It is so amazing to work in this fabulous sound-crew: Damaris Zaugg, Olivier Famin, Thierry Looser, Sascha Ramseier, Jonas Alther and mighty Christoph Utzinger
happy and exhausted after a fantastic 11th edition of our beloved Jazzwerkstatt Festival
Musicians from Seeed, Peter Fox, Miss Platnum in a Free Jazz session in Studio P4: Jérôme Bugnon – trombone / Richard Koch – trumpet / DJ Illvibe – turntables / Kay Lübke – drums
live recording with most beautiful artwork – also on vinyl!
On Stage mit Andreas Schaerer und Michael Schiefel im Kunstmuseum Stuttgart. Die Kooperation mit dem SWR würdigt den „Jazzpapst“ Berendt im Zusammenhang der Ausstellung „I Got Rythm“, wo das aufgezeichnete Konzert auch in Form einer Installation Einzug halten wird.
Mats Spillmann (tp, flh) – Jonas Ruther (dr) – Luzius Schuler (p, harmonium)
Só que antes disso, eu quero que vocês aplaudam o técnico de som. Ele faz o máximo que pode ser feito pela tecnologia, o técnico de som, aplaude esse gênio! Martin.
One more thing: I want you to applaud for the sound engineer. He is just doing the maximum that can be achieved with technology. The sound engineer – give a big hand for this genius! Martin
O Martin gosta tanto de música, que ele fica tão maluco escutando a música, que parece que ele tá tocando aqui com a gente. Sensacional!!!
Martin likes music so much, and while listening, he is so entirely present, as if he was here on stage, playing with us. Sensational!!!
Hermeto Pascoal in front of the Radialsystem audience, during a concert with Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra – Berlin, 18.7.2015
Fabio Pascoal, Aline Morena, Hermeto Pascoal
Final bow from the grand festival opening concert at Teatro Comunale, Bolzano.
from left to right: Valentin Ceccaldi, vlc / Martin Eberle, tp / Peter Rom, guit / Soweto Kinch, sax&MC / Andreas Schaerer, voc / Leïla Martial, voc / Ruth Goller, eb / Benny Omerzell, keys
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please check out our lovely trailer from RECPUBLICA STUDIOS, Poland
Avant-garde Pop, Ghost Jazz – Marena Whicher who is this years recipient of the prestigious art-prize granted by the Berlin Academy of Arts, releases her first album „Ghostology“ that i have been fortunate to mix and master.
…for high flyin‘ Johanna Borchert who got just nominated for the 2015 ECHO JAZZ AWARD – for best national jazz vocalist of the year for her album „FM BIOGRAPHY“!
finishing some work for the upcoming solo trombone release of Samuel Blaser – recorded all around the beautiful rooms at „DDR Funkhaus“ Berlin.
that features Benjamin Schnindler with live visuals, and me on interactive live sound design.
To complete the recordings from HAU1 in september 14 we recorded the strings in beautiful Saal3 at the former GDR broadcast station.
At Playground Studios in Zürich i just recorded the Trio Biwak for a SRF Peter Bürli production. Thomas Lüthi (tsx), Arne Huber (bs), Claudio Strübi (dr)
Recently rewarded by the union of german record reviewers, the duo from Andreas Schaerer and Lucas Niggli also features me at their rumbling live performances at London Jazz Festival, Salzburg Jazz in the City or Unerhört Festival in Zürich.
I was invited to record the Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra and the Symphonietta Riga in Latvia, collaborating with Tonmeister Varis Kurmins and his great team from the Latvian Broadcast. It was an amazing concert, a beautiful evening with great sounding results!
The HAU1 theater in Berlin, with its dry stage and beautifully live sounding audience room was turned into a Capital Records like recording studio, with the use of many vintage microphones like AKG C12, Telefunken U47, Gefell UM70 and UM57.
Video of Christophe Schweizers Quartet, that features Wanja Slavin, Christian Lillinger and Oliver Potratz, recording in the beautiful Funkhaus-Studios (ex. Planet Roc) in march ’14.
I am about to produce the debut album of the two extremely talented Swiss singers and multi instrumentalists. The first recording session took place in the marvelously equipped Funkhaus-Studio Berlin. Big UP to Yensin Jahn and Jean Philipp Dusse!
Photo by Frank Schemmann
Johanna Borchert (voc, p), Fred Frith (g), Shahzad Ismaily (b, git, syn), Julian Sartorius (dr) – rehersing for the stage premiere at MOERS FESTIVAL… Copenhagen, Willisau and Berlin Jazzfestival are still ahead of us.
After some serious touring in the past five weeks I am settling back down in Berlin again.
I joined Swiss singer Andreas Schaerer with his various projects (Hildegard lernt fliegen, his duo with Lucas Niggli (dr) and his trio with Peter Rom (git) and Martin Eberle (tp), as well as Perpetual Delirium, a collaboration with Arte Quartett on many stages in Germany, Hungary and Switzerland.
There was also a concert with RUSCONI feat. Fred Frith at the Treibhaus Innsbruck and two great festival concerts with the Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra at Elbjazz mainstage and in the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn.
The live album of the legendary Berlin show in Heimathafen Neukölln in May 2012 is now released by Alien Transistor and available on CD and beautiful vinyl. This unpretentious recording sets a nice contrast to the highly elaborated previous studio releases.
The Chapiteau Tent at the Lake Geneva is packed and waits for the experimental drum performance of Julian Sartorius, which solo album i am just about to mix in the studio.
Two evenings at Rolf Liebermann Studio in Hamburg were sold out! Very contrasting double concerts together with Nils Wogram’s Root 70.
The short film is ready! It includes work by three filmmakers who were inspired by the 24-minute composition by Tobias von Glenk for a small ensemble. All the filming as well as all audio recording was done in the old and abandoned police station at Eberswalder Strasse in Berlin. Here you can see „behind the scenes“ of the recording session and some extracts of the film.
The sold-out, 14th edition of the BeJazz Winterfestival in Bern featured a duo performance by Irene Schweizer and Pierre Favre, the world premiere of “Perpetual Delirium” by ARTE QUARTETT featuring Andreas Schaerrer and Wolfgang Zwiauer, as well as the stunning performance by the young South Africans Afrika Mkhize and Ayanda Sikade with Ganesh Geymeier in Bänz Oesters & the Rainmakers! Nils Wograms Roots70 featuring strings demonstrated world-class interplay and acoustic blending, and Michael Zismans bandoneon performance moved us to tears!
It was my 9th year as “head of sound department” for the festival; we had a great time! Thanks to everyone who was involved!
Karl Ivar Refseth and I loved the idea of recording his music in a wooden church in Norway. To make the sound and the sonic picture as natural and deep as possible, and to introduce the expression of movement to the saxophone, the recording was made by using one-point stereophony. Known for their warmth and spectacular stereo imaging, two Royer R122 ribbon microphones were used in the figure of Bluemlein.
I am very proud of the sonic result and I am looking forward to the release of this beautiful album.
The audio recording of the Saal3 – video session in November 2012 ended up being so convincing that the label Jazzwerkstatt Wien released it as a beautiful audiophile 45rpm LP… http://www.transitroom.net
The live recording of the legendary Berlin concert at Heimathafen Neukölln from 2012 is about to be pressed on CD and vinyl! The release will be on March 14th. In the meantime, we toured throughout Germany and visited RIGA for a concert at “Rigas Ritmi Festival” on November 13th.
Here is the nice video by Stephane Talneau of the performance at the Berlin Jazz Festival 2013:
“Die Höchste Eisenbahn” is releasing the album “Schau in den Lauf Hase” that I mastered, and – surprise – on a limited bonus edition, there is an extra disc with the livedesk recording of the only concert I ever mixed by the band. It captures the beautiful atmosphere at Heimathafen Neukölln on October 3rd 2013.
The magazine Stereo awarded Lia Pale’s album “Gone to far” as CD of the month in August and printed a beautiful review with a great rating for music & sound!
RUSCONI wins the Jazz ECHO as “Best Live Act International 2013″ and outnumbers the other nominees Wayne Shorter, Enrico Rava, Esperanza Spalding and Rudresh Mahanthappa in a public e-voting – YAY!