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Alfred Harth

Good example of an uncompromised improviser, freebop, free music, avant rock and electroacoustics are the main musical languages used by German, now relocated to Seoul, South Korea, Alfred Harth in his saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor and baritone) and clarinet (soprano and bass) playing (not only: he also uses trumpet and trombone).

Member of the now extinct art rock band Cassiber, formed by composer and keyboard player Heiner Goebbels, the soloist of the Trio Viriditas has a long career as an explorer of ever new situations, even when revising what was done before – for instance, the remake of Hanns Eisler’s and Bertold Brecht’s compositions and songs he and Goebbels, now very well known in the theatre music field, realised together. The only non-Japanese element of Otomo Yoshihide’s New Jazz Quintet and Ensemble, he was involved in other previous projects of the experimental turntablist and guitarrist.

He had partners like Lindsay Cooper, Phil Minton, John Zorn, Gunter Muller, Einstuerzende Neubauten’s F. M. Einheit, Dagmar Krause (from Art Bears fame, and later dedicating her singing to the Eisler repertoire), Peter Kowald, Sonny Sharrock, Paul Lovens, Gunter Hampel, Perry Robinson, Paul Bley, Fred Frith, David Murray, Elliott Sharp and more. Now he’s contributing to reveal great Korean musicians to the West, from traditional instrumentists to electronica performers. Kang Tae Hwan, Park Chung-Soo and Park Je-Chon are between them.

Alfred Harth's records on clean feed
Waxwebwind@ebroadway OUT OF STOCK
Trio Viriditas
Live at Vision Festival VI
Trio Viriditas
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