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Farbenfroh are colorful counterpoints, with avantgarde sounds, cabaret and improvisation. Each composition contains a unique journey - written and arranged for strings, reeds and voice with effects.

The band was formed by vocalist Helene Matthia in 2017 and is now focusing on more improvisational freedom and freshly written material. You hear influences from artists such as Kurt Weill, Björk and Tin Hat Trio.

The line up is based on a constantly changing collective of strong improvisers. Most recently she has performed with:


Koen Boeijinga on alto- and soprano saxophone, Ziv Taubenfeld on bass clarinet, Ada Rave on bass clarinet, Pau Sola on cello and Aaron Lumley on double bass (among others).


The new material has been presented at the ZomerJazzFietsTour in August 2022 and during their autumn tour in October 2022.

In May 2023 Helene was invited to the next edition of "Schnittpunkte der Musik" Festival in Austria, where she performed her repertoire with local musicians from the Austrian music scene: with Katja Finsel on cello, Andreas Waelti on double bass and Siegmar Brecher on bass clarinet.


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