Ephemeral Fragments

Ephemeral Fragments is an improvising trio with Florian Walter on tubax, Emily Wittbrodt on cello, and Korhan Erel on electronics. They played their first concert on April 29th, 2019 when Florian asked the other two musicians to play with him at his concert series at Alte Mitte in Essen. Happy with the results of this concert, the three musicians decided to go forward with this line up and played a recording session later in 2019. Despite the onset of the pandemic, they have managed to play two more concerts in 2020. The first one was on the first day of the first lockdown, March 14th, in Essen and the second one in Krefeld on August 15th. Another concert in Duisburg had to be cancelled. From 2021 onwards, the band has been back to playing concerts.

The trio released their debut album “mit gefühl” on Umland Records (vinyl and digital) in 2022. Please follow the link for more info and purchasing -> https://florianwalter.bandcamp.com/album/mit-gef-hl


“…Da braut sich mit atmosphärischer Dichte so Einiges zusammen in hybriden Farbmischungen, feinen Geräuschnuancen und melodischen Restbeständen zwischen Unruhe und Kontemplation, versehen mit einem gehörigen Quantum Melancholie. Am besten spät hören…”

“There is a lot brewing with atmospheric density in hybrid color mixtures, fine sound nuances and melodic remnants between restlessness and contemplation, provided with a proper quantum of melancholy. Best listen at night.”

neue musikzeitung, 5/22

“Die Klangfarben ergänzen einander perfekt, die Statements borden nicht über, im Gegenteil. Die Unaufdringlichkeit und die Reduktion aufs Wesentliche, beides schon etwas aus der Mode gekommen, resultieren auf dieser, im Bürgermeisterhaus Essen Werden aufgenommenen Platte in pointiert gesetzten Duftmarken. Da schnuppert er, der sensible Hund. Mit viel Sorgfalt wird da am Gruppensound gearbeitet und, ja, mit Gefühl…”

“The timbres complement each other perfectly, the statements do not bubble over, quite the contrary. The unobtrusiveness and the reduction to the essential, both already somewhat out of fashion, leave pointedly set scent marks on this record, which was recorded in the old mayor’s house in Essen. There she sniffs, the sensitive dog. The group sound is worked on with a lot of care and, yes, with feeling…”

Freistil #101, May/June 2022

Ephemeral Fragments live at Black Box in Münster (Jan 15, 2023)