Florian Ross: Architexture - Music For Jazz Quarte
Helm, David; Arends, Fabian; Ross, Florian; Gille, Sebastian; Event Wind Ensemble, The; Blumenthal, Susanne
Described as a ‘musical explorer’, Florian Ross effortlessly spans the realms of improvised and composed jazz in a dazzling variety of formats, with music that comes from a deep synthesis of heart and mind. Architexture is Ross’s response in music to architects and buildings all over the world. From sumptuous Rococo decoration, to the ‘Garage Houses’ of US suburbia, and from the playful/serious style of Gaudí to the modern utopia of Niemeyer’s Brasilia – Architexture weighs light and shade, symmetry and asymmetry in a unique fusion of rhythm, color and lyrical invention. Alongside being a prolific composer, Florian Ross has released 19albums as a pianist and bandleader featuring both small and large ensembles. With his work as a jazz pianist he has also recorded and performed using synthesizers, electric pianos and he plays Hammond organ in his band Elektrio. In his duo Infinite Loop with trumpeter Udo Moll he also explores contemporary free improvisation using electronics, effects, loopers and a grand piano.