Nathaniel Damon (USA/Hamburg)

Explorer of sound and vocal styles, especially folk singing styles from around the world.


He is the founder and director of the Weltmusik Chor Hamburg and gives workshops regularly in vocal improvisation and various ethnic singing styles.


Banjo, violin, percussion and computer effects help create sound landscapes to support his singing.


Although Nathaniel has been living and studying in Hamburg since 2004, his american roots can often be heard as an influence in his music.

Alex Zampini (IT/Berlin)

Alex Zampini is an interdisciplinary artist active in the field of music, film and contemporary dance. He’s been involved with C.I. as a musician and music director for over a decade, facilitating jams, festivals, performances and events around the world.


Contaminated by the consistent variety of the sonic multiverse, he generates instrumental sound sculptures made of electro-acoustic hybrid textures, harmonic dissonances, distorted guitars and stillness.


His creative approach is improvisational, based on mutual interaction and (un)poetic and subjective interpretation of set and setting.


As a process-oriented animal, his projects are self-generated opportunities to get lost, keep questioning and stay curious.



As both visual and sound artist he collaborates with humans from different cultural ecosystems, exploring the in-between gaps across disciplines. Power structures, trance states, civil disobedience and environmental activism are some of the themes that keep Alex engaged in his practice.


"My specific C.I.-related focus has mainly to do with the contradictions embedded in my role as a musician. If on one hand I approach the jam space with the wish and desire to connect and be in an equal dialogue with its fauna - be it a solo, three duets or the whole space altogether - on the other hand I cannot deny the significant influence that sound has on movement. Through the acknowledgement of such imbalance I find myself witnessing, negotiating and redefining the power dynamics between the two disciplines, recognising in true, active listening a pathway towards reconciliation."