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Catalog: COL20446

Knödel, Die; Mena, Carlos

Knoedel are back – without umlaut, but with drums! And a very special mix between contemporary and traditional, exceptional and ordinary. Leader Christof Dienz about Knoedel: "We have had a 17-year break. In that time we have taken very different paths and moved in very different musical domains. Now that we are playing together again, this all comes out in the music: contemporary sounds meet baroque forms, instruments from our region sound out in new guise. We play these instruments and this music because we enjoy it, we are interested in our home and want to engage with what is around us. The music sprouts from more or less unspectacular, small, immediate things, incidents or people in our everyday lives, in this stage of our lives. This includes love, death, children, neighbors, politics, celebrating raucous parties, sitting staring into the fire, and taking an afternoon nap." Dumplings – Knoedel – are round, and so is their music: the soundscape conceived of by Christof Dienz draws its fascination from just a few notes. Small melodic images are continually repeated, an undertow develops in ostinato which has neither beginning nor end. It is as if the music has always been there.

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