30th September 2013
Confidence In Symmetry
1. The 5 Thing / 2. Major Surf / 3. Confidence In Symmetry / 4. Tetraction / 5. The Second Flat Of A Minor Bee / 6. The 2nd A-Bob
During the past years, Swiss drummer Marc Halbheer dedicated much time towards composing. The Quintet 5th Edition is the first band wherein he presents his recent works. The source for his compositions is the ancient knowledge about the relationship between numbers and pitched notes, ratios and pitched intervals. Linked to this natural phenomena is the harmonic system called "Fifth-Structure" that Halbheer got introduced to by the Los Angeles (USA) based composer David Angel, his longtime friend and mentor. Halbheer’s work is not to invent. He is observing the natural relationship between the intervals, chords, polyrhythms and polymeters. The resulting musical events lead to the melodies, chords and rhythms as a formal structure and serve as the foundation for improvisation. The line up of 5th Edition unites eminent personalities of the European jazz Scene: Christy Doran, Heiri Känzig and Marc Halbheer have collaborated continually during the past 20 years. Klaus Dickbauer and Robert Bachner are among the best horn players ever and were longtime members of the Vienna Art Orchestra. The first recordings of 5th edition took place in September 2012 at Bauer Studios in Ludwigsburg (GER) with Johannes Wohlleben and were mixed in January 2013 at Powerplay Studio in Maur (CH) by Helge van Dyk.