New Release: »Never Bet the Devil Your Head«


CIA Seven Sins Ensemble: »Never Bet the Devil Your Head«

»Never Bet the Devil Your Head« is the second recording with Madsen’s Seven Sins Ensemble, one of nine ensembles born from Madsen’s Austria-based Collective of Improvising Artists (CIA), an organization he founded in 2007. Madsen’s Gravity of Love, also released on Playscape in 2012, was his first recording with this ensemble.

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New Release: »I Ching«


CIA Duo Peter Madsen & Alfred Vogel: »I Ching«

»I Ching« is veteran pianist/composer Peter Madsen’s ninth release as a leader on the Playscape Recordings label. This duo release is Madsen’s second CD project with Austrian drummer/percussionist Alfred Vogel – a member of Madsen’s Collective of Improvising Artists (CIA) – following Madsen’s Soul of the Underground CD in 2013. This is Vogel’s first date on Playscape as a co-leader, though he has appeared with Madsen on three other Playscape releases.

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CIA Seven Sins Ensemble: Edgar Allan Poe CD in April 2018


The CIA Seven Sins Ensemble will release their new album »Never Bet the Devil Your Head« in April 2018!

We thank our sponsors, SKE Austro Mechana, HDI Versicherung and Land Vorarlberg for making this recording possible!


The Story of “Never Bet The Devil Your Head:

Never Bet The Devil Your Head:


Aleksandra Lartseva: Violin
Monica Tarksay: Violin
Simon Frick: Viola
Bianca Riesner: Cello
Herbert Walser-Breuß: Trumpet
Martin Grabher: Drums
Herwig Hammerl: Double bass
Peter Madsen: Piano, compositions & arrangements

New release: CIA Duo – Satin Doll


The CIA Nu Duo has released its first CD, Satin Doll – A Tribute to Billy Strayhorn, released on Playscape Recordings, April 2017.

Watch a video of one of the recorded tunes:

Chelsea Bridge:

Peter Madsen: Piano
Oliver Rath: Guitar

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Seven on Six Guitar Ensemble: Live at Kammgarn


The CIA Seven on Six Guitar Ensemble has released its first DVD Live at Kammgarn, recorded on Nov 29th, 2014 and released in 2016.

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CIA Duo: Satin Doll

Release: September 14th, 2017

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