photo by Chan Crispian


Georg Wissel | Germany


(prepared) saxophones, clarinet





Georg Wissel refers to himself also as Sculptor of compressed air via (prepared) saxophones.
He made his first important experiences in Improvised music recording and touring in the late 80ies in Germany, France and Southamerica as guest musician of german new-jazz trio 'Pöhlmusik' along with Jon Rose. Inspired by collaborations with electronic musicians, he began also (beside working on instrumental playingtechnics) searching for new sounds by preparations, which by the time has become an integral part of his playing.

He is working internationally, performing solo under the title 'The Arte Of Navigation' and together with numerous exponents in Improvised music whilst he maintains long term collaborations with his duos along with acclaimed percussionist Paul Lytton, 'electrosapiens'  Joker Nies and australian saxophone fellow Tim O'Dwyer, in trio with 'the WISSELTANGCAMATTA', 'CAJLAN-WISSEL-NILLESEN', 'Broken Ghost Consort' with Matthew Goodheart and George Cremaschi, german-belgian quartet 'Canaries on the Pole' and 'Simon Rummel Ensemble'

Collaborations with numerous exponents in Improvised and contemporary music as Liz Allbee, Burkhard Beins, Nicolas Collins, Gunda Gottschalk, Lou Grassi, Michael Griener, Carl Ludwig Hübsch, Thomas Lehn, Jerome Noetinger, Tim Perkis, Melvyn Poore, Gino Robair, Rie Watanabe, Ensemble hand werk, London Improvisers Orchestra ...

Wissel is also engaged in sound-compositions on the basis of fieldrecordings and
furthermore, like as a negative/counterpart to improvisation, he concernes himself in composition, whereas dealing with the subject of geography and geometry is an important point of his interest.

Wissel appeared on festivals in Europe, South-America, Asia and Australia.
His work is documented on numerous CD- and Radio-productions.