Anders Filipsen, Marc Lohr, Jeppe Højgaard
Sounds & Songs
ILK catalogue no
ILK180CD
Release date
07-11-2011

Lineup

Anders Filipsen - Piano
Marc Lohr - Drums
Jeppe Højgaard - Reeds

A meal of contradictions

 

Improvised and Composed, Short and Long,

Fragile and Violent, Noise and Lyricism.

A musical meal that feasts the ears with minimalistic ear cleaners

between the violent musical outbursts!

 

”This is the result of many years of experimenting with music that incompasses contradictions in the shapes of composition and improvisation.This is a work to be seen as a whole!” (Anders Filipsen)

 

The debut album of the duo LoFi (lohr/filipsen), with danish pianist Anders Filipsen and Berlin based luxemburgish drummer Marc Lohr, is a tribute to opposites and contradictions. For their debut the duo has teamed up with friend and musical colleague, saxophonist Jeppe Højgaard, to create music that in many ways is to be seen as a holistic piece, which between the longer parts offers small improvisations to clean and inspire the ears.

 

The album is released:

 

November 7th 2011

Release concert: 11th of november at 5E, Slagtehusgade 5e, 1715 Copenhagen V.

 

The duo was established in 2008 when drummer Marc Lohr lived in Copenhagen. The duo has played with numerous musicians, amongst others John Tchicai, but found their ally in Jeppe Højgaard with whom they have played concerts at festivals and venues in Denmark and Germany in the past years. The music is inspired by the avantgarde of today as well as by jazz pioneers such as John Coltrane, Albert Ayler and Cecil Taylor. It is an album that strongly mixes the uncontrollable and the minimalistic.

 

Background

The three musicians are all part of the new improvising generation that freely combines impressions from impro, jazz, rock, electronica and contemporary classical music. The three musicians are all established in the european impro-scene playing with musicians like Lindha Kallerdahl, John Tchicai, Kresten Osgood, Andrew D’Angelo, Lotte Anker and Tom Arthurs as well as with dancers and performance artists.

 

 

 

 

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