Mareike Wiening’s background, both musical and personal is made up of the cultures of Germany, Norway, Denmark and the US. Her original compositions are influenced by diversity and she is recognized for her virtuously elegant way of playing the drums.
Wiening’s compositions are emotional, rhythmical and most importantly, always lyrical. It is obvious that a drummer is acting both as a leader and a composer. Note values are divided, delayed or anticipated and captivating rhythms and engaging bass lines create tension and give the music its unique voice. The musical dialogue between soloist and accompanist is creates a constant giving and taking and unexpected musical surprises arise spontaneity.
- Mareike Weining (drums)
- Rich Perry (tenor sax)
- Alex Goodman (guitar)
- Johannes Felscher (bass)
- Glenn Zaleski (piano)
Here is Mareike Wiening in New York