For Strings & Piano, Extended
Harald Kimmig vl
Frantz Loriot va
Alfred Zimmerlin vc
Daniel Studer b, comp
Philip Zoubek p
All works by Daniel Studer
Recorded Live at Kunstraum Walcheturm in Zürich, Febuary 7, 2018
Mixed & edited at Hardstudios; Engineered by Ron Kurz, CornerOff Productions
CD-master by Peter Pfister
Liner notes by Brian Morton
graphic concept by fuhrer vienna
Executive production by Christian C. Dalucas & Werner X. Uehlinger.
label: HatHut, ezz-thetics 1007, 2019
verba 2, 3:51
…Studer and his colleagues celebrate the dignity of work. It does not matter what you pro-duce, whether it is rivets or cooking pots or the apparently slight “Bagatelles” or “verba 1” and “verba 2” of Extended. If these things are made well, then they are well done. One goes away from Extended reminded that string instruments, most often heard in massed ranks in orchestras or in formal quartets, quintets and upwards, are also capable of great freedom. Long before saxophones and trumpets were used, the first “jazz” groups were string ensembles, employed to entertain rich men but free after hours to explore their instruments, their tools, without restraint. Subsequent history has restored those tools, the means of production, to those that labour with heart and hand. The results extend our sense of what is possible in sound.