INFOBOXGenre(s): Jazz/Improvised Music
From: Vienna, Austria
Viola Falb, Christoph Pepe Auer, Florian Fennes and Arnold Zamarin are four highly experimental musicians who are always searching for new musical challenges and like to look beyond the obvious boundaries. They all come from the environment of the Jazz Werkstatt Vienna. Connoisseurs of the scene should probably know the young musicians, since they have been an inherent part of the local jazz scene for years and have already demonstrated their outstanding creative abilities on numerous occasions. When it comes to realizing their own ideas, Phoen have repeatedly shown a lot of courage to take risks.
Stylistically, the quartet works in the broad field of jazz, improvisation and contemporary music. Falb, Auer, Fennes and Zamarin are equally involved in the composition and arrangement process. A working method that is quite rare in a group of such exceptional artists. Despite the individual skills, the four musicians give each other enough room for development. On their debut album “Verdreht” (2010), Phoen perform a very interesting musical balancing act, urging the listeners to dive into this sound world and to take a closer look into this kind of musical matter.