Coriolis (DK/SE/IR)

Maria Dybbroe (b-sax, a-sax), Carolyn Goodwin (s-sax), Sonja LaBianca (a-sax), Nana Pi and Julia Wiklund (t-sax), Maria Bertel (trb)

From an airy whisper to a heavy storm

This fills the room with the energy and sound of six strong vocals united in a rolling wave of polyphony, dissonance and epic poetic themes.

The music twists between almost being an organ piece, where the air pressure of the six pipes can sometimes knock you over, and being a soft, circular ear massage with air currents as fine and fragile as the evening fog.

Between composed passages and expressive free improvisation, the different expressions and personalities blend into a collectively strong universe.

Maria Dybbroe is a saxophonist and composer in the boiling epicenter of the Danish improv scene.

As part of the opening of Klub Primi, Copenhagen's new breathing space for cross-over and experimental music, Maria Dybbroe wrote a commissioned work for optional instrumentation, which was the start of Coriolis – an ensemble consisting of six woodwinds with experience in everything from experimental punk/jazz, from, e.g., the band Selvhenter to classical contemporary music, jazz and improv.

In addition to the thoroughly arranged piece of Coriolis, the music is based on Maria Dybbroe's visions of form and instrumentation, which has created the starting point for how the band improvises together in natural transitions between solo/duo parties to a full-size ensemble.

The concert is part of:


Two-day improv festival at COLABS

The Community, COLABS and Knud's Kiosk host a two-day festival from 17 - 18 July filled with experimental music and improvisation.

Imagine two summer nights where the garage door open and you go inside to be enthralled by the experimental sounds in the light of the mirrorball or head outside a enjoy a glass of wine in the sun in between the shows in the small yard in front of COLABS.

Spanning generations, we present some of the most interesting acts from the Aarhus scene combined with artists from the pulsating Copenhagen free jazz scene. 

There will be DJs before, after and between the shows and cheap food and beer will be sold. A jazz party awaits.


Wednesday 17 July

7.00 pm DJ T.S. Hawk
8.00 pm Coriolis (Dybbroe/Wiklund/Pi/Bertel/LaBianca)
9.00 pm Lasse Sonne
10.00 pm Horse Orchestra
11.00 pm Pitsiokos/Dybjerg/Eiler
12.00 pm DJ Dorsk

Thursday 18 July

7.00 pm T.S. Høeg – outertaining, poesi og musik
8.00 pm P.O. Jørgens/Mads Egtoft 
9.00 pm Snöleoparden med vennner
10.00 pm Gud Er Kvinde (Johs Lund and Maria Bertel)
11.00 pm Storbandsimprovisationer feat. T.S. Høeg
12.00 pm DJ Eiler

The community is an international collective of improvisation musicians working to connect and expand the network of improvisers and musicians worldwide.

We believe in the strength of cooperation and the importance of diversity and freedom of expression in music and life.

The Community was founded in 2014 and the core of the association today consists of Nana Pi, Mia Dyberg, Maria Dybbroe, Jonathan Aardestrup, Jan Pranev and Asger Thomsen, based in Berlin, Copenhagen, Fredericia and Aarhus.



20:00 - 21:00
Cover charge Kr. 100
Én dag med fire koncerter: 100 kr. / Studerende 50 kr.
Partout – to dage med ni koncerter: 150 kr. / Studerende 75 kr.


Jægergårdsgade 156 S
DK-8000 Aarhus C

  • Coriolis

Photographer: Anders Børup