excellent instrumental playing,
This is music full of imagination,
both tender and explosive.
I absolutely LOVED it!"
(British jazz singer & lyricist // ECM recording artist)
28 Oct 2022
About KOSMOS SUITE
every one of us has their own cosmos
their own perspective
their own way of forming relationships
sometimes we need to find our place in the world
sometimes we need to realise that we are not
the centre of the universe
KOSMOS SUITE is a journey through emotional states
KOSMOS SUITE is about darkness and light,
death and life
.. and how we feel when we face the endless void
the night sky
[deutsche Version im Press Kit]
KOSMOS SUITE is a concept album and a live show. It's an original composition for chamber choir and jazz ensemble in suite form, written by Lukas DeRungs, based on writings by contemporary poets. It has been recorded on the 7th and 8th of September 2021 in St. Mark's Church in London, featuring some of the UK's most exciting young improvising artists - such as Karim Saber on guitar, Immy Churchill on vocals and Laurence Wilkins on trumpet.
lyrics and poetry by Kamilah Aisha Moon (USA), Constanze Zacharias (DE), Immy Churchill (UK), Dominique De Groen (BE), Nick Flynn (CAN), Ameen Rihani (USA)
line up: piano, drums, double bass, guitar, trumpet
SATB chamber choir, solo voices, spoken word
duration: 45 min (album version) // 70 min (live version)
Lukas DeRungs is an award-winning pianist and composer, currently living in Mannheim, Germany. Over the past years he has been an active part of the European jazz scene with trio de lucs (Jazzopen Stuttgart 2016, Burghauser Newcomer Jazz Competition 2017, B-Jazz Leuven BE 2018) and his quintet.
In 2016, Lukas won first prize at both the International Jazz Piano Competition Langnau (CH) and the Yamaha Jazz Piano Competition Nuremberg (DE). He has been awarded scholarships from the Art Foundation Baden-Württemberg, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and the Nicky Hopkins Award. In 2021, he graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London with distinction.