Current project: Graphic Novel

Reich & Heinze

Sven Heinze and Luis Reichard show that composing collectively is possible. As Reich & Heinze they create instrumental music that makes use of stylistic devices and timbres of jazz and orchestral polyphony.

Heinze studied jazz composition and arrangement as well as orchestral conducting and combines the crossover of jazz and classical music in his work as arranger and composer already through his training. Reichard contributes his experience with interdisciplinary concert and album productions and, as a studied jazz trumpeter, his expertise as an improviser.

Their first joint project, Graphic Novel, was premiered in Cologne as part of the Mesokosmos concert series in the instrumentation string quintet, flugelhorn and percussion, and subsequently recorded in South Tyrol. The eight pieces show very vividly how Heinze and Reichard have incorporated their respective strengths into the music.

Sven Heinze

Sven Heinze (*1983) is composer, arranger and conductor.

In the past few years, he conducted diverse ensembles in the Euregio Maas-Rhein: Symphony orchestras, chamber, salon and mandolin orchestras, choirs and big bands.

Heinze arranges, orchestrates and composes for orchestras like Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz, the WDR Funkhausorchester or the Wiener Kammersymphonie.

He teaches music theory at jazz and classical departments of the Conservatory of Maastricht (NL).

Apart from that, he plays piano, cello and cajon in jazz and pop bands.

Luis Reichard

Luis Reichard (*1989) is jazz flugelhorn player, pianist, producer and composer. In his projects, he merges church music and jazz as well as classical and electronic music.

With the duo MoveDove, he developed 4 concert programs for church halls which he performed in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

He composes regularly for Deutsche Bischofskonferenz, Erzdiözese Freiburg and Cusanuswerk e.V. Apart from that, he works at the Catholic University Community in Cologne. There, he is engaged with the development of new aesthetics of church music.

In 2013, Reichard founded the label Acoustic motion concepts (AMC), which releases Graphic Novel as its 5th album.