Domingo 21 Agosto concerto de Nils Petter Molvaer & Samuel Rohrer no Waking Life Festival, Crato.

FOH SOM Sérgio Milhano

Samuel Rohrer moved to Berlin in 2003 and quickly became one of the influential improvisational musicians of his generation. As an improvisatory sound pilot, he is able to elegantly navigate beats and anti-beats and expands the world of rhythmic functions with his artistic cross-style overall concept to include striking emotional components. Originally coming from acoustic improvised music and since a few years diving into the world of electronic music, he is one of the few defining a world by his own while balancing in between the two.
He has worked with artists such as Sidsel Endresen, Nan Goldin, Laurie Anderson, Max Loderbauer, Skuli Sverrisson, Oren Ambarchi, Tobias Freund, Ricardo Villalobos, Nils Petter Molvaer, Jan Bang, Eivind Aarset, João Paulo Esteves da Silva.
He is founding member of the Ambiq trio and founder of Arjunamusic Records. His latest work includes the second release of the group Dark Star Safari feat. Jan Bang, Erik Honoré and Eivind Aarset, a quartet release with Max Loderbauer, Tobias Freund and Stian Westerhus (KAVE) plus the latest release “Microgestures” together with Ricardo Villalobos.

Nils Petter Molvær, Norwegian trumpet player, composer and producer, who takes multiple music styles – jazz, ambient, house, electronic and break beats, as well as elements from hip hop, rock and pop music – and effortlessly reshapes them into unique and dramatic soundscapes of deep intensity.

His remarkable ease in handling the often-contrary conventions of pop, rock, funk, and modern jazz ensured a strong interest in both acoustic and electric music. This chameleon-like ability soon established him as a much sought-after musician in Oslo, which ultimately led to his a colourful and diverse curriculum vitae as a sideman. During his time with acclaimed jazz combo, Masqualero, NPM was introduced to Manfred Eicher, who welcomed him into his prestigious and much-lauded roster. Alongside the three ECM Masqualero releases, NPM recorded many classic studio sessions for ECM with artists such as Robyn Schulkowsky, Marilyn Mazur, Jon Balke’s Oslo 13, and Sidsel Endresen. However, NPM wanted to do something different, both in terms of composition, and trumpet technique.

A trumpet that knows how to capture both the polar ice caps and the burning desert sand, that can portray surging crowds just as well as total solitude, that loses itself but always finds the way back again. Molvaer has his own very individual sound, influenced as much by the poetry of Scandinavian nature as by electronic calculation, and last but not least by colleagues like Miles Davis and Jon Hassell. But more than anything else, Molvaer has himself. Listening to him play, it’s easy to forget that his instrument is a trumpet.

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