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Rudi Mahall - Axel Dörner - Jan Roder - Uli Jennessen: Die Enttäuschung

Read "Die Enttäuschung" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Ci vuole una discreta dose di auto-ironia per varare un quartetto e battezzarlo “la delusione". L'idea bislacca è venuta a Rudi Mahall, Jan Roder, Axel Dörner e Uli Jennessen, cotitolari del progetto Die Enttäuschung (la delusione in tedesco), che giunge al traguardo dell'opera seconda dopo un esordio del 2007 uscito sempre su Intakt. A quale gioco giocassero i nostri al momento della scelta del nome non è dato sapere, quel che è certo è che di delusione non si può ...

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Rudi Mahall / Axel Dorner / Jan Roder / Uli Jennessen: Die Enttausschung

Read "Die Enttausschung" reviewed by Nic Jones


It's only right that the whole membership of this quartet gets equal billing, as this is a group that sublimates the individual in the interest of collective identity. Given the instrumental line-up--two horns, bass and drums--there are, of course, countless precedents for music in this form. The group proves itself to be abundantly aware of them, but the degree to which it transcends them is ultimately a matter for debate.

In choosing to concentrate on bass clarinet Rudi Mahall--whose work ...


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