MOON ON HIGH is the collaboration of renown Taiwanese counter-tenor and lutist, Cheng-Ying Chuang with Austrian multi-instrumentalist Herbert Könighofer and pianist Hannah Eisendle. In the trio-formation, the artists explore the ranges between New Music and Jazz, between European and Asian classics and electronics, between free improvisation and composition, rock and baroque.
As manifold as the musical styles the trio elaborates on, is the very special instrumentation: Herbert Könighofer on contra alto-clarinet, tenor- and soprano saxophone, vocals, piano, guitar and electronic looper, Hannah Eisendle with her vocals, piano and organ and Cheng-Ying Chuang on Liuqin- und Zhongruan-lutes and as a counter-tenor/ vocalist.
The 3 musicians gather in order to transcend boundaries: they extract music out of its original context and reshape, combine and interpret it according to their individual conceptions. On various instruments, they explore the sounds of the very moments of their performances and always include the spheres created by the places of performance and the different audiences.
The debut album of the Austrian-Taiwanese trio project captures the encounter of 3 musicians not only deriving from different cultural backgrounds, but also from completely different genres. While Hannah Eisendle is a classic composer and pianist, Cheng-Ying Chuang contributes his expertise and virtuosityboth as a classical European baroque countertenor and traditional Chinese lutist, while Herbert Könighofer adds his experiences as a Jazz musician. By means of improvisation they capture the very moment of their encounters and transcend stylistic boundaries. order/ download the album on > amazon, > itunes or directly via firstname.lastname@example.org!