unique German instrumental ensemble has emerged under the melodious
name of a South American tree.
ensemble has an exotic range of instruments at its disposal including
the alpenhorn, French horn, didgeridoo, saxophone, marimba,
xylophone, congas, djembes as well as many other unknown instruments.
musicians have a vision: They
want to weave an artistic mesh of classical, blues, folk and jazz
with composed and improvised music
five musicians, all members of the Brandenburg
Symphony Orchestra have built their own musical universe which is a
unique genre all of its own.
And no sooner than you think that you have grasped the musicological origin and spirit of the music, the next sequence will arouse a whole new range of emotions and impressions. There is a system to this, which comes from the alert association the well travelled ensemble has made from intercultural experiences.
takes tones and transforms these into motives, these motives are then
turned into melodies and the result is creations that are sometimes
cheerful or morose, sometimes
lively, dreamy or are stirringly impulsive. A love song and a
flourish of trumpets, ecstatic dance and meditative dissolving
devotion, all embedded in a percussion sound tapestry of full colour
depth with the backdrop of the deep base tones of alpenhorns.
playing with the diverse exoticisms of this
world, Jacaranda creates an innovative form of music, which today is
often classified as world music.
individual titles emphatically illustrate this:
the piece "Dervish," the saxophone blows sonically
somewhere between the shawm and the Turkish oboe, over rhythmic
cymbal waves, accompanied by the alphenhorn and the harp.
of Earth," the incredible drone and swooshing of the Australian
didgeridoo is embedded in the glowing static of the African rhythms
of marimbas and congas. Above this you can hear the alpenhorn and
saxophone with their yearnful melody.
guides you into a meditative and fantastical world of sounds that
forms a metallic, finely chiseled relief of sound.
ecstatic "Play of Fire" the saxophone in dialogue with the
marimba causes an explosion with furious jazz breaks.