CHRISTIAN ELIN

Saxophonist  CHRISTIAN ELIN   Photography KYOKO HOMMA

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GERMAN SAXOPHONIST CHRISTIAN ELINS IMPROVISATIONS ON THE SOPRANO SAXOPHONE, TECHNICALLY CHALLENGING YET PLAYFULLY EXECUTED, ALONG WITH HIS DEALING WITH MUSICAL INFLUENCE FROM OTHER CULTURES IS QUITE EXCEPTIONAL.

“AFTER PLAYING A LOT OF JAZZ AS A TEENAGER, I CHOSE TO PURSUE A COURSE AT THE CONSERVATOIRE WHILE STILL INTERESTED IN IMPROVISATION. WHILE STUDYING IN BASEL, SWITZERLAND, I DISCOVERED MUSIC WHOSE PHILOSOPHY INSPIRED ME A LOT. AFTER MY STUDIES, I PLAYED A LOT OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC AND ”MINIMALIST”. I THINK WE CAN HEAR ALL THESE INFLUENCES IN MY WORKS.I LIKE TO WRITE MUSIC THAT LEAVES PLENTY OF SPACE FOR THE LISTENER, WHO TOUCHES HIM AND WHO CARRIES HIM AWAY. IN MY FIRST ALBUM ”STREAMING” THAT I RECORDED IN A CHURCH, I INTENDED TO MAKE MY INSTRUMENT SOUND LIKE SMALL ORCHESTRA WITH A VERY POLYPHONE WRITING.

IN MY MORE RECENT WORKS, I TRIED TO FIND A GOOD BALANCE BETWEEN COMPOSITION AND IMPROVISATION. FOR ME, THESE TWO ELEMENTS ARE LIKE BROTHER AND SISTER. I LIKE TO LEAVE A FREE FIELD IN WHICH MY MUSIC CAN EVOLVE IN THE MOMENT.AFTER MY STUDIES, I DREAMED OF PLAYING WITH MOST PRESTIGIOUS ORCHESTRAS. I AM HAPPY TO HAVE HAD THE CHANCE TO FULFILL THIS DREAM BY BEING INVITED TO PLAY WITH THE MOST IMPORTANT ORCHESTRAS IN GERMANY, UNDER THE SUCH AS ZUBIN MEHTA AND MARISS JANSONS. FOR THE FUTURE, I DREAM OF COLLABORATING WITH INSTRUMENTALISTS AND GROUPS THAT SHARE WITH ME THIS PASSION TO CREATE TOGETHER THE MUSIC WE PLAY.

I ALWAYS DREAMED OF MAKING ”REAL ENCOUNTERS” IN MUSIC. WHEN WE ARE CREATIVE ENSEMBLE, IT ALSO MEANS THAT THE MUSIC WILL BE UNIQUE EVERY TIME EVERY HUMAN ENCOUNTER IS WELL.NEXT SEASON, MARUAN AND I, WE WILL RECORD OUR FIRST CD. THERE WILL BE ALSO SEVERAL CONCERTS THROUGHOUT GERMANY WITH THIS PROGRAM. AS PERFORMER, I WILL PLAY SEVERAL TIMES WITH THE ORCHESTRA OF THE BAYERISCHE STAATSOPER, NOTABLY IN THE OPERAS ”LULU” BY BERG AND ”WERTHER” BY JULES MASSENET. WITH THE SAME ORCHESTRA,
I WILL PERFORM A EUROPEAN TOUR. IN THE LONG TERM, I HAVE THE PROJECT TO FOUND OTHER GROUPS WITH CREATIVE-PERFORMING MUSICIANS LIKE ME.”

Christian Elin

MIDDLE,CHRISTIAN ELIN,NICOLAS KRAUZE,FROM RIGHT,JORDAN COSTARD,ANNE-SOPHIE LIBRA,SÉBASTIEN VAN KUIJK,ERIC ZORGNIOTTI,ANDREI MALAKHOV,AYAKO OMOTO,VINCENT DORMIEU,ORIANE CARCY,KAREN JEAUFFREAU,ANGELIQUÉ-ANGY CHARLOPAIN,VIN PHAM,YURI KURODA

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Christian Elin

LEFT,CHRISTIAN ELIN,NICOLAS KRAUZE,ANDREI MALAKHOV,AYAKO OMOTO,VINCENT DORMIEU,ORIANE CARCY, VIN PHAM

 

 



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