A classical setting, rhythm section and four horns. Whats new?
Inspired by the idea of creating music out of the moment and composing for a bigger orchestra Philipp created his Music Laboratory. It is a large ensemble providing a big fat sound, but at the same time it is flexible and spontaneous. The compositions are based on small musical stories. The soloists are part of this story as a bigger whole. The acoustic setting reaching from damped piano strings through basclarinet and muted horns provide a huge variety of soundscapes. Odd Meter Grooves, swing and free play are only parts used to transport energy and emotions to the audience.
Philipp chose acknowledged players from Holland in the Jazz and Improvised field. What makes them unique is their ability to play inside a strict arrangement and stand out as a first class soloist.