Markus Stockhausen Group
Markus Stockhausen flh/tp
Jeroen van Vliet piano, synth
Jörg Brinkmann cello
Christian Thomé drums
The music of the Markus Stockhausen Group is clearly shaped by the roots of European art music. Stockhausen’s compositions form a harmonious synthesis with the art of improvisation with a lightness, a kind of playfulness, strong emotional expressions and also sometimes humorous. Open passages allow spontaneous creations.
All four musicians are virtuosos on their instruments and have a broad palette of playing experience, based on classical, jazz and avantguarde experiences. Electronic sounds enhance the group’s sound scapes. The music feels close to jazz, but can amaze a more classically – or contemporary – minded audience just as much. In 2021 pianist Jeroen van Vliet joined the group, adding his unique voice to the bands sound.
The Markus Stockhausen Group will be supported by the county of North-Rhine-Westfalia for the years 2021-23. This enables them to move on, especially in the hard times of the Corona pandemic. A new CD is in preparation.
Last CD: FAR INTO THE STARS OKeh/Sony 2017
Quote form a concert critic by the Rheinpfalz newspaper on Dec. 29, 2020: “Original Sound”
The rising and decreasing dynamic is typical for the group’s sound. As if they were breathing like one organsim. … The Markus Stockhausen Group is able to create a pleasant harmonious sound, without sounding ‘flat’. There was a fine balance between structure and free spaces and a surpising coordination between the musicians regarding dynamics and structure. The intention to create a unique ‘band sound’ succeeded.
by Gereon Hoffmann
Markus Stockhausen, trumpet soloist and composer, son of Karlheinz Stockhausen, has collaborated extensively with his father worldwide. He grew up with classical, jazz and avantguarde music alike, and since 2002 Markus focusses on his own composed an improvised music, including a kind of devotional, intuitive music that transcends all musical styles. He lead and recorded numerous jazz projects. More than 90 CD recordings. As a teacher he regularly gives seminars on “Singing and Silence” as well as on “Intuitive Music And More”. Winner of WDR Jazz prize 2005, JTI Jazz prize 2017, „Silberne Stimmgabel des Landes NRW 2017“, Echo Jazz prize 2018
Uwe Hager · o-tone music