Lisa Hofmaninger - Saxophone :: Bass Clarinet

Projects

Duo hofmaninger/schwarz

Hofmaninger/Schwarz

The musicians are united by an intensive willingness to experiment with sounds and unconventional role allocation.
The saxophone, a well-known lead instrument for melodies turns to be used as a means of providing rhythm whereas the drums do no longer carry their usual function but interprete the song in smoothe waves of melodies. Suddenly the pure African singing of the log drum which, accompanied by the bass clarinet, merges into spheric improvisation. The initial material for the musical harmony is made up of original compositions, impressions and stories, always in accordance with acoustics and atmosphere of the location. Diverse possibilities of the position of the band are tested and included in the overall performance. The core quality of the ensemble is certainly the determined love of experimenting with sound by challenging the certain functions of the instruments used.
This will inevitably put a spell on all the listeners.

Lineup

Lisa Hofmaninger – bass clarinet, soprano saxophone
Judith Schwarz – extended drumset

www.hofmaninger-schwarz.com




First Gig Never Happened

First Gig Never Happened

Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus - two of the greatest and at the same time most complicated personalities of jazz. The first program of the band, whose first apparently gig never happened, takes up the "compositional aspects of the old masters and transforms them with new arrangements into their own musical language". The trio with bass clarinet or soprano saxophone, Hammond-organ, Fender Rhodes or piano, drums, may see the icons as pathfinders, but never lets them get in the way. Rather, their inspiration, their "spirit", "energy, passion and pleasure", as the band itself calls it, paves the way for new ideas and improvisations.
“They count on Mingus without bass and Monk without hat”.

Lineup

Lisa Hofmaninger – bass clarinet, soprano saxophone
Alexander Fitzthum – hammond, rhodes, piano
Judith Schwarz – extended drumset

www.firstgigneverhappened.com

First Gig Never Happened

Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus - two of the greatest and at the same time most complicated personalities of jazz. The first program of the band, whose first apparently gig never happened, takes up the "compositional aspects of the old masters and transforms them with new arrangements into their own musical language". The trio with bass clarinet or soprano saxophone, Hammond-organ, Fender Rhodes or piano, drums, may see the icons as pathfinders, but never lets them get in the way. Rather, their inspiration, their "spirit", "energy, passion and pleasure", as the band itself calls it, paves the way for new ideas and improvisations.
“They count on Mingus without bass and Monk without hat”.

Lineup

Lisa Hofmaninger – bass clarinet, soprano saxophone
Alexander Fitzthum – hammond, rhodes, piano
Judith Schwarz – extended drumset

www.firstgigneverhappened.com




chuffDRONE

Chuffdrone

„The musicians of chuffDRONE aren’t really fans of the idea of following musical dogmas. They don’t feel bound to the traditional rules of jazz, preferring instead to set their own musical accents. The reckless improvisations, unconventional solos, varied arrangements, groovy rhythms are all playfully brought together and woven into a brand new whole.
A sound of jazz combined with elements from other styles but avoids being over thought or unnecessarily complex while still being musically challenging.“
(music austria)

Lineup

Robert Schröck – alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, clarinet
Lisa Hofmaninger – soprano saxophone, bass clarinet
Jul Dillier – piano
Judith Ferstl – double bass
Judith Schwarz – drums

www.chuffdrone.com




Little Rosies Kindergarten

Little Rosies Kindergarten

Crazy thirteen piece vienna-based impro collective.

Lineup

Anna Anderluh, Anna Widauer – voice
Florian Sighartner, Matteo Haitzmann – violin
Clemens Sainitzer – cello
Johannes Bankl – trumpet
Lisa Hofmaninger – soprano saxophone, bass clarinet
Werner Zangerle – tenor saxophone
Robert Schröck – alto saxophone
Lukas Leitner – piano, synthesizers
Helmuth Mühlbacher – e-guitar
Philipp Kienberger – e-bass
Judith Schwarz – drums

www.little-rosies-kindergarten.com




Pannonica Project

Pannonica Project

Porgy & Bess stageband 2017/18 led by double bass player and composer Gina Schwarz featuring Ingrid Jensen, Sylvie Courvoisier, Julia Hülsmann, Camila Meza, Angelika Niescier, Marilyn Mazur and Karin Hammar.

Lineup

Lorenz Raab – trumpet, flugelhorn
Lisa Hofmaninger – soprano saxophone, bass clarinet
Alois Eberl – trombone
Florian Sighartner – violin
Clemens Sainitzer – cello
Philipp Nykrin – piano, rhodes
Primus Sitter – guitar
Judith Schwarz – drums
Gina Schwarz – bass, composition, leader

www.ginaschwarz.com/stageband




Orjazztra Vienna


Orjazztra Vienna

Lineup

Lisa Hofmaninger, Gerald Preinfalk, Astrid Wiesinger, Ilse Riedler, Robert Unterköfler,Florian Bauer – saxophones, clarinets
Gerhard Ornig, Lorenz Raab, Dominik Fuss – trumpet, flgh
Alois Eberl, Daniel Holzleitner – trombone
Tobias Ennemoser – tuba
Philipp Nykrin – piano
Judith Ferstl, Beate Wiesinger – bass
Judith Schwarz, Marton Juhasz – drums
Christian Muthspiel – compositions, leader

www.christianmuthspiel.com/orjazztra-vienna




Chess Knock

Chess Knock

”Chess Knock“ is a rave party. Or a jazz trio. It depends on how you look at it.
Analog synthesizers, prepared drum set and bass clarinet, all of them heavily amplified and grooving. The three jazz musicians have obviously stolen elements of techno, drum’n’bass and hip-hop and reassembled them into their own musical Frankenstein.
This music might make you dance in ways you have never done it before.

Lineup

Lisa Hofmaninger – reeds
Lukas Leitner – keys
Sergey Balashov – drums




Klangzeug Orchester

Klangzeug Orchester

The vienna-based quartet „Klangzeug Orchester“ was founded in 2013 in a jazz university's basement. Starting as an acoustic band playing contemporary jazz they soon enriched their compositions with electronical sounds and extended techniques.
The music - written by all four band members - shows a great stilistic diversity and is at the same time always focussing on a homogenous band sound.

Lineup

Lisa Hofmaninger – soprano saxophone, bass clarinet
Lukas Leitner – piano, keyboard
Judith Ferstl – double bass
Sebastian Simsa – drums

www.klangzeugorchester.com




ClassJazzClub

ClassJazzClub

Bass clarinet meets vocals/flute, soprano saxophone and keys – a bold lineup – amusing, painless and brutal.
Under the motto “Worldmusi’ Project” the Tyrolean – Upper Austrian quartet venture out into the world and presents Klezmer Music, Chanson, Brazilian Choro through to Contemporary Jazz. Furthermore, their original compositions possess a fresh unique sound, that would appeal to a wide ranging audience.
Their sound is full of exotic flavours… guaranteed to satisfy your musical taste buds!

Lineup

Cornelia Fiechtl – voice, flute
Lisa Hofmaninger – soprano saxophone, bass clarinet
Swana Schraml – clarinet, bass clarinet
Petra Schmidinger – piano, accordion

www.classjazzclub.com




Duo T42

Duo T42

Lineup

Lisa Hofmaninger - bass clarinet, soprano saxophone
Alexander Fitzthum - piano, rhodes