FRANZ VON CHOSSY TRIO
Franz von Chossy – piano
Clemens van der Feen – bass
Kristijan Krajnčan – drums
“There are few composers who play so cleverly with sounds and are able to use the qualities of the instrumentalists, including themselves, so well. More than ever, Franz’s classical background, as well as many encounters with various musical cultures, reinforces the great effect of his music.
Drummer Kristijan Krajnčan, who also provided the cello overdubs, is a master in playing with and around the beat. He senses perfectly when the music requires volume or subtlety. For more than a decade, Clemens van der Feen has been the most agile bass player in The Netherlands, profiling himself in diverse worlds, simultaneously playing intuitively and beautifully.
And Franz von Chossy has distinguished himself with his crystal clear sounds. Within both the virtuoso solos and the tiny played motifs, you can discern all of his intention. In the repeating themes, the effective unison playing with the bass, and the lamentable Balkan rhythms, you imagine yourself with your eyes closed in a movie theater.”
– text by Tim Spranger, Dutch journalist