Photos by Heiko Purnhagen
Klas Nevrin’s REVOID ENSEMBLE consists of eight highly acclaimed musicians from Norway, Sweden and the USA — each is working in other ensembles as diverse as Yun Kan 10, Barry Guy New Orchestra, Christian Wallumrød Ensemble and The Schematics.
The collaboration is an intense exploration of improvisation through a myriad of methods, sounds and moods — ranging from post-minimalistic complexity and dense polyrhythm to reductionist sound textures and microtonal impressionism. The combination of instruments, both acoustic and electronic, also affords an array of expressive possibilities. This creates a complex musical garden with micro-worlds more or less distinct from each other in some implied color, ambiance, imagined life and environment, surrounded by a vast empty universe abundant with hidden forces.
THE REVOID ENSEMBLE will during 2016-2018 also be involved in MUSIC IN DISORDER, an artistic research project established at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and funded by the Swedish Research Council and the Swedish Performing Arts Agency.
Winner of Swedish Indie Awards for Best Experimental!
"The Revoid Ensemble"
The experimental, complex compositional tools and the disciplined improvised strategies unite organically and form a fascinating, highly nuanced language. Nevrin’s compositions are colorful, surreal kaleidoscopic textures that keep spiraling and shifting sounds, moods and ideas in some distant, hazy electro-acoustic atmospheres.Eyal Hareuveni, Free Jazz Collective, 4 ½ ☆
A new arresting sonic aesthetic.. The ensemble realizes Nevrin's vision with impressive flexibility and precision. It creates a rich dynamic spectrum, a timbre or sound color that blends a large variety of acoustic and electronic sounds, shift organically between symmetric and asymmetric tempos and offer a provocative listening experience that does not commit itself to any school.All About Jazz, 4 ½ ☆
An unusually exciting ensemble, with intricate interplays and details being added as layers upon layers in an impressively effortless way. An album that literally begs to be played over and over again!Dig Jazz