15/10/2021 – 19:30
In 2019 the Swedish trio of Karin Johansson (piano), Nina De Heney (bass) and Henrik Wartel (drums) released Qaugmire, a well received cd for the Portugese Creative Sources label. A planned tour to celebrate this superb release was postponed because of the pandemic, and is now finally set to happen. All three musicians are experienced and highly respected players in the international jazz and improvised music scene: Johansson works among others with experimental guitarist Finn Loxbo – Loxbo played with Dog Life in the Oorstof series in 2016; veteran Wartel is known from his work with the Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stańko who passed away in 2018 and icons like trombonist Eje Thelin and vocalist Monika Zetterlund; and Swiss born De Heney is known from her brilliant solo work and duo with pianist Lisa Ullén – another musician we know from her participation in Oorstof, Fred Van Hove at 80 and the Summer Bummer Festival. Johansson, De Heney and Wartel now bring their extremely detailed, versatile and layered improvisations for the first time to a Belgian stage, a unique opportunity to discover this exceptional Swedish trio.
Nils Vermeulen is a double and electric bass player, based in Ghent (Belgium). The variety of projects in which he plays, indicates his wide range of interest in music. In 2019 he shared the stage with William Parker at the Ha’fest in Ghent, and with Parker, Hamid Drake and John Dikeman at Oorstof/Onderstroom in Antwerp followed by a jaw-dropping passage at this years Summer Bummer Festival with Seppe Gebruers and Paul Lytton as the Playing With Standards Trio. Asked if he would like to present a new collaboration in our Oorstof series, Vermeulen suggested an acoustic duo with violin player, sound artist, composer and performer Elisabeth Klinck an artist who feels that combining improvised music, classical violin, sound art and electronic music comes natural.
She collaborated for and with Benjamin Abel Meijerhof, Heleen Van Haegenborgh, Peenoise, Ben Bertrand, Hermes Ensemble, Nadar Ensemble, Ensemble Fractales, is one of the founding members of the Nemø ensemble and participated in acclaimed international festivals like Transit Festival, Internationale Fereinkurse für Neue Muzik Darmstadt, Musica Privata and Kraak. In December 2020 Christophe Albertijn captured an impressive Klinck in Woning Jozef Schellekens as part of his acclaimed HUIS series combining architecture and solo music. For their first meeting as a duo both Vermeulen (bass) and Klinck (violin) go back to the bare essence of their instruments exploring the acoustic qualities and variations to the core.
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