Projects: Banda Unica


In Christoph Haberer’s new project, Carlo Rizzo’s virtuoso tambourine playing and the diverse sounds from Christoph Haberer’s percussion-setup collide with the vast tonal spectrum of Michael Heupel´s flutes and Nicolao Valiensi’s brass instruments. Valiensi comes from the tradition of the Banda.
Banda, the traditional brass band in Italy still marches through the streets at processions, funerals and village fêtes and strikes up for the dancing. The quartet expands on old Italian folk songs by adding jazz improvisations and combines rhythmic electronics with Tarantella and voice with an Arabian flair.
BANDA UNICA – Tradition and Modern meet: Memories from the present.

Christoph Haberer – drums, electronics, percussion
Nicolao Valiensi – euphonium, tuba
Carlo Rizzo – polytonal tambourine, voice, frame drums
Michael Heupel – flutes

Excerpts of record on 27.11.2011 at the “Jazz Meeting WDR”, the domicil, Dortmund:

Banda Unica – “Moresca di Napoli”

Banda Unica – “Duru Duru” (Guest: Stefan Bauer)

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April 2019

Video "Ocean Song",                presenting the new project               of pianist and composer           Jochen Hartman-Hilter,                 with Sarah Buechi and C.H.:    "Swarm Intelligence"

10 Oktober 2018

New Videos on Youtube:
"Animata & Drummerturgie",     live in concert at the domicil, Dortmund, 16 June 2018

1 september 2018

New Videos on Youtube:
"Animata - Duality" live in concert    at the domicil, Dortmund,                16 June 2018

16 June 2018

"voice meets percusion":
double feature with "Animata - Duality" and "Drummerturgie",
at the domicil Dortmund, 8:00 p.m

3 June 2018

Animata - "Duality" , live at the Hildener Jazztage, Fabry Museum,    7:00 p.m

12 APRIL 2018

Release of the new Duo-CD       Animata - Duality    JazzHausMusik

18 January 2018

Duo "Animata", at Brunnenhof Live Bar, Trier, 8:00 p.m.

25 November 2017

Premiere of a new percussion project: Waldo Karpenkiel´s "Drummerturgie", with Waldo Karpenkiel, Michael Peters, Igor Krasovsky, at Kultur.Punkt Friedenskirche, Krefeld, 8:00 p.m.

17 September 2017

Duo "Animata", Buchhandlung Proust Wörter + Töne, Essen, 12:00 a.m.

12 August 2017

Duo "Animata", Jazz and Worldmusic at the Hofgarten, Düsseldorf, 4:00 p.m.