SJÖ

Andrea Manzoni
Marcel Zaes

2017


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SJÖ

DEBUT TOUR 2013-2015


What happens when a contemporary sound artist and a jazz pianist remain shut indoors in a baroque castle in the Piemontese mountains for two weeks? The result is Sjö - a collaborative project between the electronic composer Marcel Zaes and the jazz pianist Andrea Manzoni. From the sheltered rooms of their baroque retreat, Zaes and Manzoni present a sonic research project which is as contemporary as it is versatile. Sjö explores questions such as what it means for a piano to make a sound in the 21st century - in a century over-determined by an electronic environment. Starting from Manzoni’s jazz-based technical expertise, the duo experiments with electronic transformations and the impact of their environment - whether low-key piano bar or deep techno club, their sound seeks to adapt the piano to different 21st century musical settings. The visuals accompanying Sjö’s sonic investigations are provided by the artwork of the artist Anna Schölß.


above: Sjö live at Officine Caos - Turin 2015



above: extracts from the album 'Sjö' 2014



above: Official CD release concert at Orbital Garden - Bern 2014



above: Sjö live with special guests at Safe/Mitte - Basel 2014



PHOTOS

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Sjö - Live at Officine Caos, Turin 2015


Sjö extended - Live at Braui Kleintheater Worb/Bern 2015


Sjö extended - Live at Safe/Mitte Basel 2014


Sjö extended - Live at Safe/Mitte Basel 2014


Sjö - Live at Orbital Garden Bern 2014


Sjö - Live at Strade del Cinema Aosta 2013


Sjö - photo shooting by Paolo Martinez, Biella 2013


Sjö - photo shooting by Paolo Martinez, Biella 2013


Sjö - photo shooting by Paolo Martinez, Biella 2013


Sjö - photo shooting by Paolo Martinez, Biella 2013