Eva Lindal solo / Giannis Arapis Trio

Saturday 9 March | 21:00
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Violinist Eva Lindal, active in the field of contemporary and improvisational music, is also a renowned performer of the baroque repertoire.

She grew up in Stockholm. Studied at the Royal College of Stockholm (1973-1976), with further studies in Switzerland and Banff (Canada). A member of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra from 1986 to 1998, she then began studying improvisation with the American jazz pianist Connie Crothers and became active as an independent musician in the fields of improvisation, experimental music, contemporary repertoire and Baroque. She usually chooses to work with small ensembles, often in collaboration with people from the fields of dance, poetry, theatre and visual arts. She is a member of Katzen Kapell (“One of Sweden’s best ensembles” according to critic Camilla Lundberg), Rebaroque, as well as the new music ensembles MA and KammarensembleN.

In 2014, she took part in the Ice Music event: the concert venue was a giant igloo and all the musical instruments at the event were made of ice.

In 2015, she devised a concert programme, “Destruction in the Jungle”, based on the music of her grandfather, the Greek composer Nikos Skalkotas. The program, which mixes Skalkotas’ modernism with Greek traditional music and texts from his letters, is aimed at a young audience. It was performed in schools throughout Sweden from 2014 to 2017.

In 2016, Eva started, together with guitarist Mattias Windemo, to conduct improvisation workshops for musicians.

With her sister, violinist Anna Lindal, she released “Bäver”, an internationally acclaimed contemporary jazz album, in spring 2020.

She lives in Stockholm.

The trio of Giannis Arapis is an unusual jazz ensemble. Influenced by Ornette Coleman, Steve Lacy, Jimmy Giuffre or Mal Waldron, it focuses on a playful yet abstract jazz with lyrical aspects. The pieces presented at KET are compositions by the trio and are performed live for the first time.

Dimitris Ventourakis – piano

Nikos Papavranoussis – drums

Giannis Arapis – guitar