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Multimedia Artist Volker Goetze is a German-born, New York-based trumpeter, composer, and filmmaker. He performed and presented his work at leading venues and international festivals such as the Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Merkin Hall, West German Radio Station (WDR Cologne), Gasteig Munich, Sunset Paris, Jazzhouse Copenhagen, World festival of Sacred Music (Los Angeles) and the Opera Festival in Munich. His work bridges cultures creating contemporary cross-cultural dialogs across multiple disciplines incorporating cutting edge technology. His recent compositions don’t fit in any singular category as they derive from folklore music, rock, jazz, contemporary music, classical as well as baroque music. In the recent years he has been investigating the oral culture and story telling of West Africa and their influences on Jazz and Black Culture in America. GRIOT, a feature documentary on the oral music tradition in West Africa, is Volker Goetze's debut as a film director and has since developed into a multi media performance symphony documentary. Mr. Goetze held many master classes and was invited as a Panelist from such distinguished Institution as the Apollo Theatre, New York Foundation for the Arts abd the Flaherty Film Seminar.

Gear

Bach Stradivarius 37*
Yamaha Flugelhorn
Mouthpieces: Monette / Warburton


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2012-09-01 World Music Central Review ”Amanké Dionti is incredibly melodic and beautiful...Goetze's trumpet is soft and evocative...Together with Cissoko's storyteller vocals and kora lines, the music is captivating and dreamy.”

2012-08-27 eMusic Review ”their newest album Amanke Dionti continues to illustrate their sublime mix of trumpet, kora, and vocals.”

2012-07-30 Review Encyclotronica Encyclotronica calls Amanke Dionti “one of the most different and most beautiful CDs of 2012...The combination of Cissoko's intricate kora playing and soulful singing, tinged by Goetze's trumpet melancholy is already the most sublime album of the year.

2012-07-02 Global Village played selections from Amanke Dionti for their 7/2 show celebrating the letter A.

2012-07-01 Amanke Dionti is #4 in the list of Echoes' Top 25 for July The pair stopped by the Echoes Living Room for a performance this past month, in which the site wrote “Ablaye Cissoko & Volker Goetze were searingly melodic and soulful in a live performance of African serenity.”

2012-07-01 Amanke Dionti is reviewed in the summer issue of Os Place: “Their music is quiet, peaceful and rich with warm textures...Amanke Dionti is a refreshing change of pace.”

2012-06-25 Global Village highlighted Amanke Dionti in their Afrobeat and funk influenced albums feature.

2012-06-14 Musicians from Germany and Senegal Collaborate for ‘Amanké Dionti’ Amanke Dionti was featured on PRI's The World

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Primary Instrument

Trumpet

Location

New York City

Clinic/Workshop Information

“Future of Music” – Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York - Guest Panelist “Cross Disciplinary Filmmaking” - New York Foundation for the Arts - Guest Panelist Workshops and Lectures - Penn State University NYU, Jazz Combo, substitute teacher

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Albums

Album Amanke Dionti by Volker Goetze

Amanke Dionti

Motéma Music
2012

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