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The premiere of "Dancer" - comission for Sveriges Radio Jazzkattengalan at Fasching


"The highlight of the evening was "Dancer", the comission by Malin Wättring" - Orkesterjournalen

"The shock of the evening  came when the versatile Malin Wättring performed her comission Dancer. Here she had picked up her most punk rock roots in a composition based on heavy electrified riffs and rock band settlements, but also strong lyrics. The reactions in the room shifted from extremly positive to very confused. - Lira

photo: heiko purnhagen

                                                                Dancer -
                       my comission for Sveriges Radio's Jazzkattengala 16-10-2018
 

photo: amanda andréas

"Hjärtslag. Andetag. Hjärtslag. Andetag. Vägskäl. Gå dit det känns sa någon. Radioproducenten höll med. Trampar ner för en ny stig, som ändå känns hemma. Vision. Längtan. Systerskap. Gå dit det känns sa någon. Reste till Östaröds tysta skogar, för att lyssna. Fick vägledning av gitarrvän. Gör såhär! Garageband. Inte Sibelius.
Vad är jazz? Allt är ett, allt är samma. För mig, revolutionsmusik. Det fria uttrycket. Den glödande längtans musik. Vi kan prata sen... Rörlighet. Frihet. Att dansa. Att leva. Att dansa är att leva. Nervös. Gå dit det känns sa någon. Hjärtslag. Andetag. Hjärtslag. Andetag. Dansa. Leva. Att dansa är att leva."

Drums - Kajsa Poidnak     Bass - Emma Wättring     Guitar & voice - Evelina Nerstrand    Sax & voice - Malin Wättring

photo: Tommy Jonzon

the Säve-Söderbergh scollarship
to Malin Wättring 2018


Motivation:

" Malin has already shown an impressive latitude as a musician. She plays in both large and smaller groups, usually saxophone but also guitar and she sings. She has also shown exquisite competence and sense for composition and as an arranger. Her music is almost limitless and spans over many musical fields. It will be exciting to see what this great talent will do in the future. "

Bengt Säve-Söderbergh

                                     New album out now!!
                 Malin Wättring 4 & Bohuslän Big Band - Harvest

Video made by: Donovan von Martens. Composition: Harvest by Malin Wättring
 

Words about Harvest:
"Most beautiful!" - Eyal Hareuveni, Salt Peanuts

"With the album, Wättring has the ambition to challenge the traditional concept of "big band music". And certainly it's a challenge!"
Tobias Magnusson, Göteborgs Fria Tidning

"It's rarley this fun to listen to big band music. The rich compositions on "Harvest" have their logical structure, but are not predictable.
It sounds varied magnificently, mildly sensitive and cool.

Alexander Agrell, Sydsvenskan

"It feels like it's natural to her to work with a larger ensemble."

PM Jönsson, Göteborgs Posten

"It's an unconventional record, because Wättring does not care about the norms in big band music,
but sees the experienced and skilled band more as a resource for her own ideas."

Ulf Johansson, Lira