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Tour 2016/17


"Lex and his musicians succeeded in immersing us in another world for the duration of the concert - a world full of love, full of peace, full of heart touch, connection and heart opening.... From the first note pure goosebumps.... an indescribable gift! "

Spherical music and sound space experiences
with Lex van Someren & Band

The artist Lex van Someren manages with his wonderful skills as a singer, stage artist, composer and dancer to take his visitors on a truly heavenly journey. His music touches the heart and soul!

The musicians around the sound artist Lex van Someren master their instruments skillfully in the colorful light of the stage and create an unforgettable sound experience in the most creative way. Johannes Hustedt on the flute surprises almost every song with a different kind of flute or the soprano saxophone. Cellist Vache Bagratuni often provides the singing counterpoint to the melody or the upper voice, while percussionist Nils Tannert impresses on his huge arsenal of percussion and also comes into his own soloistically on the o-daiko and black drum with a lot of physical effort. Frank Steiner, who in addition to keyboard and trumpet playing is also the musical director of the group, lays a carpet of sound constantly shimmering in different colors as a foundation. In 2016, Miriam Ströher joins the group as another timbre. With her voice and her oboe playing, she adds further nuances to the already varied program.

But the healing musical touches of the group around singer Lex van Someren do not stop there. The latter has a vocal range of four octaves. With his deep bass he wraps the listeners in a feel-good sound mantle or leads them with his head voice to undreamt-of mood heights. Together with his soul language - a melodic sequence of syllables - but also with mantra texts in Sanskrit, or with a Hail Mary sung in Latin and German songs with specifically healing texts that get under the skin, he opens up very special sound spaces in which there is also plenty of room for improvisation.

The listeners can find through the music and chants, despite a more than hectic time, an inner peace that just feels good. Already after a few songs this special spark jumps over to the majority of the visitors. You can literally feel the contagious warmth of the heart flowing through the hall and that makes the evening a special celebration.

Through Lex van Someren and his band, the "spherical" music becomes palpable. A music that connects us all, maybe even changes us a bit.

Text: Brigitte Janoschka

The artists 2016 alongside Lex van Someren

Frank Steiner jr. keyboards, trumpet, musical director

As an arranger and co-composer, he has been Lex van Someren's congenial musical partner since 1994 and is thus the "longest-serving" member of the van Someren team. Through his sensitive way of shaping, complementing and arranging Lex' musical ideas, he contributes significantly to the high quality of the productions. His musical influence manifests itself in meanwhile 30 jointly produced albums.

Nils Tannert Percussion, Marimba, O-Daiko Drum

A musician who constantly discovers new things with an alert ear and mind and integrates them into his own concept of percussion, music and movement. Since 2003 he has been a constant accompanist at Lex van Someren's concerts. Besides his sensitive and at the same time virtuosic musical accompaniment, he presents his own spectacular drum solos and improvises out of the moment with Lex and the other artists.
Johannes Hustedt Flöte, Sopransaxophon

With his great musical virtuosity on a wide variety of flutes from all over the world, he is a true asset to the music of Lex & Freunde. In the classical music field, he teaches at the Karlsruhe University of Music and is a much sought-after soloist internationally with symphony orchestras and chamber music at renowned music festivals.

Vache Bagratuni Cello

Since 1995, Vache Bagratuni can be heard on Lex van Someren's CDs and live on their joint concert tours. His extraordinary talent as a cellist is palpable with every stroke. Born and raised in Armenia, he honed his skills first in his homeland and later in Germany at various universities and in various master classes. He has been a member of the Stuttgart State Orchestra since 2000.

Miriam Ströher Gesang, Oboe, Keyboard

besides her training as a classical oboist, she skillfully expresses her creativity in singing and playing the piano. As she says herself, she is in search of peace - inside and outside. Since giving expression to this search on the piano as a child, she has wandered through many musical worlds, developing her own unique musical language.
From 2016 she will enrich the ensemble with Lex.

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