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The Hille/ Könighofer Experience: All & Everything
Blues ‘n’ Lovers: New Time Coming
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All & Everything
The first time Sid Hille met Herbert Könighofer was when Herby picked Sid up at the Salzburg railway station in autumn 2016. Three hours later they had their first concert; no rehearsals, no repertoire, no strategy – just improvisation pure, two individuals communicating with each other and with the audience through their music.
Improvisation is an art form that demands trust and fearlessness – additionally, of course, to the technical skills and a general ability to convey meaning. It’s not enough to have mastered your craft. You have to go beyond that, take risks, jump into opportunities when they offer themselves. In fact, you have to create your opportunities first, and trust your own ability and the ability of your fellow musicians to deal with whatever happens.
The musicians have been amazed and somewhat surprised to notice the seamless communication between the three of them (with the great Markus Ketola joining them in the concert featured on the album).
The concert has been recorded live at Temppeliaukio Church in Helsinki on November, the 14th, 2018. You can hear their love for the fearless forward motion of the music as it seems to give birth to itself.
Within this one hour, the musical journey of the Finnish and Austrian multi-instrumentalists seems to touch on all and everything, unrepeatable so, and yet in every concert again, in a different unique way.
Share that experience with the musicians and get hold of this recording – the Hille-Könighofer Experience!
The debut album of the Austrian-Taiwanese trio project captures the encounter of 3 musicians not only deriving from different cultural backgrounds, but also from completely different genres. While Hannah Eisendle is a classic composer and pianist, Cheng-Ying Chuang contributes his expertise and virtuosityboth as a classical European baroque countertenor and traditional Chinese lutist, while Herbert Könighofer adds his experiences as a Jazz musician. By means of improvisation they capture the very moment of their encounters and transcend stylistic boundaries.
SCREAM Records, S.Rec033, LC 04836
Thanks heaps for everyone who’s made this release happen! Arno Briggman at ScreamRecords, David Piribauer at The Mushroom Studio, Cheng-Ying Chuang, Hannah Eisendle, Herbert Könighofer, Chris Dorazin,… just to name a few
BRIAN BRAIN – club audioprovocateur
布萊恩大腦 – 聲音挑戰者俱樂部
MOON ON HIGH
Cheng-Ying Chuang (countertenor, zhongruan, liuqin)
Hannah Eisendle (piano, voice)
Herbert Könighofer (flutes, saxes, contra-alt clarinet)
1. Harvestman Spider Enslaving (4:50), Chuang/Eisendle/Könighofer
2. Moon on High (31:21), traditional, zhongruan arr. Cheng-Ying Chuang, perc. arr. Yating Wang, improvisation by trio performers
3. Calabi-Yau Segment (5:45), Chuang/Eisendle/Könighofer
4. Nightingale (5:42), Eisendle
5. Tears of Stone (7:26), Chuang/Eisendle/Könighofer
recorded at our first encounter as a trio, during our Austria tour 2018, at Mushroom Studio, Pinkafeld, except Nightingale, recorded live on tv FS1 Salzburg
BRIAN BRAIN – club audioprovocateur: THE WEAPON IS MUSIC
Scream Records, 2016
Herbert Könighofer (vocals, piano, guitar, bass, f-flute, penny whistle, soprano sax, tenor sax, double bass clarinet, loops)
Peter Kronreif (drums, percussion)
Arno Briggman (guitar, bass, keys)
Courtney Jones (steel-pan, percussions)
Marc Osterer (trumpet)
Chris Kronreif (baritone sax)
Gernot Haslauer (trombone)
Klaus Kircher (bass)
Ali Hilzensauer (6 string bass)
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