CHRISTIAN WINTHER & CHRISTIAN MEAAS SVENDSEN
“M/W” is a double-solo-CD by the two great Norwegian musicians Christian Winther (Guitar) and Christian Meaas Svendsen (double bass). Both spinning out of the creative environment around the Music Academy in Oslo the two musicians has been noticed in the world of improvised music from several of their other projects the last years, like ICH BIN N!NTENDO, Mopti, Mokey Plot, KNYST!, Karokh, Duplex, Mummu, Aksiom, Unbird and others, making them some of the busiest musicians in the scene.
“M/W” is the debut as solo artists for both musicians. It is a result of years of experimenting and finding their own sound, and it really shows what they are capable of with their instruments.
Mesmerizing repetitive sounds meets new way of thinking about traditional instruments, leaving the listener with a feeling of experiencing something truly unique and new.
Cover and artwork by Heida Karine Jóhannesdóttir Mobeck.
"...Christian Winther and Christian Meaas Svendsen present music that challenges conceptions and conventions about music and creativity, music that is absolute, confined only by the imaginative limits of its performer and listener."
-Eyal Hareuveni, All About Jazz
"Jeg liker det kreative imperativet som preger innspillingene, den spartanske innstillingen og de gjerrige, lyriske dragene."
- 5/6, Aftenposten, Arild R. Andersen
"Even though they are two distinct solo albums with a small amount of overlap, both Winther and Svendsen take similar approaches to their own instruments and the unconventional misuse of them. For that reason they do feel intrinsically connected in some way, almost as if all of the solo pieces were a psychic collaboration unto themselves with or without the other’s awareness at the time. It makes perfect sense to present these together then, as each disc complements the other beautifully."