Friday 24 March 2023, 8pm
Sofia Jernberg / voice
Kjetil Møster / tenor sax, clarinet and electronics
Mats Gustafsson / baritone sax, flute and live electronics
Anders Hana / baritone guitar and langeleik
Børge Fjordheim / drums
The members of the group has experience from work in a huge variety of creative music ensembles over the past years: Cloroform , Møster, The Thing, Fire! & Fire! Orchestra, Ultralyd, MoHa, Paavo, Datarock, The Core, Noxact, NU- ensemble, Brutal Blues and many other essential groups within the contemporary creative music scene of today.
THE END is an attempt to use all of those experiences and melt it together into something new and creative. Something of deeper poetic beauty and harsh brutality. Industrial Grindcore Free Jazz MEETS Sing & noise Hardcore Folk music Esthetics!
THE END means the sensational return of Anders Hana on guitar! After years of playing only intense Grindcore drums, he is now back playing the guitar!
THE END means the first serious meet of the two Scandinavian innovative saxophone free blowers Møster and Gustafsson in a co – led unit!
THE END means the presentation of the extreme voice of Sofia Jernberg in a totally new context surrounded by extreme electronics and drum- activites!
THE END means a totally new group of legendary Cloroform drummer Børge Fjordheim!
THE END means THE END
Keeffe’s debut album ‘Right Here, Right Now’ is where you’ll find her exhibiting a passion for vibrant soundscapes rendered in live spaces. Released in 2021, also on Discus Music, she earned critical acclaim carving out a niche on the imprint. She also composes and performs for a number of the roster’s artists, including; Hi Res Heart, Carla Diratz and Julie Tippetts. She also co-leads Anthropology Band with the head of Discus Music, Martin Archer.
To date, her music has been featured significantly on BBC Radio 3, Jazz FM and BBC Radio 6, where she's been described as a 'prolific', 'dynamic' and 'excellent improviser!', by the likes of Corey Mwamba, Stuart Maconie and Jez Nelson. Keeffe is a Serious Artist and part of Serious’ Take Five 2022 cohort. She performed a duet with the mighty City of London as part of world-renowned trumpeter Dave Douglas' Festival of New Trumpet Music 2022.
Harnessing the power of art for social change is a crucial part of Keeffe’s musical identity: she has served as Assistant Musical Director of the London Gay Big Band, champions gender and diversity equality, as part of the Parliamentary award-winning Women in Jazz Media team, and played in Marin Alsop's Taki Concordia Orchestra at the World Economic Forum 2019, in front of world leaders and celebrities including Sir David Attenborough.
From stepping on Glastonbury and Wilderness stages alongside Charlotte Church, Laura Mvula and Kate Nash, to broadcasting to an international audience live from her bathroom during the pandemic, Keeffe understands that embracing individuality and letting go of inhibitions is the surest way to grasp the transformative power of music.
“Keeffe shows notable strength of character as she runs the sonic and emotional gamut..." - Kevin Le Gendre, JAZZWISE