IKONOSTASIS

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Artwork by Juha Tammenpää

IKONOSTASIS is a series of Kari Ikonen’s musical images – both composed and improvised – to be performed either solo, or together with some of his favourite musicians.

 

 

 

The new album on the same name includes duets with French clarinetist Louis Sclavis, and a trio with legendary American drummer Ra-Kalam Bob Moses and Norwegian trumpeter Mathias Eick.

”Extended, open-ended musical conversation.” (****) -John Ephland, DownBeat (USA)
 
”Wunderschöne, manchmal auch abenteuerlich spacige Kammermusik” -JazzThing (DE)
 
“Platten wie lkonostasis sind selten geworden.” -Jazzthetik (DE)
 
“Wunderbar meditative Stimmungen schaft und dabei immer wieder einen rhythmisch groovenden Flow entwickelt. Eine Musik ohne Haltbarkeitsbegrenzung.” -Fidelity (DE)

 

For live performances there are many possible line-ups, for example the following:

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Kari Ikonen & Louis Sclavis (FIN/FRA)

Kari Ikonen – Moog synthesizer
Louis Sclavis – clarinet & bass clarinet

See the live video compilation here.

Booking:
Vapaat äänet – Charles Gil
Fleminginkatu 10 B 24, 00530 Helsinki – Finland
Mobile phone: +358 50 5716 516
charles.gil (at) kolumbus.fi

 

 

 

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Ikonen-Moses Eick (FIN/USA/NOR)

Kari Ikonen – piano
Ra-Kalam Bob Moses – drums
Mathias Eick – trumpet

Music & video coming soon! Booking: mail@kariikonen.com