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Hautzinger, Franz: Gomberg III-V - Airplay (Trost Records)

Creating a persona to "overcome his own limitations", Austrian trumpeter Franz Hautzinger adopts the name of Gomberg as an alter-ego, releasing this engaging and unconventional set of 22 succinct recordings made between 2006-2018, selected and sequenced from occasion-related compositions and commissioned works, performed on quartertone trumpet, electronics, zither, voice & percussion.
 

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Franz Hautzinger-quartertone trumpet, electronic devices, zither, voice, percussion.


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UPC: 9120036683822

Label: Trost Records
Catalog ID: TROST 236CD
Squidco Product Code: 33137

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: Austria
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Tracks 1 to 5 recorded in Brest, Mhere, in 2018.

Tracks 6 to 9 and 22 recorded in Vienna, Austria, in 2014.

Tracks 10 to 21 recorded in Vienna, Austria, in 2008.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"The alter ego, Gomberg, created by Austrian trumpeter Franz Hautzinger is a tool for him to "overcome his own limitations". Gomberg serves as a foil on which a second personality comes to life and does what he wants.

The recordings on Gomberg III-V were made between 2006 and 2018, recorded in Vienna and Brest. Some of the tracks are occasion-related compositions or commissioned works, e.g. a signature for an art space or short works for films, some are the results of collaborations for theatre, performance artists, writers, and poets, others are understood as space- or site-related works, and finally, based on musical diary notes.

Gomberg III-V is a monumental work of trumpet art, whether it is a big orchestral piece or a delicate rhapsody, Hautzinger's trumpet work simply serves as a vehicle for crossing borders."-Trost


Artist Biographies

"Detours often lead to more thrilling goals because they open up new perspectives. Franz Hautzinger has taken long and bendy detours and turned to many dead ends, he has spent years without instrumental activity and has made a hopeful new start. All this, those victories and defeats, this "History from the Total Crash to 'Emergency Individualism'", as he himself described it, made Franz Hautzinger the highly profiled musical personality that he is today.

Born on March 11, 1963 in Seewinkel, Burgenland, a Hannibal Marvin Peterson concert at Jazzgalerie Nickelsdorf was the young trumpeter's "awakening experience". He studied at the Jazz department of today's Art University in Graz from 1981 to 1983 until lip palsy forced him to take a six year total break from trumpeting. After moving to Vienna in 1986 he started in 1989 to explore the trumpet in his very own and un-academic way. He became attached to the circles around Christoph Cech and Christian Mühlbacher, played in the Big Band "Nouvelle Cuisine" and the octet "Striped Roses"; the CD "Zong of se Boboolink", which he recorded with saxophonist Helge Hinteregger and which was influenced by sampler collages was the first personal CD statement. His 10 month stay in London provided new ideas and contacts, amongst others Kenny Wheeler, Henry Lowther, John Russel, and Steve Noble. Hautzinger assimilated the stimuli in very different ways: in "Regenorchester" ("Rain Orchestra") with its changing instrumentation, in the quartet with Helge Hinteregger, Oren Marshall and Steve Noble as well as in the trio "Speakers' Corner" with guitarist Martin Siewert and drummer Wolfgang Reisinger.

The conscious decision to avoid electronic sound sources but to still comprehend the development of digital music on the trumpet - the quarter tone trumpet purchased in 1997 - were decisive stages for the creation of Franz Hautzinger's sensational solo trumpet CD "Gomberg" (2000) on which he presented this new until then unheard cosmos of sound that he had developed on his instrument. Hautzinger positioned himself with "Gomberg" at the front line of the international improvisation avant-garde; collaborations and CD records with Derek Bailey, the "AMM" veterans Keith Rowe and John Tilbury as well as Axel Dörner, Christian Fennesz or Otomo Yoshihide, and Sachiko M followed. The step into the world of decelerated sound microscopy and from 2003 on the re-discovery of musical sensualism, the confrontation of his trumpet sounds with groove and tunes ("Regenorchester XI" and XII) can be considered as important stages in his development. Franz Hautzinger teaches at the Vienna Music University since 1989, is a member of the Berliner Ensemble "Zeitkratzer" since 1999 and received comissions from Klangforum Vienna amongst others. He is a globetrotter whose unmistakeable musical signature is known from Vienna to Berlin, London to Beirut, or in Tokyo, New York, and Chicago. Franz Hautzinger has shown that even in times where postmodernism is history an instrument can still be reinvented."-(Andreas Felber, translated by Astrid Donaubauer)

-Franz Hautzinger Website (http://www.franzhautzinger.com/PR_Bio.htm)
5/23/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Reaktor 2:20

2. Brest Machine 1 1:11

3. Brest Machine 2 1:03

4. Brest Machine 3 2:19

5. Brest Machine 4 1:22

6. 1812 5:15

7. Cage 9.1 2:05

8. Hauer 9.7 3:36

9. 9.8 2:00

10. Mother Of Dreams 7:15

11. Juri Andruchowytsch 2:07

12. Aside 3:44

13. Poetry 2:17

14. Never Do This Again 4:28

15. Anna Politkowskaja 4:20

16. Poetry 1:52

17. Strong Question For A Life 3:52

18. Poetry 2 2:58

19. Poetry 3 2:24

20. Something About Our Past 7:01

21. Andrzej Sosnovsky 3:19

22. The End 1:13

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