Chameleon Changes’ record company QUINTON celebrates its 15th anniversary.
Sighardt Donabaum’s winery in Spitz an der Donau is not just a fabulous place for enjoying great wines in one of Austria’s most beautiful areas, the Wachau. It’s becoming more and more of a hot spot for jazz as well.
Line up: Bertl Mayer (chrom. harp), Herwig Gradischnig (reeds), Daniel Nösig (trp.), Robert Bachner (trb.), Oliver Kent (p.), Hans Strasser (b.), Mario Gonzi (dr.), Marcus Ratka (guit., musical director)
The concert took place at Porgy and Bess in Vienna. It was part of the "club-concerts" of Jazz Fest Wien, and we were very happy to present our new CD "The Dangerous Lab" (Quinton, 2016).
THE CHAMELEON’S UNIVERSE ON A NEW CD
Just by walking, you’ll find new ways!
Take the unknown path and participate in contrasts and contradictions that may arise: Composition vs. improvisation; Time vs frequency; Heritage vs the future. We explore those special interactions, trying to push the boundaries of composed music and modern jazz. What’s tradition? What’s modern? Who knows? We expand these fields until they reach creative contact.
At the Institute of Musicology, Vienna, I was part of a several year long ongoing research seminar on musical hermeneutics, which was led by the musicologist Gernot Gruber. This period greatly influenced my thoughts and approaches towards music research in general and subsequently in the field of artistic research.