Things are changing, there is no doubt about it. Whereas around the turn of the millennium the experimental improvisers focussed on dynamic reduction now they are rediscovering the groove. The music of Franz Hautzinger strongly reflects this development.
Using unorthodox embouchure techniques and unique ways of modulating the streams of air, plus amplifying the slightest puff by intense miking inside the horn, the austrian-born trumpet player began coaxing flightily breathed low sounds out of his instrument in the 1990s. The… read more