Nils Berg Cinemascope

Nils Berg Cinemascope

 Stockholm
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Nils Berg has been dubbed ”the Swedish Fellini”. His new band includes a shy Japanese lady and her flute, giggling teenagers from Brunei, and an Indian dance group with rock hard feet. How is this possible? Through a groundbreaking idea, and a projector on stage. YouTube meets jazz meets the world.

Biography

Nils Berg has started a new band! Some of the members are: a hibernated hippie on the sitar, giggling teenagers from Brunei, a balafon master from Ghana, a shy Japanese lady and her flute, and an Indian dance group with rock hard feet.

How did this happen? A bunch of YouTube clips from all over the world got Nils started with this stunning project. The video clips have been thoroughly chopped, grinded and baked into new music. When the band performs, reed player Nils Berg is accompanied by drummer Christopher Cantillo and bassist Josef Kallerdahl on stage. Alongside the band is a film screen showing the far-away-guests, who are seen, heard and incorporated into the live music. A new quartet for each song.

Berg is one of the most influential voices in Nordic jazz. With his quartet, The Stoner, he has made a name for himself both in Sweden and internationally, and in 2007 he received the prestigious Jazz-in-Sweden-award. Christopher Cantillo has been working with musicians like Bernt Rosen- gren, Anna Von Hausswolff and Jonas stholm. And Josef Kallerdahl, co-founder of swedish jazz label Hoob Records, can be heard with groups such as Music music music and Josef & Erika.

DOWNBEAT "Berg transcends conceptual cleverness; the tunes and the performances would be fantastic even without the video cameos."
ROLLING STONE "A mere gimmick? Not so! The music of this Swedish Fellini is at the same time mysterious and irresistible"
DN "Jazz meets dance meets electronica meets chanson. Almost painfully creative!"

Discography

"Vocals" (Hoob Records, 2013)

"Popmotion" (Hoob Records, 2011)