Matthias Philipzen

Educator

Matthias Philipzen

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About

Paiste Artist Since
May 2010

Nationality
Germany

Main Affiliations
Educator
Gadu Gadu

Other Affiliation
Alea

Setup

Matthias Philipzen

Cymbals listed from left to right

20" Signature Traditionals Light Ride
6" 2002 Cup Chime
20" Signature Dry Dark Ride (discontinued)
13" Signature Dark Energy Hats Mark I (discontinued)
8" Signature Dark Energy Splash Mark I
8" 2002 Cup Chime
17" Masters Dark Crash

Biography

2019 Workshops at Georgia State University Atlanta / USA 2018 Workshops at the University of Music Riga / Latvia Tour with Toni Kaltenberg (USA) and "The acoustic groove experience“ 2017 Recording session of "Where I Close My Eyes" with Uli Graner and Blue Circle Premiere of the Soloperfomance at the Festival Musica S. Paderborn 2016 DVD production "Talk, Move & Play“ Video production with "Tres Hombres" trio Workshoptour Italy 2015 100th performance with the Ritter Rost Musical and the original voice Patricia Prawitt Vienna / Austria DVD production "Heckstick, Sidekick & More for the Cajon“ 2014 Workshops for Musica Viva with Rob Collomb in Italy Performance with Blue Circle at the Jazzfestival Riga / Latvia 2013 Performance Colors of Percussion Festival with Rob Collomb Freistadt / Austria Appearance and workshops at the Samba Syndrome Festival Berlin Performance at the Superdrumming Festival Gmunden / Austria Germany tour with GADU GADU 2012 Live DVD-production with the winner of "Deutscher Kleinkunstpreis" Matthias Brodowy in Hanover 2011 Lecturer at the Academy of Music Budapest and Ethnosound World Instruments 2010 Topact with Groovemachine at the Bum Festival in Zalec / Slovenia 2009 Act and lecturer at the Saulkrasti Jazzfestival in Latvia 2008 Act and lecturer at the Musicfestical in Moscow / Russia 2008 (con't) Lecturer for percussion at the University of Music, Würzburg 2006 Poland tour with GADU GADU 2005 China tour with GADU GADU (folk-fusion band) 2004 Instrumental instruction, "Freies Musikzentrum", Munich 2003–2004 Instrumental instruction, "Musikschule Drum to Drum", Bad Aibling 2003 (con't) Workshops: „Team Drumming for Management“, Clients: E.ON AG, IKEA Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, Novartis Deutschland GmbH, RWE AG, Telekom Deutschland GmbH 2001 (con't) Instrumental instruction, "Musikschule Ohrwurm", Munich 2001 Brazilian drumming under Marcio Alves, "Latin Percussion School (LPS)", Munich / teaching engagement 1996 Studies at the "Drummer’s Collective", New York 1995–2000 Teaching engagement at the "Münchner Gitarreninstitut" and "Bassinstitut", Cologne 1995 Instruction under Andreas Gillmann at the "Drummers Institute", Düsseldorf 1995 (con't) Workshops for "Schlagwerk Percussion" in Europe and the USA 1993–2001 Workshops and master classes under Terry Bozzio, Jojo Meyer, Will Calhoun, Steve Smith, Dave Weckl, Michael Lauren, Duduka Fonseca, Bobby Sanabria und Fred Klatz 1992–2000 Instrumental instruction, "Musikschule Metronom", Bonn, Instruction under Professor Axel Knuth at the "Musikhochschule Detmold“ 1966 Born in Schwäbisch-Gmünd, Germany

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Full, rich, energetic with a definite dark side. Crunchy, with a meaty bite. Very wide range, very complex mix. Extremely balanced, very responsive feel. Full dark, rich, shimmering, biting open/closed sound. Beautiful, fat, meaty, crisp, cutting chick sound. Fast, responsive, articulate with excellent feel and playability. An immensely versatile hi-hat that combines finesse and articulation with raw energy and cutting power.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 8", 10"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Full, wet with a brittle, trashy side. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft and very responsive, giving feel with a short, exploding sparkly splash character. Very well suited for dynamic effect accents in many musical styles. Also, well suited for hand playing in percussive set-ups.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky. Medium wide range, complex mix. Buttery, soft feel with quick response. Rich, dark, mystical crash sound with tender clarity. Extremely lively cymbal for broad accents and crashes in intimate to semi-loud settings. Well suited for delicate ride patterns or mallet swells. «For those guys who really appreciate just having a cymbal that can do everything, the larger Dark Crashes can do anything. Very crash-able, and if you want to ride on them, they will give you all the ride patterns in the world.» - Gregory Hutchinson

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 5", 5 1/2", 6", 6 1/2", 7", 7 1/2", 8", 5 pc Set, 7 pc Set
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Bright, warm, full, brilliant. Wide range, clean mix. Soft, extremely responsive. Explosive, shattering, glassy attack with modulating warm, full, long fade. Features an exotic, very dominant center tone with lively, flanging over- and undertones. Available individually or as sets on hardware mountable 5 and 7 arm holders. Well suited for upside down mounting over a ride bell.

  • Sounds