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VERSCHOBEN / Neuer Termin: 12.11.2020 Christian Wallumrød presents Dans les arbres

Christian Wallumrød; Xavier Charles; Ivar Grydeland; Ingar Zach

Dans les arbres is an improvising ensemble consisting of French clarinetist Xavier Charles and three Norwegian musicians, pianist Christian Wallumrød, guitarist Ivar Grydeland and drummer Ingar Zach."This unique improvisational quartet (...) continues to refine its artistic concept with a rare sense of agreement and shared responsibility. (ECM-Records)
Die idiosyncratic inhabitants of the group form unusual combinations of airy, wooden, metallic sounds, prepared strings and manipulated drumheads. Their soundscape and fine sense of communication lead to collective play and spontaneous group composition, which is described as "a class of its own". Their music moves gently but steadily forward on wide sound surfaces. The dynamic texture scenarios develop as Dans les arbres uses its wealth of unorthodox advanced techniques.Seit recording their first album in 2006, Dans les arbres has given more than 150 concerts around the globe. The two releases on ECM Records and one on Hubro - the self-titled debuts "Dans Les Arbres" (2008), "Canopée" (2012) and "Phosphorescence" (2017) - were praised by critics* and audiences alike. In October 2019 the group's fourth album "Volatil" was released on the SOFA label, and in November 2019 they released "Mausoleum" - their first download-only album on Bandcamp. Dans les arbres was nominated for the prestigious Nordic Music Award 2015.Dans les arbres have performed with guest musicians* such as Yumiko Tanaka, Otomo Yoshihide, Jim O ́Rourke, Alexander Ruck Santos, Australian Speak Percussion, the Norwegian duo Vilde & Inga and the Norwegian Wind Ensemble. Together with singers* and the Oslo Sinfonietta, they performed Henrik Hellstenius' play "On Nature" at the Oslo Opera House in 2015."The joy of this quite magical disc knows no end. The finest composition, like improvisation, is ultimately based on intuition, and these players seem to have an innate sense for the right combination of sounds and textures. Dans les arbres must be one of the best ECM improv releases - yes, releases from every label - of the last years". [The Wire]

Thu, 16.04.2020
Concert Highlight!

Christian Wallumrød (piano), Xavier Charles (clarinet), Ivar Grydeland (guitar), Ingar Zach (drums)


concert hall Start 20:00 Doors 19:00

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