A unique combination of modern big band and electronic club music called BIGBANDTRONICS is being released.
On his new album, Bigbandtronics – Prague Edition, American conductor Ed Partyka combines jazz big band with contemporary electronic dance music. In cooperation with the best musicians of the young Czech jazz generation he has picked up the threads of a similarly ambitious 1970s project, Nová syntéza (New Synthesis), in which the Czechoslovak Radio Jazz Orchestra joined forces with the Blue Effect. While that project presented a rock band, the creators of the sound on this new record – the members of the German nu-jazz ensemble, nuBox, Alois Kott and Peter Eisold – are well known in the area of electronic music. The big band playing here is the Czechoslovak Concept Art Orchestra. On the Bigbandtronics – Prague Edition CD they jointly present a series of brand new compositions called Six Movements of Sonification combining electronic dance music with the jazz orchestra sound.