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Peter A. Schmid

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Born: October 2, 1959    Primary Instrument: Reeds

Musically active for over twenty years in various groups blurring the boundaries between jazz, improvised music and modern classic music.

In (almost) every formation, own compositions and concepts with plenty of room for structured or free improvisation are used. A melting and fusing of composed and improvised parts is a central concern.

Over the past few years, duos ��” beside wind ensembles - have become more and more my favorite form. They allow a very direct and personal communication between two independent musicians, and furthermore, it usually means regular collaboration poses no organizational problem… Since 2003, I play regular duo concerts at my homeplace in Uster, Switzerland, with both musicians with whom I play duets for years as well as with “new” musicians, who meet for spontaneous improvised concerts. CD trilogy with woodwind duos: September Duos with Evan Parker, Birdology with Vinny Golia and en passant with Ned Rothenberg....
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