Synesthetic 4

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Synesthetic 4 (c) Astrid Knie


Genre(s): Jazz/Improvised Music
From: Vienna, Austria



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The quartet Synesthetic 4 values dynamic precision with an inimitable narrative touch. Its repertoire ranges from melodious to manic and includes a wide variety of off-color tonal shades. The driving force behind this formation is renowned clarinetist Vincent Pongracz, who has been blending jazz and hip-hop with the Synesthetic Octet for many years, employing the tropes of New Music and Dadaist zaniness. Largely foregoing musical ornamentation, Synesthetic 4 is far less eclectic in its approach than the octet. Audiences are in for a compelling experience where musical reduction is amped up to the max.

“…Fresh and new compositions of Vincent Pongracz with adorable melodies, remarkable references and grooves, create a cinema for the mind. Like Magic it paints a smile into the faces of the audience. It´s fun to watch these four musicians perform.” (Austrian Sounds)

Synesthetic 4 consists of Vincent Pongracz (clarinet), Peter Rom (guitar), Manu Mayr (bass), and Andreas Lettner (drums). In summer 2018 they performed at the International Jazzfestival Saalfelden and were well received by the international audience.


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