AS DEAFNESS INCREASES
As Deafness Increases plays music in the gray area between composition and improvisation. Clear structural frameworks functions as a starting point for creating music where slow haunting soundscapes are alternated with rapid movements and semi-melodic passages. Through the use of flexible instrumental roles and extended techniques, the trio strives to create a sound that grows beyond it's components.
The self titled debut album was recorded during two days in Oslo spring 2013, and consists of one long composition and three shorter pieces. “Svalbard” was originally created by the trio to accompany a compilation of film clips made by an anonymous amateur at the arctic islands in the 1930s.
The three remaining pieces (“Adia”, “Adib” and “Adic”) explores specific musical ideas, ranging from low dynamics and extended use of silence to dense sound clusters and traces of harmony.
Inga, Rudolf and Henrik met in the Czech Republic summer 2010 as a part of the “Önczkekvist improvising orchestra”, and recorded a cd with the orchestra at ORF RadioKultuhaus in Vienna the same year. The three are active musicians on the national- and international music scene, both as solo performers and in ensembles/bands like Vilda&Inga, Skadedyr, Lana Trio, Aksiom and Ensemble Allegria.
Cover and artwork designed by Audun Lønning Gjerdi
As Deafness Increases is:
Inga Margrethe Aas: Double Bass
Rudolf Terland Bjørnerem: Guitar
Henrik Nørstebø Munkeby: Trombone
"Challenging, demanding but always arresting soundscapes."
"The entire work, from the opening, 20 minutes long monument, to the last track, is fascinating both on the musical and on the emotional levels, and I trust that many Jazz and improv fans will love ‘As Deafness Increases’"
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"Trion färdas i ett gränsland mellan introvert ljudskapande och utåtriktade eruptioner av toner, klanger och rytmer. Instrumenten utforskas in i minsta detalj och allehanda ljud dras ut, testas, utvärderas och försvinner bort."