Hard Boiled Wonderland


Hard Boiled Wonderland


Tamara Lukasheva (Ukraine / D)
Marjana Sadovska (Ukraine / D)
Maximilian Hilbrandt (D)
„Les Saxosythes“ – 8 member choir cond. by R. Lopez-Klingenfuss (D)

Theresia Phillip – Saxophone, Reeds
Lucas Leidinger – Keyboards, Piano
Thomas Sauerborn – Drums
Christian Lorenzen – Keyboards, Analog Electronics
Sebastian Gramss – Double bass, Concept
Rodrigo Lopez-Klingenfuss (ARG) – Guitar

Special Guests:
Sumudi Suaweera (Sri Lanka) – Drums, Percussion
Helen Svoboda (Australia) – Double Bass, Voice


14.02. Jazz Club LOCH, Wuppertal
15.02. Stadtgarten, Cologne
16.02. Kreuzung an St. Helena, Bonn


Pressetext (DE)

HARD BOILED WONDERLAND is about reflection and artistic engagement with statements, texts, verbal derailments, abysmal utterances on current social topics – mainly based on original quotes from various sources of public life – and putting them into a poetic / deep music context.

Given the current global and national developments, the contemporary art and music scene must also take a clear position … It cannot be that “we” (musicians and artists of today), in the “wondrous pursuit of high culture and personal artistic expression, perceive current sociocultural and political situation as belonging to “another world” and watch from our bubble of art in amazement how the coexistence and communication of our society collapses in many ways.

The ensemble STATES OF PLAY – with guests: singers / vocalists, musicians and a choir – is developing a cca 70 minute concert program consisting of different settings of the selected texts. The basis of our content is our current social, political and media context – global and local.