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Erik Rothenstein & Ansambel SO36: BLACK SWAN

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Before 03:32
During 03:19
Unforgetable 08:06
Black Swan 09:58
LY 08:12


Nassir Nicholas Thaleb wrote a book Black Swan. Ansambel SO36 took this as a basis for this album which reacts to our new situation, world crises and madness around it.

A big thanks to Lucia Papanetzová, Egon Krak, Michal Stahl and Vlado Šarišský for their beautifull compositions.

Michal Stahl: XIX: 1st Part: Before, 2nd Part: During
Egon Krak: Unforgetable
Vladislav Šarišský: Black Swan
Lucia Papanetzová: LY

The Black Swan is named after a classic error of induction wherein an observer assumes that because all the swans he’s seen are white, all swans must be white.

Taleb’s thesis, however, is that Black Swans, by their very nature, are always unpredictable—they are the “unknown unknowns” for which even our most comprehensive models can’t account. The fall of the Berlin Wall, the 1987 stock market crash, the creation of the Internet, 9/11, the 2008 financial crisis—all are Black Swans..... and COVID-19?

But the author said: "....the pandemic was wholly predictable—he, like Bill Gates, Laurie Garrett, and others, had predicted it—a white swan if ever there was one.....Governments did not want to spend pennies in January; now they are going to spend trillions.”

Erik Rothenstein – bari sax, Ľubomír Brtáň - guitar, Vladimír Šarišský - piano, Lucia Harvanová 1. violin, Michaela Petríková - 2.violin, Roman Rusňák - viola, Boris Bohó – cello

Music producer: Erik Rothenstein, Luboš Brtáň
Executive producer: Erik Rothenstein
Sound engineering, mix, postproduction: Ľuboš Brtáň, Lukáš Kasprzyk recorded at Sound line studio Bratislava

Supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council
with financial support from SOZA


released November 11, 2020

Bebe Rebe 2020


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Erik Rothenstein Bratislava, Slovakia

Erik Rothenstein
(1973, Slovakia)
is a jazz baritone saxophonist, composer, arranger and pedogogue. As a leader of Erik Rothenstein band he concentrates on modern mainstream jazz combined with ethnic elements of middle-eastern and southern Europe. His band was touring in Europe and Latin America. He also playis in Lento Ad Astra and Ansamble SO36 - groups based on european classical music ... more

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