New Release: Cycles
The new EP Cycles is a melting pot of different genres such as Electronic music, Ambience, Krautrock and even has some orchestral modern classical parts in it. The main focus is yet on synthesizers, creating a fascinating journey of 80's synth nostalgia, alien drum beats and industrial atmospheres.
Ruining My Brain by ÄTNA x NDR Bigband | Arrangement by Falkenberg
See Zacharias conducting his arrangement of Ruining My Brain by ÄTNA with the NDR Bigband live from the Elbphilharmonie. Sold out concert during the Reeperbahnfestival! Great audience, great music, awesome video in an awesome location.
EL GORO BY THEM CAGED DOGS
EL GORO- performed by Them Caged Dogs (fromerly known as The Chronometer's Orchestra)- is a 2017 composition originally written on a FM-synthesizer. First premiered in the 2019 The Chronometer's Orchestra feat Matangi tour it got re-arranged and re-written a couple of times. This is the result. Music straight from the Covid-19 lockdown.
HENRIK SCHWARZ & ALMA QUARTET SOLD OUT AT ELBPHILHARMONIE
Plunderphonia by Henrik Schwarz includes string quartets from all eras of music history. Fused together, superimposed and added with electronics, a completely new piece of music has been created. Included compositions by Wolfgang Rihm, Henrik Schwarz & Zacharias S. Falkenberg. Arrangements by Henrik Schwarz & Zacharias S. Falkenberg.
Grammy Award winner Jules Buckley about Falkenberg:
„Zacharias (...) is a curious composer and arranger that thinks outside the box. He also reveals a strong sense for different musical styles through a repertoire where composed music is easily integrated with improvised music. (…) [We are] positively surprised by the distinct and genuine structure of [Zacharias’] compositions. In his work for bigger ensembles he plays with surprising combinations of instruments and his works show undeniable expertise without being too academical. Besides the high level of craftsmanship Zacharias also exposes a broad and very formative conceptual range of sounds.“
Composer, conductor, enfant terrible! Zacharias S. Falkenberg is not only a versatile composer covering genres such as classical music, Jazz, Rock, Pop, Avantgarde and Punk, which he combines with great audacity, but is also a fierce bandleader and orchestral conductor doing things against the grain. He is quoted as an „undeniable expert“ with a „high level of craftsmanship“ by Grammy- Award winning conductor Jules Buckley and „unconventional“, „exciting“ and „brilliantly successful in a field where a lot of other composers failed“ by various press.
As a composer & conductor he stood on stages like the Elbphilharmonie, Tivoli/Vredenburg, Gaudeamus Festival NL, LantarenVenster, XJAZZ and Reeperbahnfestival. In recent times he is known for his collaboration as conductor and artistic direction for ÄTNA feat. NDR Bigband, also working with Henrik Schwarz for the projects Plunderphonia, CCMYK and Duo II with Bugge Wesseltoft. Together with Soundwalk Collective he co-wrote the soundtrack for academy-award winning director Laura Poitras' movie All the beauty and the bloodshed. Other projects include his artrock band Them Caged Dogs.