DATE Wednesday 13 June 2012
TIME 8.30 – 11pm
VENUE The Sound Lounge
TICKETS $25 / $20
(Non-Member, Member, Student)
book online or call 9351 7940
“Motif affirms itÂ´s position as one of the freshest, most open and uncompromising ensembles that has surfaced in Norwegian and European jazz the last decade.”
(Tor HammerÃ¸, Facienda)
With members from such bands as Atomic, Free Fall and Streifenjunko, Motif is comprised of some of the premier musicians on the Norwegian scene. Their two latest recordings, 2010Â´s Facienda (3CD-set) and 2011Â´s Art Transplant received rave reviews in European and American press, making several exclusive best-of-the-year lists.
A decade into their tenure, MOTIF is still polishing the personal sound they have been meticulously shaping since the beginning, a sound labeled as â€œa remarkable combination of powerful writing, simpatico free play, and stylistic cross-pollinationâ€? (John Kelman, Allaboutjazz).
The musicians unite from the very core of the Norwegian scene and are all key players in the young European improvising scene. Motif specializes in a shape-shifting, cheerily virtuosic strain of avant-garde jazz, and a staggering high standard of musicianship and musicality amongst its five core players. Not to be missed!
Atle Nymo (saxophones/ bass clarinet) Eivind LÃ¸nning (trumpet) Haavard Wiik (piano)
Ole Morten Vaagan (bass) Hakon Mjaset Johansen (drums)