I am incredibly happy to announce the new Enso-Album called Strukturen! Available as download or vinyl via bandcamp.
Thanks to everybody involved, especially the wonderful Michael Thieke, Sandra Weiss, Nathan Bontrager, Etienne Nillesen. Also recording engineer Jonathan Hoffmann and video artist Karl-F. Degenhardt.
supported by Initiative Musik gGmbH and Neustart Kultur
Very happy to announce the upcoming release of Enso: Strukturen, 19 November 21 on impakt Records! It will be my first release on vinyl. From left to right: Sandra Weiss – bassoon; myself – double bass; Etienne Nillesen – snare drum; Nathan Bontrager – cello; Michael Thieke – clarinet. Photo by Karl-F. Degenhardt
Furthermore: Spring 2022 there will be another vinyl release by Enso with the fantastic Kari Rønnekleiv on violin, Judith Hamann on cello, myself on double bass, Toma Gouband on percussion and Etienne Nillesen on snare drum. Stay tuned!
Trying to make the best out of the pandemic situation, I am working on three new projects this year: First there is a new duo with long-time collaborator Etienne Nillesen on extended snare drum. Also a new quintet with Sandra Weiss from Zürich on bassoon, Michael Thieke from Berlin on clarinet, Nathan Bontrager from Köln on cello and Etienne and me. Here is a first little miniature from a recording session in February 2021 in Köln which will be released this fall!
Last but not least, I am very proud to be featured on the first edition of Cologne Jazzweek this September with a new sextet including: Kari Rønnekleiv on violin, Ole-Henrik Moe on viola, Judith Hamann on cello, Toma Gouband on lithophone and Etienne Nillesen on snare drum!
Here is a video of a live performance of „Enso: Zyklus“ from IMPAKT Night at LOFT, Cologne, December 11 2020.
Thomas Loewner made a radio portrait about me in German radio SWR2. 1 hour with lots of space for music! We talked about my long-time project „Enso“, IMPAKT and other things.
© Florian Fries
Here is a review about my latest albums „Enso: Zyklus“ and „BIG Enso“, wonderfully written with beautiful understanding of what I want to transport through my music by Hans-Jürgen Linke in Frankfurter Rundschau.
And here is a little portrait about me in Cologne newspaper Kölner Stadtanzeiger. Horst-Peter Koll writes very nicely and thoughtfully about some projects in which I’m involved in including my band „Enso“.
Unfortunately, the festival „Acht Brücken“ in Cologne couldn’t take place because of Covid-19 regulations. I would have played with Totenhagen and Schmid’s Huhn. Luckily, we were able to record the concerts in the fantastic sounding WDR Sendesaal. You can watch the Totenhagen video here.