Time is a Blind Guide © CF Wesenberg
Thomas Strønen's 'Time Is A Blind Guide'
Time Is A Blind Guide is both the title of Thomas Strønen's album and the name of his new Norwegian-British ensemble. Unlike Food, a duo formation with Iain Ballamy and his electronic soundscapes, TIABG is an all-acoustic group that plays what its drummer and composer calls "melodic music with a twist." Their melodies unfold gently over shifting rhythmic patterns. The band was assembled to include a number of overlapping musical subgroups. "There's a kind of extended piano trio at the center of Time Is A Blind Guide," Strønen says. "And there's a string section with violin, cello and bass - over the years I've written a lot of music for strings..." which is reflected in the ensemble's imaginative expression.
Time is a blind guide was formed in 2013 when BBC journalist Fiona Talkington curated the Conexions concert series for the National Jazz Scene. Thomas Strønen was challenged to create a new line-up and emerged with a band that brings together most of the threads of his musical life: Classical, Electronica and Improvisation. After almost ten years of intense touring and musical development, Time is a blind guide is now the quintet's third release on ECM Records.
Ayumi Tanaka (piano), Håkon Aase (violin, percussion), Leo Sander (cello), Ole Morten Vågan (bass), Thomas Strønen (drums, percussion)
Jazz, Improvisation, Acoustic
concert hall Start 20:00 Doors 19:00
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