the core of human existence

BREATHE – the core of human existence:

There is a long tradition of relating breath with spirit or soul. Given this tradition, it makes sense to use voice and wind instruments as an extension of this expression, closely related to the core of human existence. Together with the deep singing double bass and the old Indian sitar we celebrate UNESCO International Jazz Day – to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe.

This concert is the world premiere of the composition BREATHE by Viddal; mixed with improvisations, Indian ragas, West African traditional singing, Nordic corals, Rohinis Exchange – as well as Viddal’s prior compositions Peace and Magnificat.

Mathilde Grooss Viddal: Composer, Bass Clarinets and saxophones
Rohini Sahajpal: Sitar
Mariama Ndure: Vocal
Per Willy Aaserud: Trumpet, Electronics, Keys
Børge-Are Halvorsen: Tenor Saxophone
Adrian Myhr: Double Bass

Oslo 14 Vocal Ensemble
Bendik Sells
Eva Birgitte Storrusten
Gro-Marthe Dickson
Ingrid Dyrnes Svendsen
Lisbeth-Anita G. Olsen
Marika Schulze
Petter Bermingrud

Video: Sigurd Ytre-Arne

Lyd: Lunga Mandhla Majola

Photo: Karstein Grønnesby / Samspill

Konserten er arrangert / støttet av:
Kampenjazz, Nordic Black & Cafeteateret, Victoria National Jazz Scene, Samspill International Music Network, Østnorsk Jazzsenter, Norsk Jazzforum, Oslo Jazzfestival, OK World Rec.