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Albrecht Maurer


Albrecht Maurer studied violin and three semester viola at the Musikhochschule Köln. In addition, he pursued the study of non- European tonal systems and computer music with Johannes Fritsch und Klarenz Barlow. In the eighties Albrecht Maurer mainly played jazz fusion on synthesizers, violin and voice, while studying classical music. In the early nineties he began to focus on expanding and reinventing the violin‘s musical place: his works are characterized by sounds and loops, a broad timbral spectrum, percussive imitations and grooves all in combination with the energy of jazz and a classical technique


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The Music Of Klaus Kugel

Read "The Music Of Klaus Kugel" reviewed by Bob Osborne

Klaus Kugel studied at the School of Jazz in Munich. Since 1989 he has attracted attention worldwide through projects with a wide variety of artists. Over the past 30 years he has played throughout Europe, the Baltic States, Canada, USA, Syria, Japan, Mexico, Russia, China, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Israel. This selection of his music focuses on ...


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Kent Carter Rivière Ensemble: Oratorios and Songs

Read "Oratorios and Songs" reviewed by John Eyles

Over years, the Emanem label has built a reputation for fine releases by interesting and adventurous string ensembles such as Stellari String Quartet and Barrel. Preceding such groupings, the label released The Juillaguet Collection (Emanem, 1999) by the duo of Kent Carter and Albrecht Maurer on double bass and violin, respectively, and Intersections (Emanem, 2006) by ...


Loplop's Call

Label: NEMU Records
Released: 2014
Track listing: Loplop’s Call; Whatever Met My Ear; Zeynebim; Loplop’s Mind; Die Windsbraut; Wall Ums Rot; Kachinas; Loplop’s Home; Pour Qublier; Helpless Flames; Loplop’s Dream; Peggy.


Article: Album Review

Albrecht Maurer - Norbert Rodenkirchen: Loplop's Call

Read "Loplop's Call" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

German and international music scene stalwarts, violinist Albrecht Maurer and flutist Norbert Rodenkirchen juxtapose the visual arts with music, focusing on German surrealist painter Max Ernst's ideologies, poetry, and techniques duly noted in the album liners. Here, the duo casts a hybrid, folk, jazz, and classical muse while bringing a polytonal agenda to the forefront, and ...


Loplop's Call

Label: kip Records
Released: 2013


Article: Album Review

Theo Jorgensmann / Albrecht Maurer: Melencolia

Read "Melencolia" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Melencolia is based on Abrecht Dürer's 1514 engraving by the same name, created during Germany's horrific Peasants' Wars. However, these prominent jazz and avant-garde artists unite the brighter side of life to offset some fierce interactions. The lower register of Theo Jorgensmann's G-low clarinet synchronizes with Albrecht Maurer's violin and viola phrasings, bringing the ...


Summer Works 2009

Label: Emanem
Released: 2010
Track listing: CD A: 01. Ways of Moving 4:48; 02. Spaces 4:27; 03. Horizon 3:26; 04. Persistent 3:52; 05. Pinwheel 3:49; 06. Music for a Ghost Story 4:51; 07. Dance to This 7:41; 08. Suite of Actions 9:03; 09. Pilgrimage for Two 2:49; 10. Up and Away 5:04. CD B: 01. Hi 4:47; 02. Sky Cry 6:20; 03. And What is This? 1:45; 04. Folksong 6:01; 05. Eye for I 3:44; 06. Alto Flute Story 7:08; 07. By 4:16. The Summer Works Suite: 08. Part One 9:56; 09. Part Two 7:34; 10. Part Three 2:44; 11. Part Four 3:59; 12. Part Five 2:30; 13. Part Six 4:28; 14. Part Seven 6:13. CD C: The Summer Works Concert: 01. First Movement 29:16; 02. Second Movement 14:50; 03. Third Movement 9:06; 04. Fourth Movement 5:57.

Article: Album Review

Rivière Composers' Pool: Summer Works 2009

Read "Summer Works 2009" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Festa grande per gli irriducibili amanti della Emanem (etichetta di primo assoluto riferimento per tutto ciò che concerne l'improvvisazione libera): questo nuovo lavoro è addirittura un CD triplo (in vendita a prezzo speciale) che raccoglie e racconta due sessioni di registrazione in studio e due concerti tenuti dai membri del celebrato Rivière Composers' Pool, vale a ...


Hidden Fresco

Label: kip Records
Released: 2006


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