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about

Recorded on a winter’s day in a gardenhouse on the outskirts of Copenhagen. Although the natural surroundings were largely dormant, in moments of lightening clouds there were signs of the coming spring.

Aram Shelton and Håkon Berre are a saxophone and drum duo based in Copenhagen, Denmark. An evolving experiment in real time music creation, they explore the outer capabilities of their instruments via extended techniques and non-traditional sounds alongside fragmented melodies and internally shared rhythms. Their music takes divergent paths to meet in unexpected places and is guided by a sophisticated aesthetic which strives to avoid preconceived strategies and notions.

“sophisticated artistic beauty and soothing meditative reflection” - JazzRytmit

“Shelton and Berre ideas flow organically, both developing nuanced and eccentric sonic collages” - FreeJazzBlog

“the duo conveys a synchronous relationship as they challenge, mimic and push each other” - AllAboutJazz

“This music is full of different colors, characters, moods and expressions – masterful and remarkable improvising by both musicians” - AvantScena

credits

released April 10, 2018

Aram Shelton, alto saxophone
Håkon Berre, percussion

Recorded at Birkebo January 27, 2018
Mixed and mastered by Aram Shelton
Cover photos by Håkon Berre

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Aram Shelton

Aram Shelton is an improviser and composer who performs on saxophone, clarinets, and live electronics.

He's been an integral member of the creative music communities in the Bay Area and Chicago, and now lives in the EU.

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