Tue Dec. 6, 2022

Lofoten Cello Duo (ESP) / Jelena Poprzan Quartet (SRB/A) / Jakob Zimmermann Trio (A)

Lofoten Cello Duo
Carles Muñoz Camarero, Håvard Enstad: cello

Jelena Poprzan Quartet
Jelena Poprzan: viola, vocals
Christoph Pepe Auer: reeds
Clemens Sainitzer: cello
Lina Neuner: bass

Jakob Zimmermann Trio
Jakob Zimmermann: piano
Clemens Rofner: bass
Simon Springer: drums

Lofoten Cello Duo had its first appearance in an art nouveau flat in Barcelona. Over vermouth and home-brewed beer, the two cellists were excited to continue this now familiar format of fusing Scandinavian and Catalan folk music. They also have complex Balkan rhythms, melancholic Jewish melodies, sounds from the Caucasus and Middle East and their own compositions in their luggage. In addition to both cellos and nyckelharpa, the voices are used, creating a density unexpected for a duo. Their repertoire combines the diverse oral tradition of ethno music from around the world from time immemorial to the present. After Lynx (2016) and Cervus (2018), they will present their new studio album Octopoda (No Fear Records, 2022)