Jan Bang/Sidsel Endresen/Erik Honore' on tour 2013
Jazz Network | Agency proposals | 2012-11-05
CONCERT OFFER/ «Uncommon Deities» JAN BANG/SIDSEL ENDRESEN/ERIK HONORÉ
Available dates: 18>>28th February 2013/On Request
Punkt founder and live sampler Jan Bang together with a star team of musicians join forces for an exclusive tour performing material from his new Samadhisound release “Uncommon Deities“. The album evokes a powerful sense of place – but it’s not a place you would recognize, or ever expect to find. As a producer, Bang stitches it together like a patchwork atlas and then makes the seams disappear: live recordings and studio constructions, old samples and new solos come together to form an exquisite whole.
In the '70s, two American musicians were able to revolutionize the use and language of their instrument as well as its orchestral context. Two trumpeters: one, Miles Davis, the other, Jon Hassell, who made his first appearance five years after Miles' brilliant "On the Corner" with his "Vernal Equinox" (1977). And at that point, the electro-acoustic revolution became concretized: sound effects galore, vocalization of the sound of the trumpet, sound loops and, especially, development of a new temporality. Jon Hassell continues to expand and challenge this definition - most recently with his 2009 album on ECM, Last Night the Moon Came Dropping Its Clothes in the Street, featuring the "live sampling" virtuosity of the Norwegian musician, Jan Bang. "Live sampling" refers to a process that can be considered a completely new instrument with no "native" sound of its own. The virtuoso player is able to capture the actual sound of any instrument in the middle of a performance via instantaneous sampling and then manipulating that musical "cell" in a nearly limitless spectrum of digital transformation.For instance, a sustained keyboard chord, seamlessly blended into it's digital mirror image, can suddenly "take flight," up and away from the limitations of the physical instrument.
“…One of the more impressive albums I have heard in a long time. It proves that there are always new roads to travel, that there is still a lot of new music to explore” - Vancooten.com
“…A refined, close to chill-out sound which has more of an urban feel than fellow Norwegian Jan Garbarek’s more spacey and forlorn landscapes” - Wall Street Journal
“…Jan Bang interweaving live instrumentals, studio processing, field recordings and other effluvia into dreamy, off-kilter soundscapes--dreamscapes might be a better term--that carry the whiff of the exotic” - Blogspot.com"...and poppies from Kandahar; a 45-minute travelogue of sound, shape, color and emotion that touches on the human condition with rare depth and keen perception." - JOHN KELMAN allaboutjazz.com
review de volkskrant (Holland): tinyurl.com/33l2sgy
Insound (Italian): tinyurl.com/2a629lo
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