DONDER & APELAND
With Donder, every album, every project so far meant a new approach, a new sound, and a new way to construct and interpret a repertoire. Their application for the Jong Jazztalent Ghent contest provided a chance to develop a new, original and ambitious project where they could once again explore new terrains.
The idea for their project proposal stems from their encounters with the Norwegian music scene, which has produced a lot of unique and ground-breaking music in recent years. Norway has a deeply anchored folk music tradition, and even though it has become less widely practiced nowadays, this tradition still very much alive. With its improvisational freedom, sense for melody and complex rhythms, the folklore tradition goes hand in hand with the philosophy behind jazz, and this combination results in a substantial amount of creative and genre-transcending music.