ONLY CONNECT FESTIVAL OF SOUND 2017
Nakama + Zen
For their newest project New Rituals, the ensemble Nakama has invited the Rinzai Zen center in Oslo to perform a piece where improvised and composed elements merge in a symbiotic way.
Nakama is a five-piece band led by Norwegian bass player Christian Meaas Svendsen. The group was founded as in 2015 and has already released three uncompromising albums on their own label Nakama Records. The word itself is Japanese and can be translated as 'comrade', or simply a community of equals watching over one another. Their expression is a hybrid of free improvised music and contemporary music, incorporating musical concepts but leaving plenty of room for individual expression.
Agnes Hvizdalek - vocals
Adrian Løseth Waade - violin
Ayumi Tanaka - piano
Andreas Wildhagen - drums
Christian Meaas Svendsen - bass, compositions