Far beyond musical mainstream, the independent label Denovali has made its mark in the last couple of years with unique and ambitious releases of numerous artists. Rather than publishing music easily assignable to prevalent genre classifications, the work of the label focuses on artists crossing musical boundaries in fields such as experimental, ambient, dark jazz, electronica, jazz as far as new and classical music. Reasons enough for us to join forces – we are proud to work together with the great people of Denovali for a special UM:LAUT night on 5 April.
With its unique and diversified approach, the label has curated and organised the “Denovali Swingfest – Experimental Music Festival” in Essen, which has become famous all over Europe since its premiere in 2007. This year, the festival will – for the first time – come to Berlin and London as well: At both events, various Denovali artists as well as other renowned international acts can be experienced and discovered. The first day of Swingfest Berlin will take place in the context of the series of UM:LAUT: The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble with its unique mixture of jazz, cinematic, ambient and a pinch of trip hop, electronic jazz collective Hidden Orchestra from Edinburgh, the wonderful Bersarin Quartett as well as pianist and composer Carlos Cipa will perform in the course of a long night at Radialsystem.
“Image worlds from the independent music scene (…) Unconventional painters of sound between pop abstraction and modern classical. Young indie labels such as Denovali or Erased Tapes are (…) pioneers in this field.” (tip Berlin, 2012)
Day two of the first Berlin edition of the Swingfest takes place at the beautiful Passionskirche at Kreuzberg on 6 April and features great artists like Tim Hecker (CAN), Ulrich Schnauss (GER), Poppy Ackroyd (UK), Thomas Köner (FR), The Alvaret Ensemble (NL | UK) and Field Rotation (GER).
For further information and tickets visit our friends at Denovali: http://denovali.com/