Scott Fields lives in Cologne today and is considered one of the most the distinguished crossover artists between improvised and composed contemporary music worldwide. As child in Chicago, a city characterized by its music, he has dedicated himself very productively to music for the past 20 years, despite university studies in the meantime and a Master's degree in journalism. He has developed his very own language with his guitar playing in the meantime, which never loses sight of melodic elements despite his stupendous virtuosity. Fields has also composed numerous works, which have been widely acclaimed and appreciated.
Elisabeth Fügemann is one of the few cellists who has studied both classical and jazz cello. However, the music of Scott Fields (but also the title, which Axel Lindner contributed: Äpken) could hardly have been played adequately by musicians, who did not look beyond genre limits. This also applies to Axel Lindner, who plays alongside of Elisabeth Fügemann and Scott Fields in the "Multiple Joy(ce) Ensemble", i.e., they have already known each other and each other's skills for years. Radek Stawarz also moves securely in both worlds. Following classical studies in his native country Poland, he completed another degree at Cologne Music College, among others, under the tutelage of Bill Dobbins and John Taylor. In addition to classical ensembles, he plays in various groups from electropunk bands to folklore groups.