Friday 24. 2.
ARVE HENRIKSEN & DAVID KOLLAR live
Arve Henriksen – trumpet (NO)
David Kollar – guitar (SK)
Arve Henriksen and David Kollar have recently delivered a duo album Sense of destiny focused on contemplative, spectral atmospheres. A sparse, moving album that showcases Henriksen and Kollar exploring the edges of quietude. They will perform live their own specific sound language they managed to create over time.
Norwegian trumpeter Arve Henriksen has studied at the Trondheim Conservatory and has worked as a freelance musician since 1988. He has worked with many musicians including Jon Balke Magnetic North Orchestra/Batagraf, Edward Vesala, Jon Christensen, Jon Hassell, Laurie Anderson, John Paul Jones, Erik Honoré, Toshimaru Nakamura, Imogen Heap, Jaga Jazzist and many many more. Henriksen has played in many different contexts, bands and projects and also has composed music for films, festivals and documentary programs. He has a long discography counting over 180 records in total on various record labels. David Kollar is a Slovak experimental guitarist and composer. His utterly unique approach both to the guitar as an instrument and the contemporary improvising / compositional idioms are fascinating and completely innovative. Kollar has released ten expansive albums, a book, scored 18 films and worked on many multimedia projects. He has a long list of albums and collaborations with many artists to his name, including Eivind Aarset, Erik Truffaz, Steven Wilson, Pat Mastelotto and many more.
Sense of destiny album reviews: “It goes way beyond just the music, and could be very well described as sound painting, sound sculpting or perhaps sound dancing, with its cross-media concept, that it creates, at least in my perception. The music flows unhurried, as if freed from the fourth dimension and rhythmic patterns, like wind, which blows gently and unpredictably. It is up to the listener to become part of the process of creation and setting the pace, by which these sound collages take shape within or between the brain cells. The beauty of this music is like an elixir, which hopefully might cure or at least reduce the suffering, to which all of us are exposed in the world that surrounds us: loneliness, estrangement, desperation, futility… destiny? Music, after all, makes life worth living. As always, the magicians / alchemists behind this sound potion have my eternal gratitude.” Adam Baruch, The soundtrack of my life “David Kollar and Arve Henriksen have delivered a beautiful duo album focused on contemplative, spectral atmospheres. A sparse, moving album that showcases Kollar and Henriksen exploring the edges of quietude.” Anil Prasad, Innerviews “The acoustic ethereal surfaces sound tighter, as if both players have pared down the use of rich instrumentation to a minimum. Not a single note is wasted.” Peter Motyčka, JazzSk
Slovak experimental guitarist / composer David Kollar has emerged as one of the most intriguing figures on the European Avant-Garde / Jazz scene in the last decade. His unique approach both to the guitar as an instrument and the contemporary improvising / compositional idioms are fascinating and innovative. Kollar's numerous recording projects, both as a solo artist and as a collaborator, are milestones of contemporary European experimental music sphere and each of those discloses another facet of his complex and constantly developing musical identity and his artistic personality. Kollar treats his music with a deep degree of seriousness and personal involvement, as if each and every one of his projects was not only his proverbial brain child but as if it was his actual offspring. He treats his instrument as a gateway between his complex ideas and their audible representation, the same way a sculptor treats the chisel or a painter the brush. Kollar has released 20 expansive albums, 2 books, scored 18 films and worked on many multimedia projects. He has worked with many musicians, including Pat Mastelotto, Steven Wilson, Erik Truffaz, Christian Fennesz, Trey Gunn, Colin Edwin, Marco Minnemann, Lenka Dusilova, Tadeusz Sudnik, Eivind Aarset and many more.
Arve Henriksen is considered one of the most innovative trumpeters of the last three decades. Born in 1968, Arve Henriksen studied at the Trondheim Conservatory from 1987–1991, and has worked as a freelance musician since 1989. He has worked with many musicians, including Jon Balke Magnetic North Orchestra/Batagraf, Jon Christensen, Marilyn Mazur, Nils Petter Molvær, Misha Alperin, Arild Andersen, Dhafer Youssef, Sidsel Endresen, Christian Wallumrød, Thomas Strønen, David Sylvian, Jon Hassell, Laurie Anderson, John Paul Jones, Erik Honoré, Gavin Bryars, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Bill Frisell, Terje Rypdal, Maria Schneider, and many more. Henriksen has composed and commissioned music for festivals, films and documentary programs. He has a long discography counting over 140 records in total, releasing for such labels as ECM and Rune Grammofon.