23.05. Culture Center Rex, 20.00
>Sofia Jernberg & Igor Cubrilovic (Swe/Srb)
Sofia Jernberg is a singer and composer, born in Ethiopia in 1983. She grew up in Sweden, Ethiopia and Vietnam, and is currently based in two cities: Oslo, Norway and Stockholm, Sweden.
Sofia is active in a wide field of music. She co-leads and composes for modern jazz octet Paavo and contemporary Lieder quartet The New Songs. Sofia has performed Arnold Schönberg’s ”Pierrot Lunaire”, and will be singing Salvatore Sciarrinos “Lohengrin” in 2013. One of her deepest interests as a singer is to develop the “instrumental” possibilities of the voice. After many years of work in this direction, experimenting with the role of the voice in an ensemble, she is now a permanent member in several groups that use the voice in this manner. Sofia’s singing vocabulary includes sounds and techniques that often contradict a natural singing style. She has dug deep into split tone singing, pitchless singing and distorted singing. As an improviser, Sofia appears in many different constellations, but regularly in duo with cellist Lene Grenager; as a composer, her main focus lies in the blending of improvisation and composition. Besides composing for her own ensembles, she regularly gets commissions from others. In the near future collaborations with chamber ensemble DuoEgo, The Peärls Before Swïne and Trondheim Jazz Orchestra are awaiting.
Igor Cubrilovic is a composer, producer, and a guitarist.
He studied architecture in Belgrade, sound technology in Stockholm, Sound Installation in London, and is now pursuing his interest in psycho-acoustics and traditional music of the Balkans.
Igor was a member of Jonathan Kane’s February and produced both the luminous first and long awaited second albums. He was a lead guitarist in Rhys Chatham Guitar Army, and is now active in the European Improv scene with Duet/Duel Series, and composes for film and modern dance.
Duet/Duel-IMPROV SESSIONS—-Collection of two people improv sessions. Exploration of freshness of first meeting, excitement of initial exchange, push and pull of establishment of the relationship. Nicolas Field, Beatrice Graf, D’Incise, Dave Watson, Nate Wooley, Rhys Chatham….
He made music for TV and films in Sweden, US and the last two projects for Intermezzo Films, production company based in Geneva.
Igor composed music for other media, film in particular, most notably Darko Longulov’s documentary Escape, Vladan Nikolic film Love with Sergej Trifunovic, and Oil rocks, first ever footage of first ever oil rig (later used in 007 film). His music for practical application has focus on movement, of time, of image or of the body.
As a member of different art collectives, Igor sound designed for multi-media installations, which have been exhibited in London, Mexico City, Havana, and New York City.
Igor also produced records for different labels around the world : Left<>Right in Sweden, Breaking Bread in Thailand, Viernes Verde in Guatemala, and Table of the Elements in the US.
Arrival and concert of Sofia Jernberg is supported by Swedish Arts Council and Embassy of Sweden in Belgrade.
>The Home of Easy Credits (DK!USA)
Queens-based The Home of Easy Credit challenges the boundaries of free-improvised music, jazz, folk, and pop music with an iconoclastic approach that defies all those who seek to classify music by genre. Two musicians who met in New York in 2008 and were married one year later, Danish multi-instrumentalist Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen and bassist Tom Blancarte have teamed up musically as The Home of Easy Credit, releasing their self-titled debut album on Northern Spy in 2012. Taking their name from a department store sign in a dilapidated section of downtown Houston, Texas which they photographed while on tour there, the duo seeks to hold up a mirror to contemporary musical tastes to create a dark, beautiful and thrilling sound world that reflects upon the decline of contemporary civilization.
Recently gaining notoriety for her improvised solo performances, Jensen uses a broad range of colors, drawn from a long lineage of Scandinavian artists including Jan Garbarek, Arve Henriksen and Björk but blended with saxophone sounds as diverse as Lee Konitz or Mats Gustafsson. An experienced veteran of the New York DIY music scene, Blancarte, who plays electronic futuristic jazz with the Peter Evans Quintet, hyperactive prog banjo/guitar shred with Seabrook Power Plant and provides hellish bass insanity to tubist Dan Peck’s improvised doom metal outfit The Gate, utilizes every trick in his book to underpin his wife’s apocalyptic musical narratives.
Arrival of the group is supported by Jazz Danmark