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Matthias Mueller

Matthias Müller trombone, composition, improvisation

born in zeven/germany studies at “carl-von-ossietzky” university oldenburg and at “folkwang hochschule” essen

regular appearances superimpose, the astronomical unit, trigger, splitter orchester

Collaborations albert mangelsdorff, frank gratkowski, matthias schubert, gebhard ullmann, tobias delius, jack wright, nate wooley, peter evans, michael zerang, tristan honsinger, johannes bauer, olaf rupp, rudi mahall, harri sjöström, christian marien, clayton thomas, wilbert de joode, burkhard beins, steve heather, michael thieke, chris heenan, nils ostendorf, rudi fischerlehner, michael vorfeld, christian weber, chris dahlgren, marcin dymiter, tina frank, jan klare, peter eisold, martin brandlmayr, and many others...

Festivals kaleidophon ulrichsberg, jazzfest berlin, jazzfestival leipzig, european trytone festival amsterdam, biennale of contemporary performing arts moscow, german festival in india, jazz and more festival sibiu (romania), jazzfestival iasi (romania), don chento jazzfestival kaliningrad, next wave europe, novembermusic, stranger than paranoia festival tilburg, fabrikaat rotterdam, joe-festival essen, europhonics dortmund, jazz in progress rüsselsheim, jazz in e. eberswalde, kemnade international bochum, jazzwoche hannover, jazzmeile thüringen, jazzfestival konstanz, jazzwerk ruhr, spontanous infinity festival washington dc, the new trombone philadelphia, ibeam trombone festival new york city, dance meets danse lagos (nigeria), frischzelle festival

Since 1996 participation in a large variety of projects in theater, dance and new music (schauspielhaus düsseldorf, deutsche oper am rhein, berliner ensemble, a. o.), cooperations with free, avantgarde theater and dance groups (“john’s music and theater cage”, “theater der klänge”, “les petits poissons”, “starting point”), and a variety of productions for tv- and radio stations Source: Matthias Mueller


Winner of jazzwerk ruhr (2002, 2003, 2007), jazzpodium niedersachsen (2000, 2002), jazzstipendium leipzig (2005), jazz & blues award berlin (2004)


Album Review

Matthias Müller / Eve Risser / Christian Marien: Formation < Deviation

Read "Formation < Deviation" reviewed by John Sharpe

Two German improvisers, trombonist Matthias Mueller and drummer Christian Marien, join forces with French pianist Eve Risser for a brace of intriguing collectives under the moniker Cranes. Müller and Marien have performed together since 2006 as Superimpose, often appearing with guests, including saxophonist John Butcher, trumpeter Nate Wooley and vocalist Sofia Jernberg on their 2021 release With (Inexhaustible Editions). Prior connections with Risser include Müller's participation in her large ensembles, like the Red Desert Orchestra, while Marien and Risser first ...

Album Review

Trigger: The Fire Throws

Read "The Fire Throws" reviewed by Florence Wetzel

The Fire Throws is a stunning poetic soundscape by the Berlin-based wind trio Trigger, composed of Chris Heenan on contrabass clarinet, Matthias Müller on trombone, and Nils Ostendorf on trumpet. The instrumentation recalls the classic big band front line, but this group takes that tradition and turns it inside out and backwards. This is bold, courageous music--the musicians are free from the conventional parameters assigned to their instruments, and they're completely unfettered by any notions of what music is or ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Formation < Deviation

Relative Pitch Records


The Fire Throws

Insubordinations Netlabel



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