Ferner/Juliusson

Hi! Just a short recap

Hi all!

Just another quick update from us.

2014 featured continuing work with music, both our own and in several side projects. The first part of the year was devoted mostly to our project with the danish saxophone and reeds grand old chief Thomas Agergaard. We had a great time on tour with him as usual!

The fall saw more concerts back as a duo (also at Agergaards own Multimusic festival in Denmark) and we ended the year with a short tour of Italy. It was highly enjoyable for us and we would especially like to thank Roberto Bonati and everyone at the Parma Jazz Frontiere festival, and the people at Novara Jazz, for their devotion! We are hoping to get some video material up from that asap.

Anyway, looking ahead, a few duo gigs are coming up in may and we also recently booked in a new tour with Thomas Agergaard and the “Improvisations over André Bjerke” project in the little more distant future. Other than that there is a good bunch of new material written and ready for a new ensemble with the duo at its core. Recording is set for late summer/fall. We will keep you updated on that for sure!

Check out the picture underneath taken by photographer Patrizia Caravaggio, and more in the pictures section, from our tour of Italy.

All the best from Per-Arne and Per Gunnar.

 

 

Touring and reviews

Hi everyone!

 

Just a short update on some things that has been going on with us lately.

2013 started really pleasant with our record “Undertowed” being selected to be on Ian Pattersons “Top 10 releases of 2012″ list for Allaboutjazz.com

We also got a late but great review from the Norwegian Jazznytt magazine journalist Arild Rønsen, saying things like :

“I have granted myself some time with my phone switched completely off, in the company of the two gentlemen Ferner and Juliusson lately. I will promise you that anyone who delves into this exercise, will extract and collect energy.
Truly original. Remarkably well played.”
Read the whole thing on our reviews page.
In March/April we debuted a new project called “Improvisations over André Bjerke”, wich is a project combining some of our new original compositions with the poems of the Norwegian lyricist and writer André Bjerke.
On this project we collaborated with Danish saxophonist/flutist Thomas Agergaard for the musical part of it, and opera singers Aleksander Nohr, Ole Morten Velde and Accordionist and generally very multifaceted artist Camilla Barratt-Due, for the reading of the poems.
We went on a 2 week tour with this project in Norway and had a great time!
After that we did another tour in Norway and Denmark with our main instrumental repertoar together with Thomas Agergaard (Saxophones/Div.flutes), Marilyn Mazur (Drums/perc.) and Klavs Hovman (Doublebass/Effects).
We played each our own sets first, and then we had the pleasure of joining the trio again at the end of the concerts for a last set as a quintet playing original music from all of us.
We really hope to do some more of that stuff in the future!
Check them out on www.thomasagergaard.com  www.marilynmazur.com www.klavshovman.dk
Here is a picture of the whole gang in Lillehammer!

Great reviews of our new album “Undertowed”

Ferner/Juliusson “Undertowed” NORcd 2012

“What a debut! The two young musicians presents us with remarkable instrumental command and maturity on an album that is impressive in every which way.”
- Terje Mosnes, about “Undertowed” for Dagbladet (Norway). 
 ”The exquisite compositions balance gently between the composed parts and thoughtful improvisations within the complex structures.  A very promising debut from excellent duo.”
Eyal Hareuveni, about “Undertowed” for allaboutjazz.com

BUY THE ALBUM HERE OR HERE

Check out our reviews page for alot more!

 

All the best from Per-Arne and Per Gunnar