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Faint Noise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curious Chamber Players, one of Sweden’s most active contemporary music ensembles, is based in Stockholm and was founded in 2003 by composer Malin Bång, conductor Rei Munakata and percussionist Martin Strand. CCP has collaborated with many young composers, and has premiered more than 40 pieces, many of these composed directly for the ensemble. CCP also serves as a forum and a network for the young generation of composers and musicians.

The ensemble experiments with performance space and time, and has an aim to develop the concert form. CCP has for example collaborated with other art forms involving interactive video, drama improvisation, mime and poetry. The group's musical performances spans over traditionally notated music, ”cross over music”, graphically notated music, instrumental sound installations, and improvisation.

Malin Bång is CCP’s ”composer in residence”.  In course of her residency, she composed pieces such as "The Curious Collection", "Faces and Moon Splinters", ”Sanguine Sand”, ”Polyphony of Moving Objects” and ”La Grande Vita dei Fiori” through close collaboration with the ensemble members. Curious Chamber Players has the instrumentation of flute, clarinet, harpsichord, piano, percussion, string trio and conductor, and the ensemble performs both as the whole group or as smaller constellations.

www.curiouschamberplayers.com

 

Faint Noise: A concert entitled "Faint Noise and Timbres of Twilight" in 2011 introduced the musicians Anna Petrini, Karin Hellqvist and Malin Bång as a trio constellation. The unique instrumentation with violin, recorders (including the Paetzold contrabass recorder), acoustic objects and electronics has already inspired many composers and the group has premiered around 25 new works. Faint Noise has initiated several artistic and educational collaborations, and they have performed at festivals around Europe such as Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Klang Copenhagen, Sound of Stockholm, Östersjöfestivalen, Kluster Festival Luleå och Berliner Künstler Programm's 50 years Anniversary.

The members' experiences from living abroad in London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, New York and Oslo has influenced their aim for exploring a variety of international musical expressions of today. This mutual passion inspires Faint Noise to constantly expand the group's repertoire and to experiment with different aspects of performance.

The Faint Noise members are also active as soloists and composers in many other projects. Read more about Anna and Karin in their websites: www.karinhellqvist.com, www.annapetrini.com.

www.faintnoise.com