31.10.2012 – 03.11.2012
The London International Festival of Exploratory Music returns to Kings Place with a fascinating line-up of Scandinavian groups, from the dark power of Norway’s Deaf Center and Biosphere’s arctic electronica to Gothenburg-based EF, with their epic, post-rock soundscapes. Shamanistic chant meets modern technology in Wimme Saari’s yoiking, while RinneRadio operates in the boundaries of jazz and electronic music.
Wimme Saari & Tapani Rinne
Friday, 2 November 2012 - 8:00pm / Kings Place, Hall Two
Shamanistic chant meets modern soundscapes. Wimme Saari is a Sámi joik singer; a traditional chant style. Saari combines the colorful grittiness of traditional joiking with original improvisations characterised by intense, clear melodic arches which stretch his voice from a sweet falsetto to a grave baritone.
Wimme Saari will perform with experimental jazz musician Tapani Rinne.
Saturday, 3 November 2012 - 8:00pm / Kings Place, Hall Two
RinneRadio are a trio of musicians from Finland, formed in 1988 by saxophone player/reedsman and composer Tapani Rinne. Operating on the boundaries of jazz and electronic music, their sound has been described as ‘some jazz, plenty of techno and ambient influences, a few poppy melodies, and hints of world music.’
RinneRadio fuse electronic underground beats with progressive jazz. As the rhythms of drum’n’ bass and hip hop are fermented with dark dub, lush ambient soundscapes and timeless soprano sax textures, the resulting brew becomes equal parts trance jazz and surreal dance music.
"...the astonishing RinneRadio, a hard-edged techno band led by a cool jazz sax player. That might look nightmarish on paper, but the reality is spiralling, mesmerising which induces dance-floor dementia in some and tranced-out tranquillity in others". Melody Maker