Silent fires reunites four young emerging talents from the European improvised music scene: Karoline Wallace (voice), Hilde Marie Holsen (trumpet, effects), Håkon Aase (violin) and Alessandro Sgobbio (piano, composition). Their debut album “Forests” is a collective exploration around the theme of spirituality in its multiple meanings. Silent Fires performs and improvises on stage with contemporary dancer Synne Garvik, offering a multi-art experience of improvised music and realtime choreography.
A perfect fusion of contemporary acidifications and North-European melodic masses.
Album of the month
Musica Jazz – IT
A first rate debut album, full of promise for the future.
All About Jazz – USA
An exemplary balance between composition and free improvisation, singing and poetry.
All About Jazz Italia – IT
A piece of poignant contemporary music with significant melodic qualities.
Jazznytt – NO
A very exciting musical excursion with very talented people. A wonderful collective.
Nettavisen – NO
Open, melancholic, experimental and modern landscape. A reflective record.
Salt Peanuts – NO
Extremely imaginative, fragile music.
Ingo J. Biermann – DE
An exquisite interplay of sound and silence.
Jazz Journal – UK
Outstandingly beautiful recording. Silent Fires deserve acclaim for it.
Grego Edwards – USA
This is music with a great sense of musicality and sophistication.
Ettore Garzia – IT — Best Album of 2019 Toplist
A profound and unique album. Silent Fires is a band like no other.
Juan Hitters – AR
Forests – included in the “Best album of the month” TopList
Europe Jazz Network – Europe Jazz Media Chart
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