Norwegian avantgarde pioneer Sidsel Endresen has deﬁned and re-deﬁned vocal sound since her break-through in the early 1980s. Sidsel Endresen has worked with a vast number of musicians – in Norway and abroad, written music for ﬁlms, theatrical productions as well as other commissioned work. She continues to be of huge inspiration to young vocalists (and improvisers in general!) around the globe. Her work has spanned genres from “fusion” and “jazz-rock in the -80’s ,to free-improvisation,electronics and “new music” in the -90’s and the new millennium.
In this trio one of Norway´s most prominent singers, Sidsel Endresen, meets the up and coming string duo Vilde&Inga. Azkadenya plays free improvised music with acoustic instruments, amplified to get a more rough and intense expression. For many years, Endresen has developed an unique expression and her own language based on sounds, far away from the traditional jazz singing. Aas and Alnæs have through their work with exploring the double bass and the violin developed an expression based on untraditional use of the instruments. Through a strong focus on details in the sound material the trio has found a common language.
Inga Margrete Aas, double bass
Vilde Sandve Alnæs, violin
Sidsel Endresen, voice
SIDSEL ENDRESEN & JAN BANG
The long-standing musical relationship between Sidsel Endresen and Jan Bang has been one of evolution. Each beginning as individual chart-topping artists in various European countries in their own right, they have journeyed further from those roots into more daring, experimental and expressive territories.
The live interaction of Endresen’s unique voice and Bang’s singular mastery of live sampling creates a music that is predictable only in its ability to surprise, cajole, shock and seduce audiences in equal measure. The warmth they project makes them a rare thing: experimentalists that entertain.
Sidsel – vokal – jan Bang, sampling, live re-mix