Snekkestad/Fernández/Guy Trio – Live-Mitschnitt 2. Tag
Sonntag 17. Juni 2018 - 20:30
Torben Snekkestad (NO) – Saxophon, Trompete
Agustí Fernández (ES) – Piano
Barry Guy (UK) – Bass
An exciting international trio initiated by an active force in Scandinavian improv-saxophonist Torben Snekkestad.
Here, he is flanked by two major international capacities in the field of free improvised music – the Spanish pianist Agustí Fernández and the British double bass player Barry Guy.
The three of them have been working with each other in different constellations during the last decade (i.e. Barry Guy ́s Blue Shroud Band), but a concert during Copenhagen Jazzfestival 2017 marked the real beginning of this iconclastic trio project.
The trio released its debut record “Louisiana Variations” on Sluchaj records April 2018 and tonights concert is part of a German release tour.
TORBEN SNEKKESTAD www.torbensnekkestad.com
Born in Norway 1973, Living in Copenhagen, Denmark Over the years, Torben Snekkestad has explored vast areas of music in a reflected and openminded way. From free improvisation and jazz playing as a leader and sideman, to classical chamber music playing and as a soloist with symphony orchestras/sinfonietta. In both his solo and ensemble work he manages to channel these manifold musical footsteps into a singularly identifiable saxophone sound, creating a highly elaborate and idiosyncratic musical language. With a distinct poetic ear, extremely extended playing techniques, intuitive improvisations, evocative compositional use of structure and textures, Snekkestad earns himself a place as one of the most inspiring Scandinavian saxophonists around. Performed and worked with, among others: Barry Guy, Nate Wooley, Maja S.K. Ratkje, Koichi Makigami, Thomas Strønen, Arve Henriksen, Søren Kjærgaard, Raymond Strid, Peter Evans, Augusti Fernandez, Paal Nilssen-Love, Andrew Cyrille, Jon Balke and Cikada String Quartet. Toured extensively throughout Europe, USA, Russia, East Asia and Argentina.
“Conic Folded is a fully formed collection of saxophone and improvisational mastery” (Allaboutjazz.com about Torben Snekkestad`s solo album)
BARRY GUY www.barryguy.com https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Guy
is an innovative bass player and composer whose creative diversity in the fields of jazz improvisation, chamber and orchestral performance and solo recitals is the outcome both of an unusually varied training and a zest for experimentation, underpinned by a dedication to the double bass and the ideal of musical communication. He is founder and Artistic Director of the London Jazz Composers Orchestra and the BGNO (Barry Guy New Orchestra) for which he has written several extended works. His concert works for chamber orchestras, chamber groups and soloists have been widely performed and his skilful and inventive writing has resulted in an exceptional series of compositions. Barry Guy continues to give solo recitals throughout Europe as well as continuing associations with colleagues involved in improvised, baroque and contemporary music. His current regular ensembles are the Homburger/Guy duo, the Parker/Guy duo, piano trios with Marilyn Crispell and Paul Lytton, Jaques Demierre and Lucas Niggli and a recently formed trio with Agusti Fernandez and Ramon Lopez. He continues the longstanding trio with Evan Parker and Paul Lytton as well as projects with Mats Gustafsson.
AGUSTÌ FERNÀNDEZ www.agustifernandez.com/ (Palma de Mallorca, 1954),
with a perfectly based career and a well-deserved international reputation, is one of the Spanish musicians of major international projection and a world reference in the field of improvised music. Fernández has worked with famous musicians of the free improvisation scene like Peter Kowald, Derek Bailey, Butch Morris, Evan Parker, Barry Guy, Mats Gustafsson, Joel Ryan and Peter Evans a.m.o. He is a member of the Blue Shroud Band, Mats Gustafsson NU Ensemble and Barry Guy New Orquestra. Up to the current date he has published more than 80 cd’s
AGUSTÍ FERNÁNDEZ IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT EXPLORERS OF AVANT-GARDE MUSIC IN SPAIN, COMBINING HIS THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF 20TH-CENTURY MODERN CLASSICAL PIANO WITH JAZZ FREE IMPROVISATION TO A FORGE A UNIQUE AND POWERFUL STYLE” (THE VILLAGE VOICE, NEW YORK).
He has also worked with the recognised composer of contemporary music Héctor Parra, who composed in collaboration with the pianist FREC, a solo for expanded piano. FREC has been premiered at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in 2013 with the collaboration of the video artist Lucas Caraba. He has conducted various improvised music ensembles like Ad Libitum Ensemble (Varsaw), Free Art Ensemble (Barcelona), Ansambl Studio 6 (Lujbljana)