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Uncovering the Scenious is a podcast about the Avant Garde music scene in Copenhagen, Denmark. It focusses on the various artists that make up the scene. It also investigates the recent history of how this ever-evolving scene came to its current state.
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We are joined by composer/creator and singer Qarin Wikström. Qarin has worked on a big variety of projects; ranging from 'Shitney' to 'Sekten' to 'Kostcirkeln' to theater work, and, recently, her outstanding solo album 'Up up Up'. We speak about the difference of working and composing in collaboration vs. working all alone, on using electronics to enhance sound possibilities, and releasing music in a multitude of formats.
Peter Bruun, the fantastic drummer and composer, joins us to speak about his new album: 'all too human - because you're worth it'. Peter explains what rhythmical concepts are behind the pieces on this LP, but also how they transformed his idea of composing nowadays. We also speak about how long this project was in the making, how much effort Peter and his band 'all too human' put into it and how the very special vinyl release with the magical mirror came into being.
Asger Thomsen joins us! He is a prolific Bassist that plays all sort of improvised music and has developed a fascinating sound on his instrument with various preparations. We speak about his music; his entrance to the CPH scene; his various records; how 'new' and useful recordings can be; and the potential future of live streaming concerts.
Sylvie Courvoisier is a master Swiss pianist based in NYC. This is a recording from a talk I had with her before the concert she gave during Freedom Music Festival vol. 3 in Copenhagen in 2017. We talk about how it all begun. Very inspiring!  Furthermore this episode includes 3 never before published improvised pieces from the concert she gave during the festival!!! WOW! POST SCRIPTUM is a side segment on Uncovering the Scenious bringing you artist talks, conversations and unreleased recordings from the Angels of music. It is delivered to you by Tomo Jacobson.
In this episode we talk with drummer, composer, bandleader and creator of the mondayband, Halym Kim; and saxophonist, composer, bandleader and co-leader of the mondayband, Storm D'Angelo. We chat about the band, about music, about the Copenhagen scene and how it welcomed these two young artists. Mandagsklubben is now unfortunately closed and with it, the mondayband disappeared. But this episode was recorded while it was still going strong and seemed like an immovable object and part of the Copenhagen scene.
In this episode we talk with T.S Høeg: a multi instrumentalist, composer, writer and story teller. This episode covers great stories such as why the punk scene wanted him dead; what games he plays with Kresten Osgood and friends; how the Copenhagen scene developed and evolved over the years.
William Parker & Hamid Drake are two true legends from the Lower East Side, NYC & Chicago scenes respectively. This is a recording from the artist talk they gave during Freedom Music Festival vol. 3 in Copenhagen in 2017.  POST SCRIPTUM is a side segment on Uncovering the Scenious bringing you artist talks, conversations and unreleased recordings from the Angels of music. It is delivered to you by Tomo Jacobson.
Tomasz Dąbrowski is a polish trumpet player, composer and improviser who have been living in Denmark and Sweden for many years and is a big part of the copenhagen scene. We talk about the classic debate of craftsmanshipvs artistry, the importance of playing solo, his time at the mandagsklubben this month and much more.
After getting some feedback from our friends and listeners it was rightfully pointet out that not everyone in the world knows us and the idea behind this podscast, so we wanted to introduce ourselves and the podcast properly
Kresten Osgood is a drummer, improviser and huge catalyst in the Copenhagen scene. He has started multiple festivals and concert series and is the centerpiece of the beloved 5e Mandagsklubben. With an abundance of releases with great musicians from abroad and local alike, he has cemented himself as one of the most important creative musicians of his generation. Paul Bley, Yusef Lateef, Mouse on Mars, John Tchicai, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Steven Bernstain, Sam Rivers, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Bent Jædig and Derek Bailey are just a few of those he recorded with. In this Episode, Kresten will speak about the local scene, the Jyderup Accordeon Treff, his time in New York and what music he listens to. In between, he sprinkles personal stories and a joke or two to round it up. Enjoy listening to one of Denmark's finest musicians sharing his thoughts.
Nana Pi and Kresten Osgood join us for a talk about the 'Mandagsklubben' January residency in 5e.  Nana Pi is a saxophone player, conductor, composer, band leader and improviser educated at the Malmö conservatory and currently living in Copenhagen. She is a important figure in performing and organising avant gard music and art in the copenhagen scene. She was a highly anticipated guest and it was a delight to have her talk about her life, music, ideas and how the four mondays of her residency at the scene-defining 5e Mandagsklubben have been. Kresten Osgood, the legendary drummer that also runs the artistic organisation of the Mandagsklubben, joins us with his knowledge and insight, and will continue to do so on upcoming Mandagsklubben residency episodes. Read more about Nana Pi on http://barefoot-records.com/nana-pi/
On the first episode of this podcast, where we explore the Avant-Garde scene in Copenhagen, our guest is the great Jacob Anderskov. He is a pianist, composer, arranger, teacher/mentor and hugely influential in the improviser scene in Copenhagen. We talk about his life, his profession and some of the differences in how the scene used to be compared to now.  Read more about Jacob Anderskov on his personal webpage: http://jacobanderskov.dk/ Buy his music from his lable collective: https://ilk-music.myshopify.com/
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