A letter that spreads a message and creates bridges. A counterpoint to the Covid-19 pandemic. Love as the strongest unifying force. Music as a magical, uplifting experience that has a positive impact. This is of great value at a time when bizarre oddities seem to have become normal and social grievances are coming to light more clearly than before.
In a process that lasted a few months, Eva Kess created a unique, musically coherent, and convincing work for a 14-piece ensemble. The instrumentalists include brass & wind players, a string quartet, a vibraphonist, a rapping guitarist, a double bass player, percussionists, drummers and vocalists. The vocalist performs both as a soloist and as part of the ensemble of instruments, as can be heard, for example, on some recordings of the Vienna Art Orchestra.
The music combines elements from different styles with each other, resulting in a new kind of music - a fusion. A musical language that transcends genre boundaries and elicits a new inter-culturally understandable musical experience that, at the same time, reflects facets of Eva Kess' multi-layered personality.
released January 27, 2022
Recorded at the Hardstudios, Nov 2021
a Co-Production with Swiss Cultural Radio SRF 2 Kultur
Mirjam Hässig - Voice
Domenic Landolf - Tenor Saxophone & Alto Flute
Marco Karrer - Soprano & Altosaxophone
Daniel Woodtli - Trumpet & Fluegelhorn
Felix Grandjean - Trumpet & Fluegelhorn
Julia Rüffert - Trombone
Vincent Brunel - Violin I
Susanna Andres - Violin II
Tatiana Zubova - Viola
Alejandro Olóriz Soria - Violoncello
Jonathan Salvi - Vibraphone
Cyprien Rochat - Guitar & Rap
Loïc Baillod – Double Bass
Felix Wolf – Drums
Moritz Wetter - Sound Engineer
Lisa Laser - Grafik Designer