Simlas produksjoner are proud to launch this extraordinary album by Jan Wiese, remarkable in many aspects. First of all, the use of oboe in an improvisatory context. Jan Wiese is one of very few oboists in the world who specialize in improvisation. Over a lifetime he has been searching for a different and contemporary voice in music for the oboe. Secondly, the combination of oboe and live electronics means space and freedom to experiment. In Bagdrop Jan uses the software and controllers in a wide variety of ways, for example in the section “Molino”, doing the beautiful melody with the English horn in one hand and the chordal counterpoint with the WX7 midi wind controller in the other. It is one of the many great moments in Bagdrop when the electronics and the solo part fall perfectly together in time and feeling. Jan plays the electronics like it was an orchestra in total sync. - We find this to be the essence in Bagdrop. Compositions and improvisation that moves in many directions, but always rich, complex and emotional. But more than anything, it is a release that carries the quality of truly live music.
About the artist
Jan Wiese is a pioneer of electroacoustic improvisation. He works in a mix of contemporary jazz - live electronics and oboe, ambient, noise, electronica and contemporary art. From the early 1980s, Jan frequently performed in USA and Europe, with the Wiese-Wøllo-Waring trio and as a soloist with live electronics. - He is an extraordinary musician with an international reach who makes music that crosses boundaries with skill, inventiveness and imagination like few others.
WØJT – with Tellef Øgrim, guitar
Continued developments and creation of solo live electronics, oboe and wind controller
W-S-C trio with Håkon Storm and Håvard Caspersen
released May 17, 2020
Credits to Cato and NOTAM for great collaboration during the mixing.
Credits to all contributers at MAXforlive.com
and programmers of new musical instruments