M U S I K F Ü R F I L M
Adam Audio Soundtrack Competition 2016
A 30 second soundtrack for a given Picture
Zurich Film Music Competition 2015
The Control Master by Run Wrake (1963-2012)
Nominated score played live by the Zurich Jazz Orchestra and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra as part of the Zurich Film Festival on 25.09.2015
Examples for educational purpose only.
M O N D A Y Q U A R T E T
Das Monday Quartet – bestehend aus Nico Maas (git), Thomas Goralski (pn), Dario Schattel (bs) und Jelle Huiberts (dr) - ist eine international besetzte Jazz-Band, die sich nicht nur durch Virtuosität an ihren Instrumenten, sondern auch - und gerade - durch ausgefeilte Kompositionen auszeichnet. Diese sind teils von überraschender Komplexität, oft aber auch von einer bestechenden Einfachheit, die nicht umsonst an Künstler wie Aaron Parks oder E.S.T. erinnert.
Lyrische Melodien treffen auf urbane Rhythmen und Pop-Anleihen auf filmische Klangwelten. Das ist mal melancholisch nachdenklich, mal mitreißend und intensiv. Dabei ergänzen sich die teils sehr unterschiedlichen individuellen Einflüsse und musikalischen Vorlieben der Bandmitglieder zu einem einzigartigen, oft aufregenden Ganzen.
M F G
MFG is the musical collaboration of guitarist Nico Maas, saxophonist Gemma Farrell, and pianist Thomas Goralski.
The three musicians, originally from Germany (Maas and Goralski) and Australia (Farrell), met at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in 2010 where they studied their Bachelor and Master of Music degrees. Here they collaborated together on many projects, including the Gemma Farrell Group, the Monday Quartet, and Say What?! In June 2013, they each graduated from CvA and knew this would mean that they would soon part ways.
They were however determined that this would not mean the end of their work together. It was on the way back to the train station after a gig in Haarlem, a few days before Farrell flew home to Perth, that they formed the idea for MFG. A band that would see Maas, Farrell and Goralski as the composers, touring and collaborating with local musicians (on double bass and drums) and releasing live recordings.
This exciting new album, funded mostly by the audiences of their August '14 Australian tour, is the first in what they plan on being a series of live recordings, the next one planned for Germany. They are joined by two of Brisbane's finest, Joshua Hatcher on double bass and Nathan Goldman on drums. The recording features the best tracks from their show at the Brisbane Jazz Club and includes a mix of various styles of jazz, showing each composer's broad range of influences. The band are extremely proud to present this debut album to you and hope you will enjoy this, and many more of their albums to come.