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Creation 07:37
Lyrics: Sarah Buechi
Lyrics: Sarah Buechi
C-Void 91 07:26
Lyrics: Sarah Buechi
Lion Heart 05:40
Lyrics: Sarah Buechi
Lyrics: Sarah Buechi
Lyrics: Sarah Buechi
T.A.S. Mani 04:41
Lyrics: Sarah Buechi
Lyrics: Sarah Buechi


Intakt CD 368

They’ve taken to the skies – the chamber orchestra and the septet of Sarah Buechi – masterfully beyond all categorisation. The singer’s septet Contradiction of Happiness with piano, bass, drums and three string players is in itself already something of a polyphonic and liberated orchestra. Sarah Buechi has expanded this ensemble with the chamber orchestra of the Jena Philharmonic. The success of the first performance was overwhelming and the recordings on this album, which also took place in Jena, enable one to experience and relive the playful ease with which this ambitious project was accomplished. Classical intonation, Jazz vocalisations, chanting, microtones reminiscent of Indian music and Konnakol, rhythmic vocalisation – all these elements exist companionably in the compositions. "A music full of the joy of understanding," writes German jazz journalist Bert Noglik in the liner notes, "of the flapping of the wings of the poetic in the joint flight of the septet and the orchestra."



released August 20, 2021

Sarah Buechi: Voice, Composition
Vincent Membrez: Piano
Wolfgang Zwiauer: E-Bass
Lionel Friedli: Drums
Estelle Beiner: Violin
Isabelle Gottraux: Viola
Sara Oswald: Cello
JENA PHILHARMONIC: Simon Gaudenz, Conductor

Lyrics and compositions by Sarah Buechi (except “Stets i Truure”, trad./arr. S. Buechi). Recorded September 28 – 30, 2020 at Volkshaus Jena, Germany. Recording engineer: Moritz Wetter. Mixed by Moritz Wetter at Hardstudios Winterthur 2021. Mastered by Michael Brändli at Hardstudios Winterthur 2021. Cover art: Conor Flynn O’Donnell. Graphic design: Jonas Schoder. Liner notes: Bert Noglik. Produced by Sarah Buechi and Intakt Records, Patrik Landolt, Anja Illmaier, Florian Keller. Published by Intakt Records.


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