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Simin Tander new quartet

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"Unfading" release concert

The German-Afghan singer and composer Simin Tander proves once again that she is one of the most exciting musicians on the European jazz scene. Sung in English as well as in Pashto/Afghaani, her timbre, both delicate and powerfully warm, develops a pull, a quiet intensity, that one rarely experiences.

Already a few years ago, she was enthusiastically celebrated by the international press for her album "Where Water Travels Home". The reactions to the trio production "What Was Said" by Tord Gustavsen and Tander with Jarle Vespestad, which was released on ECM Records, were almost even more effusive, and it received the annual prize of the German Record Critics. With this trio, as well as with her own formations, Simin Tander has given numerous concerts at the most prestigious festivals worldwide.

In the fall of 2020, Simin Tander's new work "Unfading" was released. In some aspects, the current album follows on from its predecessors, but beyond that, Simin Tander resolutely takes different paths. The most obvious innovation is her completely reformed band. Through unconventional instrumentation and extremely subtle playing, Simin Tander's 'new quartet' creates a transparent and profound sound that has never been heard before.

Simin Tander and her chosen accompanists inspire each other, together they create a touching intimacy. Tander's voice captivates with its very own, characteristic expressiveness and appears here very close and present. The intensity with which "Unfading" captivates throughout undoubtedly also stems from Tander's emotional connection to the lyrics she chose for the album. In many cases, they come "from inspiring women who were or are very idiosyncratic and strong personalities in the context of their culture and eras," Tander explains. Even if the music may seem a bit melancholy at times, overall "Unfading" signals a decidedly positive, life-affirming attitude. "There's a lot of my longing to keep moving forward in the word 'Unfading' and the whole record," so the word 'Unfading' means an imperishable river that keeps uncovering itself and flowing on.

Thu, 10.03.2022
Concert Highlight!

Simin Tander (vocals, composition), Olav Torget (guitar, effects), Harpreet Bansal (violin, viola), Samuel Rohrer (drums)


concert hall Start 20:00 Doors 19:00

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