Octurn

Category:groep / artiest
Brussel, 1994
Genre(s):free & experimental jazz, fusion
Actual/previous members:Bo Van Der Werf, Lynn Cassiers, Laurent Blondiau, Nelson Veras, Jean-Luc Lehr, Jozef Dumoulin, Fabian Fiorini, Chander Sardjoe, Guillaume Orti, Gilbert Nouno

Biography

Some say, experimental. Others say a hothouse for talent. But everybody knows, if anything, unpredictable. Octurn has been through so many musical streams during the past ten years and has stockpiled so many influences, and all without losing an ounce of originality or credibility as a groundbreaking ensemble.

The appearance of Octurn on the Belgian stage coincided with the rise of a new and fascinating generation of musicians. But the real issue was the burgeoning of a new orchestral concept. It is progressively explored - step by step and album by album - by a variable set of core musicians and occasional guests.

Over the course of five CD’s the band gradually introduced the public to innovative music, and each time the approach was from a different angle. In the meantime, the band is working on three projects, each of them assigned to a different composer: ‘North Country Suite’ by Pierre Van Dormael (recording due in January 2006); ‘Magic Malik/Octurn’ by the French flutist Malik Mezzadri, featuring Magic Malik and Gilbert Nouno (electronics); and finally ‘Indigo’ by Bo Van der Werf (soon to be released), featuring Dré Pallemaerts (electronics) and Magic Malik (flute).

Selective discography

Songbook of ChangesSongbook of Changes (2017)
Jazz
Octurn
Tantric collegeTantric college (2016)
Jazz, fusion
Octurn, The Tibetan monks of Gyuto
KailashKailash (2012)
fusion
Octurn, The Tibetan monks of Gyuto
7Eyes7Eyes (2009)
free & experimental jazz
Octurn
XPs (Live)XPs (Live) (2008)
fusion
Octurn, Magic Malik
North country suiteNorth country suite (2007)
Jazz
Pierre Van Dormael, Octurn
21.emanations21.emanations (2006)
Jazz
Octurn
DimensionsDimensions (2002)
Jazz
Octurn

Op compilaties van Muziekcentrum Vlaanderen

Jazztublieft!Jazztublieft! (2005)
Jazz
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The finest in Belgian JazzThe finest in Belgian Jazz (2002)
Jazz
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