A group of young female contemporary jazz-related musicians based in Berlin are exploring new horizons with their own individual musical vision. One of them is Susanne Fröhlich, who plays solo on various recorders and gives
that instrument a new dimension, whether or not in combination with electronic devices. Fröhlich has built up an impressive musical background at the conservatories and universities of Amsterdam, Berlin and Graz. In her dialogue with silence, she evokes
a palette of sound images and atmospheres that creates a tension between lyricism and alienation, between presence and desolation, between nature and soft-industrial sounds. Her playing technique is stunning and innovative. This music by five different composers,
including one piece of her own, cannot be categorized. Call it avant-garde or contemporary, but that is not really relevant. It is a matter of allowing the sonorous evocations to come in with an open mind and to enjoy the beauty. Fröhlich calls it 'The
new potential of a 21st century recorder'. 21 consists of two CDs, on the second of which the five pieces are introduced and clarified by Susanne herself. Impressive!
Susanne Fröhlich (various recorders,
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