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Thomas Stronen's Time is a Blind Guide

Jez Nelson presents Norwegian drummer Thomas Stronen with his new project Time is a Blind Guide in concert at the 2014 Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

A second chance to hear Norwegian drummer Thomas Strønen with his new project Time Is a Blind Guide in concert at the 2014 Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

Bringing together talent from both sides of the North Sea, including pianist Kit Downes, Strønen's sextet incorporates string and percussion mini-ensembles within it. It's a setting that gives the leader the opportunity to blend his passions for classical music and jazz through rich and melodic writing that also references Nordic folk, most obviously through the Hardanger fiddle of Nils Økland. Subtle string textures are offset by upbeat grooves and a strong sense of rhythmic interplay, in a performance featuring new material written especially for the festival.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producer: Chris Elcombe

First broadcast 26/05/2014.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 5 Jan 2015 23:00

Music Played

  • New Release

    • Alice Zawadzki

      Ring of Fire

      Composer: Alice Zawadzki

      • China Lane.
      • Whirlwind.
  • Fiona Talkington introduces Time Is A Blind Guide

  • THOMAS STRØNEN'S TIME IS A BLIND GUIDE IN CONCERT AT PARABOLA ARTS CENTRE, CHELTENHAM JAZZ FESTIVAL ON 4 MAY 2014

    • Line up: Kit Downes (piano); Nils Økland (violin, Hardanger fiddle); Lucy Railton (cello);

    • Ole Morten Vågan (double bass); Siv Øyunn Kjenstad (drums, vocals); Thomas Strønen (drums)

    • Thomas Strønen’s Time Is A Blind Guide

      I Don’t Wait For Anyone

      Composer: Thomas Strønen

    • Thomas Strønen’s Time Is A Blind Guide

      Drowned City

      Composer: Thomas Strønen

    • Thomas Strønen’s Time Is A Blind Guide

      Lost Souls

      Composer: Thomas Strønen

    • Thomas Strønen’s Time Is A Blind Guide

      Suffocated in Darkness

      Composer: Thomas Strønen

  • Thomas Strønen interview

  • Nils Øklund demonstrates the Hardanger fiddle

  • THOMAS STRØNEN'S TIME IS A BLIND GUIDE IN CONCERT AT PARABOLA ARTS CENTRE, CHELTENHAM JAZZ FESTIVAL ON 4 MAY 2014

    • Thomas Strønen’s Time Is A Blind Guide

      Pipa

      Composer: Thomas Strønen

    • Thomas Strønen’s Time Is A Blind Guide

      As We Wait For Time

      Composer: Thomas Strønen

    • Thomas Strønen’s Time Is A Blind Guide

      Fugitive Pieces

      Composer: Thomas Strønen

    • Thomas Strønen’s Time Is A Blind Guide

      Time Is A Blind Guide

      Composer: Thomas Strønen

    • Thomas Strønen’s Time Is A Blind Guide

      The Stone Carriers

      Composer: Thomas Strønen

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