The Polychrome Orchestra was founded in 2011 by Pegelia Gold as part of the world premiere of “Genschelsongs” by the swedish composer Henrik Ajax. The Orchestra performed works by Oxana Omelchuk, Henrik Ajax, Sebastian Dumetrescu, Arne Nordheim, Alban Berg and Gustav Mahler, among others. The musicians move in the interplay between classical and contemporary music, jazz, pop and free improvisation.
The album "Echospheres", released in february 2018, includes songs by singer and composer Pegelia Gold and was released on Unit Records.
Pegelia Gold - voice/composition | Elisabeth Coudoux - cello | Marija Kandic - accordion | Leonhard Huhn - bassclarinet, clarinet, saxophon | Constantin Herzog - bass | Fabian Höhnes - drums, percussion | Daniel Prätzlich - percussion, drum
guests: Henrik Ajax - composition/arrangement | Alexander Wienand - fender rhodes, piano | Fabian Jung - drums | Dierk Peters - vibraphone | Tobias Schirmer - marimba | Dirk Rumig - flute | Juliane Mack - flute
Fall 2022; Polychrome Orchestra´s new project will have its premiere at the Jazzvariations in the Kulturforum Fürth. After a long creative period, we will present the Kindertotenlieder by Gustav Mahler in a new guise. Find out more here.
is a Berlin based singer and composer working between jazz, improvised and contemporary music. Before her stage career Gold lived for a few years as a street musician and sculptor and traveled through Europe. In 2009 she completed her music studies at the HfM Würzburg. pegeliagold.com
studied music in Weimar and Würzburg with Prof. Ivan Koval and Prof. Stefan Hussong with a masterclass diploma. As a soloist and chamber musician she has given concerts in Germany, Italy, Finland, Canada, Romania, Slovenia, Serbia a.o. She dedicates herself to the premiere performance of contemporary music and is involved in various chamber music ensembles. As a soloist Marija also plays multimedia concerts for accordion/electronics/video.marija-kandic.blogspot.com
double bass studies with Detmar Kurig at HfMT Cologne, jazz double bass studies at music academies in Würzburg and Cologne with Rudi Engel and Dieter Manderscheid. Performances with double bass, electric bass and violone in the fields of new music, improvised music/ jazz, including with Bloody Jupiter, Polychrome Orchestra, Bass Masse, Ensemble musikfabrik, Ensemble tra i tempi, Ensemble Garage, Ensemble electronic ID, GroBA, Köln Consort.
started out in the local jazz scene in Berlin until he moved to Cologne in 2006. Studied with Frank Gratkowski at the Cologne University of Music and Dance until 2011 and works as a musician and performer in contemporary contexts. In 2015 he was awarded the Horst-und-Gretl-Will scholarship from the city of Cologne. Cooperations with Sebastian Gramss, Niels Klein, Joscha Oetz, Hayden Chisholm a.o. He won the Tremplin Jazz Avignon Grand Prix 2014. Leonhard gives concerts all over Europe. He is Co-founder of IMPAKT collective Cologne. thisiscar.de
Drummer and composer in various ensembles and internationally active. His focus is on contemporary jazz, improvised music, pop, performance and theater music. Current bands are “InZeit”, “KAVKA”, “Quatre Marteaux”. Wide variety of projects and releases on JazzHausMusik, Unit Records, AO/ NRW gliggrecords, as well as saarland and bavarian broadcast. As a theater musician he performed “The Black Rider” and “Romeo and Juliet” at the Saarland State Theater. Musical director of “Kalif Storch” at the Mainfranken Theater in Würzburg. daniel-praetzlich.de