Music for Large Ensembles Vol II
Label: Sessionwork Records
1. For Astor 7:27 (solo: Ádám Ladányi – trombone) 2. The Gard Nilssen Pattern 6:24 (solos: collective strings, collective percussion, collective brass and collective woodwinds) 3. Afrika 7:48 (solo: Patrick Dunst – baritone sax, Katja Finsel – cello, Cristina Arandes – viola, Andreas Semlitsch and Yanet Infanzón – violin). 4. Jet Lag 9:01 (solos: Sandra Macher – harp, Oleksandr Ryndenko – bass clarinet, Gerhard Ornig – trumpet, Christian Pollheimer – vibraphone, Stas Zhukovskyy – oboe) 5. Naked Tree 9:25 (solos: Sandra Macher – harp, Patrick Dunst – clarinet, Ádám Ladányi – trombone, Florian Pöttler – percussion) 6. Balada para Brumadinho 7:40 (solos: Michael Lagger – piano, Tobias Pustelnik – tenor sax) 7. Mr. Tappler 7:26 (solos: collective improvisation, Karl-Heinz Tappler – french horn) 8. Relax 10:58
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Mereneu Project & String Orchestra Recorded and edited by Andreas Kapfer at Audiotope Studios in May 2018, Graz, Austria Mixed and mastered by Ulrich Katzenberger at Kug Studios in Dezember 2019, Graz, Austria Emiliano Sampaio - Guitar Maximilian Ranzinger - Bass Luis Andre - Drums Nicolo Loro, Thomas Fröchl, Patrick Dunst - Woodwinds Adam Ladanyi - Trombone Dominic Pessl, Jakob Helling - Trumpet String Orchestra Violin Michi Leitner, Isabella Sedlaczek, Andreas Semlitsch, Anna van der Merwe, Iulia Ioanas, Yanet Infanzón, Darja Vasovic, Alyona Pynzenyk, Miona Vujovic, Nicolás José Sánchez Gilabert Viola Anita Gnamuš, Cristina Arandes, Jao Kotaro, Meng Jung Cello Charlotte Hirschberg, Fernando Trigueros, Katja Finsel, Gustavo Rodriguez Mereneu Project Extended Recorded, mixed and mastered by Ulrich Katzenberger at Kug Studios in June 2019, Graz, Austria Emiliano Sampaio - Guitar Maximilian Ranzinger - Bass Luis Andre - Drums Patrick Dunst, Oleksandr Ryndenko, Cristina Miguel Martínez - Woodwinds Adam Ladanyi - Trombone Dominic Pessl, Gerhard Ornig - Trumpet Christian Pollheimer, Florian Pöttler - Percussion Karl-Heinz Tappler - French Horn Stas Zhukovskyy - Oboe Sandra Macher - Harp Mega Mereneu Project Live recorded at the Bayerisches Jazzweekend by BR | Bayerischer Rundfunk in Regensburg, July 2019. Mixed and mastered by Ulrich Katzenberger at Kug Studios in Dezember 2019, Graz, Austria Patrick Dunst, Jonathan Herrgesell, Tobias Pustelnik, Jaka Arh, Oleksandr Ryndenko - Woodwinds Ádám Ladányi, Karel Eriksson, Simon Kintopp, Johannes Oppel - Trombone Dominic Pessl, Gerhard Ornig, Karl Rossmann, Žan Cesar - Trumpet Emiliano Sampaio - Guitar Michael Lagger - Piano Maximilian Ranzinger - Bass Luis Andre - Drums
I am very happy to release this new album in 2020 with a collection of new compositions for three different large ensembles which are connected in many ways. Since 2017, I have been doing my doctoral studies in Graz focusing on composing for large ensembles, and more specifically: on exploring this unique moment which we are living in as musicians of today. With blurred boundaries between genres and levels of musicianship unimaginable to the older generations, we now find ourselves in this unique moment with wider opportunities to create music. As a composer, I feel the urgency to write music that reflects our times as artists. I had a beautiful time writing these pieces, which are dedicated to these great musicians who devote themselves to exploring the endless universe that is music. In this album, you will hear three different large ensembles that I had the pleasure of working with in the last two years. These ensembles are extensions of my nonet: Mereneu Project. The Mereneu Project with Strings, is an ensemble featuring a beautiful group of eighteen strings players. The Mereneu Project Extended features instruments that are rarely associated with jazz such as the harp, oboe, French horn, and various classical percussion instruments. You will also hear my first live big band recording with the Mega Mereneu Project from the beautiful Bayerisches Jazzweekend Festival.