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Mark Solborg: TUNGEMÅL III

Mark Solborg: TUNGEMÅL III

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Limited edition 180g LP with handprinted (!) cover artwork by Mark Solborg featuring a beautiful quartet with the young Portuguese trumpeter Susana Santos Silva, reedman par excellence Lars Greve and the legendary German drummer Paul Lovens

TUNGEMÅL is concerned with the electrified guitar as a voice in contemporary chamber- musical contexts. With this comprehensive project Solborg wishes to elaborate the intimate listening experience, and develop methods and tools for the creative work at hand. An extensive artistic study and qualifying awareness of the modern guitar in interplay with acoustic instruments, and the musical spaces they inhabit.

How do you talk - alone and with others - when you are the only one that is being translated through a loudspeaker ? it possible to play both acoustically and electrified - simultaneously ? ..and can you get closer to the intimate speaking voice of the creating musician.

Guitarist, composer and bandleader Mark Solborg has in the course of the last three years concurrently with his work for groups and concerts investigated and developed his instrument and a musical idiom. During the course of three volumes Solborg illustrates and documents his research, discoveries, attacks on the tongue of the guitar - and musical conversation in acoustic spaces. With this body of work he is setting ambitious new standards for his realm of music. His TUNGEMÅL.

This third volume in the series presents concepts and ideas from TUNGEMÅL in a concert context: A beautiful quartet featuring the young portuguese trumpeter Susana Santos Silva, reedman par excellence Lars Greve and the legendary German drummer Paul Lovens - recorded live at KoncertKirken, Copenhagen. 

Released to critical acclaim TUNGEMÅL Vol I, focuses on solo works and Vol II that contains works for duo and trio- both recorded in the studio and site-specific. The two corresponding books contain a multitude of related process-material. From written reflections and notes to scores, footage, spatial diagrams and graphic illustrations. The poetics of the work that along with the music contributes to the full understanding of TUNGEMÅL . Solborg consider the entire series as a collection or dictionary that seeks to be experienced by specialist, student and layman alike.

Catalogue #: ILK323LP
Release date: 11-June-2021

- Mark Solborg: Guitar
- Susana Santos Silva: Trumpet
- Lars Greve: Clarinets & saxophones
- Paul Lovens: Drums, cymbals & gongs


“..a masterful set by like-minded, imaginative sonic alchemists. Solborg, Santos Silva, Greve and Lovens are all masters of the art of the moments, and all have developed their own personal array of extended techniques and palette of sounds. But the essence of this egalitarian quartet not about exploring sound. It is about deep listening, which leads in its turn to the natural flow of music. The dynamics are intimate, conversational and poetic, letting the music sing and blossom in its own accord and shape organically. .. TUNGEMÅL III» is a remarkable conclusion for Solborg’s extensive study."
Eyal Hareuveni, Salt Peanuts

"Både live, på plade og på film er TUNGEMÅL et ambitiøst og interessant projekt der appellerer til dedikerede sjæle.."
- Louise Rosengreen, Information

“The trumpet of Silva shows [..] her undeniable heavenly air-bended soloplay.
..everywhere you experience a sense of the musical moment that evokes a beautiful redemptive unity - as a musical culmination of Solborg’s TUNGEMÅL project - and as a masterpiece within improvisation and beyond.”
- Bjarne Søltoft, JazzSpecial 

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