Klavierraum
Henning Schmiedt

cat#: FLAU06
Release Date:July 2nd, 2008

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Tracklist

  • 01 240g Mehl
  • 02 20g Zucker
  • 03 3 Teelöffel Backpulver
  • 04 1/2 Teelöffel Salz
  • 05 110g Buttere
  • 06 1 Ei
  • 07 120cc Milch
  • 08 Alles schön umrühren
  • 09 Tee?
  • 10 Teller? und Stuhl!
  • 11 du und ich
  • 12 Kla
  • 13 vier
  • 14 raum
  • 15 hello

Henning Schmiedt's solo album is a rendez-vous with piano solos. It is a very personal CD by this artist who has been one of the greats on the international world music stage for years now as a composer, arranger and, of course, a pianist.

He himself describes the origins of his current solo CD as follows: "The color WHITE is the one of the“piano room” (Klavierraum). It is the month of August, it’s hot, mywife is pregnant & she needs a room, where she would feel well.Just a beautiful room.
I wanted to do beautiful music for her, which fills space, sounding, and not a “must”.
‘White’ – simply my solo piano music, for ‘at home.’"

ジャズを出発点に、室内楽やワールド・ミュージックを消化し、世界をまたにかけて活躍するピアニストHenning Schmiedt。妊娠中の妻が暑い夏を心地よく過ごせるように、との想いから作られた本作『Klavierraum』は、その独特なスタイルから生まれた静謐な音響空間が美しいピアノ小品集。明確な構造と即興の間にある、純粋な音の美しさを響かせています。

 

Press Quotes

 

I have to say I quite like this. Its very simple, beautiful music which will appeal to folks who like Hauschka, Brian Eno, Harold Budd - Norman Records

 

ピアノの音に最初に「美しい」と思わせたタッチの幻影または記憶をたどるよう...以前に発売されていた夥しい数の音楽を無用にしてしまうちからがある - Jazz Tokyo

 

ジャズ的な自由なコードから割ったフレーズ、旋律。印象派を思い起こさせる洒脱な音の積み方。また仄かに加えられるエティット、音響加工も相まって非常に独特でパーソナルながら開けた作品 - Intoxicate

 

Klavierraum comes in the wake of several piano albums from the likes of Goldmund and Peter Broderick, but the album dwells well outside anything that might be considered a fashion. The music here stands on its own. - The Milk Factory

 

Elegant and impressionistic, Schmiedt's music will appeal to fans of Goldmund, Max Richter, Sylvain Chauveau, and Peter Broderick, though Schmiedt's music is perhaps less minimal and more full-bodied by comparison - Textura

 

contemplatives d’Harold Budd (influence aisément palpable) et les improvisations impressionnistes de Keith Jarrett - Ondefixe

 

if you like this record even half as much as Henning does, it'll be in your end of year top ten list...Klavierraum really is quite lovely, avoiding post-production high jinks for the most part, instead focussing on Henning's impressive technique, with which he plots out sturdy melodic passages, or at times dispenses rapid-fire, hugely expressive keyboard runs, which despite their floridity ultimately exude a soothing, even meditative quality...Amazing Stuff - Boomkat

 

sous ses airs simples, est riche d’une belle pureté mélodique et de textures discrètes mais avenantes. - Autres Directions