BONN //

Album label: 
Release date: 
01/09/2018
Recording location: 
St. Helena, Bonn
Recording date: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Artwork design: 
Corinne Hächler
Mastering engineer: 
Philipp Schaufelberger
Mixing engineer: 
Philipp Schaufelberger
Recording engineer: 
Pavel Borodin
  • 1. Quality Control (03:41)
  • 2. Mit dem Munde Gemalt (01:38)
  • 3. Brouillage/Bruitage: Sirenen I (07:29)
  • 4. African Flower (03:26)
  • 5. Tone Controls (03:07)
  • 6. Oktavia (02:33)
  • 7. Brouillage/Bruitage: Sirenen II (06:50)
  • 8. Misterioso (04:43)

Philipp Schaufelberger - acoustic guitar

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.

Philipp Schaufelbergers so titled solo 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 Schaufelberger, a contemporary piece by Michael Heisch and finally a jazz classic by Monk on one and by Ellington on the other side.

The musical material and angle of these four kinds being most diverse, Schaufelberger is always interested in the immediate musical expression, in a rhythmical and tonal statement about Here and Now.

The instrumental approach ranges from contemporary special 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 as well as the live situation of the recording, BONN offers deep insights into the foundations of Schaufelbergers artistic work.
Jeanne Noé, July 2018