Last Sunday, on 28 February, what seemed like a special sold-out concert by Spanish artist Alice Wonder, became an unforgettable evening with the exclusive premiere of a song that will be part of her upcoming album and that will be released this spring.
The renowned German pianist, composer and arranger Mike Herting is releasing his first piano solo album on November 6 2020. Inspired by the long-time work with saxophonist Charlie Mariano, Mike Herting has been involved in different music cultures for decades. As director and composer of the famous German ensemble WDR Big Band Cologne, he has been developing projects with other colleagues, such as “Sketches of Bangalore” (2000) with the soloists Charlie Mariano, R.A. Ramamani, T.A.S. Mani and other musicians. After that came other big orchestra projects with the Sai Symphony (2015), as well as concerts with the Bujazzo in India (2011-2016), Senegal and Guinea-Bissau (2013). He has carried out music studies and immersions regularly in West-Africa and this has facilitated further musical exchanges, in other words it has helped “maintain a reciprocal penetration of creativity and spirituality, and eventually, vitality in the performing process.”
The renowned Indian flautist Shashank Subramanyam was featured last week in an article published on the Indian daily newspaper Prajavani, in which his latest album Silent Breath recorded with pianist Mike Herting was recommended. The text explained how music —and music therapy—could have an instantaneous effect on the human mind and body.