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Nils Berg Cinemascope

Jazz meets YouTube meets the world
Folk/WorldJazz/ImprovJazzahead-2022
Nils Berg Cinemascope is a unique live experience, built around a movie projector and three of Sweden’s most influential musicians. Through an idea as simple as geniously concieved, Berg & co squeezes the world together in a packed trio format, where the audience meet voices from four continents through the movie screen behind the trio.
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”The Fellini of Swedish jazz” was one of the first press words after the debut in 2009. To this day, the band has toured the US, Canada, Europe and Japan, released four records, two feature movies.

The last years Nils Berg Cinemascope have been invited to produce site-specific performances, where video recordings create the foundation and working material for a new repertoire. 2021 saw the birth of ”Basilicata Dreaming”, set in the green hills of southern Italy, and in 2022 the trio will premiere ”Amazing talent from Punjab”, featuring recordings and footage of singers and musicians from India. 

During 2022  ”Basilicata Dreaming” will be released as a vinyl record, and available onstage on request. A 60 minutes long journey through rural Italy, featuring recordings of singers and musicians from villages in the Basilicata mountains, being projected onstage, side by side with the live trio.

Nils Berg - video, tenor saxophone, flute, bass clarinet, Konrad Agnas - drums, Josef Kallerdahl - electric bass and double bass

"Berg transcends conceptual cleverness; the tunes and the performances would be fantastic even without the video cameos." DOWNBEAT 

"Jazz meets dance meets electronica meets chanson. Almost painfully creative!" DN 
 
"...a pioneer, perhaps the best that happened in Swedish jazz the last years." SVD

 "The music of this Swedish Fellini is both mysterious and irresistible" ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE