Otis Sandsjö vs Homo Sapiens

Otis Sandsjö vs Homo Sapiens

Rehearsal session: 9.7., 6 pm, Guttempler
Performance: 11.7., 8 pm, Admission: 7:30 pm, Guttempler

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Homo Sapiens, by Nikolaus Geyrhalter, A 2016, 94 Min.

Trademark of acclaimed Swedish saxophonist and composer Otis Sandsjö are cyclical saxophone riffs and a chopped up jazz form that breaks with all established musical conventions. His constant mission is to create a new form of musical communication. The source of his inspiration at Howling Wolf will be Nikolaus Geyrhalters film Homo Sapiens. The impressive documentary develops a scenario of a world after mankind, a world recaptured by nature.

The artist Otis Sandsjö hails from Gothenburg. He became known worldwide together with the trio formation Speak Low. His music is forward-looking, a kind of "liquid jazz". Liquid jazz was born in an era where the understanding of jazz as a musical language has evolved way beyond the concept of the previous "modern”. Last year Otis Sandsjö released the album Y-OTIS. Informed by hip hop and electronic music, Y-OTIS is pure jazz. The music is melodic and beat laden and always 'free' at the same time. It's as if the music is sampling itself, constantly keeping ahead of the curve in the musical lineage of jazz. http://www.otissandsjo.com/

Homo Sapiens is a film about the finiteness and fragility of human existence and the end of the industrial age, and what it means to be a human being. What will remain of our lives after we’re gone? Empty spaces, ruins, cities increasingly overgrown with vegetation, crumbling asphalt: the areas we currently inhabit, though humanity has disappeared. Now abandoned and decaying, gradually reclaimed by nature after being taken from it so long ago. Homo Sapiens is an ode to humanity as seen from a possible future scenario Quelle: https://www.geyrhalterfilm.com/homo_sapiens