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Grischa Lichtenberger - Re: phgrp (reworking consequences by philipp gropper's philm) (CD)

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Release Date: 10/25/2019
Grischa Lichtenberger's music stands for broken rhythms, for high-density manipulations that emphasize the digital and fractal nature of its working process. A mindset that grew closer to contemporary jazz in recent years. Since free jazz, this genre also sought to overcome musical standards and looked for possibilities of an individual artistic expression. Within this context, the collaboration between Lichtenberger and jazz saxophonist Philipp Gropper as well as the resulting album are documents of this development. It also offers both musicians the opportunity to expand their familiar environment by breaking with expectations. The foundation for Re: phgrp were pieces from the album Consequences by Philipp Gropper's band PHILM which Lichtenberger reinterpreted without giving up their original character. He rather looked for figures, subjects, and reference points in the compositions to reflect and condense them. As Consequences was recorded with all the instruments in one room at the same time (like a classical jazz recording from the 1950s), the extraction of individual instruments was a challenge which Lichtenberger took up with shifts, distortions, and rearrangements of the original temporality of the material. Except for a few synthesizer sounds and an additional piano recording, he remained largely true to the source material, even though the tracks develop their own unique voice throughout the album. Re: phgrp (reworking consequences by philipp gropper's philm) will be released in cooperation with Whyplayjazz in a limited edition of 500 CDs. The cover was screen printed and shows a compositional notation by Grischa Lichtenberger. The album marks the beginning of an encounter between Lichtenberger and Gropper that promises to continue in joint improvisational concert situations and further recordings in the future.

0319 09 EINS c4 (32 cents)

0319 28 FUENF grns 2a1 rej+b2 (Thinking from the future)

0319 16 re 0219 27 EINS d (32 cents)

0319 02 SATURN 2f (Saturn)

0319 06 re 0219 16 08 SIEBEN c2 (Consequences)

0319 08 SATURN 5c + 0119 30 EINS bb 2 (Saturn/32 cents)

0319 06 re 0219 11 SIEBEN 6-1 (Consequences)

0319 06 FUENF b Sh (Thinking from the future)

0319 14 re 21 SATURN (Saturn)

0319 28 FUENF b (Thinking from the future)

0319 14 re 0718 EINS 7b (32 cents)

0319 28 SIEBENER ii (Forgiving)