Gerri put this band together for a set during the Bimhuis October Meeting Festival in 2016. Without rehearsing they played fifteen minutes of fluent and vibrant semi-composed music. A year later he extended the repertoire to a full set of stubborn compositions and challenging improvisation concepts. The music was successfully premiered at the Gerri Jäger Carte Blanche concert at the Bimhuis Amsterdam and during the Get Close to Talent Concert Series at the Korzo in The Hague.

photo by Raoul Hilbink

“Instruments in free fall, a musical amusement park of uninhibited tumbling and daredevil acrobatics.” (Korzo)

Dark, hypnotic, very nicely composed and played super tight.” (FRNKFRT, Peter Bruyn)

“STUG, remember that name, we will hear more from them.” (Draai om je oren, Ben Taffijn)

The group sometimes literally whispered with the instruments to suddenly switch to noisy Electro-jazz with exciting timbre.” (Trouw, Mischa Andriessen)

Sofia Jernberg: vocals, sampler
Joachim Badenhorst: clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor, electronics
Raphael Vanoli: guitar, electronics
Petter Eldh: bass guitar
Gerri Jäger: drums, electronics, composition