Barcode Quartet returns with new recording "Live in Brazil"
By Kato Bookbird
Alison Blunt – violin; Elisabeth Harnik – piano; Annette Giesriegl – vocals; Josef Klammer – drums, electronics. Track 1–3: Recorded at Jazz na Fábrica Festival, São Paulo, August 28th, 2015. Bruno Correa – Technical director/ sound engineer – PA; Leonardo Marques – sound engineer – monitor; Lirinha Morini – roadie. Produced by Jazz na Fábrica Festival / SESC and Barcode Quartet. Recording engineers: Hélio Pisca. Recording assistant: Renan Perobelli. Track 4: Recorded at Quintavant – Audio Rebel, Rio de Janeiro, August 29th, 2015. Alex Chichoski: sound engineer. Pedro Azevedo: PA and recording assistent. Yago Franco: PA. Produced by Bernardo Oliveira, Pedro Azevedo and Barcode Quartet. Thanks to: Austrian Embassy Brazil, Isabella Tomás, Ricarda Kato, Ralf Dick, Kato Bookbird, Bernardo Oliveira, Manoela Wright, Paola Gatto.
Pictures taken by Renan Perobelli during Barcode Quartet's performance at the Jazz na Fábrica Festival.
Truly strong medicine for the tough times present and ahead. — Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery
The foursome’s interplay is intricately balanced, inherently exciting without overt melodrama, often ending in sudden hushes. So imbricated are the improvisations that it can be difficult to distinguish individual instruments. Ranging in mood from quiet ‘chamber jazz’ to extroverted power-rock pulsing, Barcode Quartet realizes an immensely satisfying musical gestalt. — New York Jazz Record