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Freakestra

Das Besuchte Getrank (Eine Suite Fur Zwei Unendliche Parallelen. Sie Treffen Sich.)

Freakestra: Das Besuchte Getrank (Eine Suite Fur Zwei Unendliche Parallelen. Sie Treffen Sich.) (Euphorium)

After the earliest versions of the Euphorium_freakestra toured in Weimar, Leipzig, Dresden, Krakow & Gottingen in 2000, pianist Oliver Schwerdt and guitarist Friedrich Kettlitz came together to develop a suite for grand piano, acoustic guitar and free vocals, a prelude to the album Gay - Saunawirt ten years later, and the start of the professional recording history of the EUPHORIUM ensembles.
 

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Label: Euphorium
Catalog ID: EUPH 003
Squidco Product Code: 30785

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2020
Country: Germany
Packaging: Cardboard Sleeve, Sealed
Recorded at Reuter-Wagner-Villa, in Eisenach, Germany, October 23rd, 2000, by Gilbert Eiche.


Personnel:

Oliver Schwerdt-prepaired grand piano

Friedrich Kettlitz-prepaired acoustic guitar, voice

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"Oliver Schwerdt (born 13 November 1979) is a German musicologist and musician (piano, percussion) in the field of free improvisation.

Born in Eisenach, Schwerdt attended school in Eisenach until his university entrance qualification and received classical piano lessons at the municipal music school there. He did his military service as a piano accompanist in the training music corps of the German armed forces. He began his studies of music and cultural sciences as well as art history at the Leipzig University in 1999 and completed them in 2006 with a master's thesis on Georg Simmel and Dadaism submitted to Klaus Christian Köhnke [de]. In 2012 he received his doctorate from Sebastian Klotz at the Institute for Musicology at the University of Leipzig [de], for which he also worked as a lecturer. His dissertation focuses on the musical strategies of central actors in the scene of free improvised music in the wake of Free Jazz and their spatial theoretical interpretation. He has taught at the Museum of Musical Instruments of Leipzig University and with the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation.

From his musicological work, Schwerdt identified the challenge facing contemporary museum practice in relation to the "reinvention of the drum set combination" as they are "in European improvised music" of the 20th century became reality. He is committed to securing the "acutely endangered, historically so delicate, aesthetically highly fascinating and epistemologically valuable object complexes". the first generation of European free jazz or contemporary improvised music. As an author of music-critical articles, Schwerdt wrote for the Neue Musikzeitung, the Jazzthetik [de] and the Jazzzeitung [de], among others. He also wrote accompanying texts for albums by Günter Sommer/Wadada Leo Smith and Alexander von Schlippenbach/Evan Parker/Paul Lovens and Urs Leimgruber. In 2003 he founded the publishing house Euphorium Productions.

Since 1999 Schwerdt has been artistic director of the EUPHORIUM_freakestra, a project ensemble between contemporary improvisation, jazz, Neue Musik and theatre with Günter Sommer, Friedrich Schenker, Rudi Mahall, Paul Rutherford, Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, Frank Möbus, Wadada Leo Smith, Axel Dörner, Barre Phillips, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Evan Parker, Paul Lovens, Sven-Åke Johansson, Ulrich Gumpert, Manfred Hering, Dietmar Diesner, Roger Turner, Barry Guy, Akira Sakata and others worked together. At the 2009 33. Leipziger Jazztage, he performed with the project Transatlantic Freedom Suite Tentets at the Leipzig Opera.

From the project ensemble the quartet ember with Urs Leimgruber developed, Alexander Schubert and Christian Lillinger. From 2006 to 2016 Schwerdt worked with Lillinger and Petrowsky in the New Old Luten Trio. The recording of Petrowsky's late works, documented from 2013 to 2015 with the albums Tumult!, Krawall!, Rabatz! in a quintet formation expanded by the double bassists John Edwards and Robert Landfermann received great attention. With Schubert and Friedrich Kettlitz, Schwerdt operates the electrified Noise-Ensemble trnn.

In 2006, Schwerdt received the Leipzig Jazz Young Talent Scholarship of the Marion-Ermer-Foundation for his performance as pianist and ensemble leader. The critics Ken Waxman (Jazzword) and Rigobert Dittmann (Bad Alchemy) hear reminiscences of Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Cecil Taylor and Alexander von Schlippenbach in Schwerdt's piano playing.

Schwerdt uses the following pseudonyms: Edithrakneff Weinermond, Frautastem!, Ingrid Ingulfwieher, Rita Deixis, Solveig Reberp-Klamt and Elan Pauer."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Schwerdt)
6/30/2022

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Friedrich Kettlitz is a German guitarist & prepared guitaris, known for his work with Euphorium_Freakestra, Elan Pauer, Oliver Schwerdt, Ra Ra da Boff, and Ribo Flesh.

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/2094735-Friedrich-Kettlitz)
6/30/2022

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track listing:


1. I. Montagmorgen In Der Rumpelkammer 4:04 2. II. Solo: Seltsames Duo 5:09

3. III. Gedampft 1:43

4. IV. R.T. 2:25

5. V. Alt 1 2:41
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Just a few months after the Eisenach based freakestra had shown their electrified groovy improvisations on a little tour performing at venues in Weimar, Leipzig, Dresden, Krakow, Gottingen etc. Oliver Schwerdt came up with an acoustic set-up that would be inspired by some contemporary improvisation aesthetics he was introduced to during occasionally visits at the academy of music in Leipzig.

For the aim of this recording he together with his associate Friedrich Kettlitz decided to settle into a neo-renaissance styled villa which they were familiar with. Situated at the foot of the Wartburg Castle Das besuchte Getrank can be read as a suite dealing with really simple musical events treated much seriously. We can listen to loose, sometimes concretistic sounds. For one time the intimate instrumental dialogue of an undogmatically prepaired grand piano and an acoustic guitar is adorned with a thrilling view at an improvised picture that the voice of Kettlitz is able to celebrate.

This constellation will lead to the mastery of the duo album Gay - Saunawirt happening ten years later. For another time this little album initiates the documented grand piano solo work of Schwerdt that will be chronologically continued by some pieces represented by Dal Ngai (2002-03).

Generally Das besuchte Getrank stands on the beginning of the professional recording history of the EUPHORIUM ensembles, followed by the well-staffed chamber ensemble of Die Abenteuer des Birg Borgenthal recorded not more than two months later. Particularly one aspect of the work known as the Getrank became very influential on following projects: Friedrich and Schwerdt are recording the same piece for several times. Representing different manifestations of one idea they are about to suggest not being interested in improving something but telling about variability as a valid message."-Euphorium Records

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