Album info

Album-Release:
2019

HRA-Release:
01.03.2019

Label: col legno

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Chamber Music

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)

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  • Simon Zöchbauer (1988):
  • 1Achad06:33
  • 2Spiral Helix05:46
  • 3Unto Myself02:43
  • 4Wald- und Wiegentanz02:38
  • 5Erlösung03:40
  • 6ROT05:03
  • 7Fall der Engel04:08
  • 8Zabaoth03:52
  • 9Pentalpha02:11
  • 10Fantasy Evolution08:20
  • 11Hymnus03:04
  • Total Runtime47:58

Info for Achad



The trumpeter, zither player and composer Simon Zöchbauer – known as one of the heads of the ensemble Federspiel, in demand throughout Europe - presents his first solo album. It is called “Achad”, a Hebrew word meaning “one”, but also in the broader sense “unity”, “wholeness” or “oneness”.

Achad – such a lovely title for a touching musical search for meaning and self, accompanied by the famous Koehne Quartett as well as producer and electronics technician Sixtus Preiss. The great questions of our origin, current condition and the greater whole are posed to us all as listeners. Or, to put it in the words of the poet Hans Magnus Enzensberger: this is about “the beginning and the end/and the couple of minutes in between.”

And quite apart from that: a string quartet with trumpet sounds fantastic!

Simon Zöchbauer, trumpet, flugelhorn, zither
Melissa Coleman, violoncello
Lena Fankhauser, viola
Anne Harvey-Nagl, violin
Joanna Lewis, violin
Sixtus Preiss, electronics (tracks 3, 5, 7)

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