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Munich Rat Pack (Schindler / Kolb / Tramontana)

Hell Dunkel: Sound Notes For Wind Trio Plus

Munich Rat Pack (Schindler / Kolb / Tramontana): Hell Dunkel: Sound Notes For Wind Trio Plus (FMR)

Live recordings from Pollat-Pavillion in Munich, Germany in 2015 from this seriously fun spontaneous collective improvising trio of Udo Schindler on reeds, cornet, euphonium, and monophonic analogue synthesizer, Philipp Kolb on trumpet, tuba and live electronics, and Sebastiano Tramontana on trombone, voice and whistling; expect the unexpected!
 

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Udo Schindler-clarinets, saxophones, cornet, euphonium, monophonic analogue synthesizer

Philipp Kolb-trumpet, tuba, live electronics

Sebastiano Tramontana-trombone, voice, whistling


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UPC: 7573473085784

Label: FMR
Catalog ID: 454-0817
Squidco Product Code: 25046

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2017
Country: UK
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded live in Pollat-Pavillion in Munich, Germany, on July 24th, and September 24th, 2015, by Udo Schindler.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"Spontaneous, random, uncalculated, surprising, unheard ... All this applies to improvised music, and even more! The unexpected is never to be excluded, as in life. But the everyday also occasionally requires improvisation. As part of Akustronik's Klangkunst series at the Kunstlerhaus Streitfeld in Munich, curated by Rainald Schwarz + me, I had planned a trio with the brass blower Philipp Kolb and an electric guitarist with electronic equipment for the # 5 performance on May 31, On the morning of the performance a (real) painful cancellation of the electronic sound partner took place. The hectic calls to the search for a replacement were unsuccessful, actually logical. Always motivated and motivated, our italian trombonist Sebastiano Tramontana, who lives in Munich, was always ready to go. However, ACUSTIC. In order to meet the curatorial requirements, Philipp Kolb and I spontaneously activated our electrical-electronic equipment, in addition to the acoustic instruments. The result of the concert of 31 May 2014 was more than convincing, as experienced listeners said, and is to be heard and watched. It has emerged from the necessity new and enriching for the protagonists. We want to pursue this project together empathically, to vary the instruments and to target new goals. It is one of the few fixed trio of professional improvised music in Munich. On this CD, excerpts from 2 live recordings can be heard, as homeopathic soundcards. Enjoy listening and thinking."-FMR (via Google translator)


Artist Biographies

"Udo Schindler is a German improvisation musicians (bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, saxophone, flute, cornet, also accordion, guitar, percussion, analog synthesizer) and architect. Schindler was active in the 1970s in Franconia first as rock and rock jazz musician before he had flute lessons at the conservatory Nuremberg. Subsequently, he studied architecture at the Technical University of Munich and worked as an architect. In the 1990s he turned to contemporary music (Arch.Ensemble) and improvised music (Schindler.Interferenz.3). In addition to the single tube instruments (saxophones and clarinets), he studied the cornet. In addition to his sound research, he also worked as a director, performer, musician and composer for various theater productions. In the following years he performed with solo and duo projects at new music festivals (Musica Viva, Klangaktionen, etc ...), jazz, experimental music, among others. This led to collaborations with musicians like Hubert Bergmann, Gerry Hemingway, Eddie Prevost, Sebi Tramontana, Georg Wissel, John Russell, Blaise Siwula, Frank Gratkowski, Hans Koch, Urs Leimgruber, Elisabeth Harnik, Katharina Weber and Frank Paul Schubert. In addition to his activities in solid cast he initiated in Munich a series of concerts to free improvisation in ad hoc to test instrumentation."

-Wikipedia (translated by Google and Squidco) (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Udo_Schindler)
6/10/2024

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Brass player Philipp Kolb performs primiarly on trumpet and tuba, and also works with live electronics. He is a member of the ICI ensemble, and has peformed and recorded with Olga Neuwirth, Udo Schindler, and Frank Paul Schubert.

-Squidco 6/10/2024

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"Sebi Tramontana started playing guitar as a child and then moved to the soprano saxophone in the late 1970s. He switched to trombone in 1982 and during a radio production with Bruno Tommaso met Giancarlo Schiaffini, who convinced him to move to Rome and study with him at A. Casella Conservatorio in L'Aquila. In Rome he calloborated with Martin Joseph, Eugenio Colombio and Mario Schiano and in 1986 was a member of the New Talents Orchestra, performing at the Rocella Jonica Festival. He guested with Gruppo Romano Free Jazz for their 30th anniversary in 1996.

In 1987 he started a trio with Daniel Studer and Roberto Altamura which played at the Contraindicazione Festival in Rome and subsequently performed with Paul Rutherford, Barry Guy, Gerard Siracusa, Eugenio Colombo, Co Streiff and Martin Mayes.

Tramontana was invited by Mario Schiano in 1988 to take part in the recording of Red and blue with Vladimir Tarasov and Vladimir Chekasin. In 1990 he completed his studies at A. Casella Conservatorio and joined the Italian Instabile Orchestra.

His first solo performance was in Rome in 1992 and this has been followed by performances in Zürich, Mulhouse, Clusone, Köln, Ruvo Di Puglia, Roccella, Jonica and Göttingen. In 1994 he was invited by Georg Gräwe to "Two Nights Of Random Acoustics" in Köln, subsequently joining the Georg Graewe Quintet and touring Europe. In 1998, he recorded a duo with Graewe for the Italian Splasc(h) label and in July 2003 became a member of the Georg Graewe new quintet, with Tobias Delius, Kent Kessler and Michael Vatcher.

In 1996 Tramontana performed at the festival di Roccella Jonica with Barre Phillips, Michel Doneda and two dancers and then at the Victoriaville festival with Mario Schiano, Evan Parker, Paul Lovens and Barry Guy. He also appeared at the Empty Bottle in Chiacgo with Hamid Drake, Kent Kessler, Ken Vandermark and Mars Williams. In 1997 he performed the 'Art Of Dialogue' in Munich with Joëlle Léandre.

In 1999 he received a scholarship from the City of Munich for 6 week residence in the US and as a result visited Chicago (playing at the Empty Bottle festival and recording with Jim Baker, Fred Lonberg Holm, Michael Zerang, Lou Mallozi, Jeb Bishop, Ken Vandermark and Kent Kessler), San Francisco and New York. From 1999 to 2002 he was Artistic Director (with Ch.Hofig department of Culture of the City of Munich) of the festival "Come Sunday" and during this period he also founded the group XAXA with Phil Wachsmann, Mats Gustafsson and Paul Lovens.

In 2001 Tramontana undertook concerts and recordings in Chicago with the "Night People" project (a homage to Dickie Wells), a string quartet with Guiellermo Gregorio on clarinet and in duo with Jeb Bishop (Chicago defenders). He also began to play in duo with Paul Lovens (with the Buster Keaton The General project), performing in Munich, Ljubljana, Graz, Cologne, Regensburg, Rome, Maribor, Kassel and Göttingen. In 2002-03 he was a member of the Mats Gustafsson's Nu Ensemble.

In 2003 he appeared at the Banlieues Bleu Festival in Paris and Ghent (Belgium) with Joëlle Léandre's European Quartett featuring Carlos Zingaro Paul Lovens and special guest Irène Schweizer. He played a duo with Léandre at the Ulrichsberg Kaleidophon and also performed in the Trombone Trio - in Ljubljana and Maribor - with Vinko Globokar and Johannes Bauer.

Since 1999 Sebi Tramontana has toured Germany and Austria with TV and movie actor Udo Wachtveitl and, since 2001, been a musician and actor with the Dance Company En Knap of Iztok Kovac from Ljubljana. He appeared in the film of Under my skin, directed by Saso Podgorsek, in 2004. 2004 also saw a collaboration with the electronic 48 nord group in Munich.

In November 2004 he will exhibit his paintings in an exhibition in Chicago entitled Stop, Look & Listen: Artwork by Musicians alongside works by Pee Wee Russel, Hal Rammel, Han Bennink, Peter Brötzmann and others. In April 2005 he will tour with Joëlle Léandre and Paul Lovens and will be in Chicago to perform with a new project of Lou Mallozzi."

-EFI (European Free Improv) (http://www.efi.group.shef.ac.uk/musician/mtramon.html)
6/10/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Das Fiebernde Ferment 6:07

2. Klang Des Wachsenden Grases 2:51

3. Das Feuer Des Neuen 4:22

4. Zum Licht Mit Seinen Gesaangen 4:44

5. Die Balustrade Aus Wind 3:14

6. Das Ungewollte Aufbegehren 5:54

7. Die Uberfulle Des Lichts 2:22

8. Mit Den Schwalben Ziehen 2:32

9. Die Rootung Des Himmels 4:23

10. Der Verlauf Des Laachelns 2:03

11. Das Licht Erzittert 4:24

12. Ein Paar Fetzen Mauer 1:03

13. Den Horizont Beobachten 9:03

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Improvised Music
Jazz
Free Improvisation
Electro-Acoustic
Electro-Acoustic Improv
Woodwinds
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
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