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Label: ECM
Quality: FLAC 16 bits 44.1kHz
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1
La Fumée La Fumée 5:14    
Album only
Track length:5:14
Artist: Dans les arbres
Performer: Dans les arbres
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (SACEM)
Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Christian Wallumrød
Ingar Zach
Ivar Grydeland
Xavier Charles
ISRC: DEB331027801
2
L'Émanation L'Émanation 3:52    
Album only
Track length:3:52
Artist: Dans les arbres
Performer: Dans les arbres
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (SACEM)
Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Christian Wallumrød
Ingar Zach
Ivar Grydeland
Xavier Charles
ISRC: DEB331027802
3
La Vapeur La Vapeur 7:10    
Album only
Track length:7:10
Artist: Dans les arbres
Performer: Dans les arbres
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (SACEM)
Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Christian Wallumrød
Xavier Charles
Ingar Zach
Ivar Grydeland
ISRC: DEB331027803
4
La Buée La Buée 1:58    
Album only
Track length:1:58
Artist: Dans les arbres
Performer: Dans les arbres
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (SACEM)
Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Ivar Grydeland
Ingar Zach
Christian Wallumrød
Xavier Charles
ISRC: DEB331027804
5
L'Éther L'Éther 4:24    
Album only
Track length:4:24
Artist: Dans les arbres
Performer: Dans les arbres
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (SACEM)
Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Christian Wallumrød
Ingar Zach
Ivar Grydeland
Xavier Charles
ISRC: DEB331027805
6
Le Vertige Le Vertige 1:54    
Album only
Track length:1:54
Artist: Dans les arbres
Performer: Dans les arbres
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (SACEM)
Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Ivar Grydeland
Xavier Charles
Christian Wallumrød
Ingar Zach
ISRC: DEB331027806
7
L'Immatériel L'Immatériel 9:22    
Album only
Track length:9:22
Artist: Dans les arbres
Performer: Dans les arbres
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (SACEM)
Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Ingar Zach
Xavier Charles
Ivar Grydeland
Christian Wallumrød
ISRC: DEB331027807
8
Les Cimes Les Cimes 7:56    
Album only
Track length:7:56
Artist: Dans les arbres
Performer: Dans les arbres
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (SACEM)
Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Ivar Grydeland
Xavier Charles
Christian Wallumrød
Ingar Zach
ISRC: DEB331027808
9
La Brume La Brume 1:20    
Album only
Track length:1:20
Artist: Dans les arbres
Performer: Dans les arbres
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (SACEM)
Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Ingar Zach
Christian Wallumrød
Ivar Grydeland
Xavier Charles
ISRC: DEB331027809
10
La Transparence La Transparence 6:10    
Album only
Track length:6:10
Artist: Dans les arbres
Performer: Dans les arbres
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (SACEM)
Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Ivar Grydeland
Christian Wallumrød
Xavier Charles
Ingar Zach
ISRC: DEB331027810

Guitarist Ivar Grydeland and percussionist Ingar Zach, prime movers and catalysts for free improvised music in Norway, got in touch with Christian Wallumrød after hearing his “Sofienberg Variations” on ECM and they have since worked together in diverse combinations including, since 2004, ‘Dans les arbres’ a project completed by French clarinettist Xavier Charles. Their radical all-acoustic improvisation explores sonorities and textures that frequently sound electronic, and also often sounds ‘composed’ – with echoes of Cage and the New York School.

Xavier Charles clarinet, harmonica
Ivar Grydeland acoustic guitar, banjo, scruti box
Christian Wallumrød piano
Ingar Zach percussion, bass drum

 

2012 ECM

About Dans les arbres:

“Dans les arbres” is both band name and album title of this first release from a Norwegian/French collective that has been pooling energies since 2004, while also drawing on longer-established associations. The release marks the ECM debut of guitarist Ivar Grydeland and clarinettist Xavier Charles. Percussionist Ingar Zach has contributed to projects with Jon Balke (Magnetic North’s “Diverted Travels” and “Statements” by the Batagraf group), while Christian Wallumrød, of course, has been an ECM recording artist for 12 years already, with four albums as a leader for the label, most recently “The Zoo Is Far”, which was issued in 2007. 

If the benevolent inspiration of John Cage was felt already on Wallumrød’s “A Year from Easter” (2003) whose titled referenced Cage’s “A Year from Monday”, there are musical-temperamental affinities also on “Dans les Arbres”. Cage had his prepared piano... and Ivar Grydeland has his prepared banjo, whose patient metallic pulse is one of ...