The New Switzerland show has been one of the most successful streams throughout the Festival so far, with views on Facebook and YouTube still rising. Check out this extended set of the performance by IKARUS, filmed exclusively for EFG London Jazz Festival
Two-part vocals that range from soft to penetrating and from melodic to percussive, and a rhythm section that let you feel an urge to get up and dance, even though you’ll end up a pile of confused limbs: this is Ikarus. The Swiss band is is regularly on tour in Europe and Japan and invites you to step into an ever-shifting sound mosaic, a sonic mobile of sorts. Under the direction of the composer and drummer Ramón Oliveras, a unique music is created, based on continuously permutating polyrhythms, fluctuating grooves, organic improvisation and an enchanting blend of male and female vocals. They released their last prismatic album Mosaismic on Nik Bärtsch’s boutique label Ronin Rhythm Records. Contemporary jazz that takes surprising twists and turns.
Andreas Lareida– Vocals
Mo Meyer– Double bass
Ramón Oliveras– Drums, composition
This event is kindly supported by Pro Helvetia