Trapeze – Level Crossing

New Album out from Oct 5 2023 :


Sakina Abdou : saxophone
Matthias Müller: trombone
Joke Lanz: turntables
Peter Orins : drums


The Swiss-German-French quartet Trapeze came to life in December 2022 during a residency at Malterie in Lille, accompanied by a series of concerts and encounters as part of the Muzzix & Associés festival, with the support of Impuls Neue Musik.
While the gathering of these 4 improvisers is unprecedented, their musical paths have mostly crossed before. Saxophonist Sakina Abdou and trombonist Matthias Müller can be found in the pianist Eve Risser’s Red Desert Orchestra. Within the Lille collective Muzzix, of which they are both members, the saxophonist also forms the trio Abdou/Dang/Orins with drummer Peter Orins. The latter has also collaborated with Matthias Müller in the Satoko Fujii Berlin Orchestra and shared the stage in 2019 with Joke Lanz in the ephemeral ensemble Butcher’s Cleaver led by Czech trumpeter Petr Vrba.

These four artists share a common heritage of European improvised music and free jazz. They have a passion for sound manipulation, sometimes pushing the boundaries of audibility and seeking to expand the techniques of their instruments. Transforming musical listening and disrupting musical and sonic paradigms, they offer an album here that plays with forms and cultivates ambiguities.


All music by Trapeze.
Recorded on Dec 2 & 3 2022 in Lille and Ronchin (F) by Peter Orins. Mix and CDmaster
by Peter Orins.
Cover photo by Matthias Müller. Inside photo by Philippe Lenglet.
This project received the support of Impuls neue Musik.