Derek Shirley

born ottawa, canada.

kontrabass, cello, drums, electronics.

based in berlin, germany. active in the improvised/experimental music scene, focusing on low frequency minimalism in both improvised and composed realms. performs actively with such groups as monno, vladislav delay quartet, hotelgäste, MEK, obliq, coal oven, ruby3 and unununium. and in various collaborations with such musicians as: sven ake johansson, chris abrahams, steve heather, anat cohavi, tobias delius, antoine chessex, lucio capece, mika vanio, michael thieke, robin hayward, justin haynes, dave bennett, allesandro bossetti, tony buck.

 

www.soundimplant.com/derekshirley/

   
 
   
 

 

Hotelgäste and Gascia Ouzounian

17 Apr 2009 - 21:30
17 Apr 2009 - 23:59

Hotelgäste

michael thieke - klarinette,
alt saxophon, zither und amplified bottom resonator

derek shirley - contrabass,clarinet

dave bennett - electric gui

Gray Bird : Hauf/Repotente/Shirley/Heather

14 Jun 2009 - 21:30
slower

Gray Bird


Boris Hauf – Organ, Vocals
Rico Repotente – Guitar, Vocals
Derek Shirley – Bass
Steve Heather – Drums

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Düren / Owl & Mack

7 Feb 2010 - 15:00
Owl&Mack and Düren @ ausland

Düren
Danny Schröteler - Vocals, Drums
Dirk Berger - Vocals, Guitar

Owl & Mack
Boris Hauf - Organ, Vocals
Rico Repotente - Guitar

Play Date and the All Star Jam Band

7 Mar 2010 - 15:00
photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/jm3/

Tobias Delius/Boris Hauf - sax
Axel Dörner - trump
Marcello Busato - drums
Derek Shirley - bass
Els Vandeweyer - vibraphone

Bo Lie Trio / RubyRubyRuby

2 May 2010 - 15:00

Bo Lie Trio spielt Beethoven, Schubert, Haydn
(Dea Szücz, Yair Lantner, Bo Lie)

RubyRubyRuby
(Margaret Kammerer, Derek Shirley, Steve Heather)

 

Asi Föcker mit Anthea Caddy / Taste of Hammers

5 Dec 2010 - 15:00

Playdate 8:

Asi Föcker mit Anthea Caddy am Cello
verschoben und durchmischt
Asi Föcker - Stimme, E-Gitarre, Visuelles
Anthea Caddy - Stimme, Cello

Taste of Hammers

Amy and die Hilfsherrifs

9 Jan 2011 - 15:00
Amy and die Hilfsherrifs

Amy and die Hilfsherrifs

Amy Green Hilfsheriff - lead vocals, bariton Ukele
Martin Klingeberg Hilfsheriff - Trumpet, Hawaii Guitar, Vocals
Rolf Sudmann Hilfsheriff - Liu Qin, Peter Kraus Guitar, Vocals
Dere

Playdate 10: Owl & Mack

6 Mar 2011 - 15:00
Owl & Mack

Boris Hauf - Vocals, Organ, Saxophone
Marco Eneidi - Altosaxophone
Hilary Jeffrey - Trombone
Rico Repotente - Guitar
Derek Shirley  - Bass
Holger Marseille - Drums

http://hauf.klingt.org/owl

Derek Shirley + Dolse with Benjamin Dousteyssier

9 Mar 2011 - 21:00
9 Mar 2011 - 23:59
Shirley, Dolse, Dousteyssier

Derek Shirley solo: "bau des kabinetts"
Derek Shirley - double bass

Dolse with Dousteyssier
Pierce Warnecke - electronics
Louis Laurain - trumpet
Benjamin Dousteyssier - saxophone

Trio Hayward/Shirley/Borel + Laurain + Klug

15 Apr 2011 - 21:00
Trio Hayward/Shirley/Borel + Louis Laurain

Trio Hayward/Shirley/Borel
Robin Hayward - tuba
Derek Shirley - double bass
Pierre Borel - saxophone

Louis Laurain solo
Louis Laurain - trumpet

Bernd Klug solo

DIE DICKEN FINGER + MEK + Motsol

24 Nov 2011 - 22:00
DIE DICKEN FINGER

DIE DICKEN FINGER
RECORD RELEASE PARTY
Olaf Rupp - E-Gitarre, Jan Roder - E-Baß, Oli Steidle - Schlagzeug

MEK
Burkhard Beins / Michael Renkel / Derek Shirley

Motsol
Stine Janvin Motland - voice
Ståle Liavik Solberg - drums

> 130 dB

27 Dec 2011 - 20:29
12 Jan 2012 - 16:29

> 130 dB

Derek Shirley and Christina Ertl use their residency to record and rehearse with numerous projects that have two things in common: loudness and low frequency.

umlaut im ausland

27 Jan 2012 - 21:30

Special Umlaut Night:
Compositions by: Florian Bergmann, Pierre Borel, Hannes Lingens
Played by: Florian Bergmann, Pierre Borel, Johnny Chang, Alba Gentili-Tedeschi, Chris Heenan, Hui-Chun Lin, Derek Shirley, Grégoire Simon

Umlaut Festival Berlin 2012

17 Feb 2012 - 20:00

Ensemble Hodos plays Cage, Wolff & Corner

Didier Lasserre - sur quelque surfaces vacantes

Burkhard Beins & Derek Shirley

9/6€, doors open 20:00, concert starts 21:00

Repotente / Dirk Bergers Garagenjazz

18 Nov 2012 - 20:30
Repotente / Dirk Bergers Garagenjazz

Repotente

Rico Repotente - voc, git
Derek Shirley - b
John Schröder - dr

blues-drenched, rootsy rock

Dirk Bergers Garagenjazz

Kay Lübke - dr
Edward Maclean - bs      
Niko Meinhold - piano
Dirk Berger - egit

geschmackssicher und im Dienste des Song
 

Sonic Architecture + Organic LF Performance

12 Dec 2012 - 18:00
12 Dec 2012 - 21:00

Sonic Architecture - "If you can't fix it, feature it!"
Lecture and discussion with Don Hill and Martin Howse

Derek Shirley - Dead/Live Wood - Organic Low Frequency Performance

the evening will be streamed @ reboot.fm and starts on time! 18:00!!!!!!!

Listen here

 

Konzert Minimal plays Pisaro & Ablinger

19 Jan 2013 - 00:00

Konzert Minimal plays Pisaro & Ablinger

raudio aasland @ reboot.fm

7 Apr 2013 - 21:00
Location: 
reboot.fm

"Last minute transmissions" with Derek Shirley and Johnny Chang!

http://reboot.fm/

UMLAUT FESTIVAL

13 Apr 2013 - 20:00

Tomoko Sauvage
Tomoko Sauvage - waterbowls

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Pierre Borel - saxophone
Johnny Chang - viola
Hannes Lingens - snare drum
Morten J. Olsen - bass drum
Nils Ostendorf - trumpet
Derek Shirley - double bass

Gratkowski/Schubert
Frank Gratkowski - alto saxophone
Matthias Schubert - tenor saxophone

+ Exhibition by Michal Fuchs & Nicolas Lefort

9/6€

exhibition opens 20:00!!!

supported by:
Bezirksamt Pankow
Konzert des deutschen Musikrates

www.umlautrecords.com  

Bosetti Solo /// Mukarji/Shirley /// Hobby Horse

14 Feb 2014 - 20:30
14 Feb 2014 - 23:59
HOBBY HORSE

Hobby Horse (Umbria, Italy)

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Alessandro Bosetti "Bye Bye Berlin" Solo Concert Mask Mirror

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Tisha Mukarji (prepared piano) / Derek Shirley (double bass)

Miracles - Flüchtige Momente der schönen Musik

9 May 2014 - 20:00
9 May 2014 - 21:50
Miracles

ausland proudly presents: Miracles - Flüchtige Momente der schönen Musik
Experimentell, unabhängig und anspruchsvoll wie üblich: Ein Smooth Jazz Abend im Rahmen des Festivals "Doofe Musik" im Haus der Kulturen der Welt mit The Understated Brown und Liz Allbee, Johnny Chang, Axel Dörner, Sabine Ercklentz, Hannes Lingens, Andrea Neumann und Derek Shirley als Super Group. Im Aufzug: Tracking Back The Backing Track - Klanginstallation

coal oven//Tonia Reeh + Rudi Fischerlehner

24 May 2014 - 20:30

Coal Oven

Dave Bennett - guitar/vocals
Miles Perkin - bass/vocals
Derek Shirley - drums

 

Tonia Reeh

with Rudi Fischerlehner on Drums

Konzert Minimal @ ausland series

24 Jun 2014 - 20:00

Konzert Minimal plays: Koen Nutters: New work (2014) Johnny Chang: New work from Background series (2014) Peter Ablinger: Wachstum und Massenmord for Title, String Quartet and Program Note (2009/10) Michael Pisaro: an unrhymed chord (2003) Konzert Minimal: Lucio Capece / Johnny Chang / Cat Lamb / Hannes Lingens / Mike Majkowski / Koen Nutters / Hector Rey / Derek Shirley

obliq with guest #1: with Klaus Filip

2 Jul 2014 - 21:00
2 Jul 2014 - 21:30

OBLIQ: Pierre Borel (sax), Hannes Lingens (dr & objects), Derek Shirley (b/synth) + Klaus Filip (sin waves) /// Solo by Pierre Borel

supported by INM and Kulturamt Pankow

obliq with Stefan Thut

19 Oct 2014 - 20:30

OBLIQ

Pierre Borel - sax
Derek Shirley - bass / synth
Hannes Lingens - drums & objects

plays with

Stefan Thut (CH) - cello

funded by INM and Kulturamt Pankow

obliq + takako suzuki

4 Dec 2014 - 20:30

Third concert of the series: The Something Between The Nothing - OBLIQ with guests

This time with a set by obliq+Takako Suzuki, lights by Nathalie Ponneau und  Ruth Waldeyer
and a solo set by Hannes Lingens

OBLIQ

Pierre Borel - sax
Derek Shirley - bass / synth
Hannes Lingens - drums & objects

doors 20:30

performance 21:00