Friday 18th May, 10:15pm, Festivalcafé
Dørge's New Jungle Orchestra
The Jungle Orchestra has a ball playing Erik Satie's timeless tunes.
Pierre Dørge's New Jungle Orchestra has been an institution in Danish and international jazz since 1980 – but we are talking about the kind of institution which is constantly evolving and receptive to new impulses.
The inspiration stems from American jazz legends such as Duke Ellington – who at one point named his orchestra The Jungle Band – but also from African and Asian folk music. All the sources of inspiration are audibly there, but the sound of the New Jungle Orchestra is highly individual and instantly recognizable.
At this concert, the inspiration stems from Western classical music – or to be precise, from the peculiar little niche in musical history inhabited by the French eccentric Erik Satie.
While the music in Satie's time was a melting pot of late Romanticism and avant-garde movements such as Impressionism and atonal music, Satie wrote his music somewhere beyond time and place. Brilliantly simple and trance-like melodious piano pieces with strange titles such as Nouvelles pièces froides (New Cold Pieces) or the meaningless words invented by Satie as titles for his most famous pieces: Gymnopédies and Gnossiennes.
It is not going to be like anyhting you've ever heard when the New Jungle Orchestra plays Satie.
PIERRE DØRGE & NEW JUNGLE ORCHESTRA
Pierre Dørge – conductor & guitar
Gunnar Halle – trumpet
Anders Banke – clarinet & bass clarinet
Morten Carlsen – taragot & tenor sax
Jakob Mygind – soprano sax & tenor sax
Kenneth Agerholm – trombone
Irene Becker – piano & synthesizer
Thommy Andersson – double bass
Martin Andersen – drums
Pierre Dørge et son Orchestre de la Nouvelle Jungle rencontrent Satie dans la jungle
– improvisations on music by ERIK SATIE (1866-1925)