SPALTKLANG

Eclectic Fusion • Switzerland
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After four albums during the 2000s, Markus Stauss' "broken consort" re-emerged on AltrOck as a fiery avant jazz quintet in 2013.

A leader of and participant in diverse free jazz, avant rock, and modern chamber ensembles since the 1970s, Swiss saxophonist Markus Stauss founded the Spaltklang quartet in 2001. In German, Spaltklang roughly translates as "split sound," reflecting Stauss' interest in forming a 21st century incarnation of the Baroque era "broken consort" -- that is, a group featuring both wind and string instruments. Of course, combining winds and strings could hardly be considered revolutionary, but in the case of Spaltklang, the manner in which the group drew from and combined separate musical traditions -- not merely separate families of instruments -- was in fact quite unique.

In addition to Stauss on tenor and soprano saxophone, Spaltklang included Rémy Sträuli on drums and keyboards, Olivier Vogt on viola and violin, and Stephan
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SPALTKLANG Alpenglühen album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Alpenglühen
Eclectic Fusion 2002
SPALTKLANG Surprise album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Surprise
Eclectic Fusion 2004
SPALTKLANG Lontano album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Lontano
Eclectic Fusion 2006
SPALTKLANG En Suite album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
En Suite
Eclectic Fusion 2009
SPALTKLANG In between album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
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Eclectic Fusion 2013

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