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Klanglys

Intercultural jazz ensemble from Copenhagen blending guitar, violin, trumpet and vocals in various musical styles

With diverse sound colors and a sensitive blend of instrumental and vocal arrangements, the musicians from KLANGLYS (which means, ’sound light’) share their passion for jazz harmonies, rhythmic ostinatos and natural soundscapes.
With their individual backgrounds, they develop multi-colored and stylistic sonic universes. Bandleader and composer Johannes Käsbach considers himself a musical architect, where the music is built on a construct of each musician’s character and notion of improvisation. His personal affectation for chord instruments – ranging from guitar to violin – and the human voice, are both a clear signature of his sound.

Making listening both, perceptible and tangible, this is what it’s all about for Johannes Käsbach!
From the anatomy of the ear to everything that has to do with sound, the acoustician, jazz guitar player, vocalist and composer, is navigating his audience through a world of music and languages. His music tells stories in a very soulful way and reflects thoughts about life decisions and choices. Like an architect, he develops compositions across musical styles, and builds harmonic sound sculptures that are made for listeners to stay and to shape their dreams. To make these constructs perceptible and tangible, the use of pictures, light, and colors is as important as the drawing of landscapes, transcending the listener through time and space as they wander rhythmically in synchronisation with the music.

"It is almost like a big band, but it is still open in the sound" (Steen Nikolaj Hansen)

Present at Jazzahead!

Johannes Käsbach

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