by Im Wald

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Comes in a unique cardboard packaging with a artwork by Françoise Ostermann and linernotes by Berni Doessegger.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Orion via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Tobias Meier (alto saxophone)
Matthias Spillmann (trumpet)
Frantz Loriot (viola)
Nicola Romanò (cello)
Raffaele Bossard (bass)

On "Orion", the band Im Wald conceives open and multilayered sound elds. The clear and the concealed, little movements and grand gestures occur in parallel, just as if one were situated in the mist-streaked undergrowth of an interstellar forest. The ve musicians use their improvisational scope to relate to each other on di erent levels. Thus, they create an agile organism that is constantly developing, not in a linear fashion, but in multiple directions.
With Im Wald, the saxophonist and composer Tobias Meier from Zurich presents another facet of his broad oeuvre. The projects, which range from free jazz to chamber music, share a common open attitude that challenges musicians and listeners alike, enabling both to think the music through to the end themselves.
"Orion" is to be released on the 1st of September 2016 on Zurich's indie label Wide Ear Records, which has been a platform for uncompromising and adventurous music for ve years.


released September 1, 2016

All compositions by Tobias Meier (SUISA).

Recorded in March 2016 at Studio H2 Berlin by Marco Birkner, at Offene Ohren München by Hans Weiss and at Sonarraum U64 Bern.

Mixed by Hannes Kumke
Mastered by Alex Huber
Liner notes by Berni Doessegger
Translation by Simon Thomas
Artwork by Françoise Ostermann
Graphic design by Studio Eusebio
Produced by Wide Ear Records
WER022 www.wideearrecords.net

© Tobias Meier, 2016, all rights reserved

Im Wald would like to thank: Hannes Kumke, Alex Huber, Marco Birkner, Hannes Schneider, Marc Stucki, Luca Eusebio. A special thank goes to Madame Françoise Os- termann for letting us use her beautiful artwork, merci beaucoup. Finally we would like to thank Berni Doessegger, Vincent Glanzmann and Dalia Donadio for taking part in the development of the music and for great inspiration.



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