Björn Meyer: "Provenance" - solo bass
Meditative klangflater og lyriske groover ved den unike svenske el.bassisten Björn Meyer.
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05. juni 2022, 18:30
Tanum kirke, Bærum, Norway
Meditative klangflater og lyriske groover ved den unike svenske el.bassisten Björn Meyer. El.bass solo som et fullverdig orkester gir oss en betagende musikalsk reise. Perfekt som forspill til konserten med Mahsa Vahdat - billetten der gjelder også denne konserten.
Björn Meyer's unmistakable musical handwriting draws largely from a curiosity towards “anything from music-styles, playing techniques, electronics, the construction of the actual instruments all the way to the inner windings of a string”. In addition, Meyer also considers the interaction between acoustic space and the electronic properties of the bass guitar an important part of the musical experience.
Meyer has integrated his distinct voice in the most diverse contexts, in- and outside the natural habitat of his instrument. More often than not, he has found himself in settings challenging traditional distinctions such as acoustic or electric, composed or improvised, ancient or contemporary. He has worked alongside Persian harpist and singer Asita Hamidi and is a long term collaborator with Tunisian oud master Anouar Brahem. He has spent more than twenty years with Swedish nyckelharpa player Johan Hedin and percussionist Fredrik Gille in Bazar Blå, co-defining the sound of contemporary Swedish folk music. For more than a decade he was a member of the minimalistic “ritual groove” collective Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin and thus helped to shape what has become known as “Zen-funk”.
In the autumn of 2017 — after more than thirty years spent with the electric bass- guitar, and six ECM releases as a sideman with Anouar Brahem The Astounding Eyes of Rita (2009) and Souvenance (2015) as well as with Nik Bärtsch's Ronin Stoa (2006),Holon (2008), Llyrìa (2010) and Live (2012) — his first solo album Provenance saw the light of day.