Phil's Music Laboratory

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Phil's Music Laboratory - Jazz Live Act in Arnhem

Phil's Music Laboratory Short Info

Inspired by the idea of creating music out of the moment and composing for a bigger orchestra pianist and componist Philipp Rüttgers created his Music Laboratory. It is a large ensemble providing a big fat sound, but at the same time it is flexible and spontaneous. The compositions are based on small musical stories. The soloists are part of this story as a bigger whole. The acoustic setting reaching from basclarinet and muted horns provide a huge variety of soundscapes. Odd Meter Grooves, swing and free play are only parts used to transport energy and emotions to the audience.
Philipp chose acknowledged players from Holland in the Jazz and Improvised field. What makes them unique is their ability to play inside a strict arrangement and stand out as a first class soloist.

In march 2014 this band recorded their debut CD "Live at Lux". With the help of a successful international crowdfunding campaign and the Nijmegen Cultuurfonds this album was released in November 2014.

Inspired by the idea of creating music out of the moment and composing for a bigger orchestra pianist and componist Philipp Rüttgers created his Music Laboratory. It is a large ensemble providing a big fat sound, but at the same time it is flexible and spontaneous. The compositions are based on small musical stories. The soloists are part of this story as a bigger whole. The acoustic setting reaching from basclarinet and muted horns provide a huge variety of soundscapes. Odd Meter Grooves, swing and free play are only parts used to transport energy and emotions to the audience.
Philipp chose acknowledged players from Holland in the Jazz a...

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Past Gigs Phil's Music Laboratory

  • 11 | 2015 Rotterdam Jazzinternational Festival
  • 10 | 2015 Arnhem Stella By Starlight
  • 09 | 2015 Arnhem Stella By Starlight
  • 06 | 2015 Rotterdam Jazzdag
  • 06 | 2015 Nijmegen JinJazz Brebl
  • 05 | 2015 Arnhem Stella by Starlight
  • 04 | 2015 Utrecht Tivoli Vredenburg
  • 02 | 2015 Arnhem Stella By Starlight
  • 02 | 2015 Den Haag Regentenkamer
  • 11 | 2014 Arnhem AMP @ Musis Sacrum

Discography Phil's Music Laboratory

  • 2014 Live at Lux Album | P-Records

Media

  • Video Phil's Music Labatory Live ...
  • Sound Teaser Music Lab

Origin

  • Arnhem NL

Founded

  • 2013

Members

  • Philipp Rüttgers Piano, Composition
  • Bert Lochs Trumpet, Flügelhorn
  • Miguel Boelens Alto Sax, Sopraan Sax
  • Nils van Haften Tenor Sax, Bas Klarinet
  • Vincent Veneman Trombone
  • Tobias Nijboer Doublebass
  • Felix Schlarmann Drums

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