The “MORPHING” concert almost 2 months ago at JazzWerkstatt Wien ZOOM! Night was wonderful. The Jazzorchester Vorarlberg played great and many people came out to hear my 90min opus. Since it´s so much fun performing the program and there are some new ideas and perspectives on big-band music, we decided to record the music and produce a CD. We´ll start working in June and finish recording in November – release will be in early 2014. So, stay tuned! Photos by Rania Moslam – more HERE
The unfamous trio nee. played a little tour in Bulgaria. “ex oriente lux” was our slogan in it was a nice experience. Christoph Walder, horn player and member of the famous viennese ensemble Klangforum Wien and Max Nagl on saxophone were my comrades on stage. We played in Sofia, Veliko Tarnovo and Plovdiv.
The “Verein Freifeld” made a live recording of our “Jazz & Quantum Physics” concert and lecture. On their archive you´ll find mixes of some songs. Enjoy!http://www.freifeld.at/html/archiv.html#130110
AND: THANK YOU for voting for 5/8erl in Ehr´n for the Amadeus Award. The award show will be on May 1 at Volkstheater Wien. TV Station Puls4 will broadcast live. Let´s see if we can win again…
Hi! Please help us winning our second Amadeus Austria Music Award and vote for 5/8erl in Ehr´n here:
3 days ago, our new video went online: “Siasse Tschick” – Mr. Urbs’ Dolby THC Mix feat. Keno – enjoy!
We also produced a home video for the Amadeus nomination:
Finally, my composition “Morphing” will be performed in Vienna. The wonderful Jazzorchester Vorarlberg is coming to town, Mieze Medusa and Andreas Harrer will leave their caves and we´ll meet Sunday, March 3 at WUK Museum to play for you! Be there!
Good news: Our band 5/8erl in Ehr´n is nominated for the Austrian Amadeus Music Award for the second straight year! 2012 we won it, so this year we aim for “Back to Back” championship. Please vote for us! Be like Mike! Here´s MJ winning his 2nd title:
I´ve been to Cape Town and the Western Cape for a short “Winter Break”.
some more nice photos on Flickr:
Back in Vienna, I immediately started working again. We rehearsed with JazzWerkstatt Wien New Ensemble, then played a Session Opener at Blue Tomato, before we went to Bern, Switzerland. We played at JazzWerkstatt Bern, a very nice festival and musicians collective and got very good reviews for our “show”. Here´s an article in German: http://www.derbund.ch/kultur/pop-und-jazz/Adrenalinschuebe-und-Voodoo/story/24555490
Have a look at my Dates page. Many gigs coming up in spring!
Another little project I was working on was “A Tusky Tale”. My fellow student at DUK “Music for Film & Media” Simon Osterhold asked me to help him composing music for a short animation movie. It was supposed to be a “chamber orchestra – ballroom style” soundtrack. Simon started out composing the head theme and I did the sorrowful middle part till the end. It was fun working together and although we didn´t have budget to record real musicians (we programmed everything) it came out really nice and sweet. Here´s the film:
So far, so good. Ciao!
We did our live “Jazz & Quantum Physics” show for the 2nd time. Andy Schreiber on Violin joined our group and it was a very nice evening! Here are some impressions, shot by Benjamin Rizy:
Our 3rd live show is happening on March 11 at ÖGB Katamaran, U2 Donaumarina. I really enjoy working on this topic and music. Also audience seems to wait for something “outside-the-box”, as people came in crowds (in relation to the venue´s size). Right now I´m staying in Krems, continuing my course in “Music for Film&Media”. We´re working a lot on short soundscapes, compositions, aural storys. YES – compliments of the season, Clemens.