“General Li Kuang was once known as a mighty warrior. When his mother was devoured by a tiger he shot an arrow at a stone that he believed was the tiger. The arrow penetrated the stone all the way up to its feathers. When the General realized that it was only a stone that he had shot at, he was unable to pierce it again. Later he came to came to be known as General Stone Tiger.” (Nichiren Daishonin)
Steintiger was established in September 2012 by two Italians living in Berlin: Giulio Scocchia (trumpet, flugelhorn, electronics) and Luca Fogagnolo (double bass, theremin, guitar, electronics) and is a project based on determination and deep vision. In june 2013 they recorded their first album and Erik Honorè(norwegian musician and producer) joined the band adding his electronic textures and live mixing to the Steintiger sound. Their style is created using soundscapes and rhythms, with emphasis on the past, present and future of music. This could be associated with an idea of nu-experimental-jazz, however it is difficult to give a specific name to a project that moves continuously with space and time. Steintiger performs, improvises and lets the listeners feel free to enter a unique deep musical vision.
The work that you are about to listen to relies on thoughtful construction and complex interactions, which make it one of the most beautiful projects of recent time. While the trumpet suggests passion and warmth, a long journey through the music of the world is narrated by a mix betweenacoustic and electronic sounds, thanks to Luca Fogagnolo and Erik Honorè.Berlin is once again the navel of the world. A place where bundles of thread of multiple colors unravel to weave webs that continuously evolve.
Tokyo, March 10, 2014