Synesthetic 4

Synesthetic 4 (c) Astrid Knie
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), Raphael Preuschl (bass) and Andreas Lettner (drums). In summer 2018 they performed at the International Jazzfestival Saalfelden and were well received by the international audience.


Jazzahead 2020: Synesthetic 4

Synesthetic Quartet © Astrid Knie

Every year in April, jazzahead! turns Bremen into the most important meeting place for the international jazz scene. The trade fair also features an integrated showcase festival. 40 bands from 18 countries will be on … read more »

Austrian Artists at the 60th Ljubljana Jazz Festival

In June 2019 the Ljubljana Jazz Festival is celebrating its 60th anniversary! From Austria, MANU MAYR, SYNESTHETIC 4, HOFMANINGER & SCHWARZ, and CHRISTOF KURZMANN will perform at one of the oldest continuous jazz festivals in Europe. … read more »

A look back at Kick Jazz 2018

Kick Jazz 2018: Golnar & Mahan (c) Mueller

At the beginning of December 2018 the third edition of the KICK JAZZ festival took place in the renowned jazz club Porgy & Bess. On two evenings, young local musicians were not only offered a … read more »