Tenor saxophone, voice, flutes, live looping
The new Kornstad Trio started performing together in 2015. Saxophonist and singer Håkon Kornstad is joined by two of the finest and most versatile improvisers on the European music scene today.
The repertoire still consists of classical songs and opera arias infused with improvisation and strong interplay. However, this trio has a transparency and presence that makes it stand out from the rest of Kornstad’s projects. The music is in constant motion, and the outpouring of ideas and calls and responses in an almost avantgarde jazz fashion, makes for a highly different concert, each and every night.
But beware: This is not modern jazz. Not in the old fashioned way, at least. Rather, every concert takes on a different journey, full of freedom, warmth and humor—and always together with the audience: Jazz fans, opera lovers, and all those who simply want music to be (a)live.
Improvisation over Bizet’s “Je Crois Entendre Encore”, Nadir’s aria from the opera Les pêcheurs de perles. Can you hear the summer rain?
“Gåsehudkonsert i vinterkvelden (...) Hvem kunne vel vite at en saksofon, en kontrabass og et trekkspill kunne lage slik lyd? Og at du til og med kunne putte på ei operastemme på toppen, og plutselig ble alt til magi?”
Anne Skjøtskift, Tynsetingen, Jan 18