Chameleon Changes - The Dangerous LabJuly 1st, 2016
THE CHAMELEON’S UNIVERSE ON A NEW CD
Just by walking, you’ll find new ways!
Take the unknown path and participate in contrasts and contradictions that may arise: Composition vs. improvisation; Time vs frequency; Heritage vs the future. We explore those special interactions, trying to push the boundaries of composed music and modern jazz. What’s tradition? What’s modern? Who knows? We expand these fields until they reach creative contact.
Sometimes our pieces resemble a dangerous laboratory, where written music and spontaneous reactions of the musicians lead to highly explosive musical situations. Sometimes those pieces develop like a piano performance of Thelonious Monk, a risky tightrope walk: All of a sudden, seemingly familiar and radical ideas are being simultaneously confronted.
In the chameleon’s universe, it all starts with the blues and ends with the blues. Music keeps changing colours. The new becomes the familiar and then becomes the new... Just by walking, you’ll find new ways.
After all, at its core our music adheres with what you simply might call “jazz”.