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Studio musician: Ethnic winds

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Sandro Friedrich is a studio musician who plays over 200 different flutes and other wind instruments from all over the world (duduk, fujara, didgeridoo, low whistle, tin whistle, bass flute, traverse flute, soprano sax, jews harp, bag pipes, etc.)

As a studio musician Sandro has recorded with composers such as Hans Zimmer, Mychael Danna, Howard Shore, Andreas Vollenweider,Tina Turner, Atli Oervarsson, Shigeru Umebayashi and many others. He has recorded for numerous international films, video games and CDs.

His musical styles vary from film music and world music to rock, folk and pop. He also plays live in various bands and combinations, including Andreas Vollenweider's 2011 live band.
He has performed as an orchestral soloist for presentations of film music, including an international debut performance of Howard Shore's "Lord of the Rings Symphony and performances of the music of Shigeru Umebayashi under the direction of Dirk Brossé at various international film festivals.
As musician and composer his strength lies in the originality and passion of his melodic lines, the power of his rhythmic grooves and his ability to competently and flexibly support diverse musical atmospheres. His technical knowledge also enables recording jobs via internet in addition to traditional studio work.

References:

Film: Mychael Danna, Jeff Danna:"The Addams Family 1 and 2"; 2019 / 2021
Games: Richard Jacques:"Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy", 2021
CD: Howard Shore: “The Lord of the Rings Symphony”, 2011

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34 Reviews - 6 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Sylvia Navarro
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    Absolutely loved working Sandro! He really understood what I was going for! Thank you, Sandro!!!

  2. Review by Saúl Guanipa
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    Another fun session with Sandro! For this project I asked Sandro to video record himself performing some of the parts from our last recording session so I could edit together a track breakdown video for a social media post. He was 100% happy to do it and delivered quickly!

  3. Review by Dylan B.
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    Very quick to deliver and did an amazing job first try! It was nice working with Sandro, I recommend! :)

  4. Review by Mike Vermeil
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    Sandro did great work -

  5. Review by Saul G.
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    It was so fun and engaging working with Sandro. We recorded the Didgeridoo, Fujara, and the Zurna, all of which he played expertly! Sandro was so open-minded about pushing these instruments to different extremes to get interesting sound effects. Great session and experience!

  6. Review by Antti M.
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    Tarogato improvisations. Everything's very well played, I had multiple recordings to choose from, recording quality is great, communication and delivery we're fast.

  7. Review by Steven C.
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    Top marks all round. Pro!

  8. Review by Evan M.
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    Sandro is a master musician and very professional. I had an amazing experience working with him and I will definitely be working with him on future projects.

  9. Review by Wolfgang S.
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    I hope I will do many more jobs with Sandro ;-) Thanks a lot !

  10. Review by Stefan W.
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    Awesome dude and fantastic musician! Top notch deliveries every time! Warmly recommended!

  11. Review by Clement P.
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    Excellent performance! Good communication. Very nice person. Look forward to working together again

  12. Review by Jonathan
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    Excellent musician! and delivered an album in a short amount of time!

  13. Review by Herrin
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    Sandro is a master at his craft and is at his best when he can contribute his melodic talents, as well as a huge variety of expressive wind instruments. A true pleasure to work with!

  14. Review by Lee K.
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    Touching and emotional

  15. Review by Stefan W.
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    World class musicianship! You can’t go wrong with Mr. POWERFLUTE :D Highly recommended!

  16. Review by Vin M.
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    Sandro was really helpful during the process, his recording was excellent and he delivered very fast - couldn't be happier with the results. Five stars!

  17. Review by Dave L.
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    Sandro -PowerFlute - Is a consummate professional, able to play and interpret a score to perfection, he can also improvise and bring new life to a track.
    Highly recommended

  18. Review by Nick G.
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    Sandro did a great and very quick job of composing and playing a tin whistle piece. He's super easy to work with and I would collaborate with him again any time.

  19. Review by Ramgopal K.
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    Sandro gave beautiful renditions in Flute and Clarinet for my song for the movie Vellai Pookal.

  20. Review by Kiat G.
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    Brilliant work. Quick and every detail well thought out! Thank you sandro!

Interview with Powerflute

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Andreas Vollenweider: CD Book of Roses. I provided overtone flute lines which just created very special athmosheres.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: "Breadwinner", an animation movie with composers Jeff and Mychael Danna, executive producer Angelina Jolie.

  5. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  6. A: short turn around time, high reliability, ready-to-use tracks

  7. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  8. A: To dive into the emotionality of the most diverse athmospheres in music productions.

  9. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  10. A: For over 30 years I have been working with instruments and music of many cultures. My skills have grown to include a spectrum of over 200 different wind instruments.

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

  12. A: World, Film music, Ethno

  13. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  14. A: My strength lies in the originality and intensity of my melodic lines, the power of my rhythmic grooves and my ability to competently and flexibly support diverse musical atmospheres with more than 200 different ethnic wind instruments.

  15. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  16. A: Typically composers send me orchestral playbacks over which I record ethnic wind instruments in my home studio.

  17. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  18. A: Film music, Game music, CD productions

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Sandro Friedrich; Party in Agraba

I was the performer and composer in this production

  • FluteAverage price - $200 per song
  • BagpipeAverage price - $200 per song
  • SaxophoneAverage price - $200 per song
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  • Billy Lynn's Long Halftime WalkAug 16, 2017

    February 2017: Mychael Danna / Jeff Danna: "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk", a film by Ang Lee, with Kristen Stewart and Vin Diesel,US 2016. I play Ney flute.

  • BreadwinnerAug 16, 2017

     August 2017: "Breadwinner"; animation movie. Executive producer: Angelina Jolie. Music by

    Jeff & Mychael Danna. I play ethnic flutes. In the cinemas in fall 2017.