Andreas Schaerer – The Big Wig. Live at Lucerne Festival

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Andreas Schaerer, from Berne in Switzerland, is currently one of the most talked-about vocal artists on the international music scene, and with good reason. He was awarded the title of International Vocalist of the Year at the 2015 ECHO Jazz Awards
The festival’s head of Contemporary Projects Mark Sattler asked Schaerer if he might combine a new composition for the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra with a 20-minute appearance by Hildegard Lernt Fliegen. Schaerer didn’t just grab this opportunity, he really ran with it. What he composed was a six-movement orchestral work, with parts for 66 players. He put himself through the hard graft of composing and arranging, then through the intricacies of orchestrating and part-writing, followed by an intensive rehearsal process… as a result of which “The Big Wig” had its public premiere on 5th September 2015 in the magnificent Jean Nouvel-designed Culture and Convention Center in Lucerne.

This work had the audience leaping from its seats. Even the Swiss press, normally known for its sangfroid, turned ecstatic. ”Gigantic!”
// The cultural magazine

“What is so crazy about this piece is how the complexity in the orchestral writing combined with grooves, something more or less unknown in contemporary music!”
//The Neue Luzerner Zeitung