News posted at 12.01.2017

Simon Frick is going to perform “Solo” at Internationale Kulturbörse Freiburg 2017

Simon Frick is awarded the distinction “50 Köpfe von morgen 2016” by the Vorarlberger Nachrichten.

“Surrounded By Tension” composed by Simon Frick is performed by Klaus Christa and the Bochabela String Orchestra in Switzerland, Austria and Germany

“Gnigler” wins the “BAWAG P.S.K. Next Generation Jazz Award 2015”

The CD “Simon Frick Solo” is available at Amazon iTunes CD Baby

Agenda

24.02.2017 – Wien(A), Radiokulturhaus – Gnigler
15.03.2017 – Bad Gastein(A), Snow Jazz – Simon Frick Solo
18.03.2017 – München(D), Sonorizonte – Uraufführung “Unreality Smog” – Andreas Ticozzi (E-Viola) / Jessica Kuhn (Cello)
25.03.2017 – Ulrichsberg(A), Jazzatelier – Strinquantet
9.4.-16.4.2017 – Schweiz(CH), Tournee – Spring String Quartet
21.04.2017 – Lustenau(A), W*ORT – Peter Madsen’s Seven Sins Ensemble
30.04.2017 – Wien(A), Porgy & Bess – Gnigler
03.05.2017 – Bregenz(A), Aufführung “Unreality Smog” – Andreas Ticozzi (E-Viola) / Jessica Kuhn (Cello)
19.05.2017 – Graz(A), Stockwerk – Gnigler
26.05.2017 – St. Florian(A), Stift – Spring String Quartet & Angelika Kirschlager
28.05.2017 – Zug(CH), Spring String Quartet & Angelika Kirschlager
31.05.2017 – Vöcklabruck(A), Gnigler
04.06.2017 – St. Arbogast(A), Musik in der Pforte – Musikalischer Spaziergang

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Simon Frick

Simon Frick was born in 1983 in Bludenz (A) and studied classical violin under Josef Sabaini and Werner Neugebauer as well as jazz and improvised music under Andreas Schreiber at the “Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität” in Linz. In and beyond his studies he also dealt intensely with other styles like rock, experimental, free and contemporary music. In addition he got lessons from Christoph Cech, Peter Madsen, Peter Herbert, Harry Sokal, Alan Praskin,…

Simon Frick currently acts as a violinist in different styles especially in
experimental jazz, metal, contemporary music and he performs his
various projects at festivals, in concert halls and clubs all over the world.
Tours led him to numerous metropolises namely New York, Santiago de
Chile, Buenos Aires, Moscow, Teheran, Delhi, Istanbul, Shanghai, Vienna, Hamburg and others in the western and the eastern part of Europe.

Simon Frick composes and arranges for his own projects as well as for classical musicians.

Projects

Simon Frick Solo

A violin is more than just a violin! The reigning queen of acoustic nirvana, she mutates into a myriad of soundscapes, at times transforming herself into a percussion instrument, a guitar, a bass, or even a noise generator. Bowed, plucked, or tapped, the many playing possibilities this instrument has to offer make it the ideal centre around which to build a world of sound. A single instrument containing the possibilities of a whole band, that when electrified expands into the realms of metal.

The violin constantly reinvents itself and immitates a wide range of sound, delving into an ever expanding musical constellation. But at the end of the journey it arrives to its original point of departure, its core, its purest form of sound, and that is, the violin itself.

Simon Frick – Violin & Effects

Link: Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana – Solo
Link: Veilchenalkowohl – Solo
Link: In The Name Of God by Dream Theater – Solo

Simon Frick’s Soundscape

The pieces of the CD “Simon Frick Solo” arranged for band with vocals, bass and drums.

Simon Frick – violin & effects
Anna Anderluh – vocals
Felipe Ramos – bass
Nikolaus Dolp – drums

Link: Trailer

Gnigler

Das Band “Gnigler” wins the “BAWAG P.S.K. Next Generation Jazz Award 2015” at Porgy & Bess in Vienna(A).

Jakob Gnigler – Tenorsax
Philipp Harnisch – Altsax
Alex Kranabetter – Trompete
Simon Frick – E-Geige, Effekte
Judith Ferstl – Kontrabass
Niki Dolp – Schlagzeug

Link: jakobgnigler.com/gnigler

Strinquantet

The four string players are improvising freely and with strong energy on acoustic and specially prepared instruments.

Simon Frick – Geige
Judith Reiter – Bratsche
Maria Frodl – Cello
Thomas Stempkowski – Kontrabass

Link: thomas-stemkowski.com/strinquantet

Frick/Helbock Duo

Touring and promoting their CD „Diagonal“ the Frick/Helbock Duo has given concerts at festivals or in jazzclubs in many different metropolises worldwide, namely in New York, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Teheran and of course in Vienna.

David Helbock – Klavier, Elektronik, Perkussion
Simon Frick – Geige, Elektronik

Link: www.frickhelbock.com

Cercle à due – Frick/Helbock Double-duo

The duo “Cercle à duo” and the “Frick/Helbock duo” have merged to one double-duo.

Dieter Glawischnig – Klavier
Andreas Schreiber – Violine
David Helbock – Klavier, Elektronik, Perkussion
Simon Frick – Violine, E-Violine, Effekte

Link: Cercle à due – Trailer
Link: Frick/Helbock Duo – Trailer

Max Brand Ensemble

Simon Frick is violinist of the “Max Brand Ensembles” since october 2012.

Link: www.inoek.at

Collective of Improvising Artists

In addition Simon Frick is playing the electric violin and viola in different ensembles of Peter Madsen’s “Collective of Improvising Artists”.

Link: www.collectiveofimprovisingartists.com

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Media

CD bei Freifeld Tontraeger 21.07.2016

Lineup

Simon Frick – violin
Judith Reiter – viola
Maria Frodl – violoncello
Thomas Stemkowski – contrabass

mehr Infos unter:
www.strinquantet.com

CD bei Boomslang Records 13.12.2014

Simon Frick – Violin & Effects

CD bei Listen Closely 24.04.2014

Lineup

Jakob Gnigler – Tenorsax, Komposition
Philipp Harnisch – Altsax, Komposition
Alex Kranabetter – Trompete, Es-Horn
Jakob Rieder – Tube
Judith Ferstl – Kontrabass
Simon Frick – E-Geige, Effekte
Niki Dolp – Schlagzeug

mehr Infos unter:
www.facebook.com/gnigler7

CD bei Jazzwerkstadt Records 13.12.2013

Lineup

Elliott Sharp – composer, 8-string guitarbass
Daniel Riegler – conduction
Simon Frick – violin
Martina Engel – violin
Julia Purgina – violin
Cornelia Burghardt – violoncello
Bernd Satzinger – double bass
Maria Augustin – piccolo
Clemens Salesny – bass clarinet
Martin Eberle – trumpet
Philip Yaeger – trombone
Peter Rom – guitar
Clemens Wenger – piano electronics
Raphael Meinhardt – mallets, percussion
Leo Riegler – electronics
Wolfgang Kendl – drums, percussion

mehr Infos unter:
www.studiodan.weblog.mur.at

CD bei Playscape Recordings 25.09.2012

Peter Madsen’s Seven Sins Ensemble “Gravity of Love”

Lineup

Peter Madsen – piano
Herbert Walser – trumpet, horns & electronics
Dominik Neunteufel – double bass
Alfred Vogel – drums & percussion
Aleksandra Lartseva – violin
Monika Tarcsay – violin
Simon Frick – viola & electronics
Bianca Riesner – cello

mehr Infos unter: www.collectiveofimprovisingartists.com

CD bei Boomslang Records 13.08.2012

Lineup
Alfred Vogel – drums, percussion & samples
Lucas Dietrich – bass & FX
Simon Frick – e-violin, electronics

mehr Infos unter: www.lenoirmusic.com

CD bei Traumton Records 23.09.2011

Lineup
David Helbock: piano, electronics, percussion
Simon Frick: violin, electronics

mehr Infos unter: www.frickhelbock.com

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Press

„Zusammenfassend kann man sagen, dass Simon Frick ein wirklich starkes Album gelungen ist, eines, das sich dem Rock der harten Prägung einmal aus einer anderen Richtung annähert und wegen der überaus ideenreichen musikalischen Umsetzung sein Pulver erfreulicherweise auch nach vielen Durchläufen noch nicht verschossen hat.”
(Mica 26.01.2015, Michael Ternai)

“Hearing Simon Frick takes you places you’ve never been. Violin plus so much more here. A terrific adventure!”
(Amazon March 15, Grady Harp)

“Simon Frick is a wild, untameable artist, enterprising like no one else…”
(Jazz da Gama April 20, 2015, Raul da Gama)

“It is a real ear-opener! Maybe even an era-opener! You will undeniably get something out of this music wherever you come from. He is an artist, truly, an innovator, and a creative force that needs to be heard.”
(Gapplegate Music April 27, 2015, Grego Edwards)

“Simon Frick is certainly expanding the boundaries of what is possible with the violin and when he speaks about the limitless potential of this musical instrument, his music really confirms his words.”
(Koktebel Jazz 08.05.2015)

„Schön, dass es nun neben Nigel Kennedy einen weiteren experimentierwilligen Musiker aus der Welt der E-Musik gibt.”
(Musik an sich 19.05.2015, Wolfgang Giese)

„Nirvanas „Smells Like Teen Spirit“ hat man so noch nicht gehört. (…) In seinen Interpretationen spielt er mit sich selbst, packt Rhythmen unter sein ruppiges Losgehen, zupft, streicht, rast und bremst, schlägt und dribbelt sanft, auf dass man staunt, was auf diese Weise alles möglich wird.“
(Leipziger Volkszeitung 06.06.2015, Uste)

„…he is using everything he has (literally at hand) to take you on journeys that this vehicle is not normally known for. The tires wear well!“
(Jazz Weekly 18.06.2015, George W. Harris)

„Das Album reicht von druckvollem bis zum minimalistischen Sound, wirkt experimentell und ist zugleich mit mitreißenden Melodien gespickt.
Ein Ein-Mann-Projekt, das überrascht und überzeugt!“
(Hörspiegel 01.07.2015, Michael Brinkschulte)

„He seemed intent upon proving the violin is capable of things few had ever envisioned. And he succeeds.“
(Doobeedoobeedoo 18.07.2015, Dawoud Kringle)

Reviews

Link: mica
Link: jazzdagama
Link: kulturzeitschrift
Link: gapplegatemusic
Link: oberösterreichische nachrichten
Link: jazzquad
Link: koktebel-jazz
Link: midwestrecord
Link: gondola
Link: musikansich
Link: musiczoom
Link: jazzweekly
Link: hörspiegel
Link: doobeedoobeedoo
Link: ajazznoise
Link: audiophile audition
Link: sandy brown jazz
Link: O’s Place Jazz Magazine

Portraits

Link: der standard
Link: vorarlberger nachrichten

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