FACET blends their prepared and modified instruments to slowly evolving drones and textures.
Since their first release "conscious mental field recordings" they toured Europe and are working on the second album.
Thick resonating vibrations from the bass of Norwegian Adrian Myhr make common cause with the microtonal timbres emanating from the clarinets of Paris’ Joris Rühl as well as the twanging distortions
creaking scrapes and signal-processed electronic pulses from the guitar of Köln’s Maciej Sledziecki.
(Ken Waxman, Jazzworld)
Maciej Sledziecki, born in 1977 in Gdansk/Poland, is a composer and guitarist, working in the fields of new music and filmmusic. After studing guitar and composition he toured Europe, wrote music for feature-films and documentaries and initiated numerous festivals for adventurous music. With the gamut ensemble he is developing automated acoustic instruments. He lives in Cologne and in Berlin.
Joris Rühl mostly plays new music, written and improvised. He plays in ensembles like "L'instant donné", "Hiatus" or “Timeart Ensemble” as well as with improvisers like Michel Doneda, Lê Quan Ninh, Carl-Ludwig Hübsch, Philip Zoubek, Thierry Madiot, Eve Risser etc. Several labels including the german “Neos Jazz” have released his recordings. He played in festivals such as, Moers Festival, Fruits de Mhère, La force de l’Art at the Grand Palais in Paris, Ankunft : Neue Musik etc.
He is also involved in the label "Umlaut Records", which produces and supports artists in the fields of jazz and improvised music.
Adrian Fiskum Myhr is a bassplayer from Trondheim, Norway, now living in Oslo.Active in the improvised music scene in Norway, Adrian has performed across Europe as well as in Chile, South America and Japan. Adrian is focusing on the big sound repertoire of the doublebass, and works continuously on extending this vocabulary with various strategies, through preperations and different bowing techniques. Adrian has collaborated with a wide variety of musicians such as Sidsel Endresen, Ab Baars, Toshimaru Nakamura, Tetuzi Akiyama, Michel Doneda, Andrea Neumann, Raymond Strid, Michael Moore, Tobias Delius, Oliver Lake, Xavier Querel, Xavier Charles, Bugge Wesseltoft, Nana Vasconcelos, Alexandra Grimal, Max Andrzejewski, Eve Risser, Pierre Borel, Eirik Hegdal, Alexander Beierbach, Christian Skjödt, Jeremy Rose and Kim Johannesen to mention a few.