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Koj & Louis Sclavis

Piffkaneiro

  • Type CD
  • Label Between The Lines
  • UPC 0608917122022
  • Catalog number BTLCHR 71220
  • Release date 24 April 2009
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About the album

Louis Sclavis, bass clarinet, clarinet | Christoph Grab, saxophones, melodica | Christian Strässle, violin | Mathias Gloor, piano |  Leo Bachmann , tuba

In 2004, the musicians from KOJ set this treasure of a silent movie, “The Wildcat”, to music, having been contracted to do so by the Moods jazz club and the Filmpodium of the city of Zurich. A bittersweet and at times ribald and ironic composition resulted; Lubitsch’s language of images inspires one to conduct character and milieu studies. The musical themes and motifs are intertwined with improvisation and set against one another. Composition and improvisation interlink smoothly and ingeniously. In this, the imaginary city “Piffkaneiro” (Lubitsch placed his film “not far from Piffkaneiro”) serves as stage. It is a bizarre mountain town full of stories and colorful districts with its strange, audacious inhabitants of questionable character, even including some extremely beautiful creatures. For the music, this means that the motifs and themes from the movie appear in a different environment and with new arrangements.

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    PART I Ankunft in Piffkaneiro
     
    06:05
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    PART I Bericht aus der Stadt
     
    02:24
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    PART I Spartakus schmiedet einen Plan im Feuerschein
     
    06:37
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    PART II Au Bordel
     
    03:00
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    PART II La muse malade
     
    05:48
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    PART II La foire des dingues
     
    03:57
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    PART III La chapelle engloutie
     
    01:24
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    PART III Les temps perdus
     
    03:15
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    PART III L´orgue de barbarie
     
    05:06
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    PART IV Komm, süßer Tod
     
    05:12
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    PART IV Mirabeau
     
    04:40
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    PART IV Die Reihen lichten sich
     
    02:06
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    VISION
     
    02:39

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