Dans Les Arbres & Jane in Ether

17 Apr 2020 - 20:00
Dans Les Arbres & Jane in Ether © Eve Lagger and Jane in Ether

Doors: 8.00 pm
Concert start: 9.00 pm

Dans Les Arbres

Christian Wallumrød – piano
Xavier Charles – clarinet
Ivar Grydeland – guitar
Ingar Zach –percussion

https://www.danslesarbres.net

Dans les arbres is an improvising ensemble comprising French clarinettist Xavier Charles and the three Norwegians pianist Christian Wallumrød, guitarist Ivar Grydeland, and percussionist Ingar Zach.

“This unique improvising quartet (...} continues to fine-tune its artistic concept with a rare sense of accord, and shared responsibilities.” (ECM Records)

The group’s idiosyncratic inhabitants form unusual combinations of airy, wooden, metallic sounds, prepared strings and tampered drum heads. Their world of sounds and the fine sense of communication, lead to collective playing and spontaneous group- composing named to be in a “class of its own”. Their music moves gently but steadily ahead on broad planes of sound. The dynamic textural sceneries evolve as Dans les arbres harnesses its wealth of unorthodox extended techniques.

Since the recording of their first album in 2006, Dans les arbres has performed more than 150 concerts around the globe. The two releases on ECM Records and one on Hubro – the self-titled debut Dans Les Arbres (2008), Canopée (2012) and Phosphorescence (2017) have received praise from reviewers and audiences alike. In October 2019 the group's fourth album Volatil was released on the label SOFA. Dans les arbres was nominated for the prestigious Nordic Music Prize 2015.

Dans les arbres have performed with guest musicians such as Yumiko Tanaka, Otomo Yoshihide, Jim O ́Rourke, the Norwegian duo Vilde & Inga and The Norwegian Wind Ensemble. Together with singers and Oslo Sinfonietta they performed the piece About Nature by Henrik Hellstenius at the Oslo Opera House in 2015.

“There’s no end to the delights of this quite magical disc. The finest composition, like improvisation, ultimately relies on intuition, and these players seem to have an innate grasp of the right combination of sounds and textures. Dans les arbres must be one of the finest ECM Improv releases – indeed, releases from any label – in recent years.” (The Wire)

Releases:
Volatil (SOFA 2019)
Phosphorescence (Hubro 2017)
Canopé e (ECM 2012)
Dans Les Arbres (ECM 2008)

Jane in Ether

Miako Kleinrecorders / paetzold
Magda Mayas
piano
Biliana Voutchkova
violin / voice

The Berlin trio, founded in early 2019, is comprised of recorder player Miako Klein, pianist Magda Mayas and violinist Biliana Voutchkova. The three musicians are internationally renowned for their live shows and numerous recorded works in the fields of improvisation, contemporary music, and performance. Originating from independent musical backgrounds, genres, and styles, the trio concentrates on developing real time compositions exploring the dynamic and tonal possibilities of their respective instruments using uniquely unconventional extended techniques. The primary focus of the group resides in the variety of timbres that arise from the combination of instruments as they overlap or coexist side by side, on patiently creating fragile textures which hover on the edge of audibility only to spontaneously shift direction creating a dynamic space for dense clusters of noise or the sonic suspension of minimal tonal soundscapes. This year the trio will be playing a number of concerts throughout Europe and recording their debut album.

 

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