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World Saxophone Congress video

For the third time in a row, I attended the World Saxophone Congress. After St. Andrews (Scottland) and Strassbourg (France), the triannual congress was held in Zagreb (Croatia). With Raum-Musik für Saxophone we played two concerts. Here the two videos with thanks to James E Cunningham for the videos.

Grič Tunnel, Zagreb

French Pavillion, Zagreb

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Wishing you many Epiphanies in 2013

Last year I had the pleasure to work on a lot of very interesting projects with nice people. Today 6th of january is epiphany day – the 12th and last day of christmas. The holiday is over and we can focus on the coming year. A good moment to say ‘thank you’ and wish you all the best for 2013 and hope that you will have many epiphanies!

Ephiphany_2013_CREATIVE_COMPANION

Projects worked on, initiated, realized, done; clients and friends worked with and had fun with: Relaunching www.vlisco.com begin of the year, personas workshops Launching Vlisco Stories the social platform for Africa, Storytelling and Vlisco Fabrics Development of our new ceramic product: Pfitz together with my partner Ine, design and launch of www.pfitz.me, registered the trademark and design at European Patent and Trademark Register Finally launch of the www.nibesvv.nl Development of the iPad app for The Executive Academy (will be launched very soon) Design identity, online strategy and creative consulting for the iPhone App and website of 1PLACE.ME musicthinking.com Music Thinking Weekly Raum-Musik für Saxophone at World Saxophone Congress in St. Andrews Scotland and John Cage MusiCircus, Heidelberg Won a place at New Job Circus during C’n’B Convention

More info on Epiphany, see last year’s post

Sound experience of 2 times 9 saxophones

The new CD of Raum-Musik für Saxophone has arrived: DOUBLES

Five years ago in spring 2005 I had the idea of a triple concert:
1. a ‘normal’ concert with single microphones attached to each saxophone plus ambient microphones to record the special acoustics of the different rooms of the venue. The single tracks per saxophone could be used for concert nr. 3 and the ambient mocrophones for concert nr. 2
2. a live concert with a loudspeaker orchestra where the registration (or parts of it) from the first concert were diffused via a loudspeaker orchestra and where the 9 saxophones would interact live with the material from the first concert and with each other.
3.  a live diffusion concert of 9 saxophone tracks (single tracks recorded during one of the concerts) via 9 iPods and 9 dedicated loudspeakers. So there would be 9 players, everyone with a single iPod and a single speaker. All the 9 players would play together in the concert (going backward and forward on the single saxophone track like a Ipod DJ). You would hear 9 saxophones improvising together with original material from one of the saxophones, but no saxophone would be seen. The iPod would be the actual instrument.

The new CD of Raum-Musik für Saxophone DOUBLES is the recording of the second concert (with material from the first), a live improvisation between 9 saxophones in the room and 9 saxophones via 40 speakers of the concert the day before. There were 140 people in the audience. You hear the following saxophones: bass, baritone, tenor, alto, soprano and sopranino.

I hope we can perform one day the third part to make it finally TRIPLES. Here are two pictures of the 12 page booklet I designed, the CD will be available via the RMfS website or RMfS facebook page. All pictures are taken by our friend Irmtrud Saarbourg.


 

Christof Zürn
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