Welcome to Playdate 9 March!
This evening we will be joined by Andreas Røysum Ensemble og Karl Bjorå Solo
Clarinetist Andreas Røysum has in recent years been around with bands like Miman, Nakama, Marthe Lea Band, Alasdair Roberts & Völvur and in collaboration with people like Tristan Honsinger, Axel Dörner & Alexander von Schlippenbach.
When he gathers ten of his best friends and favorite musicians in the Andreas Røysum Ensemble, his fascination with traditional music from Asia and Africa mixes with the fire and language of expressive jazz, and the extensive western “classical” music's extensive sense of form. Fortunately, we are not dealing with a toothless pastiche of hip references, but rather than appreciation and understanding of the organic elements of Music.
The ensemble released their self-titled debut in March 2020, and in connection with it has been referred to as “a musical national team” (Lars Mossefinn, Dag & Tid), “the only freaks in Norwegian jazz” (Filip Roshauw, Now´s The Time) and «some of the country's most exciting musicians» (Audun Vinger, Dagens Næringsliv). The ensemble believes in the transcendental and reconciling power of music, and uses Røysum's strong compositions as a springboard to merge into one; to extend time and space. The double album “Peace Fanaticism” came on October 15, 2022.
Røysum has the following star teams:
Sofie Tollefsbøl – Vocals
Andreas Røysum – ClarinetsHenriette Eilertsen – Flute
Erik Kimestad Pedersen – Trumpet
Signe Emmeluth – Alto Saxophone
Marthe Lea – Tenor Saxophone
Hans P. Kjorstad – Fele
Joel Ring – Cello
Christian Meaas Svendsen – Double Bass
Andreas Wildhagen – Drums
Ivar Myrset Asheim – Drums
Karl Bjorå – pedal steel guitar & electronics
For the past 10 years, Karl Bjorå has made a name for himself as a guitarist and improviser in a number of bands with feet planted in a bunch of different genres, such as Megalodon Collective, Yes Deer, Emmeluth's Amoeba – and more recently Bonanza of Doom and Martin Horntveth's Polaroid on Kongsberg Jazz Festival.
The solo project with pedal steel is an ongoing research project where depth possibilities and timbre are spread out into the room through the use of several sound sources. The music moves, both literally and figuratively, around, slowly and rapidly at the same time, in a series of sound explorations, both abstract and concrete.
Live @ Blow Out! 2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVLdRAemGAI……