Markus Stockhausen, bugle, trumpet & Florian Weber, piano
2017 Jubilee Year
On 2 May 2017 Markus Stockhausen will be sixty years old. He will celebrate this anniversary on 25 May with a concert at the Cologne Philharmonic hall. Accompanying him will be his longtime musical companions Tara Bouman, Florian Weber, Arild Andersen, Patrice Héral and Ferenc Snétberger.
Markus Stockhausen has a reputation as one of the best trumpeters worldwide.
At the intersection of jazz, classical, new music and electronic experimental music he is on a continual quest for new possibilities of expression. His latest albums with Florian Weber (Alba, ECM 2016), Tara Bouman (Ritual, Aktivraum 2015), his new quartet Quadrivium all demonstrate the various aspects of his multifarious creative process. He has released over 80 CDs to date.
As a composer he has written works for the 12 cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic, the London Sinfonietta, the Metro- pole Orkest, the Musikkollegium Winterthur, the Hamburg Symphoniker, the Orchestra d’Archi Italiana, the Swiss Jazz Orchestra and the Camerata Bern and the Norddeutsche Philharmonische Akkordeonorchester, just to name a few. Markus’s compositions, which are a synthesis of present-day jazz and European art music, demonstrate a harmonious correlation bet- ween composition and improvisation and combine great depth and expanse of sound while allowing something light and playful to arise.
In addition to this, Markus actively inspires other musicians in his seminars. He is responsible for the international improvisation course “Intui- tive Music and More” as well as seminars entitled “Singing and Silence – When the Soul Sings”. “Transformation through Sound” is his recurring theme. He also performs regularly with "Sound Meditation".
His current projects are the duo “Moving Sounds” with Tara Bouman, “Inside Out” with Florian Weber, and “Quadrivium” with Jörg Brinkmann, Angelo Comisso and Christian Thomé.
A ECM CD with this group is planned for 2017. He continues to enjoy the collaboration with Ferenc Snétberger in the duo “Landscapes” and on special occasions he can be heard with his “Intuitive Music Orchestra”.