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Dimitri Howald ILJA

Bio

Swiss composer Dimitri Howald has, with his band Ilja, created a six-headed mythical beast, a fantastic, romantic creature whose limbs reach out in all imaginable harmonic directions. Yes, this thing sprints at 180 miles per hour, barefoot, straight as an arrow, light and free. Its voice a mixture of horn and guitar, its claws drum, tap, brush, until the song fades out, and night closes in over the tundra. Howald sends his six-headed, twelve-handed being, sometimes veering off course, sometimes singing as one, out into the wilderness - a godforsaken place whose bland emptiness is waiting to be filled with delicate poetry, playful rhythms and the harmonies of modern jazz.

Releases

Cast

Dimitri Howald - guitar

Leoni Altherr - vocals

Michael Gilsenan - tenor saxophone

Tom Millar - piano

James Krüttli - bass

Tobias Schmid - drums

Gigs

01-März-2019

Dimitri Howald ILJA

live @ Gerbestock in Kerzers CH

13-Juni-2019

Dimitri Howald ILJA

live @ Farel Bistro in Biel CH

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