“Orient meets Occident. The beginning of personal and musical friendship. And you can hear it in every bar of their music.
Martin Hagen - SWR2
“The three musicians harmonize perfectly, with a somnambulistic confidence
they set out for a musical path that no one else took before.“
Christian Bakonyi - Concerto
Haz’art Trio and Beyond Borders Band develop both their own idea of synthesizing oriental and western music culture. Their close personal relationship and their efforts to discover one another’s culture enable the band to create music which does not simply connect different elements but rather unifies both cultures in order to become something new.
At Enjoy Jazz Festival a new live music-film composition had its premiere. It was created together with Eduardo Serrano and Klàra Hoskova who are tied to the project since its beginning and have been documenting the band’s process on video ever since.
The band’s unique history between cultures, between Mannheim and Tunis, will be displayed by Eduardo Serrano (film) and Klàra Hoskova (conceptualization). The movie first sets in the year of the Jasmine Revolution, also known as the Arab Spring Revolution and tells a story of shared experiences and friendship on a deep level of transcultural understanding. In its center: the question of cultural and musical identity.
Fadhel Boubaker – oud
Niko Seibold – alto and soprano saxophones
Jonathan Sell – double bass
Dominik Fürstberger – drum set, percussion, live electronics
Barnaby Vardigans - live audio visuals
Erick Martínez - live visuals
Eduardo Serrano : film
Klara Hoskova : interviews