Etnolab feat. Filip Filipov at Aarhus Jazz Festival

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Mon, July 17, 2017
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Add to Calendar 2017-07-17 00:00 2017-07-17 Etnolab feat. Filip Filipov at Aarhus Jazz Festival A musical laboratory, where the lines between tradition and genres are dissolved and recreated. That's what happens when the floodgates are opened and Bulgarian music seeps from one side, while jazz, rock and improv come in from the other. These highly reactive musical elements combine in the lab tubes and flasks, and music is formed as a hitherto unknown entity, which the musical scientists observe and present on stage. Leader of the team, Johan Toftegaard Knudsen, has been studying the hyper-complex melodic, rhythmical, and soulful structures of Bulgarian folk music for years. He uses this insight for transforming the jazz paradigm with which he was brought up. This has resulted in new compositions, which speak their own language, and in hybrid recollections of Bulgarian tradition. This year, Etnolab is joined by a special guest. Filip Filipov (b. 1970), who plays the tapan (Bulgarian drum), accordion, and synthesiser. He has had a long musical career in Bulgarian, where he was born and raised. He came to Denmark in 2011 and now lives in Copenhagen, which has led his career in new directions, such as a productive collaboration with Adam Ørvad (accordion). He is musically entrenched in Bulgarian folklore and modern svatbarska muzika ('wedding music'). After 30 years of being a professional musician, he is seasoned in all three of his instruments, and has also played pop, rock, and orientally inspired music. Throughout the years, he has toured large parts of Europe with different bands such as Bulgarche, the 'svartbarski'-bands Folklorni Ritmi with singer Ruska Dobreva, Aksakovska Grupa, Orkestar Varne, and his own group Chernomorec.

Et musikalsk laboratorium, hvor grænser mellem traditioner og genrer opløses og genskabes. Det sker, når sluserne lukkes op, og bulgarsk musiktradition flyder fra den ene hane, mens jazz, rock og improvisation flyder fra den anden. Disse stærkt reaktive musikalske grundstoffer løber sammen i laboratoriets rør og kolber, og musikken genfødes i et hidtil ukendt reaktionsprodukt, som de fire musiklaboranter iagttager og giver nyt liv på scenen. I spidsen for laborant-teamet står Johan Toftegaard Knudsen, som i flere år har studeret de hyperkomplekse melodiske, rytmiske og sjælelige strukturer i den bulgarske folkemusik. Den vundne indsigt har han brugt til at transformere det jazz-paradigme, han selv er vokset op med. Det har resulteret i nye kompositioner, som taler deres helt eget sprog, og i hybride genfortolkninger af den bulgarske tradition. I år får Etnolab besøg af en særlig gæst. Filip Filipov (f. 1970), som spiller tapan (bulgarsk tromme), accordion og synthesizer. Han har en lang musikerkarriere bag sig i Bulgarien, hvor han er født og opvokset. Han kom til Danmark i 2011 og bor nu i København, hvorfra karrieren tog nye retninger, bl.a. gennem et frugtbart samarbejde med Adam Ørvad (accordion). Musikalsk er han forankret i den bulgarske folklore og moderne svatbarska muzika (“bryllupsmusik”). Han har efter ca. 30 års professionel karriere som musiker stor rutine på alle sine tre instrumenter, og har, ud over bulgarsk musik, også spillet pop, rock og orientalsk influeret musik. Gennem årene har han turneret i store dele af Europa med forskellige grupper, bl.a. danseensemblet Bulgarche, svatbarski-orkestrene Folklorni Ritmi med sangerinden Ruska Dobreva, Aksakovska Grupa, Orkestar Varna samt sin egen gruppe Chernomorec.
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Tickets

70 DKK

Musicians

Etnolab feat. Filip Filipov, Frederik Bülow, Jens Christian Kwella, Johan Toftegaard Knudsen, Torben Bøtker Bjørnskov, Filip Filipov

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A musical laboratory, where the lines between tradition and genres are dissolved and recreated. That's what happens when the floodgates are opened and Bulgarian music seeps from one side, while jazz, rock and improv come in from the other. These highly reactive musical elements combine in the lab tubes and flasks, and music is formed as a hitherto unknown entity, which the musical scientists observe and present on stage. Leader of the team, Johan Toftegaard Knudsen, has been studying the hyper-complex melodic, rhythmical, and soulful structures of Bulgarian folk music for years. He uses this insight for transforming the jazz paradigm with which he was brought up. This has resulted in new compositions, which speak their own language, and in hybrid recollections of Bulgarian tradition. This year, Etnolab is joined by a special guest. Filip Filipov (b. 1970), who plays the tapan (Bulgarian drum), accordion, and synthesiser. He has had a long musical career in Bulgarian, where he was born and raised. He came to Denmark in 2011 and now lives in Copenhagen, which has led his career in new directions, such as a productive collaboration with Adam Ørvad (accordion). He is musically entrenched in Bulgarian folklore and modern svatbarska muzika ('wedding music'). After 30 years of being a professional musician, he is seasoned in all three of his instruments, and has also played pop, rock, and orientally inspired music. Throughout the years, he has toured large parts of Europe with different bands such as Bulgarche, the 'svartbarski'-bands Folklorni Ritmi with singer Ruska Dobreva, Aksakovska Grupa, Orkestar Varne, and his own group Chernomorec. ...
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