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“Big Folk” Tiptoe Bigband feat. Harald Haugaard.

 

Gennem de seneste 20 år har violinisten Harald Haugaard repræsenteret dansk folkemusik på fornemmeste vis. Han har om nogen evnet at bringe musikken videre – uden på noget tidspunkt at miste forbindelsen til traditionen. Med musikalsk vision og kraftfuldt og virtuost violinspil har han skabt en international karriere, der er uden sidestykke blandt danske folkemusikere.

Tiptoe Bigband er hjemmehørende i Odense, har eksisteret siden 1994 og er en aktiv del af den danske, professionelle bigbandscene. Tiptoes vision er at udfordre bigband-formatet ved konstant at søge kunstneriske udfordringer i forskellige musikalske udtryk. Således har bandet udgivet elektronisk baseret musik, klassisk slagtøjsmusik og spillet koncerter med symfoniorkester, klassisk kor og en lang række solister fra forskellige musikalske miljøer. Den røde tråd i alle disse projekter har været dedikationen fra de musikere og arrangører, som bandet rummer.

Det var derfor oplagt, at Haugaard og Tiptoe på et tidspunkt skulle mødes og lave musik sammen. Forbindelsen blev knyttet for længe siden, da Tiptoe-saxofonisten Hans Mydtskov sammen med Haugaard var med til at danne folk-fusions-bandet Serras – som Tiptoes nuværende dirigent og kunstneriske leder Torben Sminge var med til at producere et par DMA-vindende plader for. Således rummer “Big Folk” numre fra Serras’ repertoire, samt en række nyere kompositioner af Haugaard – alt sammen forløst i arrangementer, der udnytter det store dynamiske potentiale Haugaard og Tiptoe sammen repræsenterer.

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During the last 20 years the violinist Harald Haugaard has represented Danish folk music in the most inspiring way. Unrivalled, he has been able to revitalize and pass on the music – without ever losing the connection to the tradition. With his musical vision and his powerful and brilliant performance he has made an international career which is unequalled among Danish folk musicians.

Tiptoe Bigband has its base in Odense, and has, since 1994, been an active and vital part of the Danish, professional bigband landscape.

Tiptoe’s vision is to put the bigband format to the test by constantly seeking artistic challenges in different ways of musical expression. Consequently, the band has released electronically based music, classical percussion music and has performed with the symphony orchestra, the classical choir and a large number of soloists from different musical scenes.

The main thread in all these projects has been the dedication shown by the musicians and arrangers within the band itself.

So it was obvious that Haugaard and Tiptoe had to meet and make music together.

The connection was established a long time ago – when the Tiptoe saxophone player Hans Mydtskov and Harald Haugaard were co-founders of the Danish folk-fusion band  ”Serras”.

For this band, the present conductor and artistic director of Tiptoe, Torben Sminge, was the co-producer of a couple of award-winning (DMA) records.

Therefore, you will find ”Big Folk” recordings from the repertoire of  “Serras” along with a number of recent works by Harald Haugaard – all of them interpreted in arrangements that make use of the great dynamic potential that Haugaard and Tiptoe represent in unison.

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