10 Oct 2013 - 19:30


The night opens with a solo-piece by pianist LISA ULLÉN.


Photography: Heiko Purnhagen

Silence Blossoms was formed by Sam Andreae (composition, tenor saxophone, voice, guitar, electronics), Gus Loxbo (double bass, guitar, voice, saw) and Hanna Olivegren (voice, synthesizer) when they were living in Stockholm during 2010. Using poetry as a starting point for many of their pieces, the group incorporates text and melody into an improvised music setting, keeping the sensibilities that make improvisation such an exciting format for expression while introducing structure and familiar shapes through the use of song, harmony and melody. Andreae’s folkish compositions anchor the music and give the group space to restlessly explore contrasting themes of darkness, light, aggression, fragility, pain and joy

Inspired in equal parts by free improvisers and song poets such as Leonard Cohen, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, David Sylvian and Otomo Yoshihide, Silence Blossoms draw a line between these distinctly contrasting yet beautifully complementary styles, crafting the poetry they use into haunting melodies and underpinning their music with hypnotic and thoughtful improvisations.

In November 2012 Silence Blossoms released a collection of live recordings from their recent tours of Sweden, available from Efpi Records (UK) and Ljup Musik (SE), and will be releasing their debut studio album in spring 2014.

"a perfect blend of sweet harmony and art noise"
- The Ring Modulator (November 2012)

"conventional themes of love and loss conveyed in an altogether unconventional way"
- The London Jazz Blog (November 2012)

"Silence Blossoms made me rethink what music is"
- Twitter Fan


19.30 - 00.00 (första konsert ca 20.00)
Entré 80/60 kr (Studerande & Pensionär)
Medlemsarrangemang: Lisa Ullén

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