Simon Berz, Kondo Toshinori, Bill Laswell - Breath versus Beats


In 2017, Simon Berz recorded at Mariny Studios in New Orleans. Japanese trumpet master Toshinori Kondo heard the recordings and immediately began playing various trumpet tracks over the tracks. The result was spectacular – a deep musical affinity was evident.

What deeply connected Simon Berz and Toshinori Kondo was the fact that both musicians, without knowing each other, often played concerts in nature. Playing electrified trumpet or drums, or stones in the landscape more