partner websites Trio Fleurs Sebastian Bartmann (Komposition)
Contact      duo imPuls Barbara und Sebastian Bartmann info@duoimPuls.eu www.duoimPuls.eu +49 711 365 80 40 Im Hag 10 70327 Stuttgart Germany
News        Concerts, novelties … next Concert: 26.09.     Memmingen Stadthalle, 20 h more  -> 
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CD “minimalBACH”        Preludes from „Well-tempered-piano“ revised by Sebastian Bartmann The new project "minimalBACH" by the piano duo "duo imPuls" is dedicated to the preludes by Johann Sebastian Bach from the first volume of the "Well-Tempered Piano", which are placed in the new, exciting listening context of "minimal music". In Bach's preludes, countless minimalist structures can be found, not least the most characteristic compositional technique of the so-called "continuation" of small musical ideas and motifs into an artistic web. The "minimal music" - with the main representatives Steve Reich, Philipp Glass and Terry Riley - produced a hitherto unknown radical simplicity by doing without a motivic continuation in the way it happened with Bach, instead only the smallest changes were made to motifs and patterns over long distances. Today's influences of digital design possibilities (sound & film) have brought techniques such as slow motion, loops, hard cuts, dissolves, color corrections into the general understanding of image and sound language. The aim of the composer and pianist Sebastian Bartmann is to use the "minimalBACH" project to focus on the musical essence and affects of the individual preludes by J.S. Bach, to extract their radiance and to shed new light on them with the techniques of "minimal music" and the modern techniques mentioned above.
new release  February 2019 at Challenge Records
recordings in the Bauerstudios Ludwigsburg together with sound engineer Piotr Furmanczyk
CD “liquid moods”        Havanna, Paris and New York 2014 also saw the release of her first CD "liquid moods" - a knitting homage to the inspiring world of the bars of Havana, Paris and New York. The nostalgic, eccentric piano cocktails from Sebastian Bartmann's pen tell captivating stories full of melancholy, lightness and beguiling poetry in the emotional hub of the bars. "Piano music with lounge feeling, performed by the duo imPuls, lively, with depth and at the highest musical and technical level. Please top it up!” WDR 3
Awards        Piano duo All Best Performance Awards, Bronze Award, Audience Award at the Dranoff Competition, Miami, 2013. 1st prize at the International Competition for Contemporary Chamber Music, Kraków, 2009. 1st prize at the Concours Valberg, Nice, 2008. 1st prize, Grieg Prize and special prize for contemporary music at the International Edvard Grieg Competition, Oslo, 2007. Composition In summer 2017 Sebastian Bartmann was Grand Prize Award Winner for Filmmusic, awarded by the Oticons Faculty Los Angeles, judged by a jury of 30, including Lalo Schifrin, Bruno Coulais, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, Stephen Warbec and others. Composition Prize of the City of Düsseldorf for "KOAN - Stille Laute" (KOAN - silent noises)
International concerts        on the road and yet at home "duo imPuls" has made guest appearances in numerous European concert halls (Berlin/Konzerthaus, Lisbon/Gulbenkian, Brussels/Palais des Beaux-Arts, Ljubljana/Cankarjev Dom, Krakow/Philharmonie) and has been present on various concert tours in South America and the USA. The pianists made their debut in New York in 2010 at the Merkin Concert Hall. In addition, the artists have appeared on various television and radio productions of the stations ARTE, ZDF, WDR, SWR, Deutschlandfunk as well as foreign stations.
REFERENCES CONCEPT
  Unique features        Ideas and own compositions In addition to the classical-romantic literature, the diverse repertoire of "duo imPuls" also includes his own works. Sebastian Bartmann's award-winning compositions have been performed in many European countries as well as in the USA. As a versatile composer, he is reluctant to commit himself to one style, and thus multifaceted compositions for various formats in the fields of media, film and drama as well as instrumentations for the concert are created. In addition to highly acclaimed piano duo works, he has also written orchestral works, most recently the "symphony of perfect taste" for the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt/Oder, as well as "second hands - ein musikalisches Ausbruchsmärchen" for the 2nd violins of the Munich Philharmonic or "Last Letters - p.s. voices before and beyond" for the Blenheim Singers in Oxford, based on the death sentences of British personalities from history. Furthermore, the duo imPuls stands for extraordinary concert formats and concepts.
on 2 grand pianos together with DJ Brimstone in the Knight Concert Hall in Miami
    Crossing borders        captivating and far away from worn out webs The rousing pianist duo stands for their very own multifaceted handwriting: the subtle artists are open-minded and curious and like to break new ground, far away from the beaten track. They also consciously cross boundaries, because their credo is to perform something original and deeply personal. And the effect is overwhelming: unique interpretations in unmistakable timbres, presented in technical and stylistic brilliance, characterise the style of the likeable artist couple.
signature SOUND
      Fascinating sound images enlivened and inspired The piano duo, which has received many international awards, captivates and inspires worldwide audiences with its unmistakable character. Inspired and inspired by the 88 piano keys, the artists embody the perfection of intimate interaction in a new dimension and at the highest level. Perfectly harmonious and deeply connected, they conjure up fascinating soundscapes on the stages of the world. "... sparkling, with depth and at the highest musical and technical level." WDR 3
Barbara and Sebastian Bartmann Passionate piano playing in intense brilliance - full of depth and strength, full of devotion and emotion - for this stand the pianists Barbara and Sebastian Bartmann of "duo imPuls".
partner websites Trio Fleurs Sebastian Bartmann (Komposition)
Contact      duo imPuls Barbara und Sebastian Bartmann info@duoimPuls.eu www.duoimPuls.eu +49 711 365 80 40 Im Hag 10 70327 Stuttgart Germany
News        Concerts, novelties … next Concert: 26.09.     Memmingen Stadthalle, 20 h more  -> 
AKTUELL
CD “minimalBACH”        Preludes from „Well-tempered-piano“ revised by Sebastian Bartmann The new project "minimalBACH" by the piano duo "duo imPuls" is dedicated to the preludes by Johann Sebastian Bach from the first volume of the "Well- Tempered Piano", which are placed in the new, exciting listening context of "minimal music". In Bach's preludes, countless minimalist structures can be found, not least the most characteristic compositional technique of the so-called "continuation" of small musical ideas and motifs into an artistic web. The "minimal music" - with the main representatives Steve Reich, Philipp Glass and Terry Riley - produced a hitherto unknown radical simplicity by doing without a motivic continuation in the way it happened with Bach, instead only the smallest changes were made to motifs and patterns over long distances. Today's influences of digital design possibilities (sound & film) have brought techniques such as slow motion, loops, hard cuts, dissolves, color corrections into the general understanding of image and sound language. The aim of the composer and pianist Sebastian Bartmann is to use the "minimalBACH" project to focus on the musical essence and affects of the individual preludes by J.S. Bach, to extract their radiance and to shed new light on them with the techniques of "minimal music" and the modern techniques mentioned above.
new release  February 2019 at Challenge Records
recordings in the Bauerstudios Ludwigsburg together with sound engineer Piotr Furmanczyk
CD “liquid moods”        Havanna, Paris and New York 2014 also saw the release of her first CD "liquid moods" - a knitting homage to the inspiring world of the bars of Havana, Paris and New York. The nostalgic, eccentric piano cocktails from Sebastian Bartmann's pen tell captivating stories full of melancholy, lightness and beguiling poetry in the emotional hub of the bars. "Piano music with lounge feeling, performed by the duo imPuls, lively, with depth and at the highest musical and technical level. Please top it up!” WDR 3
Awards        Piano duo All Best Performance Awards, Bronze Award, Audience Award at the Dranoff Competition, Miami, 2013. 1st prize at the International Competition for Contemporary Chamber Music, Kraków, 2009. 1st prize at the Concours Valberg, Nice, 2008. 1st prize, Grieg Prize and special prize for contemporary music at the International Edvard Grieg Competition, Oslo, 2007. Composition In summer 2017 Sebastian Bartmann was Grand Prize Award Winner for Filmmusic, awarded by the Oticons Faculty Los Angeles, judged by a jury of 30, including Lalo Schifrin, Bruno Coulais, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, Stephen Warbec and others. Composition Prize of the City of Düsseldorf for "KOAN - Stille Laute" (KOAN - silent noises)
International concerts        on the road and yet at home "duo imPuls" has made guest appearances in numerous European concert halls (Berlin/Konzerthaus, Lisbon/Gulbenkian, Brussels/Palais des Beaux-Arts, Ljubljana/Cankarjev Dom, Krakow/Philharmonie) and has been present on various concert tours in South America and the USA. The pianists made their debut in New York in 2010 at the Merkin Concert Hall. In addition, the artists have appeared on various television and radio productions of the stations ARTE, ZDF, WDR, SWR, Deutschlandfunk as well as foreign stations.
REFERENCES CONCEPT
  Unique features        Ideas and own compositions In addition to the classical-romantic literature, the diverse repertoire of "duo imPuls" also includes his own works. Sebastian Bartmann's award-winning compositions have been performed in many European countries as well as in the USA. As a versatile composer, he is reluctant to commit himself to one style, and thus multifaceted compositions for various formats in the fields of media, film and drama as well as instrumentations for the concert are created. In addition to highly acclaimed piano duo works, he has also written orchestral works, most recently the "symphony of perfect taste" for the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt/Oder, as well as "second hands - ein musikalisches Ausbruchsmärchen" for the 2nd violins of the Munich Philharmonic or "Last Letters - p.s. voices before and beyond" for the Blenheim Singers in Oxford, based on the death sentences of British personalities from history. Furthermore, the duo imPuls stands for extraordinary concert formats and concepts.
on 2 grand pianos together with DJ Brimstone in the Knight Concert Hall in Miami
    Crossing borders        captivating and far away from worn out webs The rousing pianist duo stands for their very own multifaceted handwriting: the subtle artists are open-minded and curious and like to break new ground, far away from the beaten track. They also consciously cross boundaries, because their credo is to perform something original and deeply personal. And the effect is overwhelming: unique interpretations in unmistakable timbres, presented in technical and stylistic brilliance, characterise the style of the likeable artist couple.
SIGNATURE SOUND
      Fascinating sound images enlivened and inspired The piano duo, which has received many international awards, captivates and inspires worldwide audiences with its unmistakable character. Inspired and inspired by the 88 piano keys, the artists embody the perfection of intimate interaction in a new dimension and at the highest level. Perfectly harmonious and deeply connected, they conjure up fascinating soundscapes on the stages of the world. "... sparkling, with depth and at the highest musical and technical level." WDR 3
Barbara and Sebastian Bartmann Passionate piano playing in intense brilliance - full of depth and strength, full of devotion and emotion - for this stand the pianists Barbara and Sebastian Bartmann of "duo imPuls".
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