Etnolab feat. Orhan Özgür (TR/DK)
A meeting between differet musical traditions and genres
Etnolab is a musical laboratory where the lines between tradition and genres blur. Once the floodgates open, Bulgarian musical tradition pours out from one side while jazz, rock, and improv pour from the other.
These strongly reactive musical elements are combined inside the tubes and flasks of the lab, and the music is reborn as a previously-unknown substance, which the four musical scientists observe and present on stage.
Leading this lab team is Johan Toftegaard Knudsen, who has studied Bulgarian folk music and uses his collected insights to transform the familiar jazz paradigm. This has resulted in new compositions, which speak their own language, as well as hybrid reimaginations of Bulgarian tradition.
Etnolab has performed successful shows at Aarhus Jazz Festival in 2015, 2016, and 2017. In 2017, the band released the album The Science of Meetings.
Etnolab brings special guest Orhan Özgür, an award-winning Turkish music talent on bağlama, oud, and vocal..
Orhan Özgür Turan (bağlama, oud, voc), Johan Toftegaard Knudsen (sax, cl, kaval, voc), Jens Christian Kwella (g), Torben Bøtker Bjørnskov (b), Frederik Emil Bülow (drm)