Alessandro Sgobbio solo // Para // Pip feat Dag Erik Knedal Andersen
Onsdag 18. januar 2017
Alessandro Sgobbio solo
Pip feat Dag Erik Knedal Andersen
Alessandro Sgobbio is an Italian pianist, composer and bandleader (seven albums released as a leader/co-leader). His project “Pericopes” has received the 1st Prize at the ”Umbria Jazz Festival” and the ”Padova Carrarese”, performing more than 100 concerts around Europe and USA. Italian magazine “Musica Jazz” has mentioned Alessandro in its young-new-jazz-talents list. In 2010 he was one of the 50 international selected pianists who attended the “Martial Solal Piano Solo Competition” in Paris, France. Recently, Recently, Alessandro has created in Oslo a new electroacoustic project called Silent Fires, featuring Hilde Marie Holsen and Håkon Aase.
Repertoire for the concert: I will play my own compositions/improvisations I’m working on.
Para, Aas og Tamulynaite har bakgrunn fra klassisk musikk, og har de siste årene fokusert på å utvikle et eget musikalsk uttrykk gjennom improvisasjon, utforsking av instrumentene og komposisjon. Disse felles interessefeltene legger grunnlaget for duoens musikk. Musikken improviseres ut fra skisser, med en utvidet bruk av instrumentene.
Pip is a Norwegian acoustic duo based in Oslo, mostly playing free improvised music.
They started playing togheter in 2006 and have since then explored a variety of different musical directions. The duo is currently working with free improvisation, focusing on gradually changing textures.
After a limited editidion CD on the record label ØS in 2015, they are releasing their official debut album at the Portugese label Creative Sources in 2016. The duo has played a large number of concerts in Scandinavia and England.
Torstein and Fredrik also play in other projects together, such as the quartet Oker which has toured in countries such as Germany, Russia, Romania, Scandinavia and Finland.
They have both many other musical projects as well, bands such as Skadedyr, Gismervik/Rasten/Garner, Torstein Ekspress, View from Nowhere and Torg, to name a few.
Pip has been involved in and worked with projects with non-music artists as well. They have collaborated with the dancer Marie Bergby Handeland, making and performing the music for a performance for the CODA-festival at Den Norske Opera og Ballett in 2013. They are also currently working with the danish duo Manuals, a live visual project.