Niogi with Per Mathisen and Rune Arnesen (ISR/NO)
Fascinated by storytelling melodies and multi sectional compositions, Niogi sound is made of multiple layered acoustic instruments and synths, resulting in something new. In their own words: “as much as we respect computers, nothing beats the sensibilities of human playing. Whichever new instrument we’re interested in, we’ll always try to “de-computerised” it into its setup. It needs to become an organic part of our voice”.
Israeli duo Niogi - Keyboardist Guy Shkolnik and Wind Instrumentalist Omri Abramov return to Oslo for the first time after their previous visit in 2015 when the album ‘Landing’ was recorded. Bassist extraordinaire Per Mathisen returns to the lineup with a first appearance from drummer Rune Arnesen, both will join the duo the same week for the recording of a new album, collaborating again with the great Jan Erik Kongshaug at Rainbow Studio.
“Creative use of synthesizers is one of the most striking aspects of the sound….Core members Shkolnik and Abramov have provided a truly memorable set of tunes” All about Jazz Magazine
Omri Abramov - Saxophone, AKAI EWI Guy Shkolnik - Piano, Synths, ROLI Seaboard Per Mathisen - Electric, Fretless and Acoustic Bass Rune Arnesen - Drums, Percussion
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