Flamingo

Chris Heenan: Contrabass Clarinet
Adam Pultz Melbye: Double Bass
Christian Windfeld: Snare Drum and Objects

“Mastered by Werner Dafeldecker, the rich quality of sound is heard in virtual sections, as the band builds and subsides to near silence, developing new timbral landscapes in intuitive and informed ways. (…) The music unfolds with patience, and the listener finds themself enveloped in vortexes of sound, or alone in a dark passage where indeterminate obstacles and events face them. Eerie and encompassing, an extremely interesting album.” http://www.squidco.com/

Flamingo explores sound, texture and dynamics. Sometimes verging on the threshold of hearing and at other times engaging in dense layers and waves of sound, the music of Flamingo creates a poetic space in which pure sound phenomena step forth on the eternal backdrop of silence. Flamingo has performed at festivals and venues throughout Denmark, Germany and the US and released its debut album in May 2016, followed up by a live album on the danish label Lydhør, and the release LOUD on the US label relative pitch, both in the spring of 2018.

 

In May 2017, the trio completed a residency at Kunsthal Nord in Aalborg, Denmark, performing 72 concerts in a month and generating as many 3D printed sculptures. The project, named Every Vessel records and dramatises the history of its manufacture is a unique and cutting-edge multimedia installation integrating live performance, motion and gesture tracking, machine-learning and 3D printing to create a visual representation of music and its environment. 

To learn more about Every Vessel, please visit www.everyvessel.com.

Expanding the trio with sound artists and engineer Roy Carroll, Flamingo occasionally performs the immersive sound piece LOUD. In LOUD, quiet sounds and textures are amplified with precise microphone placement and eq, while Carroll is an active player in the group, letting the loudspeakers become instruments in themselves.