Andreas Dombert (*1979) plays his guitar like a painter of acoustic colours and a poet of sounds. With his compositions of Minimal Music he enters unknown territory and elicits sounds from his guitar undreamt of so far, drawing on a musical depth which captures the audience and immediately touches them. Musical processes which change extremely slowly bring the listeners an unprecedented feeling: an “overabundance” of time. What a blessing in an increasingly hectic world!

Andreas Dombert learned to play the classical piano, studied jazz guitar at “Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg” and performed alongside jazz legends such as Pat Martino, Larry Coryell or Ulf Wakenius. He has been awarded a number of cultural prizes and was nominated for the ECHO JAZZ PRIZE by the German Phono Academy in 2017. For several years he has been studying musicology and philosophy at Regensburg University. In the course of his studies he became acquainted with the fascinating sound universe of Minimal Music – and he loves it. Dombert is particularly interested in the pulsating and mesmerizing effect of this music style from around 1960, created by the permanent repetition of smallest musical motifs. Thus tones and sounds permeate the space as if they were floating.

Besides character-defining Minimal compositions like “Piano Phase” by Steve Reich, Andreas Dombert presents his own compositions and his unique artistic investigation into Minimal Music. By reducing to the musical essentials he celebrates the power of repetition, influencing it with his broad experience in classical music, pop and jazz. This special concert is highly recommended for anyone who likes to discover music as well as for lovers of Minimal Music.