18 – 21 October 2018

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20 October Macedonian Opera and Ballet, 20:00 MOB, 20:00


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METTE RASMUSSEN alto saxophone

Mette Rasmussen is a Danish saxophonist based in Trondheim, Norway. She is a vital exponent of a new wave of extreme instrumental improvisers. Based on the energy of free jazz, her razor sharp, volatile and deeply textured music has been described as a “head full of ideas” - a ton of flawlessly executed musical whims. Rasmussen continuously explores the sonic potential of the sax, uses an array of different techniques and contributes to the expansion of the instrument’s ABC. In solo affairs as well as in collaborations, she has encapsulated her own personal vision of the role of the saxophone, often turning it into a complete physical experience. Her performances ties together audience and artist, and embodies the energy between the two. Much in demand, she has played alongside musicians such as Alan Silva, Craig Taborn, Chris Corsano, Mats Gustafsson, Paul Lovens, Axel Dörner, MoE, John Edwards, Barry Guy and ZeenaParkins. The American music magazine Downbeat called her a “young Scandinavian saxophone sensation”.