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CD: The Big Wig
Hildegard Lernt Fliegen | Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | Mariano Chiacchiarini
Seven Oaks | Preludium | Zeusler | Wig Alert | If Two Colossus | Don Clemenza
(recording: Lucerne, September 2015)
Live Concert Recording of “The Big Wig” with Andreas Schaerer, Hildegard Lernt Fliegen, and the Orchestra of the Lucerne Festival Academy Now on CD and DVD
“The Big Wig” is a unique project that began in 2015 with a commission from Lucerne Festival for a composition by Andreas Schaerer. The singer and composer developed an evening- length program for his band Hildegard Lernt Fliegen and the Orchestra of the Lucerne Festival Academy. The first performance took place in the KKL’s Lucerne Hall on 5 September 2015 and was conducted by Mariano Chiacchiarini. “The Big Wig” consists of three new works and three adapted Hildegard compositions. Andreas Schaerer, winner of the 2015 ECHO Jazz Award in the Best International Singer category, drew on the timbres of the symphony orchestra and, in collaboration with the band and orchestra, presented his entire stylistic range, from classical singing through imitations of various instruments and beatbox to joint improvisation with the entire orchestra. The result of this project was a unique sonic style that transcends boundaries of genre.
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