¨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.¨
. . . 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!
Great reviews for ¨The Wave¨ February 24th, 2019Marcus Davidson
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.
Standing Waves record release + Bøen/Fiskaaen duo premier concert 21st February, Østre, Bergen January 4th, 2019Marcus Davidson
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.
New material premiered at house concert December 3rd, 2017Marcus Davidson