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Punkt 2019

Read "Punkt 2019" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Sørlandet Art Museum, Kick Scene, Domkirken, Kilden
Punkt
Kristiansand, Norway
September 5-7, 2019

Punkt, with its 15th anniversary, is a quite young member among this year's prominent jubilees. It is still in the thrilling and promising future that has taken its course from 2005 on. Punkt then brought studio-technology to the ...

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North Sea Round Town 2019

Read "North Sea Round Town 2019" reviewed by Henning Bolte

North Sea Round Town
Dawn: A Trilogy of Sound
Rotterdam Wihelmina Pier
June 28-29, 2019

North Sea Round Town is a community-based festival in the port city of Rotterdam (largest port in Europe) situated in the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta at the North Sea. With its 365 concerts spread over ...

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Eve Risser L' ensemble ensemble at Stegi Onassis Cultural Centre

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Eve Risser L' ensemble ensemble
Stegi Onassis Cultural Centre
Athens
March 8, 2019

The Onassis Cultural Foundation and the Stegi site/building in Athens are both offshoots of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, a foundation created by ship magnate Aristotle Onassis (1906-1975) to honor the memory of his son Alexander, ...

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Mattias Risberg's Mining: Live In Stripa

Read "Live In Stripa" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Science is beginning to acknowledge that life on earth probably began under the surface and not in some ocean. Millions of years ago, the atmosphere was so acidic, it could not support life. But underground, the conditions were ripe for single cell organisms to thrive. Today scientists discover bacteria that live nearly a mile underground without ...

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Lina Nyberg: Terrestrial

Read "Terrestrial" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Idiosyncratic to the core, ambitious beyond measure, and knowing no idiomatic limitations, since the early 1990s Swedish vocalist and composer Lina Nyberg has captivated and surprised listeners with the astonishing range of her unique artistic vision. She has performed with a “who's who" list of Swedish musicians, from iconic figures like Esbjörn Svensson and Palle Danielsson ...

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David Stackenäs: Bricks

Read "Bricks" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Hailing from Sweden, David Stackenäs (Per Zanussi Ensemble, Lina Nyberg Band) may be one of the best lesser-known global guitarists out there. Active in jazz and experimental ensembles in Europe and beyond, the artist follows up his previous solo acoustic guitar outing Separator (2009, Found You) with a cunning and at times, mesmeric exposition. In the ...

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Lina Nyberg: Aerials

Read "Aerials" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

There are very few musicians who dare to expand their artistic vision with every new project as Swedish vocalist-songwriter-composer Lina Nyber. Aerials, is the her second installment in a trilogy of albums that offers her unique perspective about the world, the elements and the music itself. Nyberg began the trilogy with the double album The Sirenades ...

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Emil Strandberg: More music for trumpet, guitar and bass

Read "More music for trumpet, guitar and bass" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Swedish trumpeter Emil Strandberg continues to explore the format of an intimate, acoustic trio. He began in 2012 with a self-titled trio of double bassist Pär-Ola Landin and drummer Sebastian Voegler (Self Produced, 2012) that covered standards, continued in 2013 with pianist Sten Sandell and double bassist Patric Thorman in It Is Night and I am ...

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Hot Four: Eye of the Moose

Read "Eye of the Moose" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The Norwegian-Swedish quartet Hot Four was founded by Norwegian vocal artist Andreas Backer as a vehicle for free-minded, free- improvised, free-chamber textures that float, obviously freely, between elements inspired by European influences, modern jazz and contemporary classical music. Backer wisely chose fearless, experienced and highly versatile improvisers--Norwegian drummer Ståle Liavik Solberg, who studied with him in ...

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The Ägg: The Ägg

Read "The Ägg" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Put three electric guitarists, three electric bassists and four drummers in one room all coming from the vibrant Stockholm scene of free improvisation, free jazz and art rock. Let them jam freely, lock in hypnotic grooves that loosely sound like Fela Kuti's Afro-beat bands or worse, like North Korean marching bands on acid, sketch noisy textures ...