“An ethereal cultures, absorbed in perfume, light, silence and ambient sound … “
(David Toop, Ocean of Sound)
The music of this concert could be described as sound-sculptures, musical landscapes or small pools of sounds to bathe your ears in. The experience is like watching a landscape, without any specific goal in mind, just taking it all in, watching the small changes as the wind blows through the leaves, letting your emotions and your memories run free. This is ambient music, “soundscapes”, if you like, but created without any electronics, using only two plain acoustic guitars.
Being classically trained musicians, The Gothenburg Combo were, just like most people in our generation, born and raised to the sound of pop music, hip-hop, house, techno music and so on. It is music that has a steady pulse, a clear tonal centre and uses a lot of repetition. The Gothenburg Combowants to utilize these elements and to engage with the emotions they bring out in people”.
The concert is built around three works by the great American minimal composers Terry Riley and Steve Reich, two composers The Gothenburg Combo has worked closely with.
”Like Siamese Twins in ensemble playing The Gothenburg Combo enters new guitaristic territory, with minimalistic music and quasi-electronic sounds on acoustic Guitars.” (Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany)