In the summer of 2021 Johannes Moritz will form a new ensemble around his quartet, which has existed for ten years, expanded by Antonia Hausmann on trombone and Volker Heuken on vibraphone & marimba.
The band name Anamorphosis refers to "anamorphosis" - the art of distorted representation (and perception) through a mirror or change of perspective. Johannes Moritz integrates this art into the quartet - on the one hand through powerful sounds, on the other hand through the ever new twists and turns within the interplay of the 6 musicians*.
"All six musicians improvise in open form parts musically-intuitively and with deepest playful trust for each other. The sound of different, colorful woodwind instruments (Sebastian Wehle and Johannes Moritz) meets the incomparable sound of Antonia Hausmann, who has been one of the most sought-after soloists on her instrument for several years. Volker Heuken, together with Robert Lucaciu and Philipp Scholz, forms an extraordinary rhythm section, which steers J. Moritz' new compositions with dedication, precision and above all intensity in the metric tracks." Concert review by Uli Steinmetzger (LVZ 22. 5. 2022)