New Video - Helligkeit Rework

This is the first of five tracks from the "Helligkeit Reworks" album.

This rework is entirely based on a little sound fragment from the last chord of the piece 'Helligkeit' from our first duo record.

The video is material is taken from the light installation "0.1 mm is the threshold above which the world becomes visible" by Agustina Andreoletti

Feature on 'SICHTEXOTICA V'

It was a great pleasure to record some trumpet for the extraordinary beat producer Hubert Daviz and his new release on the Sichtexot label.

I'm featured on the track Above The Clouds, but some samples found their way on other parts of the EP. Have a listen.

New album with my duo:
'Helligkeit'

I'm very happy to finally release my album album 'Helligkeit' together with pianist Darius Heid.

This selection of compositions is all about leaving space and celebrating time. Have a listen!

It's now available everywhere through FLOATmusic.

Darius Heid - piano

Ferdinand Schwarz - trumpet, flugelhorn

New album with my duo:
'Helligkeit'

This is a little excerpt from our album release show at Loft Cologne.

Here we are playing our conceptual improvisation called 'Vier Stimmen'.

A different take on this can be heard on our first album 'Helligkeit'.

Darius Heid - piano

Ferdinand Schwarz - trumpet, flugelhorn

New album -
Introducing: Bokoya

“The German jazz quartet Bokoya likes to say they create music as if each musician “grew up inside a drum machine.” In practice, the crew from Cologne—which includes keys, trumpet, bass and drums—improvise in jam sessions until they lock into a groove, playing in the style of a looped-up soul or jazz break before switching things up again. Bokoya’s on-the-fly way of recording makes their debut album, Introducing, sound like a live beat tape taking shape in real time.”

- Philip Mlynar, (Bandcamp) Album of The Day

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