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#innovation - tradition #chaos - structure #improvisation - composition #analog - digital

#contemporary - baroque #jazz - imaginary folk music #odd - even #simile - non simile

 

Traditional woodwind instruments in combination with live looping and electronics.
Trough the use of loops, Arne Marsel and Christian Eder have augmented the potential of the sound spectrum, from a duet right up to the sound of a big band. This produces compositions in a new and unique musical direction.

 

 
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 "Sax'n Loop"

The loop is a mechanism which is echoed in meditation and prayer.

Arne Marsel and Christian Eder understand how to bring old and new musical structures into harmony through modern technology.

The music of LOOPiSSiMO on the one hand reflects styles of music such as baroque and renaissance, and on the other hand elements of contemporary and ethnic music. All of this is refined with a healthy dose of jazz.

The use of electronic devices gives rise to endless musical loops which are superimposed onto improvised and composed melodies. As a result, compositions in a new and unique musical direction emerge.

In their performance, LOOPiSSiMO is also using visual elements like video and light projection.

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Bio

 

ARNE MARSEL

Soprano Saxophone, Electric Wind Instrument, Electronics, Voice, Looping

Born in Ljubljana, the multi-instrumentalist studied in Graz and Vienna at the Universität für Musik. He was a founding member of the Orchester Forum Graz. Has performed with ensembles and artists including Composer Orchester Berlin, Tangavan Orchester, Forum Piccolo with Georg Grunz and Bobby Mc Ferrin, Rosco Mitchell, Tappi Loguale with Armin Pokorn, melo-x .Through his studio work for film and theater he has specialized in the integration of electronics in contemporary and improvised music.

CHRISTIAN EDER

Alto & Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet, Electric Wind Instrument, Voice, Looping

Born in Linz. Studied classical saxophone, instrumental teaching and jazz saxophone with Wolfgang Puschnig at the Unversität für Musik in Vienna. Involved with countless outfits such as theatre music, big bands, jazz combos and more. Erich Kleinschuster, Georg Farmer, Karl Sayer, melo-x. He has years of experience in music education and has collaborated with many different ensembles in Austria, Australia and Germany. 

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Audio

"Myrocc"

(Comp. C. Eder, A. Marsel)

"World Jazz"

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"B in P"

( Comp.A.Marsel, C.Eder)

"Contemporary"

 

" Pontem in Futurum"

( Comp.A.Marsel, C.Eder)

"The sound of old european music"

 

 

 

 

 

"Myrocc"-Audio excerpts

1.Bari horn solo intro with air pipe

2.African rhythms created with saxophone keys and breathing elements, slap tonguing technique

3.Arabian melodies

4.Big band-style wind instrument phrases

5.Collective Sax Solo

 

"B in P"-Audio excerpts

1. Groove -“Rhythm of Breathing” – Blowpipe

2. Powerful bass line played by midi sax and bari sax

3. Break neck melodies in uneven metre in conjunction with contemporary elements such as: multiphonics, false fingering & slap tonguing. 

4. Free improvisation

5. Fast fingering” Saxophone Solo

 

"Pontem in Futurum" -Audio excerpts

1. Intro with 2 electric wind instruments (EWI)

2. EWI & Clarinet

3. Funky Groove with Ewi & Barisax using 2 different delay effects in real time.

4. Bari Sax Solo

5. Melody in style of medieval music

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Video

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Press

Portrait of an Extraordinary Duo

 LOOPiSSiMO – “Sax’n Loop“

"LOOP THE WORLD”

The saxophonists Arne Marsel and Christian Eder formed a unique duo project in 2012. After several years’ collaboration, including the saxophone quartet melo-X (www.melo-x.at), both saxophonists are now undertaking an unusual ‘Journey of Sound”. Looping technology is fundamental to the performance through use of musical loops.

Loopissimo combines traditional woodwind instruments like the alto, soprano, baritone saxophones and the clarinet with voice, percussion, Jew’s harp and electronic sources of sound and effects, including loop devices and the EWI (electric wind instrument). All sounds are created and programmed by Loopissimo themselves, which results in very high standards of sound aesthetics. Traditional saxophone playing is extended through contemporary playing techniques such as microtonality, multiphonics, slap tonguing, as well as blowing and key clicks, which are also looped as rhythms.

Both musicians present a concert experience with a wide spectrum. Own compositions and arrangements are recorded during the performance as double-voiced sequences. The recurring loops provide the basis for motifs and melodies as well as improvisation. In addition, asynchronous loops give rise to special effects. This technology provides new and diverse sound dimensions ranging from single sound to the polyphony of a big band structure. The musical stylistics of Loopissimo are composed of three groups: (example sound files can be found on the homepage www.loopissimo.com):

The sound of old European music:

Based on baroque and middle age melodies and sacramental spheres of sound.

 Contemporary Jazz

Specific compositions for saxophone and the possibilities of the instrument’s tone and sound effects in connection with electronics, enriched with a healthy pinch of groove and improvisation as a powerful means of expression.

World Jazz

Sound and melody influenced by the variety of global ethnic music connected to and expanded upon by the harmonics of jazz and improvisation. 

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Contact

For bookings and enquiries please contact:

Arne Marsel: arne.marsel@gmail.com

Christian Eder: cheder@me.com

 

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