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News Event Rebecca Trescher Tentett presents CD pre-release concert

Photo: Sebastian Autenrieth, Source: HfM Nürnberg

Under the title INTENSE MUSIC and VISUAL ARTISTRY in Concert, the multi-award winning Rebecca Trescher Tentett will present her new album 'Character Pieces' together with the internationally sought-after video artist Conny Zenk at the BR Studio Franken on 21 March.

In addition to Rebecca Trescher, who is not only a NUM alumna but has also been teaching with us since 2022, our alumni Joachim Lenhardt and Markus Harm (jazz saxophone with Hubert Winter, Klaus Graf and Steffen Schorn) as well as colleagues Andreas Feith (piano), Roland Neffe (vibes) and Prof. Christian Diener (bass) will also be playing.

Rebecca Trescher founded her first large ensemble in 2013, towards the end of her studies at the Hochschule für Musik in Nuremberg. Born in Baden-Württemberg, she studied jazz clarinet and composition there and at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich. Rebecca Trescher received much positive feedback for her work during her studies: She was awarded the Culture Prize of the City of Nuremberg and the Bavarian Art Promotion Prize, among others. In 2019, she went to Paris as an artist in residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts. There she found the inspiration for her tentet and the album "Paris Zyklus | The Spirit of the Streets", the title track of which won her the German Jazz Award in 2022 in the category "Composition of the Year". In the same year, her tentet was voted by the audience as the best jazz band in the competition at the 15th New German Jazz Award in Mannheim. Rebecca Trescher has released seven albums to date. Three of them - all with her large ensemble - were recorded at the BR Franken recording studio. The new album "Character Pieces" is also a co-production with BR in Nuremberg.

For this special concert evening, Rebecca Trescher has expanded her ensemble to include the internationally active video artist Conny Zenk, who makes the listening experience tangible in a multi-dimensional space. She adds an abstract, visual layer to the exciting interplay of tonal colours in the music and the band members' thrilling solo flights of fancy, transforming the concert into a truly cinematic experience. Conny Zenk works at the interface of performance, video and sound in the context of urban architecture and nature. Her approach is transdisciplinary and artistically exploratory, using digital and analogue media in equal measure. Based in Vienna, she was recently awarded one of the coveted studio grants from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Art, Culture, Public Service and Sport, which took her to South Korea's capital, Seoul.

The Rebecca Trescher Tentett feat. visual artist Conny Zenk on Thursday, 21 March, 20:00, Studio Franken, Wallensteinstr. 117, Nuremberg.

Conny Zenk - visuals
Rebecca Trescher - clarinet, bass clarinet, composition, concept
Julian Hesse - trumpet, flugelhorn
Joachim Lenhardt - tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute
Markus Harm - alto Saxophone, clarinet
Anton Mangold - concert harp, alto saxophone, flute
Juri Kannheiser - cello
Andreas Feith - piano
Roland Neffe - vibraphone
Christian Diener - double bass
Silvio Morger - percussion
Friedrich Betz - sound, live mixing

Tickets are available at Reservix.

The concert will be recorded and broadcast as a special highlight of "International Jazzday 2024" on ARD Alpha in the night from 29 to 30 April. The video will then be available in the ARD Mediathek.

Broadcast date on BR-KLASSIK

Wednesday, 29 May 2024 23.05 - 0.00,
Jazztime. Jazz from Nuremberg. Special: "Character Pieces
The Rebecca Trescher Tentet in concert. A recording from the multifunctional hall of BR Franken on 21 March 2024