Projects

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Amarcord Wien
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Bakken / Muthspiel
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Bearing Fruit
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beefolk
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Blade / Muthspiel
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Christian Muthspiel & Wolfgang Muthspiel
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Christian Muthspiel & Wolfgang Muthspiel early music
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Christian Muthspiel's Yodel Group
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daily mirror
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drumfree
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Elisabeth Kulman & Amarcord Wien
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Enders Room
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Aydin Esen
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GLOW
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Goodrick / Muthspiel
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Grigoryan Brothers
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Helgi Jonsson
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Jean Paul Brodbeck Group
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LOGOS
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Martin Reiter - ALMA
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MGT - Wolfgang Muthspiel, Slava Grigoryan & Ralph Towner
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Muthspiel / Johnson / Blade - "Real Book Stories"
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Siawaloma
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Wolfgang Muthspiel 4tet
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Wolfgang Muthspiel trio
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Wolfgang Muthspiel solo
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Triology & Wolfgang Muthspiel
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Bakken / Muthspiel

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Rebekka Bakken, voice
Wolfgang Muthspiel, guitars
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BELOVED

The Norwegian singer/songwriter and the Austrian jazzguitarist have written a new program.
Their songs inhabit a stylistically open space between singer/songwriting and interactive improvisations.
The clear, hyperpresent voice of Bakken meets the improviser who creates a multifaceted soundscape around her using guitars and loops. The center of this music is the text and the atmosphere it creates. The majority of the album is written by the two artists with the exception of arrangements of a Norwegian Folksong and an American spiritual.
After working together for many years the two artists have arrived at a new way of writing and playing songs, combining the emotional directness of a Popsong with the flexibility and intuition of good Jazzmusicians.
Time Out New York writes: "The Austrian Jazz Guitar Hero teams up with an astonishingly idiosyncratic singer", recommending one of their frequent performances in a West Village Jazz Club.
The new CD "Beloved" was released in September 2002 on material records, followed by another European concert tour. It was received enthusiastically by the media and by listeners, won a "star of the year" award by the German paper "Münchener Abendzeitung" and was ranked "best Jazz CD of 2002" by the Austrian weekly "Profil".

 
 

Rebekka Bakken, born 1970 in Oslo,
Norway, came to New York in 1995,
working with her own bands and
compositions in various New York
venues. Her unique approach to songs emphasizes an emotionally charged communication of the text, using many shades and colors of her voice while creating a collection of personas on stage. More than merely singing a song she becomes it, taking the listener with her on a compelling journey. As a songwriter Bakken is extremely productive, her own songbook containing about a hundred original works, for which she wrote both lyrics and music. Rebekka Bakken recorded two highly successful albums under her own name for Universal: "The art of how to fall" and "Is that you?".
In the words of the London Times, "Wolfgang Muthspiel is in many ways a quintessential 1990s musician, combining a flawless technique honed by classical training with a restless musical imagination as likely to derive inspiration from Bach as from the blues or the Beatles." His highly personal musical language embraces openness with a compositional structure beyond derivatives. This language reflects Muthspiel’s various influences—from Messiaen, Glenn Gould, Bach’s lute works, renaissance choral and Austrian folk music to Miles Davis, Prince and Bill Evans.
The first CD of Bakken/Muthspiel DAILY MIRROR on material records received high praise throughout Europe and was followed by the remix album REFLECTED, released in September 2001.