Mute State

Live Act Electronic Chill-Out Nu Jazz Ambient Improvisation Downbeat
Mute State - Electronic Chill-Out Nu Jazz Ambient Improvisation Downbeat Live Act in Copenhagen

Mute State Short Info

With a background in Jazz and improvisational music, Mute State aka Copenhagen-based guitarist Tao Hojgaard creates soundscapes and subtle electronic music in real time. Equipped with a guitar, a sampler and a wide array of effects pedals Tao sculpts beautiful and subtly complex music with a strong sense of melody and a clear reference to his Scandinavian roots.

A man, a guitar and loads of electronic devices which, each in their own manner, modulate and tweak the jazzy universe of the guitar and thereby create a new ”sound” – a sound possibly best defined as dreamy, lyrical fabulating film music – an urban expression, sometimes pulsating, and with the ability to create images within the listener.

The visual inferno of cables, electronic machinery, flashing leds and countless knobs is in contrast to the classic look of the jazz guitar. Soundscapes, all initiated by the guitar, are created on the spot, in real time and deftly tweaked with the electronic devices. No pre-programming or post production. An expansion of the guitar - the instrument and a showcase that “knobs tweaking” can be a very expressional instrument in its own right.

Tao cites influences including jazz guitar pioneer Jim Hall, electronic musician/composer Scott Morgan, the father of Bebop Charlie Parker, as well as a wealth of film music composers.

Visit the official website of Mute State http://www.mutestate.com

With a background in Jazz and improvisational music, Mute State aka Copenhagen-based guitarist Tao Hojgaard creates soundscapes and subtle electronic music in real time. Equipped with a guitar, a sampler and a wide array of effects pedals Tao sculpts beautiful and subtly complex music with a strong sense of melody and a clear reference to his Scandinavian roots.

A man, a guitar and loads of electronic devices which, each in their own manner, modulate and tweak the jazzy universe of the guitar and thereby create a new ”sound” – a sound possibly best defined as dreamy, lyrical fabulating film music – an urban expression, sometimes pulsating...

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Past Gigs Mute State

  • 07 | 2016 Copenhagen Copenhagen Jazz Festival
  • 05 | 2016 Copenhagen Flanger + Mute State
  • 05 | 2016 Copenhagen Mute State

Discography Mute State

  • 2015 20 Minutes Single |
  • 2015 Unfamiliar and Curiously Alien Album |
  • 2014 Aesthetically Speaking EP |
  • 2013 Guitar Structures Album |

Media

  • Video Elektronikum #5
  • Media Music For Trains Moving Slowly
  • Sound Metsuke

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Origin

  • Copenhagen DK

Founded

  • 2013

Members

  • Tao Højgaard Guitars, Electronics