The Band:

The Sublimation Orchestra, a group from Berlin consisting of 4 electric guitars, bass and drums, plays a mixture of composed and improvised music.

Founded in 2005 the formation combines elements from the jazz tradition with contemporary improvisational concepts as undogmatically as possible.

The starting point are composed pieces (see intermezzi), that sometimes become the basis for improvisations.

In the band’s live performances the calm strictness of a string quartet meets the energy of a noise-band.

The Musicians:

Christian Paczkowski (guitar): Studied Jazz Guitar and Classical Composition in the Netherlands. During several stays in Bangalore/India he had lessons in south indian percussion and vocals. He is working as a composer, guitarist and teacher.

Peter Meyer (guitar): Studied Jazz Guitar at the Jazz Institute Berlin. Current projects are Meyer/Baumgärtner/Meyer, MSV Brecht, Lea W. Frey Trio und Dan Freeman and the serious.        (

Moritz Sembritzki (guitar): Current projects are amongst others "Das Große Alte Problem" (Modern Marching Big Band), "Chapeau Claque" (Girlies-Pop) "Tempelhof Broadcast" (Contemporary Music/ Performance). Teacher for Ensemble and Ear Training at the Musikhochschule Leipzig.

Moritz Bossmann (guitar): Studied Electric Guitar at Weimar and Istanbul. He writes music, plays with his bands "Käptn Peng" and "Vögel Die Erde Essen" and publishes at the own "Kreismusik"-Label.

Fabian Kalbitzer (bass): Studied Electric Jazz Bass at the Folkwanghochschule Essen. Theater productions at the Schaubühne Berlin, Mr. Bunk`s Shadow Puppetry, different bands, amongst others Pinx, Olinka Orphea, Corinne Douarre. Also working as a guitarist and as a composer.

Rudi Fischerlehner (drums): Works in the fields between rock, jazz, improvised and experimental music. He toured and/or recorded with Fiium Shaarrk, Blisk, Olaf Rupp, Matthias Müller, Gorilla Mask, Andreas Willers, Dominique Pifarely, Princessin Hans and many more. He also produced Soundtracks for videos, films and installations for artists like Katrin Plavcak, Johanna Kirsch, Johanna and Helmut Kandl. (