Sound Pollution Eclectic


S.P.E is a group formed by Karel Eriksson, consisting of some of the most in demand musicians currently living in Graz
The name of the band represents the spirit we are aiming for when playing . The music is pollutive in the sense that it's not always beautiful, sometimes it speaks more when we let "ugly" things happen. The repertoire is mixed up by riff based/free improvised material with through composed songs to give the listener enough structure not to loose the interest, but still free enough to be able to let go of everything and go with the flow if the moment requires that.
Gerhard Ornig - Trumpet:
Versatile, award-winning austrian trumpet player, composer, arranger and music educator. Currently living and working in Graz.
Gerhard studied at “Conservatorium van Amsterdam” (NL) and “Manhatten School of Music”, New York as well as Kunstuniversität Graz in Austria.
He is a regular member in Ed Partyka Jazzorchestra, Vincent Veneman 10, Jazzorchester Steiermark, Void Quintett, Concept Art Orchestra, Ranning Sushi, Sound Pollution Eclectic, Sina Shaari…
In 2015 Gerhard got awarded as the “Best Trumpet Player” as well as the “Best Improvised Jazz Solo” at the Riga Jazz Stage-Competition.
Gerhard has worked with many artists and bands from all over the world including: the NDR Big Band, Zagreb Jazz Orkestar,Latvian Radio Big Band, Miguel Zenon, Jim McNeely, Mike Holober, Gerald Preinfalk, Dick Oatts, Terell Stafford, Erik Truffaz.
Emiliano Sampaio - Guitar:
Guitarist, trombonist, arranger and composer, born in São Paulo in 1984, studied Popular Music in the University from Campinas (Unicamp) where he got a Bachelor and a Master degree.
In 2012 Emiliano moved to Europe to study composition and trombone with Ed Partyka, Michael Abene and Ed Neumeister at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz.
Nowadays he develops his Doctoral studies, with focus on the use of improvisation related to large Jazz Symphonic Orchestra.
In 2013, Emiliano founded the European nonet “Mereneu Project”, which won the “Downbeat” Student Award 2014 in the category Best Small Jazz Combo.
As composer and instrumentalist, Emiliano got the 3rd Prize in the Jazz Comp Graz Composition Contest and many Downbeat Student Awards in the categories “Best Jazz Guitar Player”, “Best Blues/Pop Guitar Player”, “Best Arranger”, “Best Composer for Large Ensemble”
As conductor, arranger and composer, he has worked with the Metropole Orkest (Holland), HR Frankfurt Radio Big Band, the Fete Huppe (Hannover), the Big Band Copenhagen, HRT Croatian Radio Band, the Regensburg University Jazz Orchestra, the Graz Composers Orchestra, Mere Big Band (Sao Paulo), Soundscape (Sao Paulo), Badi Assad, Dominguinhos, the Trombone Quartet of Campinas, Rebecca Sharp and Golden Ground.
Anil Bilgen - Keyboards:
Luis Oliveira - Drums, Vibraphone
Luis Andre is born 1984 in Araraquara, Brazil. In 2009 Luis moved to Sao Paulo for further studies and became soon involved in the local scene. Coletivo Orquestral, Projeto Meretrio, Meretrio, Clube de Bolso, Pig Soul, Fabio Goes, S de Samba, is a few of the bands he was working with…
In 2012 Luis moved to Graz. During this time in Austria, he performed with several groups in many festivals around europe (Austria, Germany, Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary, Italy, Czech Republic, France).
Karel Eriksson -Trombone,leader:
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