Filtron M at Jazzmandu 2017

Filtron M at Jazzmandu 2017

Filtron M participated at the 15th edition of Jazzmandu from October 12th - 18th 2017. The band performed under the unit name Nepamali featuring Balla Tounkara on voice and kora, Dave Feusi on tenor sax, Damon Banks on bass, Navin Chettri on drums and tabla and Manu Koch on keyboards. Photos by Robic Upadhayay and Sabrina Dangol from various venues including Gokarna, Temple House and Yak and Yeti.
The Prophet debut at the Odeon in Bucharest

The Prophet debut at the Odeon in Bucharest

The Prophet with Romanian singer Teodora Enache and actress Oana Pellea at the Odeon in Bucharest September 30th and October 1st 2017.
Under the musical direction of Manu Koch on keyboards, the band included Apostolos Sideris, electric and acoustic bass, Joca Perpignan on percussion and voice, Calling Grigoriu on guitar, Ana Cristina Leonte on vocals and Alexandru Arcus on sax and flute. Photos by Catalina Flaminzeanu
Filtron M @ Soirée Suisse September 14th 2016

Filtron M @ Soirée Suisse September 14th 2016

Filtron M performed on the main stage at the annual Soirée Suisse event in Washington DC on September 14th 2016. The band included Patrick Andy on bass, Harvey Wirht on drums, Samuel Torres on congas and Manu Koch on keyboard. Photos by Joy Asico
Nepal Relief Event

Nepal Relief Event

The event was held at Le Poisson Rouge, organized by Manu Koch and Jamie Baum and besides them featured Dave Liebman, Claudia Quintet, Joel Harrison, KJ Denhert, Xiomara & Axel Laugart, Susan Pereira & Sabor Brasil, Beat Kaestli, Pawan Benjamin Group and many more. Photos by Scott Friedlander
Filtron M - Astoria Roots @ Blue Note NY videos

Filtron M - Astoria Roots @ Blue Note NY videos

Videos of Filtron M - Astoria Roots (Panagiotis Andreou, Mauricio Zottarelli, Sebastian Nickoll) performing Stages and highlights with guests Anat Cohen, Yacouba Sissoko and Kofo The Wonderman live @ the Blue Note Jazz Club NY March 31st 2013. filmed by Spiceklyn, Matt Dickey, photos by Hisao Kishimoto, live sound by Patrick Lamarca, sound and video edit by Manu Koch
Filtron M Visuals

Filtron M Visuals

The Filtron M Visuals series features music from the album Triple Life. 'Impact' was filmed in Kerala, India and visualizes the track Via Expansion. 'Intermezzo' uses footage from various travels by Manu Koch during the years 2010 -2013.
Filtron M - Astoria Roots @ Drom NY

Filtron M - Astoria Roots @ Drom NY

Filtron M - Astoria Roots @ Drom in New York February 5th 2013, featuring Manu Koch - piano, keyboards, Sebastian Nickoll - congas, Mauricio Zottarelli - drums and Panagiotis Andreou - bass. Photos by Hisao Kishimoto
Filtron M live @ ShapeShifter Lab Brooklyn videos

Filtron M live @ ShapeShifter Lab Brooklyn videos

Filtron M is a new project by Manu Koch, a collective performing his music in a live setting. The featured videos were taken at Matthew Garrison's ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn on Nov. 5th 2012 and featured Panagiotis Andreou on electric bass, Mauricio Zottarelli on drums, Sebastian Nickoll on congas, Brahim Fribgane on oud and Apostolos Sideris on acoustic bass, for an exclusive live version of New Year's Labyrinth. The videos were filmed by Martin Cohen & his crew, sound editing by Matt Dickey.
Tomas Doncker Productions @ Bill Laswell's studio

Tomas Doncker Productions @ Bill Laswell's studio

These photos were taken during the recording of Tomas Doncker's Power Of The Trinity Slight Return/remix project and during the last session of vocalist/bassist Kevin Jenkins' debut album project. The recording sessions took place at Bill Laswell's studio in New Jersey on January 2nd and 13th 2013. Photos by Hisao Kishimoto
Power Of The Trinity - NY Summer Stage July/August 2012

Power Of The Trinity - NY Summer Stage July/August 2012

Live global-soul music sets the backdrop for SummerStage’s world premiere of The Power of the Trinity, a riveting, high-energy theatrical concert about Ethiopia’s last monarch, Emperor Haile Selassie and his unbreakable determination to save the kingdom from foreign invasion.

Award winning director Alfred Preisser has developed an aggressive modernist interpretation for this production which features live dance, elevated text, a live and vibrant original score by Tomas Doncker and full staging that explores the strength of Halle Selassie and the people of Ethiopia. photos by Antonia Imperoli and Eva Cortes
India 2012/2010

India 2012/2010

Swarnabhoomi Academy Of Music is a contemporary music school near Chennai, India which was inaugurated in September 2010. Manu Koch was the first piano faculty at the academy and returned for the first half of the Spring 2012 semester.
Stages Video

Stages Video

This is the video of the track Stages recorded in New York in January 2005. It features Manu Koch on fender rhodes and keyboards, Derek Nievergelt on bass, Adam Deitch on drums and Mister Rourke on turntables. The video was filmed and edited by Manu Koch in Chennai and Tapovan, India and New York.