The debut CD of the Bridges Chamber Orchestra

"Identigration", the debut album of the Bridges Chamber Orchestra released in February, has won the German Record Critics' Award in the category "Crossover Productions" and is on the current Top List 2/2021.

In the association "German Record Critics' Award", music critics and journalists from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland have come together to award outstanding music and spoken word productions. In 32 categories, the jury members nominated a total of 272 new releases from the last quarter - and we are pleased to announce that we won the prize in the "Crossover Productions" category. After all, every member of the orchestra crosses over borders during the collaborative development of our music. We are very proud that our diversity, our willingness to experiment, and our pioneering spirit are recognized by this award.

Here's what the Jury is saying:

"Twenty-eight instrumentalists from a variety of cultures make up the »Bridges – Musik verbindet« chamber orchestra. A stroke of luck for the audience that these often migratory paths crossed! Leaving the stylistic isolation did not lead to a potpourri of arbitrariness. Played on the instruments of the respective homeland, folk music, funk, and Frankfurt-basement-jazz, flute choirs, and baroque folia flow together and form a refreshing river that carries you away. The title piece translates the dialectic of identity and integration into a language of sound and rhythm that expands the heart when listening – coherent and full of surprises."

To the website of the German Record Critics' Award


You can order the CD at bestellung@bridgesmusikverbindet.de for 22€ plus shipping. Please include your address for shipping and invoice.

Press comments on the debut CD:

FAZ - "Music knows no borders"

SWR2 - "Music and Migration: Debut Album of the Chamber Orchestra "Bridges" from Frankfurt".