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Monsterjazz

Country

Norway - Switzerland - Denmark
 

Main target age group 

Young and old children 5-99 years
 

Key artists

Karl Seglem: tenorsax, goat horns, voice
Christoph Stiefel: piano, prepared piano
Jullie Hjetland Jensen: voice
Trygve Waldemar Fiske: bass
Kåre Opheim: drums
Gunvor Rasmussen: painter, artist"
 

Practical information

  • Suitable for human beeings from 5 to 110 years old. No babies.
  • Maximum 100 in the audience. If more, Monsterjazz will do another concert
  • No stage is needed. Musicians & audience on the same level
  • Sound-Tech: A grand piano is needed. Enclosed separate tech rider
  • The drawer can do separate work-shops before or after the concert
  • The project Monsterjazz is flexible and open to suggestions for different ways to present it.
 

Artistic idea

In “Monsterjazz”, the two leaders challenge themselfs, their fellow musicians and the listening audience, who are also given the opportunity to participate and shape the concert without prior knowledge of how or in what way this will be accomplished. The concertproduction is in an open format, based on the idea of a line of energy that the musicians use as a compass to navigate by, which shapes the progression of the work and the music – Jazz improvisation in the true sense of the word.
 
 It is a non-verbal concert experience, but it can include words and lyrics in one form or another, which are also improvised then and there. At the premier in 2014 a big screen behind the musicians showed the shape of a drawing develope during the concert. A monster was created - drawed by Gunvor Rasmussen - ( she was placed on stage with the musicians)"
 

Main costs

Variable, due to support. Minimum 1800€ in fee.
 

Additional info

Enclosed a more detailed text about the concert and our ideas. A new album will be released late spring 2018 on Challenge Records/ New Arts ( NL)
 

Booking contacts

Seglem: karl (at) karlseglem.no
Stiefel: ch.stiefel (at) bluewin.ch
 

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