An unconventional quartet initiated in Oslo, Silent Fires reunites four young emerging talents
from the European improvised music scene: singer Karoline Wallace (Øra Fonogram), trumpeter
Hilde Marie Holsen (Hubro Records), violinist Håkon Aase (ECM Records) and composer-pianist
Alessandro Sgobbio (Umbria Jazz Contest winner). Their cross-genre intermixture of lyrics and
acoustic-electronic fragments, merged into written and improvised soundscapes, investigates the
theme of spirituality in its multiple meanings.
Silent Fires performs and improvises on stage with contemporary dancer Synne Garvik, offering a
multi-art experience of improvised music and realtime choreography.
“Forests” (AMP Records) will be officially presented with release concerts in France, Germany, Italy,
Norway and Portugal.