North Sea Jazz Composition Project 2018: Philipp Rüttgers -'Twists of H.C. Andersen’s Untaped Fairy Tales'
Heidi Heidelberg (vocals, voice, guitar, violin, electronics); Oene van Geel (viola, vocals, cajon, electronics); Jörg Brinkmann (cello, electronics); Philipp Rüttgers (piano, synthesizers, microphonic soundbox); Mark Schilders (drums, percussion, electronics).
Fri 13 July 2018 17:15 - 18:30 Madeira
Philipp Rüttgers, winner of the Composition Assignment North Sea Jazz 2018, studied piano at the Arnhem ArtEZ Conservatorium, where he also teaches. Rüttgers is bandleader of the Phat Cool Bigband, the KAMA Quartet, and the successful formation Phil’s Music Laboratory, with which he performed at the festival in 2016. He is seen as a musical explorer who plays and writes music in an unconventional, surprising and perceptive way, continuously taking new musical paths. For the Composition Assignment Rüttgers will take the listener to revisit fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen, giving them voice in a composition entitled Twists Of H.C. Andersen’s Untaped Fairy Tales. He will perform with a totally new quintet consisting of musicians with varied backgrounds in jazz, classical, improv, electronic, and Indian music.