alto saxophone, bass clarinets, composition
Bison Ravi (2006)
Full Fathom Five
Sylvia de Hartog voice
Tobias Klein alto sax, bass clarinet, electronics
Raphael Vanoli guitar, effects
Mark Haanstra bass guitar, effects
Uli Genenger drums
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In 2007/2008 Full Fathom Five presented a project titled BISON RAVI, inspired by the works of the French writer and musician Boris Vian (1920-1959). Full Fathom Five pays homage to this provocative poet with a repertoire in which contemporary jazz, psychedelic folk and experimental rock music combine into a sound of its own.
Rather than going back to the 40’s and 50’s, Full Fathom Five aims to translate Vian’s spirit and his esthetic, his humour, lyricism, brutality and cross-grainedness into a contemporary sound.
Herman te Loo wrote in Jazzflits (dec 2007):
“… a strong new quintet on the cutting edge of improvised music, rock, modern chamber music and electronica.”