Christoph Pepe Auer

 

 

Christoph Pepe Auer - clarinets & saxophones, electronics

Mike Tiefenbacher - piano OR Christian Bakanic - accordion, piano

Gregor Hilbe - drums, electronics

Marie Spaemann - violoncello, voice

on request: Matthias Loibner - hurdy gurdy



Jazz

 

       

 

http://www.pepeauer.com/

   

Austrian bass clarinettist, saxophonist and drummer Christoph Pepe Auer is enjoying resounding success in his home country following the release of his latest record “Songs I Like” as well as his engagement as the soloist of the Jazz Big Band Graz and his adventures with “Living Room”, his duo featuring Manu Delago.

Electronic elements, combined with multi-instrumentality – On “Songs I like”, one surprise follows the other. Unusual instruments like his self-invented “Pepephon”, a hurdy-gurdy and a variety of toys that serve in the production of yet unheard sounds are combined with an impressive collection of woodwinds, while Auer himself has specialised in his very own, profound interpretation of the bass clarinet: It’s the sidetones most of all that make his sound unique.  Using his clarinet as percussion, Auer empathically leads his audience to his instruments’ limits.  For this innovative approach he has been awarded the Austrian Hans-Koller Award three times.
His album “Songs I Like” is a distinct mixture of Jazz, World Music and Electronica, consisting of both, own compositions and covers – but it’s never so easy, even for keen experts, to recognise the original behind it. On this record you’ll find a Nirvana hit and a Pop song composed by Prince next to a segment of Schubert’s “Winterreise”. Sounds like a funky mix? It is. But it’s as cohesive as a concept album can be.

Quietly, tenderly, carefully and sensually it captures its audience. And all of a sudden you catch yourself longing to listen to even Auer’s most peculiar interpretation of a 90’s Dance Hit again and again and again…

 

   


 

   
   

Austrian bass clarinettist, saxophonist and drummer Christoph Pepe Auer is enjoying resounding success in his home country following the release of his latest record “Songs I Like” as well as his engagement as the soloist of the Jazz Big Band Graz and his adventures with “Living Room”, his duo featuring Manu Delago.

Electronic elements, combined with multi-instrumentality – On “Songs I like”, one surprise follows the other. Unusual instruments like his self-invented “Pepephon”, a hurdy-gurdy and a variety of toys that serve in the production of yet unheard sounds are combined with an impressive collection of woodwinds, while Auer himself has specialised in his very own, profound interpretation of the bass clarinet: It’s the sidetones most of all that make his sound unique.  Using his clarinet as percussion, Auer empathically leads his audience to his instruments’ limits.  For this innovative approach he has been awarded the Austrian Hans-Koller Award three times.
His album “Songs I Like” is a distinct mixture of Jazz, World Music and Electronica, consisting of both, own compositions and covers – but it’s never so easy, even for keen experts, to recognise the original behind it. On this record you’ll find a Nirvana hit and a Pop song composed by Prince next to a segment of Schubert’s “Winterreise”. Sounds like a funky mix? It is. But it’s as cohesive as a concept album can be.

Quietly, tenderly, carefully and sensually it captures its audience. And all of a sudden you catch yourself longing to listen to even Auer’s most peculiar interpretation of a 90’s Dance Hit again and again and again…

 

 

 

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 On Tour

13/02/2019 - A-Hagenberg - AMSEC Kultur
28/10/2018 - Helmbrechts - Textilmuseum
28/04/2018 - LI-Eschen - Tangente
04/04/2018 - HU-Budapest - BMC Culture Centre
11/01/2018 - Singen - Jazzclub
01/12/2017 - Mönchengladbach - TIG Theater im Gründungshaus
30/11/2017 - Gelsenkirchen - Lüttinghof_Die Burg im Wasser
28/11/2017 - Kassel - Theaterstübchen
26/11/2017 - Berlin - A-Trane
24/11/2017 - Fulda - Kulturkeller im Vonderau Museum
23/11/2017 - Dresden - Tonne
23/09/2017 - Glonn - Alpenspektakel
31/07/2017 - I-Völs am Schlern - Schloss Prösls
02/04/2017 - Billerbeck - Kolvenburg
25/02/2017 - Bayreuth - Jazzclub
23/01/2017 - Freiburg - Kulturbörse
13/01/2017 - München - Unterfahrt
11/01/2017 - Singen - GEMS/Jazzclub
03/11/2016 - Ingolstadt - Jazztage
 

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Christoph Pepe Auer - Songs I Like