Tord Gustavsen Hymns and Visions with Simin Tander and Jarle Vespestad

Date(s) - June 29, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Christ Church Cathedral

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The sonically spare and alluring sound world of award-winning Norwegian pianist/composer Tord Gustavsen “draws the listener in so completely – making us consider each note, each small gesture in its ethereal, shimmering whole.” (DownBeat). His new project Hymns and Visions (ECM) explores and interprets ancient Norwegian hymns translated into the hauntingly beautiful Pashto language, as well as newly composed settings of Sufi poetry. A rising star in European jazz, Afghan-German vocalist Simin Tander hums, sighs, and bends notes tenderly, arching upwards from Gustavsen’s lyrical minimalism and subtle electronics, and the impressionist drumming of Jarle Vespestad (formerly of Supersilent).

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