CD-RELEASE TOUR „STRUCTURES & BEAUTY“ (2023)

CD-RELEASE TOUR „STRUCTURES & BEAUTY“ (2023)

CD-RELEASE TOUR „STRUCTURES & BEAUTY“ (2023)

PROJECT

2023 was all about the presentation of the FUCHSTHONE debut album “Structures & Beauty”. There were 8 cities in Germany and abroad on the tour schedule: Magdeburg, Karlsruhe, Bonn, Dinslaken, Munich, Dornbirn, Düsseldorf and Cologne.

he band’s live energy was fantastic and the response from the local audience was correspondingly exuberant. Concert reviews and photos provide a good picture of this.
After a two-year development process leading up to the finished CD, live music needs to be celebrated again – preferably with lots of concerts where the music preserved on disc is revived live. Each concert is different: solos are never the same, the energy varies, new ideas are introduced … it never gets boring, not least because of the large proportion of improvisation!
A tour with 22 musicians + 2 sound engineers is always exhausting, but the joy and fun on stage make up for any night-time journey and a very special dynamic is created: everybody knows where they are going, finds their place in the ensemble and gives their best. Working together as a team to organise something is a great experience.
Our audience also plays a big part in this: when you sense that our music resonates with the listeners, that it has an effect and allows them to discover new things, amazes or delights them – that’s a great reward: a feeling of unity and meaningfulness.

The line-up:

  • Caroline Thon, Christina Fuchs (composition, conduction, arrangement)
  • Roger Hanschel, Julian Drach/Julius van Rhee, Veit Lange, Jens Böckamp, Susanne Weidinger /Kira Linn (saxophone, clarinets, flutes)
  • Jan Schneider/Simon Eckert, John-Denis Renken/Ruven Weithöhner/Janosch Löber, Matthias Bergmann, Matthias Knoop (trumpets)
  • Philipp Schittek, Matthias Schuller, Matthias Muche/Moritz Wesp (trombones)
  • Wolf Schenk/Friedrich Falkenhagen (basstrombone, tuba)
  • Zuzana Leharovà (violin)
  • Filippa Gojo (vocal)
  • Laia Genc (piano)
  • Andreas Wahl (guitar)
  • Alex Morsey (bass)
  • Eva Pöpplein (electronics)
  • Jens Düppe (drums)

Magedeburg: Jazz in der Kammer
“The Fuchsthone Orchestra was a fantastic finale for the Magdeburg Jazz Festival.”

Thoralf Winkler on Blogger.de

Dinslaken: Fuchsthone Orchestra in the Kathrin-Türks-Halle
“… inspired the audience with their excursions into exceptional soundscapes.”

Neue Ruhrzeitung / Funke Mediengruppe

Brilliant Cologne Fuchsthone Orchestra in Munich jazzclub Unterfahrt
“Experienced big band masterminds have joined forces with Christina Fuchs and Caroline Thon.”

SZ-Online / 19. 9. 2023

Jazzfest Bonn: Fuchsthone in the Pantheon
“Whoever says jazz is apolitical today hasn’t heard „Iceland” yet…”

Bonner Generalanzeiger

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)