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The word BONN - pronounced in capitals and audibly followed by a hyphen, opened most german news bulletins well into the nineties and is deeply engraved in the acoustic memory of the contemporaries.

This album documents a live concert in Bonn in September 2017, the conceptual setting of which is of almost news-bulletin like bluntness.

Each side of the LP contains four pieces: a short improvisation, a guitar arrangement of an original song by Philipp Schaufelberger, a contemporary piece by Michael Heisch and a jazz classic by Monk respectively Ellington.
The musical material and angle of these four kinds being most diverse, the focus is always on the immediate musical expression, a rhythmical and tonal statement about Here and Now.

The instrumental approach ranges from contemporary techniques like the rattle of crossed strings to hearty grungelike strumming and remains, wide as it is, always filled with meaning.

Through the restrictions of the acoustic guitar and the live situation of the recording, BONN offers deep insight into the foundations of Schaufelbergers artistic work.

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released September 1, 2018

Philipp Schaufelberger, acoustic guitar

Compositions by Philipp Schaufelberger, except otherwise noted.

Recorded live at St. Helena, Bonn by Pavel Borodin on September 15, 2017
Artwork by Corinne Hächler

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WideEarRecords is a musician-run collective, platform and record label based in Zürich. We are dedicated to releasing fresh exciting original music from the vibrant Swiss scene and from friends living abroad, leaving as much control as possible to the artists over their music and artwork. Although most of our releases so far tend to be in the field of improvised music we are stylistically open. ... more

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