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Descansado - Songs for Films

A creative journey into the world of cinema with new arrangements - by Klaus Gesing and Glauco Venier - of music by Nino Rota, Michel Legrand, William Walton, Bernard Herrmann, and Ennio Morricone for the movies of Scorsese, Godard, Wenders, Jewison, Zeffirelli, Olivier and more. Several of the arrangements incorporate new words by Norma Winstone who, in addition to being one of the great jazz singers, has long been a sensitive lyricist. For this project her acclaimed trio with Gesing and Venier is augmented by two special guests: Norwegian improvising percussionist Helge Andreas Norbakken and Italian classical cellist Mario Brunello. Norbakken is well-known to ECM listeners for his recordings with Jon Balke, Mathias Eick and Jon Hassell, while Brunello is highly regarded in classical and contemporary music circles for his interpretive versatility. ”Descansado – Music for Films” was recorded at ArteSuono Studio in Udine, Italy, in March 2017 and produced by Manfred Eicher.

reaLTime - Usina del Arte 

It was a great experience to play in this fabuluous chamber hall in Buenos Aires. 
Upon invitation of Adrián Iaies, director of the Buenos Aires Jazz Festival, I played my program reaLTime, this time with special guest José Saluzzi. 
The public was very warm, attentive and receptive.
Together with the great crew of the festival, the acoustics of the room and the great PA, as well as the guitar playing of José Saluzzi, it added up to a very nice late afternoon concert experience.  

Winstone | Gesing | Venier  - Usina del Arte

Iran: Show of Hands Festival II

I felt so honoured to have been invited to perform the last concert at this years Show of Hands II in the Niavaran Hall in Tehran.  
The festival concentrated on string instruments, and the illustrious line-up included Anja Lechner, Renaud Garcia-Fons, Björn Meyer, Ali Boustan, Zsófia Boros, Golfam Khayam, Ulaş Özdemir, Hesam Inanlou, Ferenc Snetberger, Mats Eilertsen, Tony Overwater, and, for the last and only concert not featuring a string instrument, I had the chance to perform some of my own music, as an anouncement of the topic of next years festival, which will feature 5 days of solo wind instrument concerts.

The fabulous musicians that joined me this year were:
Anja Lechner - cello
Ferenc Snetberger - guitar
Ali Boustan - setar
Björn Meyer - bass  

Thanks to all of the musicians who invested their energy and brought the music to life, thanks to the great public in Iran, who brought their curiosity and sincere interest to every one of the concerts and made them a gathering of old friends.
Last but not least a big THANK YOU to all of the festival team - and foremost to Ramin Sadighi. 
It was, again, a heartwarming and incredibly inspiring personal as well as musical experience.

for more photos of the Festival by Armaghan Boustan click here

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Back at Multiphonics Festival Cologne

Last year Klaus Gesing has performed at the Multiphonics Festival in Cologne with the Anouar Brahem Quartet and as a Soloist with his program reaLTime. 
This year he will be playing 2 concerts with the Trio
Winstone | Gesing | Venier and as special guest Cellist Nathan Bontrager. 
Concerts will be in the Jazzschmiede Düsseldorf on 5th of October and Stadtgarten Köln on 6th of October. 

He will also be holding a workshop about breathing technique and posture on the 7th of October in the Stadtgarten in Cologne. 

See the Festival Program here...

Klaus Gesing is a Yanagisawa artist.