Christoph Pepe Auer
Christoph Pepe Auer is considered one of the most interesting Austrian jazz musicians. However, the clarinetist, who plays or has played in the Jazz Big Band Graz, the Vienna Art Orchestra or in a duo with Manu Delago, among others, can hardly be titled with the catchword “jazz” alone. For at least 15 years he has been on a journey that leads him to ever new sounds and sound combinations. In doing so, he skillfully wanders between jazz, pop and electronic music, using whatever comes his way, finding, inventing and trying out. This can be a marble game, which he has developed and perfected into a “Pepephon” in years of tinkering. Musical instruments for children that come to new, unexpected glory on stage. Programmed Sounds. Auer’s latest instrument is a contrabass clarinet, which, in addition to his range of woodwind instruments, provides a warm, archaic, deep color on stage, reminiscent of film noir scenes from the 50s.