The Cessation Elegy A collaboration between Bill Horist and Jakob Riis.
1. Wind, Tar to Baliene Flame
2. The Hidden Terms of Cessation's Elegy
3. Fibrillate - Wishes of the Last Twitch
4. A Rakish Gasp.
5. Who Mourns the Talus Dead?
6. Engines of Exposures Unborn;
7. A Certainty Drowned in the Channels of Memory.
Seattle based guitarist Bill Horist and Jakob Riis embarked together on a short tour of the Northwest US in the Summer of 2009.
Although they had known each other for years (having first met at a festival in San Diego and soon after, performed together in a larger ad hoc group in Tijuana, Mexico) they had never before worked together as a duo.
The plan was simple; each would do a solo set and then they would perform as a duo, wherein Jakob would process, manipulate and extrapolate Billâ€™s prepared guitar work.
It seemed like a good strategy, but neither expected such a synergistic result and â€˜The Cessation Elegyâ€™ is the culmination of this brief encounter. It explores broad sonic boundaries, finding footholds in a wide array of sounds - drone, raag-infused acoustic exploration, straight up noise, abstract folk, doom, electro-acoustic excursions and dolorous ambience.
Limited edition of 100 copies only on CD; the packaging is handmade, with gold ink screen printed onto black card.
"This is an extraordinary piece of work, a wordless communion in caustic colours and sterling guitar playing" - Michael Rodham-Heaps, Freq magazine. Read the full review here!
Improvisation Concert "Semsame Open", October 5, Hanoi, Vietnam
Welcome you all to the launch event for our new creative platform in Zone 9. On this occasion, we will once again meet the young and energetic faces, the first generation of DomDomâ€™s experimental music training courses.
They will present a side-by-side performance with the famous Danish electronic musician and improviser â€“ Jakob Riis, along with Kim Ngoc and our Vietnamese experimental artists friends.
Release party 25 september 19:00 at do-store, Ahlmansgatan 3, Malmö, Sweden. Live performance by a majority of the Konvoj Ensemble members: Lotte Anker, Anders Uddeskog, Jakob Riis and Ola Paulson.
Live in the recording studio: The Orchestra and Tuva Semmingsen playing arrangements by yours truly:
feat: TUVA SEMMINGSEN og JAKOB RIIS
Bigbandet The Orchestra udforsker vokaljazzen i et bemÃ¦rkelsesvÃ¦rdigt samarbejde med en af Den Kongelige Operas stjerner, mezzosopranen Tuva Semmingsen.
Det musikalske indhold tager sit udgangspunkt i mÃ¸det mellem Tuvas fantastiske stemme og Jakob Riisâ€™s meget personlige og originale arrangementer af en rÃ¦kke sange fra jazzens store bagkatalog.
Inspired by the old industrial knitting machines from the museum Textilforum in Herning, the renowned fashion designer Henrik Vibskov, laptop composer Jakob Riis, and Ensemble MidtVest have created a textile concert -- or a sounding textile installation which the audience was invited to explore both sound-wise and in visual terms.
Performances at Heart, Herning 11-12 april 2013
"Ris och Ros declares that they donâ€™t take any responsibility for their music! They were brought together by an external producer that also came up with their name. Ris och Ros deliver music without any guarantees. No service, no Wi-Fi, bad weather - BUT - Feedback, synths, cymbals, conductive threads, fixed and variable resistance, various electronic components and irresistible music!"