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CHRISTIAN WINTHER (NO) & JONAS CAMBIEN (BE) double solo tour April 2024

«Winther manages in an exceptional way to combine catchy and experimental elements in his music that form uplifting and energetic soundscapes, making you want to hear it again and again and again.»
– F/eks Oslo

Guitarist Christian Winther has been a driving force in the experimental and improvised music scene in Oslo with his personal and intuitive attitude towards the guitar. Lately he has been moving into creative songwriting and singing, heard on his debut solo album The Clearing. His most recent album, Urfuglen, was awarded Norwegian Album of The Year in Klassekampen.

On this mini tour visiting Portugal Winther will perform an intuitive solo set of electric guitar and vocals, moving in the space between free form and impressionistic songwriting, between familiarity and mystery.

First time here as a solo artist, his previous bands – both the experimental trios Monkey Plot and Ich Bin N!ntendo  have toured Portugal previously. Winther has also performed with musicians such as Mats Gustafsson, Frode Gjerstad, Anja Lauvdal, Susanna Wallumrød and Espen Reinertsen.

Jonas Cambien is a Belgian pianist, composer and improviser, based in Oslo since 2008, active on the Norwegian scene for improvised and contemporary music.

Most noted for leading his own trio, featuring André Roligheten on reeds, and Andreas Wildhagen on drums, with which he has released three albums on the Portuguese label Clean Feed: ‘A Zoology of the Future’ (2016) and ‘We Must Mustn’t We’ (2018) and ‘Nature Hath Painted the Body’, all to critical acclaim. The American jazz critic John Sharpe picked ‘A Zoology of the Future’ as one of the 10 best jazz albums of 2016, and said about ‘We Must Mustn’t We’: ‘They sound like no-

one else.’

Cambien is a versatile improviser with a broad repertoire, exploring the inside and outside of the piano, often using prepared piano and extended techniques, and occasionally also heard on synthesizers and soprano saxophone. He has performed with musicians such as Paal Nilssen-Love, Dave Rempis, Farida Amadou, Mars Williams, Xavier Charles and Jonathan Horne.