Getting Closer – Commissioned Work at JazzFest Korea / Friday 15.11.2019
As part of the JazzKorea festival members of Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra meet with special guest musicians Kae sOo-Jung 계수정, Choi Chang U 최창우 and Yoo Hong 유홍 from Korea for a specially commisioned session at the Ölbergkirche in Kreuzberg.
Since its inception in 2006, Berlin-based Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra has not only redefined the term “large ensemble,” because more importantly, the 18-piece has created a whole new musical language: “Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra dwarfs anything heretofore experienced: Big band brass meets Free Jazz antics, Neue Musik-style compositions meet a unique definition of pop – all thrown into a blender: It’s the kind of sonic cocktail you’ve never tasted before.” (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)
A self-organized, independent group of likeminded individuals, AMEO is unlike any other orchestra: It’s a steadily working ensemble with a steady focus on experimentation. Comprised of 18 young, in-demand musicians hailing from various countries and musical backgrounds, its members have previously worked in constellations that couldn’t be more diverse – including Ensemble Intercontemporain, Tony Allen’s Afrobeat, Jazz-Legend Kenny Wheeler, Camerata Bern, and post-conceptual artist Cory Arcangel. Daniel Glatzel, the orchestra’s leader and saxophonist, has been the main composer over the last decade.
Members of Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra (AMEO) & guests from Korea
Friday, 15th October 2019 | 20:30 CET
Ölbergkirche | Paul-Lincke-Ufer 29 | 10999 Berlin-Kreuzberg