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Schindler / Eriksson / Engl / Neuser: ImproX #1_Sound Poems to the Risk (Creative Sources)

Quoting Danish painter & sculptor Asgar Jorn--"To get anywhere, one must choose one's mistakes. I chose experimental acts."--the quartet of Udo Schindler on alto sax, bass & double bass clarinets & cornet, Eric Zwang Eriksson on drums, Ardhi Engl on self-invented instruments and Nikolaus Neuser on trumpet, are heard live at Munich's FMZ for 3 masterfully risk-taking sound poems.
 

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Udo Schindler-alto saxophone, bass clarinet, double bass clarinet, cornet

Eric Zwang Eriksson-drums

Ardhi Engl-self invented instruments

Nikolaus Neuser-trumpet


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UPC: 5609063408072

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs807
Squidco Product Code: 34418

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2024
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Freies Musikzentrum Munchen (FMZ), in Munich, Germany, September 23rd, 2023, by Udo Schindler.

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The album quotes Danish painter & sculptor Asgar Jorn: "To get anywhere, one must choose one's mistakes. I chose experimental acts." Experimental is the key from the trio of Udo Schindler on alto sax, bass & double bass clarinets & cornet, Eric Zwang Eriksson on drums and Ardhi Engl on self invented instruments, with Nikolaus Neuser joining on trumpet for one quartet piece. Resembling jazz but taking a much broader and often idiosyncratic approach, these recordings are captured live at Freies Musikzentrum Munchen (FMZ), in Munich. Over 3 masterfully risk-taking sound poems the ensemble leverages their unusual and unpredictable orchestration, from the deepest clarinets to the most unusual of sound makers, with Eriksson punctuating and urging the players on with deep drumming. Truly captivating work.


Artist Biographies

"Udo Schindler is a German improvisation musicians (bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, saxophone, flute, cornet, also accordion, guitar, percussion, analog synthesizer) and architect. Schindler was active in the 1970s in Franconia first as rock and rock jazz musician before he had flute lessons at the conservatory Nuremberg. Subsequently, he studied architecture at the Technical University of Munich and worked as an architect. In the 1990s he turned to contemporary music (Arch.Ensemble) and improvised music (Schindler.Interferenz.3). In addition to the single tube instruments (saxophones and clarinets), he studied the cornet. In addition to his sound research, he also worked as a director, performer, musician and composer for various theater productions. In the following years he performed with solo and duo projects at new music festivals (Musica Viva, Klangaktionen, etc ...), jazz, experimental music, among others. This led to collaborations with musicians like Hubert Bergmann, Gerry Hemingway, Eddie Prevost, Sebi Tramontana, Georg Wissel, John Russell, Blaise Siwula, Frank Gratkowski, Hans Koch, Urs Leimgruber, Elisabeth Harnik, Katharina Weber and Frank Paul Schubert. In addition to his activities in solid cast he initiated in Munich a series of concerts to free improvisation in ad hoc to test instrumentation."

-Wikipedia (translated by Google and Squidco) (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Udo_Schindler)
6/17/2024

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"Interweaving two distinct forms of creative expression, Eric Zwang-Eriksson aka EaZy aka Klangwahn fashions a variety of audio-visual installations. Likewise, he works with performers, authors and theaters as a musician and a composer. The artist's approach is shaped by his 30 years' experience in improvised music." Translated by Sylvia Charbonnier

-Eric Zwang Eriksson Website (https://eze218.wixsite.com/eazy/work)
6/17/2024

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"Ardhi Engls is a guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, a developer of instruments, and producer of theater dance video performance. He is involved with experimental music, jazz, classical, improvised music or pure sound research. As a musical accompanist he toured the country with Gerhard Polt, he doesn't have any reservations, because his music is nameless in a positive sense, or to put it another way: he invents "drawers" that don't exist, shouldn't even exist. In addition to the guitar - which he studied classically at the Richard Strauss Conservatory in Munich - mostly self-made instruments are used. No material, no thing is safe from him, no sound is unthinkable for him. Ardhi Engl writes and performs for contemporary dance and theatre. Through his presence he is music theater personified, he merges with the stage, he is "music dancer" and "music actor". He expands his more recent works for the stage with "handmade" videos, played live on the computer in parallel, in addition to musical instruments - music for the eyes. The inventiveness of Ardhi Engl, the resulting sounds and the musical forms are almost endless. His sound spaces give an idea of the infinity of the world."

-Ardhi Engls Website (Translated by Google) (http://www.ardhi-engl.de)
6/17/2024

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"Nikolaus Neuser (* 1972 in Siegen ) is a German jazzmusician ( trumpet, wing horn ).

Neuser studied from 1994 to 1998 at the Folkwang-Hochschule in Essen with Uli Beckerhoff. In 1999, he moved to Berlin, where he performed with the Hannes Zerbe Jazz Orchestra ( Eisleriana and Erlkönig ), the Berlin Jazz Orchestra, Pinx, the Potsdama Lotsa formation (with Gerhard Gschlößl, Patrick Braun, Silke Eberhard ), the Satoko Fujii Orchestra Berlin ( Ichigo Ichie, 2015) and works with The Alliteration. He also heads the Nikolaus Neuser, to whom Bernd Oezsevim, Gerhard Gschlößl, Johannes Fink and Silke Eberhard belong. In 2015 he presented the album Pink Elephant (Jazzwerkstatt). Since 2012 he belongs to the Fun Horns (with Volker Schlott, Falk Breitkreuz, Jörg Huke ). Cooperations with the German Foreign Office, the Goethe Institute and the DAAD enabled him to stay and tour in China, Thailand, Vietnam, North Africa, Lebanon, the USA, Saudi Arabia, Europe and Colombia 2007 at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá. [8th]

In the area of ​​pop music he is on albums of || Seeed, Peter Fox, Miss Platnum, 4hero, Pohlmann || Among others. He also worked with the Sonar Collective Orchestra and in the 2000s in the electronic jazz project Trondheym."

-Wikipedia (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolaus_Neuser)
6/17/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Sound Poem #1 To The Risk 22:31

2. Encore Sound Poem 7:12

3. Sound Poem #2 To The Risk 10:57

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