nyMusikk Bergen presents:
Håkon Thelin + trio Hübsch Martel Zoubek
Håkon Thelin – double bass
Håkon Thelin is a bassist and a composer, who is known as one of the world’s leading purveyors of new music and has researched and presented a number of new techniques on bass.
We will be listening to his Microtonal Tuning Pieces, project exploring possible combinations of sounds, melody and rhythm, form and structure in the relationship between contemporary music and Norwegian folk music. All the pieces are based on folk songs and each work will explore their specific tuning.
The concert will be played on a double bass made by Giovanni Battista Ceruti in Cremona in 1800, which is made available for Thelin by Dextra Musica.
More about the works at haakonthelin.com.
Pierre-Yves Martel – Viola da Gamba
Carl Ludwig Hübsch – Tuba
Philip Zoubek – Piano
«Rather quiet pieces, full of fine moments of tension, delicate surprises, bold sonic gestures; carefully placed within the ensemble, in search of a tangible balance that is never taken for granted. Gorgeous.» François Couture, Monsieur Délire (Canada)
Music that transports the listener to wondrous landscapes of secrecy and transparency. Highly virtuosic and with a rich vocabulary of extended techniques, these three musicians tell a captivating story. A quiet and pointillistic communication and a surprisingly new combination of instruments: viola da gamba, piano and tuba.
Hübsch Martel Zoubek have been performing as a trio since 2012. After releasing their first album June 16th on the Berlin-based label Schraum, they have performed concerts across Europe, two of which were recorded by the ORF (austrian national radio) and Radio-France. They will be releasing a second album this fall on the canadian label Tour de bras and performing concerts across Canada, France, Switzerland, Germany and Norway with funding from the Canada Arts Council.