In a castle of memory, following an intuitive flow, four bodies and minds wander, meet and interact.
Brought together by Samuel Ber, Reservoir Ghosts is a new quartet with Copenhagen-based saxophone player Lotte Anker, American cellist Daniel Levin, two strongly original figures in contemporary jazz and the experimental and improvised music scene, and his fellow countryman bass player Soet Kempeneer.
The instrumentation of 2 string instruments, saxophone and drums allows each musician to free themselves from their instrument’s traditional role.
Samuel Ber’s compositions, from songs to macro-architectures, written for these specific musicians, aim to provide a space to each performer to express themselves, freely yet with focus.
Lotte Anker – saxophones (Anker/Taborn/Cleaver, trio with Sylvie Courvoisier and Ikue Mori, duo with Fred Frith, What River Ensemble, Marylin Crispell, Andrew Cyrille)
Daniel Levin – cello (Tony Malaby, Mat Maneri, Anthony Braxton, Joe Morris, Ingebrich Haker Flaten, Chris Corsano, Brandon Seabrook, Gerald Cleaver)
Soet Kempeneer – double bass / bass (Trio with Bram De Looze and Samuel Ber, Hendrik Lasure Warm Bad, Joao Lobo/Noberto Lobo/Soet Kempeneer)
Samuel Ber – drums / compositions (Pentadox, Malaby/Dumoulin/Ber, MikMâäk, Benoît Delbecq, Magic Malik)