INSPELAD KONSERT: FRIM #29 - Mattias Windemos + Raymond Strid // Magnus Granberg // Lisa Långbacka + Karin Ingves

FRIM är stolta att presentera tre nya videopremiärer, torsdagen den 20/5 med start klockan 20.00.

Vi kommer att få höra en duo med de legendariska improvisatörerna Raymond Strid på slagverk och Mattias Windemo på gitarr; den subtila kompositören och improvisatören Magnus Granberg på preparerat piano; och en ny och vibrerande duo bestående av Lisa Långbacka på dragspel och Karin Ingves på piano.

Se inspelningarna i FRIMs kanal på YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiBzkb_RaNaPcfVwHfydr3A

On Thursday 20/5 at 20.00, FRIM proudly presents 3 outstanding video premieres.
We will be featuring legendary improvisers Raymond Strid on percussion and Mattias Windemo on guitar; the subtle composer and improviser, Magnus Granberg, on prepared piano; and a new and vibrant duo comprised of Lisa Långbacka on accordion and Karin Ingves on piano.

Videos will be available on this playlist on FRIM's YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiBzkb_RaNaPcfVwHfydr3A
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Mattias Windemos + Raymond Strid
Mattias Windemos och Raymond Strids samarbete började redan 2005 då de hade bosatt sig några mil från varandra och träffades genom en gemensam bekant.
De började snart att jamma, först som trio tillsammans med pianisten Mattias Risberg,Windemo spelade då elgitarr och musiken hade vi den tiden mer karaktären av frijazz.
Efter ett tag utkristalliserades en duo med Windemo och Strid som fokuserade mer på friimpro och en helt akustiskt instrumentering. Duon har sedan dess jammat regelbundet och samtidigt haft kreativa samtal då de utvärderat och arbetat med sitt spel. De genomgående teman som de haft är, musikens kreativa mellanrum, klang, detaljspråk, form och frasering.
Medan Windemo mer har sina rötter i jazz och konstmusik har Strid sin bakgrund i fri improviserad musik, detta har varit berikande för duon och bidragit till att ge duon sin särprägel och sound.
Både MW och RS är kända som två av våra mest etablerade svenska musiker på sina respektive områden. Raymond har spelat med musiker som Barry Guy, Evan Parker, Paul Lytton, Mats Gustavsson. Han medverkar b.l.a i grupperna Gush och the electrics.
Mattias har spelat med musiker som Karin Krogh, Joakim Milder, Mats Öberg, Rigmor Gustavsson och medverkar b.l.a i grupperna Flux (Windemo, Landin, Fält) och WE (Windemo, Axelsson , Lindal).

Mattias Windemos and Raymond Strid's cooperation began in 2005 when they lived close to each other and met by a common acquaintance. They soon started jamming, first as a trio with pianist Mattias Risberg. At that time Windemo played the electric guitar and the music had more of a character of free jazz. After a while, a duo with Windemo and Strid was crystallized, focusing more on free impro and a completely acoustic instrumentation. The duo has since then been jamming regularly and at the same time having creative conversations about music together.
The overall themes in their discussions have been, interpretations, the power in between the notes, the importance of form in music etc.
Raymond has played with musicians like Barry Guy, Evan Parker, Paul Lytton, Mats Gustafsson. He also participates in groups as Gush and The Electrics and many more.
Mattias has played with musicians like Karin Krogh, Joakim Milder, Mats Öberg, Lindha Kallerdal, Rigmor Gustavsson, and also participates in groups like Flux (Windemo, Landin, Fält) and WE (Windemo, Axelsson, Lindal) etc.
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Magnus Granberg
Magnus Granberg is a composer and performer living in Stockholm, Sweden. Born in Umeå in 1974, he studied saxophone and improvisation at the University of Gothenburg and in New York in his late teens and early to mid twenties. Self-taught as a composer, he formed his own ensemble Skogen in 2005 trying to integrate experiences, methods and materials from various traditions of improvised and composed musics into a new modus operandi. Apart from the ongoing work with Skogen he is increasingly writing music on commission for different ensembles and projects. Recent work includes pieces for the ensembles Ordinary Affects, Ensemble Grizzana and Insub Meta Orchestra which have been performed at festivals and venues in Europe, Japan and the USA. Granberg’s work has mainly been published by the British record label Another Timbre with occasional releases on record labels such as Ftarri and Insub.

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Lisa Långbacka + Karin Ingves
Two musicians meet on stage for the very first time - in each other’s compositions and in the spur of the moment. Welcome to take part of a musical conversation between the pianist Karin Ingves, who has a background in jazz and improvisation, and the accordionist Lisa Långbacka, who's main focus has been on folk music.
Lisa Långbacka’s exploration of the free bass accordion is unique. She enjoys finding new ways of arranging traditional music, bringing her harmonic ideas and influences together in her compositions. She was elected "The Accordionist of 2015" by SDR (Swedish Accordion Association) and "The Composer of 2017" by STIM (Swedish music copyright association).
In 2017, Lisa Långbacka performed her composition Lightwaves at the Nobel Prize Banquet together with the Chamber Orchestra Musica Vitae and Cullberg Ballet. On behalf of Swedish Radio, Lisa Långbacka composed Transformationer, a piece for string quartet, piano and accordion which was broadcasted in 2019.

Karin Ingves is a Swedish pianist and composer. She is currently studying at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, where she mainly works with free and structured improvisation. Karin is interested in using free improvisation as a tool in composition, as well as using composed material in free improvisation, and finding ways to blur the line between them.
In 2013 she composed the piece Birth for the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra. As a pianist she has, among other venues, performed at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Jazz på Hellsten and the music festival New Sound Made.

Thanks!

-Ryan Packard
ryanrpackard@gmail.com