Klaus Gesing, Björn Meyer and Samuel Rohrer build a new trio since March 2013. After a few concerts in Germany, Switzerland and Iran, they just got an invitation for Beirut, Lebanon, to attend the Beirut & Beyond Festival 2014. There are also plans to return to Iran this year. Besides that they will record their first album this year.
In that very moment, when flying becomes as natural as being strongly connected with the ground, you understand how little you need to do. Or how much. Nothing. And everything. To take space or to offer. To switch between action, reaction or being the observer. And the receiver. For inviting and sharing possibilities. Over and over again.
A promissing trio is on its way. Trygve Seim on tenor sax, Harmen Fraanje on piano and Samuel Rohrer had their first meeting for a demo recording last August in Berlin. More events will come up soon.
The release of ambiq, the new group with Max Loderbauer on buchla200e, Claudio Puntin on clarinets/electronics and Samuel Rohrer on drums/electronics gets closer. The release will be on February 14. The official prerelease we will celebrate at the WDR Jazzfestival on Fabruary 1st 2014. as official premiere of the band.
The first small swiss tour with Klaus Gesing on bass clarinet, Björn Meyer on electric bass and Samuel Rohrer on drums was a wonderful start of a new journey. Some more concerts will take place in February 2014 in Iran, Austria and Germany.
“If jazz first and foremost means the desire to surprise, Samuel Rohrer’s Trio Noreia could be considered one of the top acts of the 37th Leipziger Jazztage festival. In unusual instrumentation with percussion, baritone bass guitar and clarinets, varying sound patterns were magically created that transcended and broadened horizons. From the silence, Rohrer and Claudio Puntin, the two Swiss living in Berlin, let their sumptuously exciting cineastic sound grow with luxuriant power against the dark string magic of the Icelander Skuli Sverrisson.”…
Leipziger Volkszeitung 7.10.2013