Markus Stockhausen - Wild Life
Markus Stockhausen - trumpet, flugelhorn, electronics, voice
Simon Stockhausen - live-electronics, synth/sampler, soprano sax
Florian Weber - piano, synthesizer, voice,
Jörg Brinkmann - cello, electronics
Michelangelo Flammia - electric bass
Christian Thomé - drums, electronics
Bodek Janke - drums, tabla
Markus Stockhausen is considered one of the world's best trumpeters. He researches incessantly, productively and successfully at the intersection of jazz, classical music, new music and electronic experiments for new possibilities of expression.
"Wild Life" is here and now an opus summum on three CDs, a real statement of what is conceivable and feasible today, of - as Markus Stockhausen himself calls it - "Intuitive Music". The Wild Life Sessions are also a musical reunion with Stockhausen's brother Simon Stockhausen, with whom he had not played live or in the studio for fifteen years. He has become an internationally known sound designer, which can be heard well here - Simon Stockhausen is also the main person responsible for mixing the music. The rhythmic foundations are laid by the two drummers Bodek Janke and Christian Thomé. Markus Stockhausen has been playing with pianist Florian Weber and cellist Jörg Brinkmann for years.
The result is music that breathes widely, which immediately unfolds its epic magic through the class and imagination of those involved and develops a magnetic pull. "Wild Life" is imaginative art on the most diverse levels with very different approaches.