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Minimal Tonal Art Music is our common energy. An eclectic alloy of live piano and synthesizer, merged in Minimal Meditative vibration of strings and rhythmic pulsation of electromagnetic waves. Composing “real time” – improvising is almost like an epiphany. It flows and fills the space around us. Sometimes we don’t even remember what happened around us when we perform improvised live, music flows without restrain. We never know what we‘ll get at the end, so join our journey, turn up the volume, close your eyes and let the music take over you.
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Katarina Gubanova

Katarina Gubanova

piano improvisation

Started career of pianist and composer only some years ago by exploring different directions in musical styles and mixing them together so that impossible became an integral, yet unique piece of music. As an extremely creative person , Katarina likes to ideate and later bring her own musical fantasies to life into passionate piano transformations. Moreover, she likes to explore the world around through ‘learning by doing’ motto, which became her inspiration for mixing musical genres and concepts. This ambivalent creativity gives her a chance to explore audience and herself while pushing the limits and conventions in music and in performance aesthetics.

Winfried Strauss

Winfried Strauss

synth / prepared piano

Having learned to play piano in his childhood, Winfried Strauss turned away from the piano to the electronic side of making music. After many years of being utterly abstinent from playing the black and white keys, he returned to the instrument of his childhood.
With Katarina Winfried Strauss is playing mostly his analog synthesizer, making preparations on the piano and muting the bass strings by hand while accompanying Katarina on the piano. His musical influences are reaching from Max Richter to Anton Webern and from the Einstürzenden Neubauten to hard techno music.

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5 July 2019, Saarbach Galerie, Sanderstr. 22, 12047 Berlin, Germany

Calm, sometimes melancholic, often minimal and mostly meditative – so can the sound of the duo Katarina Gubanova (piano) and Winfried Strauss (synth, preparations) be described. Thereby is every piece based upon some vague ideas and minimalistic chord progressions in a specific minor key around which they improvise. Immerse with Gubanova & Strauss into the multifaceted colored soundscapes of piano and synthesizer!

21 June 2019, Industriesalon Schoeneweide, Reinbeckstraße 9, 12459 Berlin, Germany

Gubanova & Strauss are celebrating the Fete de la Musique!
It has been a couple of months ago since we have been playing live but now we are back and will be on stage in this wonderful industrial-style venue in Schoeneweide.
Believe it or not – after our concert the nights are getting longer and longer and the days are getting darker and darker again …
So better come and celebrate with us the Fete de la Musique!

3 January 2019, Gubanova & Strauss – New Year’s concert

After releasing their debut album “In Minor” Gubanova & Strauss are proud to announce their exclusive performance.

Due to the already now limited amount of free seats ENTRY CAN ONLY BE GRANTED WITH WRITTEN CONFIRMATION. If you would like to attend this concert please get in touch with us.

15 December 2018, Z-Bar Berlin Bergstrasse 2, 10115 Berlin, Germany

Tired of hearing “Last Christmas” over and over again?
Then your ears can get a relief by listening to our Minimal Tonal Avantgarde on this evening! We are proud to announce our first concert in Berlin. No entry fee – just donations. 😉

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