Luise Volkmann

3 grams

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Three breathing instruments, three alto ranges: The trio 3grams is a compositional experiment with the sound of an intimate trio of only voice and saxophone.

Assembled by saxophonist and composer Luise Volkman, this constellation is sometimes lyrical, sometimes humorous, and sometimes yearning. Song structures of pop music are combined with free noise improvisation. Thus the new program moves with seamless fluidity between pop songs, new music and improvisation.

3grams is also an unusually mobile trio: They don’t need a stage. The trio performed concerts in the woods, in Gothenburg’s central station, or singing on moving bicycles through the city. In this way, the world finds its way into the intimacy of the trio’s music. 3grams is a jazz trio and sound art performance.