Brandt Brauer Frick & The Mexico State Philharmonic Orchestra DE/MX
Daniel Brandt, Jan Brauer y Paul Frick (Germany) feat. The Mexiquense Philarmonic Orchestra
House, techno, emotional body music
Joy (K7! Records, 2016)
That which sounds impossible to many is, for Brandt Brauer Frick, an everyday occurrence: to provoke the feeling that the warmth and tradition of an orchestral sound and the mechanics and hypnotic progressions of techno are, in fact, a rather perfect combination. That raves belong in salons and theaters, and that orchestras and acoustic musicians really belong in the nightclub. Something like that. The prolific Daniel Brandt, Jan Brauer and Paul Frick are the masterminds behind an active project which, since 2011, has filtered into the North American and European festival and club scene. With an arsenal of beats and acoustic sounds, they perform either with an ensemble of nearly 30 musicians or in their compact version based in samples, drums and choirs.
Performances are always conciliatory and surprising events: the frequencies of jazz, swing, chamber music and opera are all dedicated to the liberation of the body through collective dance and the elimination of labels and sound borders. From scenes as diverse as Glastonbury and Coachella, or MUTEK Montreal and the Pompidou Centre, and with collaborations ranging from Nina Kraviz to the Ensemble Schön, Brandt Brauer Frick has been responsible for pairing followers of sheet music with lovers of the experimental.
The Mexiquense Philarmonic Orchestra
Over 15 years of continual work, the Mexiquense Philarmonic Orchestra has established itself as the most important national platform for young musicians aspiring to work in the field of the classical orchestra. The 90 talents who bring the orchestra to life come from all over Mexico, and with a training system to develop them to the highest standards of quality, they’ve been distinguished by their high level of performance and interpretative depth not only with classical scores, but in pop projects such as with the Kiss and Metallica symphonies. This concert is to be conducted by Rodrigo Macías, director of the Mexico State Philharmonic Orchestra.
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