FRIM på Fylkingen #40 - Christine Abdelnour/Joachim Nordwall + Vilde&Inga

Christine Abdelnour - saxophone
Joachim Nordwall - electronics

Vilde & Inga
Vilde Sandve Alnæs - violin
Inga Margrete Aas - double bass

Torkel Knutssons gata 2

Tickets: 100/80 kr
Doors: 19:30
Music: 20:00

Welcome to the fourth FRIM concert of the season which is also part of the Stockholm Jazz Festival! Tonight we have two really amazing duos on the program for you.


Christine Abdelnour (b. 1978) is a Lebanese sound artist based in France. After discovering improvised music in 1997, she began a process of self-taught study and sound experimentation with alto saxophone. Abdelnour has developed a unique personal language, producing sounds that are close to those of electroacoustic music but on a purely acoustic instrument. She approaches sound as a malleable material, rich in concrete textures which combine breath, silence and countless acoustic distortions. She has developed extended techniques and complex patterns of sound production, exploring the microtonal aspects of the saxophone and its high-pitched tones. Abdelnour has toured and worked with collaborators including Ryan Kernoa, Andy Moor, Magda Mayas, Pascal Battus, Andrea Neumann, Bonnie Jones, David Stackenäs, Raymond Strid, Patrick Thormann, Sven-Åke Johansson and many more.

Joachim Nordwall (b. 1975) is based in Gothenburg, Sweden. He has a long background in the Swedish experimental music scene, starting out with recordings with the psych-drone duo Alvars Orkester as a teenager in 1988. His early interest in psychic tension created by sound is now as ever present in his music. His ”Soul Music” album for Entr’acte shows his deep interest in circular rhythms, analogue synth loops and mind expanding experiments. Nordwall has also released his music on labels like Ash International and Hospital Productions. From 1999-2005 he was sweating with the avant punk rock trio Kid Commando and when that stopped he created the ritual drone rock group The Skull Defekts. Nordwall also runs iDEAL Recordings since 1998 and is collaborating with artists like Mika Vainio, Mats Gustafsson, Leif Elggren, Mark Wastell and John Duncan and he is a busy organizer of festivals and concert nights in Sweden and abroad.

In 2019, their so far only common release “A Higher State Of Body And Mind” was released on Firework Edition Records, the new one entitled ”New Works” is released on the same label in 2022!


After playing together for more than a decade, describing Vilde&Inga’s music as “free improvised” might be an oversimplification. Ornette Coleman said “what’s exciting is the memory you bring to the present”. This is central to how Vilde&Inga’s music is created: Always free from any pre-planned structures, yet with a dense memory-texture of shared musical explorations and moments shaping the sounding present.

By exploring nontraditional approaches to the violin and double bass, the string duo has greatly expanded their timbre palette. The wide horizons of color allow the music to develop slowly and organically. Some people hear birds, and some squeaking and brushing — others enter a ruin of classical music where they encounter a forest elf playing the blues.Vilde Sandve Alnæs and Inga Margrete Aas met during studies in Oslo in 2010. Since then they have toured regularly in Norway and internationally. In 2020 the double album How Forests Think was released on SOFA. The album was made in collaboration with the French sound technician and artist Benjamin Maumus and consists of improvisations and compositions recorded in four very different locations, both outside and inside, in the Oslo area. Their first album, Makrofauna, was released on ECM in 2014, and Silfr on the Norwegian label SOFA in 2017.

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