Hugo Read

Of Pain and Glory

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Format: CD
Label: Double Moon Records
UPC: 0608917136920
Catnr: DMCHR 71369
Release date: 08 November 2019
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Label
Double Moon Records
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0608917136920
Catalogue number
DMCHR 71369
Release date
08 November 2019

"The whole sounds like a suite, and a magical common thread keeps it going. Immersive, enchanting and worth listening to many times."

JazzMo', 28-2-2020
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Hugo Read has developed an independent way of playing and composing in which new jazz, elements of contemporary music and rhythmical energy, acoustic base and electronic additions are combined to a sound world of its own.

Read wants to cross borders between new classical music and jazz, and in addition he sees himself as a composer of mostly suite-like forms as a basis of his work.

From 1972 he studied flute and classical saxophone at the Cologne College of Music.

Since that time there have been international concert activities in the field of jazz and new classical music as well as productions of chamber music and as a soloist with orchestras (among other things Ensemble Modern, New Art Ensemble) with all major radio companies in Europe.

Since 1979 Read has cooperated with Karl Heinz Stockhausen, Stockhausen, fascinated by Read's musicality and his very lyrical sound, engaged him for a big project (Sternklang) in the Beethovenhalle Bonn. Later he should join many other concerts / tours u.a. Premieres of the two operas Tuesday and Thursday contribute with light. Also chamber music such as In Friendship became a saxophone with his help directed. The two pillars, jazz and new music, are still the main focus today his musical output and are documented on CDs / LPs, and countless radio productions.

Worldwide concert tours with various jazz groups, u.a. West Africa with Lumpp / Read / Küttner, East /South Africa with Michael Küttner, Australia / New Zealand / Middle East with Rainer Brüninghaus and Trilok Gurtu, Tours with Riot and
Kenny Wheeler, Berlin Jazz Tage, Munich Jazz Festival / Frankfurt Jazz Festival (Key), Expo Sevilla (NRW Pool), Kuwait, Montreux Jazz Festival. Konzerthaus Vienna, Philharmonie Berlin, Philharmonic Cologne (Ensemble Modern) Collaboration with Swiss pianist Thierry Lang (CD NAN on Blue Note) Since 2015 collaboration with the pianist Thomas Rückert (CD Sirius Variations).

Printed Compositions: Nachtmusik for Strings, 2 Pianos and Jazz ensemble, Contrasts for Saxophone or Clarinet Solo (NM808) as well as Eight Pieces for Two Saxophones and Piano (Verlag Neue Musik). Lyric Mass for Mix. Choir, Organ, Soprano Saxophone and Double Bass (HY 2055) world premiere 2015 in Hungary with Ars Nova. Many Compositions for small and large ensembles.

Hugo Read has been awarded the prize of the state of NRW outstanding achievements in the field of jazz and new music,
and is, since 1991, professor for saxophone and ensemble direction at the Folkwang Universität der Künste Essen.
Hugo Read hat eine eigenständige Spiel- und Kompositionsweise entwickelt, in der neuer Jazz, Elemente der zeitgenössischen Musik und rhythmische Energie, akustische Basis und elektronische Ergänzungen zu einer eigenen Klangwelt kombiniert werden.
Read will die Grenzen zwischen neuer klassischer Musik und Jazz überschreiten und darüber hinaus versteht er sich als Komponist von meist passgenauen Gestaltungsformen als Grundlage seiner Arbeit.
Ab 1972 studierte er Flöte und klassisches Saxophon an der Hochschule für Musik Köln.
Seitdem gibt es internationale Konzerttätigkeiten im Bereich Jazz und Neue Klassische Musik sowie Produktionen von Kammermusik und als Solist mit Orchestern (u.a. Ensemble Modern, New Art Ensemble) mit allen großen Rundfunkanstalten in Europa.
Seit 1979 arbeitet Read mit Karl Heinz Stockhausen zusammen, Stockhausen, fasziniert von der Musikalität von Read und seinem sehr lyrischen Klang, engagierte ihn für ein großes Projekt (Sternklang) in der Beethovenhalle Bonn. Später folgten viele weitere Konzerte / Tourneen u.a. Uraufführungen der beiden Opern ‚Tuesday‘ und ‚Thursday‘sind mit Licht ausgestattet. Auch Kammermusik wie "In Friendship" ist mit seiner Unterstützung durch das Saxofon bekannt geworden. Die beiden Säulen Jazz und Neue Musik stehen auch heute noch im Mittelpunkt seines musikalischen Schaffens und sind auf CDs / LPs und unzähligen Radioproduktionen dokumentiert.
Weltweite Konzertreisen mit verschiedenen Jazzgruppen, u.a. Westafrika mit Lumpp / Read / Küttner, Ost / Südafrika mit Michael Küttner, Australien / Neuseeland / Mittlerer Osten mit Rainer Brüninghaus und Trilok Gurtu, Tourneen mit Riot und Kenny Wheeler, Berlin Jazz Tage, München Jazz Festival / Frankfurt Jazz Festival (Key), Expo Sevilla (NRW Pool), Kuwait, Montreux Jazz Festival. Konzerthaus Wien, Philharmonie Berlin, Philharmonie Köln (Ensemble Modern) Zusammenarbeit mit dem Schweizer Pianisten Thierry Lang (CD NAN auf Blue Note). Seit 2015 Zusammenarbeit mit dem Pianisten Thomas Rückert (CD Sirius Variations)
Gedruckte Kompositionen: "Nachtmusik" für Streicher, 2 Klaviere und Jazzensemble, Kontraste für Saxophon oder Klarinettensolo (NM808) sowie "Acht Stücke für 2 Saxophone und Klavier" (Verlag Neue Musik). Lyrische Masse für den Mix. Chor, Orgel, Sopransaxophon und Kontrabass (HY 2055) Uraufführung 2015 in Ungarn mit Ars Nova. Viele Kompositionen für kleine und große Ensembles.
Hugo Read wurde mit dem Preis des Landes NRW für herausragende Leistungen auf dem Gebiet des Jazz und der Neuen Musik ausgezeichnet und ist seit 1991 Professor für Saxophon- und Ensembleleitung an der Folkwang Universität der Künste Essen.

Artist(s)

Hugo Read has developed an independent way of playing and composing in which new jazz, elements of contemporary music and rhythmical energy, acoustic base and electronic additions are combined to a sound world of its own.

Read wants to cross borders between new classical music and jazz, and in addition he sees himself as a composer of mostly suite-like forms as a basis of his work.

From 1972 he studied flute and classical saxophone at the Cologne College of Music

Since that time there have been international concert activities in the field of jazz and new classical music as well as productions of chamber music and as a soloist with orchestras (among other things Ensemble Modern, New Art Ensemble) with all major radio companies in Europe.

Since 1979 Read has cooperated with Karl Heinz Stockhausen, Stockhausen, fascinated by Read's musicality and his very lyrical sound, engaged him for a big project (Sternklang) in the Beethovenhalle Bonn. Later he should join many other concerts / tours u.a. Premieres of the two operas
Tuesday and Thursday contribute with light. Also chamber music such as "In Friendship" became a saxophone with his help directed. The two pillars, jazz and new music, are still the main focus today his musical output and are documented on CDs / LPs, and countless radio productions.

Worldwide concert tours with various jazz groups, u.a.
West Africa with Lumpp / Read / Küttner, East / South Africa with Michael Küttner, Australia / New Zealand / Middle East with Rainer Brüninghaus and Trilok Gurtu , tours with Riot and Kenny Wheeler, Berlin Jazz Tage, Munich Jazz Festival / Frankfurt Jazz Festival (Key), Expo Sevilla (NRW Pool), Kuwait, Montreux Jazz Festival. Konzerthaus Vienna, Philharmonie Berlin, Philharmonic Cologne (Ensemble Modern) Collaboration with Swiss pianist Thierry Lang (CD NAN on Blue Note). Since 2015 collaboration with the pianist Thomas Rückert (CD Sirius Variations)

Printed Compositions: „Nachtmusik“ for Strings, 2 Pianos and Jazz ensemble, Contrasts for saxophone or Clarinet Solo (NM808) as well as "Eight Pieces for Two Saxophones and Piano " (Verlag Neue Musik). Lyric mass for mix. Choir, organ, soprano saxophone and double bass (HY 2055) world premiere 2015 in Hungary with Ars Nova. Many Compositions for small and large ensembles.

Hugo Read has been awarded the prize of the state of NRW outstanding achievements in the field of jazz and new music, and since 1991 professor for saxophone and ensemble direction at the Folkwang Universität der Künste Essen.

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The whole sounds like a suite, and a magical common thread keeps it going. Immersive, enchanting and worth listening to many times.
JazzMo', 28-2-2020

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