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Austria / Ethiopia / Sweden | OM

Disquiet: Christoph Kurzmann / Martin Brandlmayr / Joe Williamson / Sofia Jernberg

Disquiet is a special quartet that came together on the stage of the Konfrontationen festival in 2018. Initially formed and lead by Austrian electronic musician Christof Kurzmann, the project is reflecting the difficult political situation of the refugee movements to Europe – and how politicians deal with it in a selfish and unhumanitarian way.

Christof Kurzmann, Sofia Jernberg, Martin Brandlmayr (Radian) and Joe Williamson reinterpret and process in quiet waves of emotions and thoughtful lyrics – concentrated music between serenity and sheer beauty, esp when Kurzmann and Jernberg sing a duet with Joe McPhees lyrics.

Sofia Jernberg is a Swedish experimental singer, composer, improviser and performer. One of her deepest interests as a singer is to explore the “instrumental” possibilities of the voice. She has dug deep into non verbal vocalizing, split tone singing, pitchless singing and distorted singing.

Martin Brandlmayr works in the experimental field between improvisation and composition. He is a member of the ensembles Polwechsel, Trapist and became internationally known mainly through the instrumental avant-rock trio Radian.

Christof Kurzmann‘s music moves between improvisation, electropop and new music. Besides his own projects Orchestra 33 1/3, Shabotinski, Extended Versions, duo projects with Burkhard Stangl and Mats Gustafsson, he also has worked with Tom Cora, Zeena Parkins, Polwechsel and Jon Rose.

Joe Williamson has been activ in various settings. His current projects include: The Inconvenience, Trapist, Alex Ward and The Dead Ends, Tobias Delius 4tet, Weird Weapons and other collaborations with e.g. Tony Buck, Eugene Chadbourne, Sven-Åke Johansson a.o.

Christof Kurzmann: lloopp, vocals
Sofia Jernberg: vocals
Martin Brandlmayr: drums
Joe Williamson: double bass

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