Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra

Germany
Jazz Classical Experimental
Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra

Berlin-based AMEO are 18 instrumentalists of different origins and musical backgrounds. They constantly impress the discerning visitors of classical music venues as well as they rock at festivals like Roskilde.

The orchestra delights the audience with its sophisticated sound structures and sheer joy of performing. In 2017, presenting its new and acclaimed album “Vula” it has performed at some of the best venues such as Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie and Cologne Philharmonic as well as at open air pop festivals.

AMEO has created a whole new musical language, somewhere between jazz, baroque music, classical, progressive rock and free improvisation. Besides playing its own repertoire of more than 60 compositions the orchestra also caused a stir by collaborating with international heavyweights such as Hermeto Pascoal.

A self-organized group of likeminded individuals, AMEO is unlike any other orchestra: It’s a steadily working ensemble with a focus on experimentation. Comprised of 18 in-demand musicians hailing from various countries and musical backgrounds, its members have previously worked in constellations that couldn’t be more diverse – including Ensemble Intercontemporain, Tony Allen’s Afrobeat, The Notwist and Kenny Wheeler.

Since its inception in 2006, the orchestra has played a large number of concerts in the most prestigious concert halls in and around Germany. Apart from touring and playing major festivals throughout Europe, South America, Central Asia, the Far East and Africa

Until this day, AMEO has released 4 studio albums, praised by major German press. Their new album Vula also got critical acclaim in the UK.

Tourdates

31.05.2018 DE-Hamburg ElbJazz Festival
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
Tickets
Videos
  • Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra - In Light of Turmoil (Berlin, 2014)
    Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra - In Light of Turmoil (Berlin, 2014)
  • Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra & Hermeto Pascoal (feat. Aline Morena & Fabio Pascoal)
    Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra & Hermeto Pascoal (feat. Aline Morena & Fabio Pascoal)
  • Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra - Sozialbao, Berlin Heimathafen 2012
    Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra - Sozialbao, Berlin Heimathafen 2012
  • Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra - Saturn Hoola Hoop, Jazzfest Berlin 2011
    Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra - Saturn Hoola Hoop, Jazzfest Berlin 2011
  • Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra - Promotional Video - Live @ Elbphilharmonie Hamburg (2017)
    Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra - Promotional Video - Live @ Elbphilharmonie Hamburg (2017)
Press
„Das Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra übertrifft alles Dagewesene. Big-Band-Bläsersätze und Free-Jazz-Eskapaden, Dissonanzen, für neue Musik typische Kompositionsmuster und ein spezifischer Pop-Appeal werden (…) zu einem Cocktail zusammengerührt, den man so noch nie gekostet hat."
Neue Züricher Zeitung
"The multifacteted complexity of Vula feels like a reversal of the idea of slapping an orchestra onto prog rock tunes-this is an orchestra actually playing its own unique style of progressive music.”
Prog
Discography
Vula
Vula
2017
Alien Transistor
Line up

Daniel Glatzel - composition, clarinet, saxophone
Oliver Roth, Laure Mourot - flute
Sebastian Hägele - bassoon
Johannes Schleiermacher - saxophone, flute
Ritsche Koch, Magnus Schriefl - trumpet
N.N. - trombone
Maria Schneider - vibraphone, percussion
Jörg Hochapfel - synthesizer, sampler
Anna Viechtl - harp
Kalle Zeier - guitar
Andi Haberl - guitar
Matthew Lonson, Grégoire Simon - violin
Martin Stupka - viola, recorder
Isabelle Klemt - cello
Matthias Pichler - contrabass

Availability

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2018 all year
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Contact
Michael Winkler
Michael Winkler
Booking Agent
michael@f-cat.de / +49 30 26 103 29 25
Leya Jerzy
Leya Jerzy
Production & PR
leya@f-cat.de / +49 30 26 103 29 33

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