Saturday 16 June Barbican, London / Saturday 15 September Ultima Festival, Oslo
Genre defying ten-piece collective Jaga Jazzist join one of Europe’s most dynamic chamber orchestras, the Britten Sinfonia for a night of orchestral, electronica-tinged, rhythmically complex yet utterly creative playing. Nobody knows yet what this would eventually sound like. Says Fiona on the striking musical partnership; “If all this Anglo-Norwegian music making has whet your appetite for more, head to London’s Barbican on 16 June when Jaga Jazzist will perform with the the UK’s brilliant orchestra Britten Sinfonia. When Jaga’s Lars Horntveth mentioned to me that he was keen to orchestrate material from One Armed Bandit I had no hesitation in suggesting Britten Sinfonia, it seemed like the obvious musical marriage. I’m delighted that, at last, it’s all beginning to happen, and, as with any musical partnership, who knows where this will go?”
Read Conexions curator Fiona Talkington's interview with Jaga's Lars Horntveth HERE.
Former MIC director and life-long Jaga fan Martin Revheim has written an entertaining piece on the eclectic Jaga Jazzist collective
Full Britten Sinfonia biography