Great review of Bristol concert

Great review of our Bristol concert on Keith Beasley´s blog Conscious Evolution Today!

September 19, 2019
The Sound of Sky Consciousness

Review of Standing Waves at St. George’s Bristol (18/9/19) and on CD

The best music of any genre, or from any part of the world, has the ability to transport the listener to another dimension. When that music is also a fusion of Eastern & Western and of Classical with digital soundscape then you have something special.

I enjoy anything that transcends boundaries of any description so, as long as the quality of performances matched the intent, I was always going to find this concert inspiring. Thankfully they did. Roger Huckle’s violin playing, for some reason I can’t quantify, reminded me of Stephane Grappelli. It often had a positively haunting quality to it that seemed to silence the thinking mind. Just what one needs after a hard day at the office!

Kat Kleve’s soaring soprano voice was as equally captivating as it was natural. Apparently effortless it seemed to lend itself to the pieces: particular Hildegard’s Dream, based on a chant written by the 12th Century abbess. Not surprisingly this piece was meditational. So too were a number of the others: enabling, in me at least, a strong sense of connection to ‘something beyond’.

Sky of Consciousness was one such piece. In the context of this blog on the Conscious Evolution Today website, it could indeed be offered as an example of what ‘consciousness beyond the rational’ sounds like. If the sky, like the rest of the cosmos has a natural energy and presence of its own might not one facet of it, in the human range of perception, feel and resonate with us as this number did for me?

For others it was probably the guest appearance of Pee Wee Ellis that provided the highlight. This legendary saxophonist blended superbly with the Bristol Ensemble in a piece especially written by Marcus Davidson.

As always, the acoustics of St George’s supported the compositions and performances wonderfully. As on the CD (see http://www.standingwavesconcert.com/) the depth and breadth of Davidson’s soundscapes provide ample for the modern, easily-bored mind to engage with.

For anyone exploring music beyond genres, or cosmic consciousness, Standing Waves is highly recommended.

https://consciousevolution.today/…/the-sound-of-sky-consci…/

Toperiodko write up!

Thanks to Toperiodiko (Greece) for the great write up of our album ¨The Wave¨ in Auditorium on 2/08/2019.

¨. . . without aesthetic limitations. . . an enjoyable, atmospheric ambient collage.¨

www.toperiodiko.gr/auditorium-καινούριες-μουσικές-στην-σκηνή-της/#.XUVZLlB9gnX

 

Radio in March

Thanks to Querfunk 104.8 Radio Karlsruhe for playing Tabla Dance from our album ¨The Wave¨ on the Orsinos Lied – Weltmusik program on 10.03.2019
 
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and thanks to Eldoradio Dortmund 93.00 for playing Tabla Dance from our album ¨The Wave¨on the program Klangwelten 12.03.2019

www.eldoradio.de

More radio play for ¨The Wave¨

 

Thanks to ERR Klassikaraadio for playing The Wave Pt. 2 from our album ¨The Wave¨ on the Fantaasia program – 15.02.2019
 
www.klassikaraadio.ee

Thanks to ORF oe1 (Austria) for playing Hildegard´s Dream and The Wave Pt. 1 form our album ¨The Wave¨ on the Zeit-Ton Magazin program on
20.02.2019,

https://oe1.orf.at/programm/20190220

Thanks to FABIAN TURNER (PHABIUS) for playing Tabla Dance from our Album ¨The Wave¨ on the MEGALO TAXIDI RADIO SHOW #79 on 26th February 2019 on NESS RADIO Marrakech/Paris
 
http://nessradio.com

Radio play for ¨The Wave¨

¨The Wave¨is already receiving radio play early into its release!

 

Thanks to the Estonian classical music station ERR Klassikaraadio for playing Tabla Dance on their program Fantaasia on 13-02-2019

http://klassikaraadio.err.ee

 

And thanks to Radio Radio Canada, ¨who broadcast ¨Frog Chorus¨ on the Mary’s Web program, 17.02.2019
 
Radio Radio
104.5 FM Calgary, Alberta
www.radioradio.ca

Great reviews for ¨The Wave¨

Many great reviews already for ¨The Wave¨

 

From Amusio

¨When Marcus Davidson and Roger Huckle pulverize the boundaries between Wild West Saloon and Middle Eastern Divan, the wave announced in the album title could break. Out of sheer good humor. And the pleasure of your own stamina. . . Not exactly simple. But still nice.¨

https://www.amusio.com/…/kontinuitaet-faktor-ohne-groesse/2/

 

from Sonic Seducer, ¨Frog Chorus¨ is a secret highpoint!

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Great review of ¨The Wave¨ by Musik an sich, 19 out of 20, contender for album of the year!

https://www.musikansich.de/review.php?id=19916

. . . it’s carried by the polished composition, performance and production that give it an undeniable richness, vibrancy and class. It also has potential as a stepping stone for listeners of more traditional music who are intrigued by something that’s just a shade more experimental without being challenging.

 

Very positive review from rockerilla.com
 
. . . the two musicians recorded the seven tracks of The Wave trying to describe ancient exotic atmospheres and futuristic worlds. Captivating!

Standing Waves record release + Bøen/Fiskaaen duo premier concert 21st February, Østre, Bergen

https://www.facebook.com/events/357898804788775/

Standings Waves perform music from their newly released album “The Wave” and the Bøen/Fiskaaen flute and Guitar duo premier 4 Balkan Dances by Marcus Davidson.

Standing Waves mixes music from the eastern and western hemispheres – with violin, percussion, keyboard, vocals, natural and space sounds and film, Standing Waves really is world music – east meets west, electroacoustic soundfest!

Violin – Roger Huckle
Vocals – Kat Kleve
Keyboards/sounds – Marcus Davidson
Percussion/drums – Anders Christian Jakobsen
Bass – Edvard Mjanger

Bøen/Fiskaaen duo (Knut Magnus Bøen, flute
Hallgeir Fiskaaen, guitar) were established in 2009 and are Bergen based. In 2017 they commissioned Marcus Davidson to write 4 Balkan Dances, this is its first performance. Funding was kindly provided by the Komponistenes vederlagsfond.

New material premiered at house concert

Posted by Ronald Toppe on 3. november 2017

Roger and Marcus premiered new works based on the music of Hildegard von Bingen at a house concert in Bergen on November 4th. The new music mixed chants from Hildegard von Bingen sung by Kat Kleve, with tabla rhythms, nature sounds and indian tempura drones. The concert was warmly received by a mixed audience, many who are unfamiliar with contemporary music.