Studio Dan

In The Pelagic Zone


feat. Elliott Sharp

Our last project in 2011 was dedicated to working with Elliott Sharp. The Jeunesse Vienna hired the ensemble to work with him on a program within his artist in residency in Vienna. For this, Studio Dan has commissioned a piece to the New York guitarist, saxophonist, improviser, conceptionist, and of course composer. To our great pleasure this was also supported by a grant from the Ernst-von-Siemens Music Foundation.
Working with Elliott proved to be extremely friendly and efficient (so rare to experience a quick and complete e-mail correspondence). In the summer of 2011, at a meeting with Elliott in Saalfelden the details for “In the Pelagic Zone” were fixed.
In the rehearsal period shortly before the premiere the final uncertainties were gone. Finally, let´s make music together! The great mutual respect, Elliotts exact visions, and the as always well prepared and highly predisposed band have brought the work to a climax in the young history of our ensemble.
In agreement with Elliott we are planning future concerts, we also think about a CD release of the program. For now, there are a few impressions of the program.