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Naxos Distributes Carpe Diem

July 13, 2010

Carpe Diem was founded in 2008 by the balance engineers Jonas Niederstadt and Johannes Wallbrecher. Among the artists who recorded with Carpe Diem you’ll find renowned stars, like Michel Godard, Hille Perl and William Dongois, but also many young talents. Carpe Diem strives to create a space for living art, music that comes into being between the worlds of composed work and free improvisation, between precious and artful music and mercurial instinct, between the old traditions and the musician’s spontaneous and intuitive feeling. Carpe Diem searches the borderlands, the unexplored places in the landscape of our musical experience, seeking the magic that inhabits the sound and connects people in time and space.

Carpe Diem records in old churches, monasteries and historic concert halls that offer ideal conditions for the instruments played and the recorded sound—sound and atmosphere become an integral part of the music.

Just like the sound, the graphic design of the records aims at reflecting the idea of the music. For most records a photographer is present to capture the intimate creational processes in images.

Carpe Diem’s aim is to convey and pass on the music in all its beauty, power and reality to people, to let them take part in the experience of the atmospheric moments in which wonderful recordings come to be.

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