The award winning Danish pianist and composer Anders Filipsen has created the experimental and genre-breaking work ’Paths’ for his 10- piece band - The Black Nothing. With his electro-acoustic tentet the pianist/keyboardist and composer Anders Filipsen mixes musical inspirations ranging from modern classical music, free improv, west- african music, serial music and noise, forming new paths.
True to form, Filipsen has created an undulating filmic piece, that insists on telling stories. This time the piece ’Paths’ focuses on the autobiographic portrait, and the ways in which the different musical inspirations have shaped him throughout his life into being the musician he is at moment.
On his journey Filipsen has gathered some of the strongest Danish and international improvisers living in Denmark. With his mixture of acoustic and electronic sounds, the music creates an openness devoid of specific labels of genres. In that way this album is an extension of his award- nominated album ’About Time’, with the band The White Nothing.
The album has already received great reviews!
"Det er hård kost. Men for dem, der gider at kæmpe sig gennem buskadserne, er Paths både et stemningsfyldt og krøllet værk, som det er en stakåndet nydelse at folde ud eller fare vild i." - Ralf Christensen, Information