Feb. 20th, 2024 – Interview in “BRAVOO/WOOD”

Feb. 20th, 2024 – Interview in “BRAVOO/WOOD”

Feb. 20th, 2024 – Interview in “BRAVOO/WOOD”

An interview by Hans-Jürgen Schaal in the Brawoo/WOOD magazine:
The album “Structures & Beauty” by the Fuchsthone Orchestra is a milestone in the field of orchestral jazz – with fluid transitions to classical, rock and avant-garde. However, it is also a statement on the Corona period, about society, climate change, art and philosophy – as well as possible new approaches towards the world…

Feb. 20th, 2024 – Interview in “BRAVOO/WOOD”

An interview by Hans-Jürgen Schaal in the Brawoo/WOOD magazine:

The album “Structures & Beauty” by the Fuchsthone Orchestra is a milestone in the field of orchestral jazz – with fluid transitions to classical, rock and avant-garde. However, it is also a statement on the Corona period, about society, climate change, art and philosophy – as well as possible new approaches towards the world.
Christina Fuchs and Caroline Thon have known each other for a long time and have occasionally played in the same ensembles. They are both saxophonists, composers and experienced orchestra leaders. Fuchs, who studied with Maria Schneider and George Russell in the USA, has led many of her own bands and was co-leader of the United Womens’ Orchestra. Thon, who is also influenced by the music of Bartók and Hindemith and studied at Berklee College, is best known for her Thoneline Orchestra.
In 2017, Cologne-based musician Georg Ruby invited the two to create a joint concert program for his Blue Art Orchestra. It worked out so well that Fuchs and Thon (after careful consideration) decided to form a large ensemble together: the Fuchsthone Orchestra. In November 2019, their project had its debut in Cologne. A regular concert series also took shape…

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Jan. 23rd, 2024 – RADIO 674 FM

Jan. 23rd, 2024 – RADIO 674 FM

Jan. 23rd, 2024 – RADIO 674 FM

At 4 pm: FUNKT SESSIONS FUCHS THON PÖPPLEIN

Is this (still) jazz or simply music that doesn’t care about categories? Are we listening to notes that have what it takes to be system-breakers? An opulent cinema for the ears! Listeners will be blown away by this completely unconventional musical rollercoaster ride: this delight in experimentation and strong contrasts, these unpredictable breaks and twists, this joyful constructing, deconstructing and reconstructing. This multitude of moods and sound colours right through to the sound of noise, these powerful jazz orchestral sounds, detailed explorations in smaller formations and expressive solistic highlights! FUNKT sessions guests today are Christina Fuchs, Caroline Thon, Eva Pöpplein in conversation with Dietmar Bonnen & Georg Dietzler.

Jan. 23rd, 2024 – RADIO 674 FM

At 4 pm: FUNKT SESSIONS FUCHS THON PÖPPLEIN

Is this (still) jazz or simply music that doesn’t care about categories? Are we listening to notes that have what it takes to be system-breakers? An opulent cinema for the ears! Listeners will be blown away by this completely unconventional musical rollercoaster ride: this delight in experimentation and strong contrasts, these unpredictable breaks and twists, this joyful constructing, deconstructing and reconstructing. This multitude of moods and sound colours right through to the sound of noise, these powerful jazz orchestral sounds, detailed explorations in smaller formations and expressive solistic highlights! FUNKT sessions guests today are Christina Fuchs, Caroline Thon, Eva Pöpplein in conversation with Dietmar Bonnen & Georg Dietzler.

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Jan. 5th, 2023 – Interview in “Jazzfacts”

Jan. 5th, 2023 – Interview in “Jazzfacts”

Jan. 5th, 2023 – Interview in “Jazzfacts”

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German radio station DLF broadcast with recordings made last year in the chamber music hall of Deutschlandfunk and released as a recording in 2023.

“A large cast of jazz musicians from NRW came together in June 2022 for last year’s third Kammermusiksaal production. Cologne-based saxophonists, composers and big band leaders Caroline Thon and Christina Fuchs were invited to record the first album of their Fuchsthone Orchestra with this all-star formation.
Their interpretation of the big band format is very refreshing. Of course, their top-notch ensemble masters traditional sectional playing. At the same time, however, Fuchs and Thon have been able to recruit distinctive individualists from NRW’s jazz scene, including, for example, vocalist Filippa Gojo, alto saxophonist Roger Hanschel, Matthias Muche, trombone, violinist Zuzana Leharovà, guitarist Andreas Wahl and Jens Düppe on drums. Christina Fuchs and Caroline Thon succeed in bringing out the soloistic qualities of their band members in a captivating way. Repeatedly, small duo or trio constellations emerge from the overall framework and they shine with captivating improvisations. The Fuchsthone Orchestra also stands out sonically from the big band mainstream, partly due to the samples and live electronics contributed by Eva Pöpplein. Especially impressively, the group dynamics of the Fuchsthone Orchestra unfold live. However, the two leaders have found a solution to capture this energy in the studio as well.”

For anyone who still wants to hear the feature in its original form (only in german)