Ikarai

Live Act Contemporary Jazz Classical Crossover Improvisation
Ikarai - Contemporary Jazz Classical Crossover Improvisation Live Act in Amsterdam

Ikarai Short Info

Ikarai, consisting of strings, bass, piano and drums, uniquely blends the worlds of classical composition and improvisation into the soundtrack of a tale never told.

Performing only original material, Ikarai sounds like no other. Whilst referring to the European classical tradition, their compositions highlight improvisation, interplay and spontaneity. Finding an honest blend between these elements characterizes Ikarai’s vision of the future of modern music.

The ensemble originated from the mutual interests of composer/pianist Julian Schneemann and composer/bassist Camiel Jansen, both from Amsterdam. Surrounded by classical music from an early age, they received a strong basis and understanding of music as art. As with great composers such as Bach and Beethoven, and later Debussy and Stravinsky, all of whom were known to be great improvisers, Ikarai aims to bridge the present gap between composer and performer.

With it’s unique timbre, maneuverability and cinematic atmosphere, the ensemble draws you into a new world of sound. The instantaneous and the contemplative are balanced in Ikarai’s unique story.

Ikarai, consisting of strings, bass, piano and drums, uniquely blends the worlds of classical composition and improvisation into the soundtrack of a tale never told.

Performing only original material, Ikarai sounds like no other. Whilst referring to the European classical tradition, their compositions highlight improvisation, interplay and spontaneity. Finding an honest blend between these elements characterizes Ikarai’s vision of the future of modern music.

The ensemble originated from the mutual interests of composer/pianist Julian Schneemann and composer/bassist Camiel Jansen, both from Amsterdam. Surrounded by classical music from a...

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Discography Ikarai

  • 2016 Release Album Album | Independent

Media

  • Sound First Light
  • Sound Eye Of The Beholder
  • Sound Europa

Origin

  • Amsterdam NL

Founded

  • 2015