Ujikaji presents Waade / Wildhagen / Svendson / Yong


7 Feb 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM




Ujikaji presents

Adrian Løseth Waade (NO) - Violin

Andreas Wildhagen (NO) - Drums

Christian Meaas Svendsen (NO) - Bass

Yong Yandsen (MY) - Saxophone

7 February 2018 (Wednesday), 8pm

Artistry, 17 Jalan Pinang

$12 ($10 for full-time students / seniors / the unemployed)

Adrian Løseth Waade, Christian Meaas Svendsen and Andreas Wildhagen are three young Norwegians involved in a big range of different kinds of improvised music. They play together in Svendsen’s project Nakama together with piano player Ayumi Tanaka and vocalist Agnes Hvizdalek. All five of them are members of the Nakama Records-collective, a fairly young label releasing experimental music in which one or more of the members are involved. Adrian, Christian and Andreas will be representing the collective on this collaboration tour together with Malaysian Yong Yandsen.


Adrian Løseth Waade (NO)

Adrian is a violinist/composer known from groups such as Skadedyr, Trondheim Jazz-Orchestra and the Swedish/Norwegian quartet Bone Machine. Adrian is looking to develop the violin as a tool for both free and structured improvisation, and create frameworks in order to make the instrument sound in new, interesting ways. He incorporates both old and new, rhythmic and classical music in his work.

Andreas Wildhagen (NO)

Andreas can be summed up as an open-minded and flexible musician. The projects he is involved with display a wide range of musical and dynamic output: Intricate improvisations with Lana trio, extreme bursts of energy in Paal Nilssen-Love's Large Unit or beat oriented modern jazz with Mopti and Bendik Baksaas. To Andreas, diversity has never been a goal in itself, however the urge to explore new areas of music has always been there. Because creativity and intuition is always flowing and moving, never stopping in one place, it is the same way with the music he plays.

Christian Meaas Svendsen (NO)

Christian is the founder of Nakama Records and the leader of the band Nakama. He is also known from groups such as Mopti, Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit and Duplex. Christian is aiming towards becoming a distinctive yet flexible musician, and is working on finding ways to approach musical material through new ways of improvising. Although he is a firm believer that any creative output stands strong on its own terms, he also feels that music is a powerful tool to make a change in this world. His ambition is to connect the classical, contemporary and the free, rhythmic music tradition, and reach beyond the various imaginative borders created by human society and modern culture.


Yong Yandsen (MY)

Yong Yandsen is an improvised saxophonist. He has played at the Kuala Lumpur Contemporary Music Festival, Asian Meeting Festival (Japan), Mosaic Festival Singapore, Choppa Eclectic Improvised Music Festival (Singapore), Turn Around Free Jazz & Improvisation Festival (Singapore), Music Matters Festival (Sri Lanka) amongst others. Yandsen, together with Darren Moore and Brian O’Reily, form an improvised trio called Game of Patience. They have toured to Japan, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand. They released debut CD album “Trial and Error” and a vinyl album "The Bad Sleeps Well".

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