HOBBY HORSE (US/IT)

HOBBY HORSE (US/IT)

24.02.23

Hobby Horse er en progressiv/eksperimenterende/crossover jazztrio med base i Italien. De er frontfigur for den hurtigt udviklende nye italienske jazzscene, men er også lige så komfortabel med at spille på undergrundsrocksteder og danseklubber. Med 12 års intens aktivitet har de udgivet 8 plader til udbredt kritikerros, og deres turnéplan har ladet dem optræde på vigtige festivaler og klubber i hele Europa og Nordamerika.

Deres musik er en vild, uforudsigelig blanding af stilarter, en smeltedigel af musikalske sprog lige fra slam poesi til techno til psykedelisk bossanova, prog rock, hip-hop og kammermusik. De går fra hypnotiske droner til voldsomme eksplosioner af støj og formår alligevel at opretholde en underliggende følelse af balance, fælles udforskning og opdagelse. Derudover lykkes de med at arrangere deres sets til en overordnet form, der opretholder en kunstnerisk sammenhæng på trods af (eller måske på grund af) de drastiske kontraster, den indeholder.

Hobby Horse består af DAN KINZELMAN blæsere, vokal, electronics, JOE REHMER kontrabas, vokal, electronics, STEFANO TAMBORRINO trommer, vokal, electronics.

Koncerten er en del af Vinterjazz 2023

Støttet af Odense Kommune – Odense Musikudvalg og Statens Kunstfond – Projektstøtteudvalget for Musik

ENGLISH

Hobby Horse is a progressive/experimental/crossover jazz trio based in Italy, figurehead of the rapidly developing new Italian jazz scene, but equally comfortable playing underground rock venues and dance clubs. During 12 years of intense activity they have released 8 records to widespread critical acclaim and their touring schedule has seen them performing in important festivals and clubs throughout Europe and North America.

Their music is a wildly unpredictable mix of styles, a melting pot of musical languages ranging from slam poetry to techno to psychedelic bossanova, prog rock, hip-hop and chamber music. Passing from hypnotic drones to violent explosions of noise, they manage to maintain an underlying sense of balance, shared exploration and discovery, sculpting their sets into an overarching form which maintains artistic coherence despite (or perhaps due to) the drastic contrasts it contains.

Hobby Horse consists of DAN KINZELMAN winds, voice, electronics, JOE REHMER double bass, voice, electronics, STEFANO TAMBORRINO drums, voice, electronics.

 

“…And then came Hobby Horse… with a performance so engrossing that I forgot to take notes during most of it. The concert fully confirmed their reputation as one of the best live acts in Europe. …From the moment they hit the mother lode a bit more than a decade ago, they’ve been busily intent in exploring its electro-acoustic vein. Hobby Horse is up there with the best genre-defying projects, from Kneebody to Happy Apple and Spanish Fly. Their performances are equal parts heart, brain and guts, and make one shake her or his booty for good measure.”

Ludovico Granvassu, Allaboutjazz

“What makes Hobby Horse one of the most exciting groups in jazz is their wildly unpredictable creative volatility combined with their sure sense of form. Moment to moment, they might whisper lyric lullabies or unleash the hounds
of hell, always driven by purpose.”

Thomas Conrad, JazzTimes, Stereophile

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