Werner Dafeldecker - double bass, electronics
Polwechsel formed in 1993, an all Austrian quartet of Michael Moser, Werner Dafeldecker,
Burkhard Stangl and trombonist Radu Malfatti. When Malfatti left in 1997, John Butcher joined
them to record Polwechsel 2 and 3, and also Wrapped Islands (with Christian Fennesz as a guest).
In 2004 guitarist Burkhard Stangl left the group and two percussionists joined them, Martin Brandlmayr from Vienna and
Burkhard Beins from Berlin. During a residency at Berlin's Tesla this quintet has recorded
Archives of the North in 2006. After recording another CD with John Tilbury (released in 2009) John Butcher
has decided to leave the group in late 2007. This has turned Polwechsel
into a quartet again. The group works with compositions, improvisation
and the ambiguity of these methods.
Latest CDs: ARCHIVES OF THE NORTH (2006) and FIELD with John Tilbury (2009) are out on HAT HUT
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