In March we recorded some tracks for a new album of the acoustic techno trio ELEKTRO GUZZI. The project is called Elektro Guzzi & Trombones and features the trombone players Hillary Jeffery, Daniel Riegler and myself. The album is likely to be released in autumn 2016. We played a concert at the Artacts Festival, some impressions can be found here.
It´s done... my Christmas CD ("Martin Ptak - Christmas") is out now. I recorded it on my old swedish pianino, a fender rhodes and a harmonium.
Thanks to Cornelia Pesendorfer (she played the recorder on one track), David Mueller (mastering) and Sigrid Pohl (artwork). You can order a copy or download the music here. Seasons greetings!
A short montage of the 80 min. piece "River Tales" written for the festival "Glatt und Verkehrt" in July 2013. (sponsored by Radio Ö1 and the Dept. of Culture of Lower Austria).
On November 30th 2014 I will perform at the festival "Wachau in Echtzeit". I accompany the actor Udo Samel, known for his role as Franz Schubert in the movie "Mit meinen heissen Traenen".
Infos and tickets are available here: http://www.kultur-melk.at/wachau-in-echtzeit/programm.php
We just started recording my new album which will be released later this year.
Thanks to the crew at the wonderful analogue studio Baumgarten.
I just finished a footage of the "River Tales" live recording which was done by the ORF in July at the Gothic church "Minoritenkirche" in Krems.
You can choose between a short and a longer version. Listen to it directly on my site (scroll down...) or here: https://soundcloud.com/martin-ptak
On the 4th of November 2014 you can tune in to a radio broadcast on radio Oe1.The program "Spielräume" with music of Nils Frahm, Nils Okland and myself.The program can also be streamed for 7 days here: (starting on the 4th)
On the 24th of August 2013 I will play a duo concert with the trombonist Alois Eberl at Stift Melk (Gartenpavillon)
We´ll play both music from "Twilight Street" and "River Tales" in duo versions.
The concert starts at 7pm.
Get tickets and infos here: http://www.stiftmelk.at/Pages_melk/veranstaltungen/2011/veranst.html
On the 22th of August 2013 there will be a radio broadcast of the "River Tales" premiere on
"Zeitton" (Radio Ö1) between 11 and 12pm.
The program can also be streamed for 7 days starting on the 22th.
I am happy to announce the premiere of my new program "River Tales" which will be on the 13th of July at the festival "Glatt und Verkehrt" in Krems.The composition for 9 musicians was comissioned by the broadcast station Ö1 and the festival and will be premiered at the Minoritenkirche.
Get more infos and tickets on www.glattundverkehrt.at
Here is a video of the CD release concert at Porgy & Bess Music Club (Vienna).
Many thanks to Albin Janoska (sampling), Alois Eberl, Mark Gaal, Phil Yaeger and Gerald Pöttinger (trombones) for a great performance.
The new album of the Viennese duo "Die Strottern" featuring Martin Eberle on trumpet and me on trombone and harmonium. The CD recieved the "German World Music Prize 2012"
Velvet Elevator "At the movies". The 17piece Viennese film music orchestra plays famous film themes from the 50's, 60's and 70's in lovely arrangements.