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Zwerm [BE]

2022-10-21 @ 19:00 - 20:00

Skeppet GBG

Zwerm [BE]

2022-10-21 @ 19:00 - 20:00

Skeppet GBG

Rooted neither in the grounded rock world nor the spirited classical genres, electric guitar quartet Zwerm explores and exploits reaches of their own. For the 2022 edition of Göteborg Art Sounds they will present their work Our Ears Felt Like Canyons II.

Zwerm is an electric guitar quartet based in Belgium and founded in 2007. Over the years the group has collaborated with various composers, performers and visual artists. Zwerm has never strived for a one-sided artistic profile. During the past fifteen years the quartet dallied between experimental rock, English renaissance music and contemporary compositions. The common denominator being not so much a particular stylistic view but rather a shared curiosity in all kinds of music.

The two pieces that comprises Our Ears Felt Like Canyons II were composed for Zwerm during a period of intense and worldwide changes. Both of the works are an invitation to submerge into an almost physical world of sound.

‘The piece Curtains was created at a time when the meaning of the word war started to change from something far away into something that came very close. One might be tempted to add iron to the title, but it is up to the listener to decide which curtains should be opened and which one should be closed. Avaeken is named after the millenium-plus-old oak on the island of Fårö in Gotland, Sweden. This royal tree has survived and lived through unfathomable time and weather and serves as a reminder of the brevity of human experience in immense time-space and inspiration, consciousness place and presence. The piece was composed during the month of November 2020, when the composer sheltered on Fårö in retreat and recovery during the Covid-19 pandemic.

This concert is curated by Joost Fonteyne.

Links:
http://www.zwerm.be/

Venue

Skeppet GBG
Amerikagatan 2
Göteborg, 41463 Sweden
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Phone
0708-92 73 10
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Organizer

GAS
Email
info@gas-festival.com
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