Sebastian Gramss' States Of Play

Festival Hall
Begin: 20.05.2018, 17:37 o'clock

Sebastian Gramss´ STATES OF PLAY (DE/ ARG /F / CH /AU /NL)

In STATES OF PLAY, Cologne-based contrabassist Sebastian Gramss unites two congenial rhythm sections and a fine-tuned trio of wind instruments into a unique ensemble in a great act of sonorous synthesis. Orchestral moments á la Ellington and Mingus, Zappa-esque allusions and sonic avant-garde: the essential anatomy of music is broken down to its core elements and repeatedly reassembled in an explosive multiplicity. The result is a multidimensional and shifting music that evolves in an organic flow, continually forming new configurations.

line up:

Valentin Garvie – tr 
Rudi Mahall – cl  
Pierre Borel – sax 
Nicola Hein – g 
Christian Ramond – kb 
Dominik Mahnig – dr

Philip Zoubek – p 

Sebastian Gramss – kb, komp

Etienne Nillesen – dr



Ludwig Kuckartz  with meticulously selected images
and Jörn Nettingsmeier  (sound direction)