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Liquid Land

by www.simonberz.ch

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    includes the documentary by Michelle Ettlin and record by Simon Berz, cardboard package handprinted.

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911 Louisa 03:49
St. Roch 04:15
Moss 04:24
St. Claude 02:47
Bartholomew 03:26
Desire 02:00
Piety 01:48
Dragon's Den 02:19
Marais 03:41
Royal 02:15
Come Back 03:46


In the fall of 2010, filmmaker Michelle Ettlin joined Swiss musician Simon Berz and Dutch artist Kaspar Koenig came to New Orleans for an art project: building instruments from trash and inviting local musicians to improvise with them. The film Liquid Land uses these concerts, interviews with the musicians and scenes of New Orleans street life, rituals and celebrations to explore the confluence of creative music, the creative process and the creative energy that draws these musicians and keeps them in New Orleans in the wake of disaster.

After the experience of the 10x10=>11-project in New Orleans, documented in the film Liquid Land, Simon Berz wanted to continue the collaboration with the musicians that had been involved, wanting to capture some of the energy, joy, passion, integrity and madness, but also the social role of the music in New Orleans. Berz invited the musicians to the local Wunder studios to improvise and explore different sounds. He then went to on to combine these improvisations with field recordings and spoken words to create a cinematic audio experience which will be released on CD along with the DVD of the documentary.


released October 20, 2012

produced by Simon Berz
recorded by Thomas Wunder at Wunder Studios New Orleans,
October 2011
mixed by Willy Strehler

simon berz (drums, diy instruments, electronics)
featuring Moose Jackson (spoken word), Aurora Nealand (sax, accordeon), Bhob Rainey (sax), Helen Gillet (cello), Dave Easley (pedal steel guitar), Justin Peake (drums, percussion), Jeff Albert (trombone), James Singleton (double bass), Dan Oestreicher (sax), Martin Krusche (sax), Brad Walker (sax, electronics)


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Simon Berz Zurich, Switzerland

Simon Berz, drummer and distorter, widely travelled between the raw and the transcendent, between the heartbeats of unbiased punk and the meditations of avantgarde jazz, between New Orleans and the Far East.

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