• Kinetics

  • Di, 23.02.2016 ab 20:30 Uhr
  • LOFT Köln
    Wissmannstr. 30
    50823 Cologne
Kinetics - LOFT Köln - Köln

Jacob Anderskov - piano, Adam Pultz Melbye - bass, Anders Vestergaard - drums

Nach dem erstklassigen Konzert in der Reihe „jungesloft“ mit David Helm und Fabian Arends stellt Anderskov nun sein eigenes Trio im Loft vor.

The internationally acclaimed pianist & composer Jacob Anderskov has often collaborated with established international artists, but here he turns towards two younger musicians, who could be (and have been) his students. The interplay is intense, and the result sparking.

The name of the band, “Kinetics”, is dealing for forces on bodies in motion. The transforming activities, the inner journey, the outer journey. The Music is balancing between pulse and friction, between groove and creativity. It is blueish, odd, and raw. It is beat, flow, expressivity and momentum.

New album out since June 2015.

"Wer es noch nicht wusste, spätestens seit dieser neuen Veröffentlichung des Danischen Pianisten, Bandleaders und Komponisten kommt man der Erkenntnis nicht mehr vorbei, dass Jacob Anderskov zu den ganz aussergewöhnlichen Künstlern der aktuellen Musik gehöhrt. ... einen absoluten Höhepunkt der improvisierten Musik." Hans-Jürgen von Osterhausen, Jazz Podium, Deutschland, Mai 2010.

"Anderskov expands sonic language of Danish Jazz. … Superb.” Peter Margasak, Down Beat, USA, Marts 2013.

Kinetics (the Path) is physical, abstract, sensual and energetic. On its own terms it balances between pulse and no pulse, between groove and creativity. Anderskov’s compositions might be more concerned with surface and tactility than on many of his recent releases. You may even ask yourself: Is this his take on making a blues album? Either way, the crucial things in the music are – as always – beat, flow, expressiveness and momentum.

(The title): Kinetics, a branch of classical mechanics, is concerned with forces on bodies in motion. This no matter if these bodies be drones, drum sticks or planets – and relating to as well the movement through a terrain as that through outer space to another planet.

(The subtitle) The Path - which also relates to movement - opens the possibility of a more spiritual understanding of the body-in-motion metaphor. That a movement may be a journey, inner or outer.

Anderskov has for many years primarily been working with artists from or above his own generation, but here he turns to two young musicians who could be (and have been) his students. Adam Pultz Melbye was one of the driving forces behind starting up the record company Barefoot Records. He lives in Berlin and has played with Peter Brötzmann, Paul Lovens, Frank Gratkowski, Tony Buck & Mark Sanders. Anders Vestergaard is young enough to have come of age to the sound of Anderskov Accident. Today, he is everywhere on the experimental Scandinavian scene, including Yes Deer, Bravura in the Face of Grief, Boujeloud, Jesper Zeuthen, Michael Rexen, etc

“Over the last decade or so, pianist Jacob Anderskov has emerged as one of the most exciting and original voices ... deeply modern...” Down Beat, November 2010.

“Few musicians embody the exciting growth of the Danish improvised music scene over the last couple of decades better than pianist Jacob Anderskov, a true musical polymath whose work has vibrantly expanded the sonic land-scape of Copenhagen.” Peter Margasak, Down Beat, March 2013