So, what’s this project about? Two composers/guitarists met on three evenings in 2014 to create “instant music”: music played directly from our bodies and minds without rehearsels. The last time we rehearsed together was back in 1981, in an era when we were playing in the same guitar quartet. But, yes since then we’ve done our 10,000+ hours of practicing individually; Stefan is a former classical concert guitarist and Hans is an active, acclaimed jazz and impro guitarist with 10 records to his name.
The concept is: no planning, no rehearsals, press the record button – just one take, no cuts or editing afterwards.
We had to work on “to get down to zero”, empty the old repertoire and phrases from our musical bodies and souls and avoid repeating patterns we’ve played before, to steer clear of clichés of any specific style and thereby hope to find a unique and new sound for a guitar duo.
The first CD “TRIP” was released in August 2014.
The second album “Lost & Found” was released in may 2015. On that album we mix compositions with free improvisations.