Klangfusion (DE)

Friday July 17th, 2022 - 18:00 - Main Stage

Saturday July 16th, 2022 - 11:00 - Exhibition - Am Markt 3

The saxophonist Dieter Kraus is well known in and around Ulm. As a founding member of the saxophone quartet "Saxofourte", he set unmistakable accents in terms of sound and playing skills early on. Numerous tours followed, including to Syria, Lebanon and Australia, as well as participation in the World Saxophone Congress in Minneapolis.

Dieter Kraus takes part in a wide variety of orchestras, such as the Munich and Stuttgart State Operas, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Rhineland-Palatinate State Philharmonic and the Munich Philharmonic. As a soloist, Dieter Kraus has already completed numerous performances in various orchestras both in Germany and abroad, such as the National Polish Radio Orchestra in Katowice or the Cairo Symphony Orchestra, with which he toured together with the Egyptian composer and drummer M. Basha in 2016 Egypt toured.

Numerous musical projects have always accompanied his professional career, such as with the Ditzingen organist Andreas Gräsle or the Ulm trumpet player Joo Kraus. In addition to his work at the Ulm Music School, Dieter Kraus is currently teaching at the Nuremberg University of Music.

Dieter Kraus and Uwe Lange have known each other for two decades and have already performed together several times. Uwe Lange is also well known to connoisseurs of fine guitar music through various pop and jazz projects with well-known musicians. He can also be heard regularly in the orchestra of the city of Ulm.

The two top-class musicians let the listener experience what is possible in this band line-up in a stylish and musically sophisticated way. The "Klangfusion" is an exciting musical border crossing that offers the listener both a number of moments of surprise and opportunities to pause. There is always an exciting game of contrasts, when soft tones alternate with melting melodies with complex harmonic structures, sometimes underlined by pulsating grooves - all this, combined with the playfulness and virtuosity of these two full-blooded musicians, results in an intensity that leaves no one untouched.

The repertoire includes their own compositions as well as adaptations by Frank Zappa, John McLaughlin and Pat Metheny.

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