Hila Hutmacher Sextet
‘skylark’ is a jazz sextet album by Hila Hutmacher presenting a collection of jazz standards from different eras in jazz written and played by her favorite figures such as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzerald, Sarah Vaughn, Betty Carter, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Monk, Benny Golson, Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, and others.
The album is consists of voice, tenor sax, trumpet, piano/guitar, drums, and double bass.
In this album, the tunes are arranged traditionally, yet not fully, the voice is presented as a free independent instrument that can sometimes function in one line with the horns, and sometimes as a distinguished line that carries the melody and lyrics.
The album is planned to be out this summer! stay tuned!
'Strangers In My Dreams'
Hila Hutmacher Band
‘Strangers In My Dreams’ is the Debut album of Hila Hutmacher with her current band consisting of Massimo Imperatore on guitar, Nino Baleyte on drums, Elena Pisano on piano, and Max Esquivel on electric Bass.
The band is based in Amsterdam and gathers four different nationalities: Italy, Costa Rica, France, and Israel, all meet together to have fun and to play their hearts out.
"In this album, I present compositions that I wrote in the past two years of my stay in Amsterdam, dealing around the themes of love, anxiety, freedom, and hope. In the making of this album, we like to explore different cultural influences that come together into one blend of modern lyrical vocal music. In my music, I desire to create a bridge between different worlds and people through sound and time.
The album is planned to be out in summer 2021! stay tuned!
Sounds from the DaemonEater
Susanna Brenner and Hila Hutmacher
As our eyes follow the lines, our minds are invited to travel and get lost in the experience. Like antennas, the painted wires and threads are reaching out, asking for creating new networks between us.
Sounds from the DaemonEater is an interdisciplinary audiovisual installation consisting of video, moving objects made of wire and thread, and a live vocal improvisation.
Susanna and Hila meet at “Sounds from the DaemonEater” to explore together the invisible space between anxiety and the 'here and now'.
Sounds from the DaemonEater is an interdisciplinary audiovisual installation consisting of video, kinetic wire sculptures, and a live-looper vocal improvisation. The installation is performed live and ideally takes 3-4 days.
In the installation, Hila and Susanna bring three different agents together to question the boundaries of anxiety within the space of the here and now. The installation invites the audience to lie down underneath the objects while going through an audiovisual journey to the unknown.
“For me, lying under the “DaemonEater” installation of Susanna was a transformative experience. The three-layer video installation passed through the wire sculptures and formed a wordless story of a profound sensorial experience. It was very inspiring for me, I felt I could actually hear the visual movement in my head, thinking how would it be like to actually vocalize on it in real-time” (Hila Hutmacher)
“When Hila came to the exhibition space the next day, she gave a musical interpretation of all the different textures of my work which opened a new door to the DaemonEater universe for myself. It was mystical. Hila's voice and the whole installation got entangled in a very inspiring way, it was as if she was reading the work in another language.” (Susanna Brenner)
This collaboration brings together their shared motivation in exploring the space between anxiety and the present moment through their different artistic approaches.