October 22, 2002
Based on Hautzinger's solo trumpet recording Gomberg (GROB 211), the notion of musical range is relative. His astonishing range involves few if any notes played in the traditional manner. Over the past three years, this Vienna-based trumpeter has focused exclusively on the instrument's breathy textures, from the feathery to the giddy to the downright gutteral. Hautzinger's style is heavily loaded with noise and sabotages the typical reaction patterns and clichés of free music. Hautzinger growls, broods, mumbles and murmurs until a melody appears on the horizon.