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An evening with Sci-fi Jazz

Experimenting with various electronic musical instruments and clarinets, Niels Klein's quartet, aptly named Tubes & Wires, aspires to take their listeners on a trip to space with their music.

Recently, the band had their first jazz music concert at the Experimental Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA). It was organised by Goethe-Institut, in collaboration with BSA.

The quartet consists of Niels Klein on different clarinets, Lars Duppler on rhodes piano, Hanno Busch on bass guitar and Ralf Gessler on drums. As an act, the musicians declared that they wanted to go beyond the horizon of the genre of jazz. They created a fusion of jazz, rock, pop, funk and club, giving the audience an intriguing musical ride with the combination of tunes of theramin (an electronic musical instrument), saxophone, piano, drums etc.

The evening started off with the song Launch Pad Disco to lift up the mood. From the up-beat tune, the band moved onto their next song titled Worn Out Lovesong Machine –a love song for robots. Composing a love song with the robotic sounds of machines, combined with the soothing sounds of the piano, was Niels Klein's way of incorporating humour into his music, according to him.

Their other songs included Sweep, Grid, Perpetual Waves, Life in Times of the Big Crunch and more. Each song had its own history behind it, which was explained throughout the session by Niels Klein. The evening ended with another quirky composition titled Encore.

Tubes & Wires, who are currently on a jazz tour in South Asia, recently came back from Kolkata. They are going to end their tour in Lahore, Pakistan.

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