Mark Solbog: TUNGEMÅL I+II+III
The complete TUNGEMÅL series by Mark Solborg including vols. I+II illustrated books and CDs + the vol. III limited edition handprinted 180g LP
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 ? ..is 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 #: ILK308+309+323
Mark Solborg: Guitar
Susana Santos Silva: Trumpet
Lars Greve: Clarinets & saxophones
Paul Lovens: Drums, cymbals & gongs
Simon Toldam - Piano
Francesco Bigoni - Tenor saxophone & clarinet