now Festival, feat. Clayton Thomas, b
23.03.2018 SI-Ljubljana, Neposlušno/Sound Dissobedience Festival, feat. Sofia Jernberg, voc
22.03.2018 Berlin, Exploratorium, feat. Sofia Jernberg, voc
21.03.2018 Saarbrücken, Künstlerhaus, feat. Sofia Jernberg, voc
13.01.2018 Berlin, Superimpose & guests/Studio Börne, feat. John Butcher, ts/ss
12.01.2018 Berlin, Superimpose & guests/Studio Börne, feat. Nate Wooley, tp
11.11.2017 Berlin, Superimpose & guests/Studio Börne, feat. Eve Risser, p
10.11.2017 Berlin, Superimpose & guests/Studio Börne, feat. Chris Heenan, cbcl & Michael Vorfeld, perc
15.07.2017 Berlin, Jazzkeller 69/NoVilla
20.05.2017 RS-Belgrade, Ring Ring Festival, feat. Sofia Jernberg, voc
29.04.2017 Münster, Black Box/Cuba, feat. Sofia Jernberg,voc
28.04.2017 Bielefeld, Bunker Ulmenwall, feat. Sofia Jernberg,voc
14.01.2016 Essen, JOE-Festival
07.10.2015 Kleinmachnow, Kultraum
03.10.2015 Bremen, Klangwerkstatt Illerstrasse
01.10.2015 NL-Amsterdam, Cafe de Ruimte
08.05.2015 Berlin, Auxxx/Lichtblick Kino
26.03.2015 Berlin, MaThilda Bar
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




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photo Hans Husel