21/04/2022 – 20:00
Buthanese guitar player Tashi Dorji is without any doubt one of the most original improvisors of the moment. His first appearance in the Oorstof series in 2015 – also his first European concert ever – and the following European tour as guest and support of Godspeed You! Black Emperor was a real triumph. In april 2020 the pandemic forced Dorji to cancel his European tour and in November 2021 he made his mark at POM with the powerful Kuzu Trio. Now Dorji is back for a series of solo concerts and an exclusive show at Paviljoen Ongehoorde Muziek.
Dorji took in free improvised music for the first time while studying in the U.S., where he still resides. It’s there that Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance) discovered his exceptional talent as guitar player and improvisor. Chasny started the Hermit Hut label in 2014 in order to release Dorji’s Debut album. Though often compared to legends like John Fahey or Derek Bailey, Dorji remains very modest. In the mean time Dorji started a series of very successful collaborations with artists like Mette Rasmussen, Tyler Damon, Dave Rempis, C. Spencer Yeh, Michael Zerang and Aki Onda, released solo works on fine labels like VDSQ and Drag City and impressed recently with Improvisations for nylon string guitar II and go then, fearless one! two very contrasting digital solo releases.
Khanjar Trio is a recently birthed avant-garde improv trio based somewhere in the Dutch province of Noord Brabant and currently consisting of guitar and rubab player N.R. Safi (The Myrrors/Naujawanan Baidar), saxophonist Levi Pols (LQRQ/HUT), and percussionist Tjalling de Leeuw (Tjalling/Mannerisms). Expect a jagged and potentially inexplicable alloy of the musicians’ highly eclectic backgrounds in free improvisation, experimental Afghan music, post-rock, psychedelia, and abstract minimalism. The knife’s edge between collaborative construction and collective collapse.
Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to catch these exeptional musicians live at POM.
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