Sid Hille: flyygeli, Teemu Viinikainen: kitara, Heikki Nikula: klarinetit ja Markus Hohti: sello
“Jazzin ja modernin konserttimusiikin välillä ei ole raja-aitaa vaan tila, joka mahdollistaa mielikuvituksen ja spontaanin luomisen”, kuvailee pianisti-säveltäjä Sid Hille kokoonpanonsa luonnetta.
Vahvasti improvisaatioon nojaava kvartetti julkaisi lokakuussa 2014 esikoislevynsä Outer Space (SatnaMusic).
There is no borderline between jazz and contemporary classical music. There is only a small gap between mindsets, a tiny little opening of space for the NOW – a universe for the improvising musician. This is where the Sid Hille Contemporary Collective operates.
The Contemporary Collective started out as a spin-off from the Sid Hille contemporary/jazz Collective which included a string quartet. In March 2014 Sid organized a concert in Helsinki’s Temppeliaukio Church. The string quartet wasn’t available for the date, so Sid decided spontaneously to play the concert as a quartet: bass clarinet, guitar, piano and cello.
The musicians improvise freely on the basis of a ‘Parameter chart’. The essence of the performance lies in the chemistry and communication between the musicians and their capability to take musical risks. Daring to be in the NOW, listening closely to each other and the surrounding space, responding accordingly. Anything might happen!
And there was to be electronica!
Guitarists are known to have large assortments of effects, but also cellist Markus Hohti had started experimenting with electronic enhancement of his sound and Sid had already spent considerable time with live electronica when recording his solo vinyl ‘ONE’ (in 2011).
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