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Powerflute (Sandro Friedrich)

Sandro Friedrich – studio musician for ethnic wind instruments

Sandro Friedrich is a studio musician who plays over 200 different flutes and other wind instruments from all over the world (duduk, fujara, didgeridoo, low whistle, tin whistle, bass flute, traverse flute, soprano sax, jews harp, bag pipes, etc.).

Sandro offers very special ethnic wind instrument sounds, improvisations or entire compositions for CD- or film music productions. He works primarily over the internet. Many styles are possible, from film music to world music, techno, rock and pop.

Bio

As a studio musician Sandro has recorded with musicians such as Andreas Vollenweider and Tina Turner. He has recorded for numerous international films and CDs with composers including Howard Shore, Shigeru Umebayashi, Steve McLaughlin and many others.

Sandro started his education with Baroque music. For over 30 years he has been working with instruments and music of many cultures. His skills have grown to include an astonishing spectrum of over 200 different wind instruments. His musical styles vary from film music and world music to rock, folk and pop.

He also plays live in various bands and combinations, including Andreas Vollenweider’s 2011 band and Eberhard Schoener’s “Walpurgiszauber” ensemble. He has performed as an orchestral soloist for presentations of film music, including an international debut performance of Howard Shore’s “Lord of the Rings Symphony” with the 21st Century Orchestra under the direct ion of Ludwig Wicki and performances of the music of Shigeru Umebayashi under the direction of Dirk Brossé at various international film festivals.

As musician and composer his strength lies in the originality and passion of his melodic lines, the power of his rhythmic grooves and his ability to competently and flexibly support diverse musical atmospheres. His technical knowledge also enables recording jobs via internet in addition to traditional studio work.

References

Selected References from a total of over 100 productions:

Please refer to IMDb for further references.

Video: Powerflute Intro

Sandro Friedrich is a member of

SUISA (Swiss Society for the Rights of Authors of Musical Works), Swissperform and SIG (Swiss Societies for Interpreters' Rights ), UFMC (Union of Film Music Composers Switzerland) and FFACE (Federation of Film and Audiovisual Composers of Europe).

If you would like to know more, you will find over 80 sound examples, references, photos, video clips and a complete instrument list on www.powerflute.ch.

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