DIE WILDE JAGD


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Die Wilde Jagd is the music project of producer and songwriter Sebastian Lee Philipp. Channeling minimalist, tenebrous intensity, Die Wilde Jagd's music weaves a dense and atmospheric web of drama, romance, ecstasy and melancholy. The band has released three studio albums and several EPs, followed by numerous international tours and concerts.

Founded in 2015 in continuation of Sebastian Lee Philipp and Ralf Beck's duo Der Räuber und der Prinz, Die Wilde Jagd soon developed into Philipp's solo venture, maintaining close ties with Beck and his Uhrwald Orange studio, where the following albums were recorded and mixed.

Earning noticeable success with the eponymous debut album, Die Wilde Jagds breakthrough came with the release of 2018's "Uhrwald Orange". Its mix of psychedelic minimalism and German lyrics enthralled audiences and critics alike – the single "2000 Elefanten" receiving widespread radio and DJ support.

After two years of extensive touring in over 20 countries, the third album "Haut" was released in 2020, its single "Himmelfahrten" becoming another radio favorite. Philipp soon after composed the commission piece "Atem" for Roadburn Festival, which premiered in Tilburg on April 16th 2021.

The Die Wilde Jagd Live show features Sebastian Lee Philipp on guitar, electronics and voice, Ran Levari on drums and percussion, and Lih Qun Wong on cello and vocals.


ATEM (Jan 14, 2022)

Die Wilde Jagd is the music project of producer and songwriter Sebastian Lee Philipp. Channelling minimalist, tenebrous intensity, Die Wilde Jagd's music weaves a dense and atmospheric web of drama, romance, ecstasy and melancholy. After three studio albums, several EPs and numerous international tours and concerts, the band now releases the recording of ATEM - a composition commissioned by Roadburn Festival, premiered in April 2021 in Tilburg, Netherlands. ATEM comes as a strictly limited 12" vinyl in an edition of only 500 copies.

Written for wooden organ pipes, cello, percussion and electronics.

A composition commissioned by Roadburn Festival.
Performed by Sebastian Lee Philipp, Lih Qun Wong and Ran Levari.

Berlin based artist Sebastian Lee Philipp releases with his project Die Wilde Jagd a new work: "ATEM", a Live recording of his composition commissioned by the 2021 edition of Roadburn Festival, performed in Tilburg in the Netherlands on April 16th 2021.

An audacious 45-minute trip into the depths of evolution, organism and metabolism, this piece is an exploration of the mechanism and science of breathing and its essential role in life.

Philipp himself plays synthesizers and an instrument developed specifically for the performance: a wooden organ pipe construction operated with an air compressor. The composer is joined on stage by collaborators Lih Qun Wong on cello and voice, as well as Ran Levari (who has played drums in Die Wilde Jagd since 2017) on percussion.

Speaking of his composition, Philipp says:

"As human evolution enters new realms of reality, I find myself drawn to explore the basic essences of life: the things we are made of, that we take for granted and are, yet, still full of mystery. The parallels between breath and music are undeniable: pace, rhythm, volume and dynamic fluctuations influence us deeply. Breath is the elixir of life and the fuel for one of the most primitive vibrations: the human voice."

The themes of creation and spirit within the composition are skillfully enhanced by Turkish Visual Artist Mürsel Güven.


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