German Unity with Swiss accent
concert review by Hans Lehmann of "Contradiction of Happiness" + Jena Philharmonic 3.10.2020
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Review COh 7tet + Jena philharmonic
"Symphonic Jazz by Sarah Buechi" written by Dietmar Ebert (5.10.2020 - Ostthüringer Zeitung)
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CD Recording with Jena Philharmonic coming up
Who would have thought that..? Despite Covid-19 my Swiss septet "Contradiction of Happiness" will be recording our new album and play three concerts with the Jena philharmonic end of September/beginning of October 2020. (Of course within the Corona-specific regulations). I wrote 13 pieces of music for Jazz septet and (chamber) Orchestra for this very special occasion. I am very grateful to Thomas Eckardt from Jazzmeile Thüringen and Simon Gaudenz (conductor of the Jena philharmonic) for enabling this collaboration.
13 compositions are ready!
13 pieces for my septet "Contradiction Of Happiness" and the Jena Philharmonic. Finally printed and bound.. All original music of mine except from two arrangements of Swiss Folk songs. The line up: 25 musicians and the conductor Simon Gaudenz.. The music is ready.. I am excited..
ANIMATA - la haut sur la montagne
"La haut sur la montagne" - a traditional song from the french alps of Switzerland, influenced by Indian ragas and accompanied by chime bars, frame drum and shruti box
ANIMATA - Voice i D
"Voice i D" is our musical response to the virus..
..an improvisation for electronic wavedrum and voice - with lyrics inspired by the Covid-19 events..
ANIMATA - 2 videos - greetings from "Covid-19 - Island"
To our great regret, two ANIMATA concerts on May 9th had to be cancelled due to Covid-19. One at the Villa Sträuli in Winterthur (Switzerland) and one at the Heubacher Hauskonzerte in Waldshut/Tiengen (Germany). Instead we have now tried to record over distance an improvisation called "Voice i D" and an arrangement of the Swiss folk song "La haut sur la montagne". Here is our musical greeting to celebrate the first openings between Germany and Switzerland since the closing of the border.
The situation with the Corona Virus isn't easy for us musicians. For now, already five concerts of mine have been cancelled this year because of it. I am trying to stay optimistic though and am working mainly on the material for the three concerts and CD recording planned with the Philharmonic Jena in October 2020.
ANIMATA @ Fabrik Frankfurt
Life at the Zoo
Keynote Casino Zug
Buechi/Hellmueller/Jerjen Trio @ Altes Spital
Tuesday Jazz @ Altes Spital
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