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Tristan Honsingers Hopscotch – Cloud Reading Society

“Hopscotch” is a Berlin based Company and represents Tristan Honsinger’s latest effort in a lifetime search for unity between music, theatre and poetry. This gatefold vinyl contains a collection of songs and compositions invented through the years as musical material for Hopscotch’s performances and plays, along with improvisations and dialogues.



Tristan Honzinger : cello, voice
Izumi Ose : voice, toy piano
Franziska Hoffmann : violin, voice
Tobias Delius : saxophone, clarinet, voice
Axel Dörner : trumpet
Hiroki Mano : tap dance, voice
Klaus Kürvers : bass
Antonio Borghini : bass, voice
Steve Heather : drums, voice
All compositions by Tristan Honzinger.


Umlaut Records, 2021


Face A
1. Mother’s Song Suite
2. Stupidity March
3. Family Suite
4. Potatoes

Face B
1. Father’s Song Suite
2. Mockery Suite
3. 10 Inch Screw Suite
4. Electromagnetismo

Tristan Honsinger

After studied classical music in Boston, Honsinger moved to Montreal in 1969, then to Europe in 74, started improvisation with Derek Bailey’s Company, Misha Mengelberg & Han Bennink’s ICP, Alexander von Schlippenbach’s Globe Unity almost in the same period, also became a member of Cecil Tailor’s european unit. In 80’s he developed his own style of performance including acting, dance, narratives, started a group “This That and the Other” with Toshinori Kondo, Sean Bergin, Tiziana Simona. He has been composing for the group, string ensembles, chorus, mixed with various style of improvisation. Just Off is his latest ensemble founded in 2014 in Japan.