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Atlas + Voxhall

Fire! Orchestra

Koncert

31. januar: Koncerten bliver desværre uden Mats Gustafsson - vi har således netop modtaget følgende besked fra Fire! Orchestra-lejren:

"Unfortunately Mats Gustafsson has got a very nasty flu, and his doctor has forbidden him to travel or play saxophone for the next ten days. So on this tour he will be replaced by the great Anna Högdal, who has been playing with Fire! Orchestra from the beginning. As this program is a collective piece of music, where the responsibility is shared by everybody, the concert will be just as moving and exiting as ever. But of course Mats will be missed!"

Som en konsekvens af dette er det muligt at få refunderet sin billet - det gør man ved senest søndag den 4. februar klokken 14 at rette henvendelse til vores billetudbyder Billetten på telefonnummer 70 20 20 96 eller mail-adresse info@billetten.dk.

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17. januar: Vi har fanget Mats Gustafsson til en snak om koncerten - læs interviewet længere nede.

Fire! Orchestra, den maksimerede og sønderknusende bigband-udgave af trioen Fire!, vender tilbage til Atlas med det akustiske værk ’Arrive’ i bagagen.

 

Siden de begyndte at spille sammen i 2009, har den nordiske eksperimentelle trio, Fire!, skabt store ting. Den 'hårde' kerne har fra start udgjort det stærke trekløver, saxofonist Mats Gustafsson, bassisten Johan Berthling og Andreas Werlin på trommer. Hurtigt blev de involveret i spændende samarbejder, bl.a. med Jim O’Rourke på pladen 'Unreleased' i 2011 og udgivelsen af 'Fire!' med Oren Ambarchi. Men i 2012 fik trioen vokseværk.

I forbindelse med en koncert på det legendariske stockholmske venue, Fylkingen, håndplukkede gruppen nemlig hele 28 af de ypperligste skandinaviske navne inden for jazz, improvisation og avantgarde-rock som akkompagnement. Det skulle vise sig at være det bedste, der kunne være sket, for det var her, Fire! også blev til Fire! Orchestra, og kort efter så albummet 'Exit!' dagens lys.

Fire! Orchestra har sidenhen været et flydende, skabende frirum med skiftende medlemmer. Orkestret har nu flere gange besøgt Atlas til enestående og fremragende koncerter. Med det nye – især stryger- og klarinetdominerede – line-up på fjerde og seneste album, 'Arrive', er det helt nye indflydelser og dermed helt nye regler.

Atæas har nu æren af at præsentere det banebrydende ensemble, der både på deres plader og i koncertsammenhæng insisterer på at sætte ild til traditionerne og i skæret heraf oplyse nye stier og friske anskuelser på den improviserede akustiske musik, alt imens der skæves til lige dele garagepunk, elektroakustik, freejazz, psych og tung, industriel støj.

Lineup:
Mariam Wallentin - vokal
Sofia Jernberg - vokal
Anna Lindal - violin
Leo Svensson - cello
Josefin Runsteen – violin
Katt Hernandez – violin
Per Texas Johansson – kontrabas og basklarinet
Christer Bothén – kontrabas og basklarinet
Isak Hedtjärn – klarinet
Alexander Zethson - piano
Susana Santos Silva - trompet
Mats Gustafsson - baritonsax
Johan Berthling - bass
Andreas Werliin – trommer

Interview med Mats Gustafsson
What can the audience expect from the show?
"Expect only the unexpected, as Joe McPhee always says. We are bringing an entirely new version of Fire! Orchestra back to Aarhus - with a definite focus on strings and clarinets this time! No electronics, no guitars - no massive horn sections. A totally NEW sound and color! And a brand new composition/structure - that will lead to a totally new music for the orchestra. We have worked in a completely new way with this version of the ensemble - where all musicians are involved in creating and arranging the music. Very rewarding. We have been playing bits and pieces of the ideas during the fall 2017 - but this Scandinavian tour means that we bring the actual piece with us, "ARRIVAL"!"

What merch do you bring?
"We will have the new Fire! Trio album "The Hands" with us, as well as new merch for the orchestra: T- shirts and totes. And we will bring the old titles of the orchestra as well as solo projects by all the members of the groups. The merch table will be a serious one! The new album of the orchestra "ARRIVAL" will be recorded during the concerts in February and mixed together and mastered in February/March for an early summer release. Watch out!"

Which song do you prefer performing live?
""ARRIVAL" is the title - but it might include other elements. But it will all be NEW things - melodies, songs, structures and ideas that we have been working on the whole fall 2017. Even some borrowed music. But this is not yet decided - whatever comes up during the concert comes up. What NEEDS to come up… Willl show up."

How have your most recent concerts been?
"Very good , thank you! As long as you give 100% and all your inner and outer energy - it will come out in a way that the audience can feel that they are part of!"

How would you describe your many bandmates in Fire! Orchestra?
"Fantastic people all around with big ears and big hearts."

Which live act (band and/or artist) is your favorite - and why?
"That varies from day to day. Some days I would say Entombed, some other days I would say Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, some other days I would say Shellac, some other days I would say Lee Konitz, some other day I would say Sofia Jernberg solo - some other day."

How would you describe your latest album?
""The Hands" - is everything we ever wished for."

What are your plans for the spring and the summer?
"Many many many - but including tours, projects and festivals of Fire! and Fire! Orchestra as well as activities with The Thing, The End and also projects with Thurston Moore as well as concerts and recordings with Merzbow and other creative minds. And I plan to spend serious time in Sapmi with my beloved family - to show my daughters the real world. And I hope to find some EXTREME vinyls on my tours. Especially in Aarhus - where there are two really great shops: Black Light and Clemens Antikvariat!"

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