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    Kimmo Elomaa

    26.10.06

    an improvising duo of
    Michael Griener on drums/vibraphone & jayrope (Berlin) on buttonstringscream.

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    Michael Griener and jayrope had initial contact in Mai 1999 for a concert at Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt as part of a short European tour of Kip Hanrahan.
    This was followed by two shows at Berliner Jazzfest 1999 aswell as the 13e Rencontres Internationales de d‘jazz de Nevers – both as part of the Group Alliance, the two then continued to work as a duo under the name KIMMO ELOMAA.
    Their first recordings of March 2001 got awarded with a funding price of the Berlin Senator for Cultural Affairs. These recordings aswell as the funded following of February 2002 are to be heard in parts on the enclosed CD.

    Kimmo Elomaa’s music improvised along the lines of Musique Concrete, Jazz, Digital Hardcore and contemporary electronic music.
    At the time it was a conscious decision to leave computer-based audio processing behind in favor of immediacy and drama, and this impact is what substantially and even physically communicates their music to the audience.

    Band image constructed from a business card found on one of the Canary Islands.


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