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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: DEB331027851
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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
Xavier Charles
Ivar Grydeland
ISRC: DEB331027852
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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: Ivar Grydeland
Xavier Charles
Ingar Zach
Christian Wallumrød
ISRC: DEB331027853
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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: Xavier Charles
Christian Wallumrød
Ingar Zach
Ivar Grydeland
ISRC: DEB331027854
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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: Xavier Charles
Christian Wallumrød
Ivar Grydeland
Ingar Zach
ISRC: DEB331027855
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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: Christian Wallumrød
Ingar Zach
Ivar Grydeland
Xavier Charles
ISRC: DEB331027856
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
Christian Wallumrød
Ivar Grydeland
Xavier Charles
ISRC: DEB331027857
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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: Ingar Zach
Ivar Grydeland
Xavier Charles
Christian Wallumrød
ISRC: DEB331027858
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La Brume La Brume 1:19    
Album only
Track length:1:19
Artist: Dans les arbres
Performer: Dans les arbres
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (SACEM)
Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Xavier Charles
Christian Wallumrød
Ingar Zach
Ivar Grydeland
ISRC: DEB331027859
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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: Christian Wallumrød
Ivar Grydeland
Ingar Zach
Xavier Charles
ISRC: DEB331027860

Xavier Charles clarinet, harmonica
Ivar Grydeland acoustic guitar, banjo, scruti box
Christian Wallumrød prepared piano, harmonium
Ingar Zach gran cassa, percussion

Recorded June 2010 / April 2011

 

Dans les arbres – the unique improvising quartet comprising three Norwegians and a Frenchman – continues to fine-tune its artistic concept, patiently traversing its luminous planes of sound with a rare sense of accord, and shared responsibilities. The combination of its unorthodox sound sources, including Charles’s clarinet harmonics, Wallumrød’s prepared piano, Grydeland’s bowed banjo, and Zach’s differentiated gran casa playing has led to free playing and spontaneous group-composing in a class of its own. The group’s ECM debut generated many rave reviews, with England’s The Wire declaring “There’s no end to the delights of this quite magical disc.” The magic is intact on “Canopée”, recorded in June 2010 and April 2011 in Oslo.

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 ...