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Henrik Olsson

Henrik (Thor Oscar) Olsson is a swedish guitarist and composer, based in Copenhagen. He is taking the sonic expression of the electric guitar into new, unpredictable domains through unheard timbres and textures, often with the help of various preparations and unconventional playing techniques. His playing has attracted attention in different projects such as his own groups Hand of Benediction and Penumbra Ensemble, or collaborations like the improv duo Olsson/Rubin, the avantgarde/rock project The Hum, the noise-trio EHM and diverse improvisational contexts. He composed all the music for his Penumbra Ensemble, which has been very well received among critics and referred to as "a surrealist vision, a deeply personal expression of avant-garde rock, jazz, world music and poetic soundscapes" by All About Jazz

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Sam Gill

Sam Gill is a saxophonist & composer based in Sydney. His music explores the intersections of composed and improvised music, appearing in his own groups Coursed Waters & Scattered as well as the collectives Mind on Fire & Microfiche. He has also played with a number of Australia's most acclaimed improvisers including Simon Barker, Chris Hale, Andrea Keller, Steve Magnusson, Matt McMahon, Gian Slater & Clayton Thomas, as well as the Australian Art Orchestra and world-music ensemble Mara! Sam has appeared on numerous records, including Mind on Fire's debut recording The Process of Unbecoming, self- released in December 2017, as well as Microfiche's self-titled 2016 debut

Spinifex

Spinifex explores the contrast between extremely tight irregular structures and extensive free improvisations. With its fearsomely explosive combination of musicians, Spinifex is all about compelling grooves, strong dynamics and challenging improvisations. 

Named after a tough Australian species of grass, Spinifex may at first sound like a combination of jazzcore, math-metal and other typically Western contemporary music. However, beneath the surface the listener will discover ancient cyclical rhythms of Turkish and Indian origin.

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Henrik Pultz Melbye

Henrik Pultz Melbye – saxophone/clarinet/composer. Born 1986 in Ribe, Denmark now based in Copenhagen. In 2011 he Graduated from The Academy of Music in Esbjerg with a Master in Music. In August of 2017 he will continue studies at the Advanced Postgraduate Diploma programme at the Rythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen. In 2009 he moved to Copenhagen where he has been based since and has established himself as one of the very interesting musicians on the scene for improvised and experimental music with a personal sound and unique ideas. Since 2008 he’s co-lead the avantgarde rock group SVIN, which has released 4 albums and was in 2012 nominated as New Jazz Artist of the year at the Danish Music Awards Jazz and played at Roskilde Festival in 2017


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