Sunday 29th May, 9:00pm, Festivalscene
Carsten Dahl melds minds with Ensemble MidtVest
Concert is broadcast live on DR P2
TICKETS: 90 kr. (Students and under 25 discount: 60 kr.) > See ticket and discount info
The collaboration between renowned jazz pianist Carsten Dahl and the classical chamber ensemble strikes sparks.
Carsten Dahl is a self-taught jazz pianist with his roots in bebop. Ensemble MidtVest consists of classically trained musicians. At first sight they don’t have much in common, but they have been playing music together since 2007 – and at closer inspection it turns out that there is a common ground after all.
Carsten Dahl is not only known for his deep knowledge of tradtion and his classy playing with Danish and international jazz greats from NHØP to Benny Golson, but also for his improvised solo concerts in the same vein as those of Keith Jarrett. And like Jarrett he is equally at home playing Bach’s Goldberg Variations and playing jazz. Dahl is very aware of genre but he sees it as an inspirational starting point rather than as a limitation.
Like Carsten Dahl, the Ensemble MidtVest has often strayed from their musical home ground and visited other musical territories – not least in their collaboration with Henrik Goldschmidt and The Middle East Peace Orchestra, which was a great success at last year’s Athelas New Music Festival. Whether the ensemble ventures into the fields of world music or jazz, they never stop at just “playing the notes”.
In the project “Music’s Mirror”, Carsten Dahl and the members of Ensemble MidtVest take us yet a step further into the universe that opens up once you let go of musical habits and preconceived notions and listen to the music that emerges from moment to moment. With the personalities and skills of the individual musicians as the starting point for improvisation, they have succeeded in finding “the music behind the music”, as Carsten Dahl says.
At 6:00pm Carsten Dahl and Ensemble MidtVest present their new CD at the festival café.
Carsten Dahl – piano and percussion
Charlotte Norholt – flute
Peter Kirstein – oboe
Tommaso Lonquich – clarinet
Neil Page – horn
Martin Qvist Hansen – piano
Matthew Jones – violin
Sanna Ripatti – viola
Jonathan Slaatto – cello
CARSTEN DAHL and ENSEMBLE MIDTVEST improvise.