Altamar Trio mainly draws from the Meditteranean musical heritage. The coast of the Mediterranean has always been one of the most important trading centres of the Northern hemisphere since millenia, no wonder the first roots of “world music” had been established there, as a result of the meeting of cultures from all corners of the world. If we think about directions as geniuses, the cross-section of North and South gives us vast emotional richness and a simplifying point of view, while the meeting of East and West gives birth to unity and individualism.
The predecessor of Altamar Trio was called Indigo, founded by members Dániel Franczia and Péter Oravecz back in 2015. Along with Eastern percussion instruments and the Flamenco guitar, another double-bass instrument was also added in the mix by Zoltán Kovács, which allowed the players to further explore much deeper realms of improvisation-based music.
The members of the orchestra have been training themselves constantly, this way our Eastern and Western musical influences make the conerts and gigs more lively and colourful.
As Goethe once said: “The most we can give our children are roots and wings”. This thought perfectly expresses the philosophy of our band on the relationship of old and contemporary arts and tradition, and maybe it’s not a random fact that one-third of the trio is a Waldorf-parent, while two-thirds of the band have creative professions in Waldorf institutions as well.
We recommend our music for a curious and open-minded audience, who are are ready to explore and experience new things. Our music is excellent for club concerts, wine tastings, and smaller stages of music festivals. At larger concerts we’re often supported by brilliant guest musicians.
A Free Sample:
Through the Straits of Gibraltar, not only goods but also musical motifs were exchanged between Andalusians and Moors. The imprint of this phenomenon can be heard in one of the most dynamic songs on our latest record.
Altamar’s first EP:
Indigo Duo was the predecessor of Altamar, and we retained several songs from their former repertoire for further thought. In the recording below, we play an adaptation of the most famous composition of a Spanish band called Son de la Frontera.