Artist in Residence
Starting at the beginning of 2010, Kitchen Orchestra began working with legendaryGerman free jazz pianist/composer/band leader Alexander von Schlippenbach. From The Globe Unity Orchestra in 1966, to his trio with Evan Parker and Paul Lovens, Schlippenbach can well be called one of the biggest free jazz band leaders in improvisational music. His music mixes free and contemporary classical elements often using slashing solos as the link between the two elements in his compositions. In the context of Kitchen Orchestra this translates into an explosion of color and sound.
They debuted under Maijazz 2010 in Stavanger, Norway to much enthusiasm. Author Stuart Nicholson wrote – “Alex von Schlippenbach’s reputation as a giant of the European impov scene is long since secure, yet his collaboration with the Norwegian Kitchen Orchestra, most of whom are young enough to be his grandchildren, seems set to take it to another level. Seldom has his music been realised with such energy, love and passion. He’s even been known to permit himself a slight smile of pleasure during performances with the band and it’s moments like that you just know he’s having the time of his life.” Kitchen Orchestra will be taking this project on the road throughout Norway and Europe in 2011.
The record will be released 2013.
Alex von Schlippenbach – Piano
Stine Janvin Motland – Voice
Didrik Ingvaldsen/ Gunhild Seim – Trumpet
Petter Frost Fadnes, Glenn Brun Henriksen, Arild Hoem – Saxophone
Dominique Brackeva, Gaute Vikdal – Trombone
Johan Egdetveit – Accordian
Dag Egil Njaa – Electronics, Trombone
Vidar Schanche – Guitar
Øyvind Dale- Rhodes
John Lilja – Double Bass
Dag Magnus Narvesen/Ståle Birkeland – Drums, Percussion