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HARALD PETERSTORFER
Königskinder

(Eigenverlag, www.haraldpeterstorfer.com )
14 Tracks, 50:58, mit engl. Info

 

 

Königskinder – da vermutet man Märchenhaftes. Und richtig, der österreichische Gitarrist Harald Peterstorfer entführt uns ins Reich von Elfen und Feen. Das gelingt ihm ganz vorzüglich. Kindheitserinnerungen verbinden sich mit einem Gemälde über dem Bett der Großmutter. Aber keine Sorge, das Album ist kitschfrei. Fein gewebte lyrische Kompositionen, die neben folkloristischen Themen aus dem zeitgenössischen Großraum keltischer Kultur immer wieder kleine Überraschungen bereithalten; der durchgehend balladenhafte Duktus, mittlere Tempi und die warme Tongebung sorgen von Anfang für die richtige „Temperatur“. Ganz vorzüglich passt sich die Adaption eines Stückes des norwegischen Saxofonisten Jan Garbarek („The Survivor“) in die völlig homogene Klangwelt des Albums ein. Das auf einer Harfengitarre vorgetragene „Faery Ring“ verzaubert alleine durch den Klang des ausgefallenen Instrumentes. Peterstorfer weiß zu erzählen, wie es eben ein guter Märchenerzähler vermag, und nimmt sich dabei alle Zeit der Welt. Ein ausgereiftes Werk, das nicht durch spieltechnische Mätzchen glänzt, sondern sich ganz auf musikalische Substanz stützt – es schimmert und funkelt und leuchtet in diesem Märchenwald.

FOLKER 6/13 Rolf Beydemüller

     
 

* RIJA´s new CD "SILENT HEART" - OUT NOW *

RIJA - exquisite voice from Finland – combined with finest Austrian musicians - inspired by the north and other selected places of the world. A beautiful collection of magical compositions and arrangements by Harald Peterstorfer.

RIJA nordic voice - die außergewöhnliche Stimme aus dem hohen Norden – mit wunderbaren Musikern aus Österreich - inspiriert vom Norden und anderen besonderen Plätzen dieser Welt. Eine Sammlung von magischen Kompositionen und Arrangements von Harald Peterstorfer.

"…das Herz der Mutter Erde…sich still erinnernd…tanzend…schwelgend in traumvollen Landschaften…wunderbares Sein…mit allem was ist…in weiten, berührenden Momenten von Liebe, Hoffnung und Traum." -

www.rija.at

 
   
     
 

OUT OF BLUE
essential dreams

"A NEW EXPERIENCE IN SILENT MUSIC“

"One of the most original European bands on the jazz scene"
(Originalzitat - Cheltenham/ England)

OUT OF BLUE begann, gegründet von Harald Peterstorfer und Ali Angerer, vor 20 Jahren als Trio ihr Wirken. Mit Essential Dreams kehrt die Band nun nach langer Zeit des Schaffens in größeren bzw. erweiterten Besetzungen zu ihrer kleinsten Form zurück.
Aktuelle Stücke wie „Long way home“ versinnbildlichen diesen Schaffensweg.
Ein Weg, der in der Gegenwart die Band in ihrer konzentrierten Form erscheinen lässt - nicht nur was die Besetzung betrifft. Essential Dreams ist auch und insbesondere eine musikalische Reduktion auf das Wesentliche. Eine rein akustische, geradezu kammermusikalische Instrumentierung bildet Rahmen und Kern dieser Essenz zugleich.

OUT OF BLUE is ready for BOOKING - outofblue@gmx.at

 
   
     
 

HARALD´s new CD "KÖNIGSKINDER" OUT NOW - "Königskinder", recorded late summer 2012 in Dresden. "On my first cd 'Inspirations' the music is mostly improvisational. 'Königskinder' is based on compositions. Both CDs are inspired by special moments." Music from Harald Peterstorfer, but also from Jan Garbarek and Turlough O´´arolan opens the door to another world ...

 

MARIA LINNEMANN writes about KÖNIGSKINDER: "I LOVE YOUR MUSIC HARALD. IT TRANSPORTS ME TO WONDERFUL PLACES."

 

JAMES KLINE about Harald´s new CD KÖNIGSKINDER: "Listen to Harald Peterstorfer's music and be transported through time and space. You'll wake up by a mountain stream, a soft light filtered through the forest, surrounded by mythological creatures, the echos of gentle music carressing your senses"

 

 

 

Some little really nice CD REVIEW about "KÖNIGSKINDER" on the WORLD GREATEST USA HARPGUITAR SITE:

 

 

Some reviews from Austria:

 

 

...the first review about my new CD "KÖNIGSKINDER" - sorry only in German…

fließende stille in akustischer eleganz

(gedanken zum neuen album „königskinder“ von harald peterstorfer)

„königskinder“, so lautet der, an ein märchen erinnernde, titel der neuen
cd von harald peterstorfer und wir haben es hier mit dem zweiten soloalbum
des österr. ausnahmegitarristen zu tun.

spätestens nach dem hörgenuß der ersten drei klangdichtungen des albums
muss ich an joachim ernst berendts letztes buch „kraft aus der stille“ denken.
in dieser schrift findet sich ein gewagter gedanke, der da lautet:
„die ganze schönheit und bedeutung von musik ist darin bergründet, den hörer
in die stille zu führen“

als längjähriger kenner und vor allem „genießer“ von harald peterstorfers
musik ist für mich das neue album vor allem eines: „another hymn of silence“.
musikalische erzählungen aus und reisen in landschaften der stille sind wir vom komponisten gewohnt. doch mit „königskinder“ hat harald peterstorfer
für den hörer „ein kleid aus stille“ der besonderen art gewebt. mehr als in
vorangegangen alben scheint mir hier der raum zwischen den tönen noch
subtiler vermessen, erforscht und mit inspiration erfüllt zu sein. und dies, wie immer, in akustischer eleganz und kontemplativer virtuosität.

eines wird uns nach dem verklingen des neuen albums in nachhaltiger berührung bewusst: das wesen der stille scheint ein fließendes zu sein.
gleich der wanderung entlang eines flußlaufes führt der komponist seine
lauschenden „königskinder“ durch phasen der wandlung einer, eben, „fließenden stille.“

an manchen stellen der partitur vernehmen wir ein geheimnisvolles
murmeln aus den tiefen des klingenden elementes, an anderen stellen wieder verspielte dynamik, stromschnellen oder kaskaden gleich, die aber wiederum nur an einer anderen vertiefung des flusses zu einem schweigen finden, welches zaub´rische hör-räume öffnet und unsere akustische wahrnehmung sublimiert. an jeder stelle aber scheint uns diese „fließende stille“ der königskinder an das wort von meister eckehart zu erinnern:
„wenn du stille würdest, wäre dir geholfen.“

manfred makra
wien, mai 2013

 

 

Harald´s NEWEST WORK for www.momanda.de - "LIEBE" - a hymn for MOMANDA FESTIVAL 2013 - with special guest RIJA

 

 

 

 
     
 

Finland´s singer RIJA´s second CD "SILENT HEART" was recorded in the last 2 years by HP and will also be out 2013.

"RIJA - exquisite voice from Finland – combined with the finest Austrian musicians - inspired by the north and other selected places of the world. A beautiful collection of magical compositions and arrangements by Harald Peterstorfer. The heart of mother earth…still remembering…dancing...in vast magical landscapes...being...with everything that is...beautiful moments of love, hope and dreams."

RIJA is - Aija-Riitta Holopainen - nordic voice, accordion, piano, frame drum & sounds; Harald Peterstorfer - guitars, backing vocals, loops and sounds, composition, arrangement; Ali Angerer - tuba, dulcimer and special sounds; Rainer Deixler - drums and percussion.

 
     
 
 
     
     
     
 

November 2012

MONIKA STADLER´s new CD "AWAY FOR A WHILE" - recorded, mixed and mastered by Harald Peterstorfer IS OUT. Harald also arranged "Wildwood Whispers." Listen to Monika´s wonderful music with Monika Stadler harp and voice and well known musicians like Heinrich von Kalnein sax, Jürgen Spiegel drums Germany, Wayne Darling bass USA, Franz Schmuck percussion, Gerald Endstrasser drums, and Harald Peterstorfer guitar/bass/arrangement Austria.

 
     
 
 
     
     
     
  ALI ANGERER´s new CD "HOAMAT LOUNGE" IS OUT…with Ali Angerer electric dulcimer, cithar composition; Christian Bakanic accordion, synth, cajon; Dietmar Hollinetz double bass, loops & Bernhard Schimpelsberger drs, perc; MIXED & MASTERED by HP  
     
 
 
     
     
     
 

Februar 2012

See MARTINA REDER´s beautiful paintings "Seelenwelten" with Harald´s music

 
     
 
 
     
     
     
 

2011

KIESHA CROWTHER - Little Grandmother talks about 2012…with Harald´s composition "Garden of Love" -from the CD "Sarastus" RIJA

 
     
 
 
     
     
     
 

JOHN DOAN (Emmy-Nominated master of the twenty-string harp guitar) writes about Harald Peterstorfer`s music and his GuitarHarp (the only one existing worldwide) at Youtube:

„Thank you for your beautiful music. The attachment to your instrument adds a great deal to the sound and feel of your reflective music beautiful. I could listen for hours to your music"

 
     
 
 
     
     
     
 

Read what other people say about HP´s CD "INSPIRATIONS"

USAJazzCorner News - Harald Peterstorfer's atmospheric, ethereal guitar playing highlight 'Inspirations'

May 24, 2011 (Wels, Austria)Written by Robert Sutton. Harald Peterstorfer plays his guitar like a chef and dreams are on the menu. Peterstorfer's latest album,Inspirations, is aptly titled as these compositions have a transcendent quality to them, perhaps even spiritual. Each riff of Peterstorfer's acoustic guitar is like a line in a poem; taken collectively, they redefine language and its power.

On "Lights and Waves - Open," Peterstorfer weaves a web of moods; his fingers paint vivid imagery on the guitar strings like a lake's enigmatic reflection. There's no resisting the hypnotic pull of Peterstorfer's command of the guitar. Magical may seem like hyperbole in describing its shimmering beauty but there's no other word that could summarize it with such accuracy.

Guitar instrumentals, when executed properly, have the ability to transport the imagination to a different place and time, and Peterstorfer achieves this consistently on the record. For example, on "From a View," Peterstorfer conjures a portrait of a desert as the sun goes down; there's an underlying darkness to his performance here that suggests the threat of nightfall. The atmospheric, ominous vibe of "From a View" unveils Peterstorfer's stylistic range; it is in contrast to the summer-drenched soundtracks that populate the album. "November" is fitted with a wintry spell; it is lush and starry-eyed.

Peterstorfer likes to experiment with emotions. "Lights and Waves - Questions" is slower, building up gradually before it displays its soothing, ethereal textures. There is a childlike glow to Peterstorfer's playing, suggesting the happiness of youth. On "Brother Found Sister," Peterstorfer's guitar utterly sparkles; there's a warm, affectionate feel to this tune, the kind that one would expect at a family reunion.

Inspirations is track after track of gorgeously embellished and heartfelt guitar work. One can only assume how personal this album is but by digging deep into his psyche Peterstorfer has plugged into sentiments that are truly universal.

Read the whole article: http://www.jazzcorner.com/news/display.php?news=1860

 
     
     
     
 

USA - AllAboutJazz Juny 2011

The art of guitar playing can emanate from a personal touch. For guitarist Harald Peterstorfer, the core of his creativity lies within himself. “I always listen to my inner voice," Peterstorfer revealed. “She tells me what I have to play, how I like to sound. 'Music is what feelings sound like' is on my web page." It's no surprise then that Peterstorfer's latest album, Inspirations, can often sound like the musical score to a dream. From the crystalline beauty of “Lights and Waves—Open" to the nightmarish shades of “From a View," Peterstorfer excels in giving acoustic guitar instrumentals an introspective yet transcendent quality.

Based in Wels, Austria, Peterstorfer's deep-seated connection with the guitar solidified early in his youth; in fact, it wouldn't be a shock if he had exited from the womb with a six-string already in his hand. “I was making music since I could think," Peterstorfer recalled. “At first I was singing everything I heard and touched my heart, then I heard a friend playing guitar and knew that was my way."

Realizing his interest in the instrument, Peterstorfer's mother took him to a guitar shop, and it was love at first strum. “It was the most beautiful day for me," Peterstorfer said. “I looked at the seller as he tuned the guitar. I didn't know that this is called tuning, but I knew I had to know this. I went home, and I did the same as the seller—and it worked. I tuned my guitar from the very first moment, and no one ever showed it to me in detail."

Now with a guitar of his own, a future musician started to evolve. “I began playing without any teacher until I studied guitar in Vienna and Linz. I first played the melodies—many times—of Beatles songs, and then I started playing more notes at the same time without knowing this is called a 'chord.'"

Just about every artist has a humble beginning. For Peterstorfer, it was about teaching himself and letting his Inspirations fuel his imagination.

 
     
     
     
  "HARALD PETERSTORFER´S LAST ALBUM INSPIRATION IS A WONDERFUL TRAVEL IN PEACEFUL LANDSCAPES, INNER DRAWINGS AND ETHEREIAL LIGHTS. ACOUSTIC GUITAR AND HEARTFULL MUSIC. LET´S HAVE A DREAM" – guitariste Philippe Fouquet FRANCE