Peter Fulda: Silent Dances

Peter Fulda:
Silent Dances


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Cèline Rudolph (voice)
Peter Fulda (p)
Thomas Gier (b)
Andreas Gandela (dr)

Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8,9: Recorded and mixed at Bayerischer Rundfunk, Studio Franken, Nürnberg by Manfred Retsch on 15/1/1998
Tracks 2, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13: Recorded at Bürgerhaus Schwabach by Thomas Gier on 2-5/9/1998


"Silent Dances" - a piece for piano trio (Peter Fulda - piano, Thomas Gier - bass, Andreas Gandela, drums) and voice (Céline Rudolph) combines elements of very different music cultures on the basis of today`s European harmonic principles. This "raw material" is formed by rhythmic , melodic and spiritual influences from India, Africa, Haiti, Latin America, the Pacific Isles, Turkey, Portugal, Australia and the European Middle Ages. The singing voice doesn`t use any word, it is rather the actual expression of musical and non-verbal affects.

Two times three pairs of 5 to 10 minutes lasting tracks face each other. Essential features of the music are inwardness and wealth of colors. Such balanced relationship between fixed texture and guided improvisation requires an always new and deep examination of the "foreign ideas".

pûravi - santeria sunrise

continental songlines - islands smiling

fado - râgavardhana

kotekan - candratâla

allemande - pavane

tango - bolero

Peter Fulda

Born 1968 in Schwabach, studied piano under Chris Beier, and composition at the Musikhochschule in Cologne. He works as piano player and composer with his own ensembles, with big bands, symphonic orchestras and renowned soloists. Peter Fulda was awarded as soloist as well as with his ensembles. His compositions were presented on festivals, produced at various broadcasting companies and some of them released on CD.

Céline Rudolph

Born in Berlin, study of singing and composition at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. In 1992 her quartet "out of print" was winner of the Leipziger Nachwuchsfestival. There followed festivals in Stuttgart, Hamburg, Mainz, Bukarest, and tours to foreign countries like Romania, South Africa, Kenia, Madagascar, Bosnia, Serbia and Albania. In various projects Céline Rudolph worked with Gary Peacock, Lauren Newton, Bob Moses, Anthony Cox, Hans Lüdemann, Marc Ducret and others.