„Barbara’s writing has so much imagination and sophistication.
She has instantly become one of my favorite composers and arrangers, and I look forward to watching her rise to stardom in the music world. She’s one of the very best.”
„BARBARA BRUCKMÜLLER BIG BAND“
here available take a listen
traditional viennese songs arranged for Big Band and voice
„Mei Muatterl war a Weanarin“
(„My mother was a viennese“)
you can listen to it and buy it here
February 18, 2018, 8:30pm Porgy&Bess, Vienna
Barbara Bruckmüller Big Band A Chain of Moments // MONK, you KNOW!?!
So, what happened till know?
Well, I finished my new program for 2018 which is called "A Chain of Moments - Suite in five parts for Piano, Strings and Jazz Orchestra". The premier of it is going to be in February 2018 (date will be out and confirmed soon) at Porgy&Bess, Vienna. As well a Suite I wrote for Thelonious Sphere Monk's Centennial this year entitled "MONK, you KNOW!?!" - also for Piano, Strings and Jazzorchestra premiered in February 2018.
End of August 2017 we recorded a children's song album with the title
"Wenn die Wanzen mit der Oma tanzen" - Alte und neue Kinderlieder - nicht nur für Kinder. Eine österreichische Wohnzimmer Session.
("When the bugs are dancing with Grandma" [the german word for bugs "Wanze" in combination with "lästig" is sometimes used in a loving way when children are bothering the adults - "eine lästige Wanze"] - old and new children's songs - not only for children, An austrian living room session.)
This one will be released soon - on Dec 4, 2017 - in time for Christmas!! - on Bicolorious Music Records. Take a look at it here: wanzenlieder.at
The concert for the release is going to take place on Dec 9, 2017 at 11:00am at Porgy&Bess, Vienna
And then the first recordings for "The Su'Sis" did happen in October at Soundbakery, for which I wrote the arrangements. Exciting!!
So, stay tuned and keep swinging!
What‘s up for 2017?
First off all I want to thank the Bundeskanzleramt für Kunst und Kultur Österreich for supporting me with a grant for composing (einmaliges Arbeitsstipendium für Komposition) for the first half of 2017. With that I‘m going to write some new programs for the Big Band.
Right now I‘m finishing arrangements for The Su‘sis, three singers which are following the path of the Boswell Sister‘s. Take a look on their site and stay tuned with them - they also have something great coming up this year.
Further I‘m in the process of making a music video to one of my „Wienerlied“-CD tracks. This should be ready to watch in March.
Then something totally different in style&music comes up - I‘m going to record a children‘s song CD (in „österreichisch“ - our austrian german...lol ) with my friend Barbara Stark, who also sang on my „viennese songs“ album.
So, stay tuned!!
- April 2017
As this month is the Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month I thought I post this again: Wadud's "sista' b" (piano improvisation by yours truly)
- March 2017
check out my newest video I did for one of my "Viennese Song" tracks...