About the album
A plea for Europe
Saxophonist Yuri Honing comes after the successful album Desire, again with a jazz album that breathes peace, serenity, tension and mysticism. The inspiration comes from Honing's love for classical music, history and art.
The central theme and motive for this album is Europe and heroism. In those times when people do not always realize the value of Europe and of 70 years of peace, Honing tells a binding story. During his research into the history of Europe, he chose Germany as a symbol of Europe. Because of their many good writers, philosophers, composers and painters. And because of its resilience and the leadership role they now take in Europe. He attributes to more proudness of among Europeans of the cultural DNA of our their continent.
Honing was especially inspired by the beauty of Richard Wagner's music (1813-1883) and his disciple Richard Strauss (1864-1949). Both were determined in their music, even though they did not match the taste of time. In track 4, Goldbrun IV, these two inspirations are processed.
Goldbrun, title of the album, is a non-existent term. For Honing, it stands for the way of composing this album. The (harmonic) themes are interwoven in a larger whole, which characterizes that each second interval of the main theme is a small second. This way of non linear composing he looked down from John Coltrane. He plays Lush Life (1961) 'Like Someone in Love' without piano. As a result, you can continuously oversee the whole piece.
Honing: "I compose from a core and work from there to the edges, as are harmonic structures that start in the middle and spreads out. It's a spherical thing, Goldbrun."
Through all the influences and cooperation around this project it has become a Gesamtkunstwerk. In a second phase, September 22, 2018, the exhibition Goldbrun, a collaboration of artist Mariecke van der Linden and Yuri Honing, opens in the Museum of Funding in Zwolle with a special space for this occasion, with installations, music and oil painting.
Yuri Honing has won a prestigious Edison Jazz Award 2018 which will be handed out to him in LantarenVenster in Rotterdam on July 6th 2018 for his album 'Goldbrun' together with his Acoustic Quartet. As a follow-up of the album he has set up a presentation in one of the museum halls of Museum De Fundatie in Zwolle together with Mariecke van der Linden. The opening of this presentation will be ...