The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble embodies the perhaps most exciting fusion of classical instruments and club music to date. The blurring of boundaries, has become their trademark allowing them to reach a broad range of scenes and audiences worldwide and always break new ground in the most tightly-knit realms of electronic music.
This is not just about the crossover appeal. The challenge for the musicians is to sharpen their senses, both in their own involvement with different musical traditions and by taking the listening habits of the audience one step further with the possibilities of their instruments.
Most recently, Brandt Brauer Frick succeeded in producing "GIANNI," a mixture of opera, music theater, voguing ball and club music – with Claron McFadden (soprano), Seth Carico (baritone) and the Voguing-Queen Amber Vineyard – on the rise and the tragic death of star designer Gianni Versace, which they premiered together with the English director and performance artist Martin Butler at Deutsche Oper Berlin and sold out in eight consecutive performances.
The way there began back in 2010: After producing their first album 'You Make Me Real' as a trio and performing in the club context at first, Daniel Brandt, Jan Brauer and Paul Frick founded the 'Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble', including a trombone, tuba, violin, cello, harp, piano, drums/percussion (three players), and a Moog synthesizer to bring their electronic music to the stage almost analogously, almost acoustically. The following year they released the album "Mr. Machine" in this formation, which succeeded to promote them to both major festival stages such as Montreux Jazz, XJazz, Glastonbury, Sonar or Coachella Music and Arts and to classical concert halls such as Lincoln Center New York, Center Pompidou Paris, Southbank Center London, Kölner Philharmonie, Konzerthaus Wien and Konzerthaus Berlin. At the same time, they continue touring techno clubs all around the world. The group’s fifth studio album “Echo” was released in 2019.
2019 / 2020
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