Each year, North Sea Jazz commissions a promising Dutch jazz composer to freely write a composition. For this occasion, pianist Philipp Rüttgers composed a fairy tale on music informed by writer Hans Christian Andersen, who’s known for ‘The Ugly Duckling’ and ‘The Princess and the Pea’, among others. Philipp grew up in 1980s Berlin, a turbulent time in which he sought refuge in fairy tales. In his own fantastic story he offers a critical view on today’s society.
Philipp Rüttgers piano/microphonic soundbox,
Heidi Heidelberg vocals/guitar/,
Oene van Geel alto violin,
Jörg Brinkmann cello/fx effects,
Mark Schilders drums/fx effects,