19:30 – 22:30
FREEDOM MUSIC FESTIVAL vol. 3
Kresten Osgood/Signe Emmeluth + Torben Snekkestad + Joëlle Léandre/Théo Ceccaldi
6 days of free improvised solo and duo concerts, artist talks, free improv themed movie night, and much more are coming your way!
See full program at: https://www.facebook.com/
7:00 PM : door opens
7:30 PM : Kresten Osgood + Signe Emmeluth (drums & saxophone) duo
8:30 PM : Torben Snekkestad (saxophones) solo (NO)
9:30 PM : Joëlle Léandre + Théo Ceccaldi (double bass + violin) duo (FR)
There is an artist talk with Joëlle Léandre before the concerts at 6:00 PM at Insulamusic – don’t miss it! : https://www.facebook.com/
Joëlle Léandre + Théo Ceccaldi (double bass + violin) duo (FR)
The double bass player Joëlle Léandre has been storming through the world both as a contemporary classical player and free improviser for decades. I mean John Cage, Pierre Boulez, Scelsi, Fénelon, Hersant, Lacy, Campana, Jolas, Clementi, and about 40 composers has been writing music especially for her – she is THAT big. She’s worked with Merce Cunningham, Derek Bailey, Anthony Braxton, George Lewis, Evan Parker, Irene Schweizer, William Parker, Barre Phillips, Pascal Contet, Steve Lacy, Lauren Newton, Peter Kowald, Urs Leimgruber, Mat Maneri, Roy Campbell, Fred Frith, John Zorn, Mark Naussef, Marilyn Crispell, India Cooke, and so many others…. She has also written extensively for dance and theater, and has staged a number of multidisciplinary performances.
The violinist Théo Ceccaldi, though younger, is proving his virtuosity and musical sensitivity on an equal level. He is definitely one of the great revelations of the contemporary jazz scene in France. The Théo Ceccaldi Trio won the Tremplin Orléans’ Jazz in 2011, and they have since confirmed what everyone thought was good about them, releasing two albums in succession for the Ayler Records and then taking the laurels of the 2014 “Jazz Migration” program organized by AJC.
Joëlle & Théo have last year released a highly acclaimed duo album ‘Elastic’. That’s what people write about it: “‘Elastic’ is much more than an obvious reaffirmation of the profound, immediate interplay of Léandre and Ceccaldi, cemented in the aforementioned settings and live performances. The mutual trust, their distinct experiences as free-improvisers and their commanding mastery of their instruments enable both to charge this recording with a unique, surprising spirit. Their intimate, chamber-like improvisations – in the most innocent meaning of chamber music – radiate a rare restraint and humility. ”
Torben Snekkestad (saxophones) solo (NO)
Torben Snekkestad has explored vast areas of music in a reflected and open-minded 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, Raymond Strid, Peter Evans, Augusti Fernandez, Paal Nilssen-Love, Andrew Cyrille, Jon Balke, and Cikada String Quartet.
Last year he has released three solo albums as a coronation of his two year reaserch into solo playing.
Kresten Osgood + Signe Emmeluth (drums & saxophone) duo
The drummer and multi-instrumentalist Kresten Osgood is one of the most distinct voices on the Danish improv scene. The list of the people he has worked with is way too long for any description, but to bring out a few how about Derek Bailey, Sam Rivers, William Parker, Oliver Lake, Marshall Allan, Fred Anderson, Henry Grimes, John Tchicai, Paul Bley, Herb Robertson, Mark Dresser, Tim Berne… His energy and character does not have a match. He is just the Kresten Osgood.
Signe Emmeluth is a Danish saxophonist based in Trondheim. She is an accomplished composer for groups like Spacemusic Ensemble and Ant Farm Boogie, but also a truly versatile improviser, playing everything from high-energy free jazz to quiet minimalism with great authority.
The two has been most recently playing in a quartet with Mats Gustafsson and Ole Morten Vågan, but here it will be just the two of them… Oh, fireworks I expect!
1 concert : 75 DKK / students: 50 DKK
1 day ticket : 150 DKK / students: 100 DKK
Festival pass : 450 DKK / students 300 DKK