Teichmann + Soehne

Uli Teichmann: saxophone, clarinet, flutes, percussion
Andi Teichmann: electronics, live sampling, effects
Hannes Teichmann: electronics, live sampling, effects

Booking contact: Marcel Schulz altin.village (at) posteo.de

Uli Teichmann and his sons Andi and Hannes form an unconventional family trio.
As Teichmann + Soehne, they unite different generations, musical traditions and sound spaces. Equipped with a hodgepodge of wind, plucked and percussion instruments, as well as numerous electronic music machines, father and sons enter into shared sound spaces, open to playing and experimenting with each other.
Uli Teichmann came to jazz, the clarinet and later the saxophone as a teenager in the post-war years, via US soldiers stationed in Germany. His interest in music and playing styles from all over the world grew steadily, as did his collection of instruments. From the end of the 1960s, he was involved in the Munich scene around Embryo, Guru Guru and Amon Düül and was part of the student movement, from where he moved with his family to the East Bavarian village of Kneiting to run the „Jazzclub Kneiting“ from 1979 to 1983.
The club offered the audience, mostly young students from nearby Regensburg, a special free space and a connection to the free music scene of the time, a stage for international and local musicians, where free jazz, kraut and other rock as well as music from India and Africa were at home. Peter Brötzmann, Luten Petrowsky, Gunther Hampel, Jean Lee, Malaria! as well as African and Asian musicians such as Akira Sakata, Yosuke Yamashita, Tsai Ping and Shankar Lal played at the Jazzclub on their tours.
As a result, the jazz club became a formative musical venue for unconventional music for Eastern Bavaria, but also for the sons Andi and Hannes. A few years later, the adolescent offspring made their first musical appearance: „Did their father’s jazz drive the Teichmann sons into punk?“ wrote the Mittelbayerische
In 1990, after a performance by the children’s punks „Totalschaden“, the Mittelbayerische Zeitung wrote: „Soon after, they were captivated by the electronic club culture in Berlin in the 1990s: The refreshingly new and differently radical electronic club music and the clubs as places where traditional social norms were no longer supposed to play a role, where everyone could try themselves out, where anything was possible.
The Teichmann brothers build on this lived utopia when they invite musicians to temporary sound camps in Kenya, Sri Lanka, Mexico, India or Pakistan, for example, or research unconventional interfaces between contemporary, experimental or traditional music and live electronics. The first joint performance took place in 2012 at the legendary Miss Hecker in Berlin, and the trio has been performing together ever since.
In 2023, the album „Flows“ was released on the Leipzig label Altin Village & Mine.