Duo Nagai/Weitzel (since 2011)


with their broad influences ranging from contemporary composed music to noise music, free improvisation and music pedagogy, Chie Nagai and Joshua Weitzel create music that is thought from an idea of musical material found in experimental music but aims to maintain a playful, almost childish element.

現代三味線デュオ Contemporary Shamisen Duo (since 2014)

In this duo with Saito Ryota, we explore new possibilities in sound-making on the shamisen. Our research has given us a steadily growing repertoire of noises, emphasising extended technique and crossing the notion of "tradition". Our aim is to transport the shamisen into the 21 century chamber music context.




Photo: Patrick Vierthaler

Duo Lentz/Weitzel (since 2015)
Ulrike Lentz - Flutes, JW - Shamisen

Ulrike Lentz and Joshua Weitzel are experts for extended techniques on their instruments. They make full use of their means of sound production in this duo, resulting in playful improvisations that do not fear taking risk and encompass a sonic landscape ranging from almost lyrical melodies to odd noises. 

Dave Stockard/ Joshua Weitzel Duo (2015-2016)

Irish Percussionist Dave W Stockard and Joshua Weitzel play music resonating from the Basement of Hundred Years Gallery.






Photo: Montse Gallego

Duo Weitzel/ Petzoldt (since 2011)

Eric Petzoldt (Saxophone) and Joshua Weitzel (Electronics, Guitar) play music that synthesises the lyrical element of Jazz with Noise music.


Photo: Patrick Vierthaler

International Central German Noise Ensemble
Eric Petzoldt: Sax and Flute

Sebastian Koisser: Guitar

Chie Nagai: Voice, Objects

Lusi Krummenacher: Drums

Joshua Weitzel: Guitar, Shamisen, Electronics

Other groups and frequent collaborations: RAW TRIO (Loui Lerroy - Guitar, Rabito Arimoto - Trumpet, Bass Clarinet) , Duo with Nicola Hein, Ikeda-Magee-Weitzel Trio (Ken Ikeda, Massimo Magee and JW)