The last days of 2018 were exiting for the Amstel Quartet and EWI lovers (Electronic Wind Instrument).
To our knowledge there was no composition for EWI quartet until Christian Biegai wrote one especially for us. When our friends of the Calefax Reed Quintet invited us to play on their Pan2018 festival, we decided to present a sneak preview of the first EWI quartet composition "Mensch Maschine System" by Christian Biegai. Hendrik Walther created live visuals during the show.
The performance was not the world premiere, since we only presented a part of the composition. But it gave us a good idea about the exiting new sound Christian created for us, and the exiting new possibilities that the EWI's are offering.
Curious? Listen to this sound bite:
Maxim Shalygin laat acht saxofoons bruut branden
Newsletter October 2019
CD Saxophone octet Keuris-Amstel
Vurige saxofoons - Dag in de Branding
Newsletter March 2019
First EWI quartet composition
Grafisch talent gezocht
On a ship
Amstel Quartet kan alles
Compliments of the Macau Band Directors Association
Newsletter june 2018
Glass in TV show Podium Witteman
Single Good Medicine - Terry Riley released
Newsletter October 2017
Cinema Paradiso at the Mainzer Musiksommer
tonight AQ @ ISH
premiere 'Glass on the Roof'
Live - recording of Classical Zen now available on BR Klassik
Amstel Quartet thrills with "Classical Zen"