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This is an Initiative of Iranian Kamanche Player Hesam Inanlou. I am honoured to be part of this, for it marks the very first time that I played together with Kamanche in my life - and it happened over a distance of approximately 4700km.
Hesame released a whole series of videos where he plays in Duo with esteemed colleagues - and he called this series a Lament for Existence.
This video was made on the 4th of March 2020 during the last concert I played before the Corona shut down.
The challenge I faced when writing and re-writing for this concert, was to re-imagine some of the tunes that were first performed in a small and intimate setting for a large scale Big Band.
The challenge during the performance was to play in spite of the brooding news about this new virus spreading fast - many people had already decided to stay at home, for security reasons.
Now the concert has been published on Youtube, and I thank Marija Štilinović from HRT for the great job she has done, in synchronising photos with music and thus creating a very vivid impression of the concert.
Thanks to Miron Hauser and all the musicians of the HRT Big Band present that evening, for the opportunity to perform my music together with them.
It was a feast for music, musicians and music lovers.
The 3rd edition of the Show of Hands Festival in Teheran focused on wind instrument solo concerts and is the only festival in the world that ever did so.
Markus Stockhausen, Yuri Honing, Sha, Anders Hagberg, David Prez, Soheil Peyghambari, Adam Pieronczyk, Francesco Cafiso, Hakon Kornstad, Simon Wyrsch, Mona Matbou Riahi and Klaus Gesing were the musicians invited for this year’s edition. 6 days of incredibly colourful improvisations in front of an fantastically enthusiastic audience.
Follow this link to see more images of the 2019 Edition of the Show of Hands Festival
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...
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.
I am very happy to have been invited to celebrate the International Jazz Day 2019 in Liezen /Austria.
The event will feature two solo concerts and premiere:
Pianist John Wolf Brennan will play the first concert.
Then I will happily loop away using elements of my two CDs "reaLTime" and "sound of mind" - and we will conclude the concert with a brief musical encounter in Duo.
Listen to the broadcast of a very special project, upon invitation of Piero Pieri at the RAI Triest/Italy.
I spent a day at the beautifully sounding studios of the the RAI in Triest, to record for the program Riverberi, by Piero Pieri.
Click here to go to the RAI-Riverberi-Website