"Come with me to the Elbe Valley, a landscape that looks like a deflated balloon," sings Eliška Vidomus in the title song of the new album Genius noci by Fanfán Tulipán band. On the recording, which was created in the SONO studio, which came to life not only in the postindustrial spaces around the Eastern Bohemian town of Pardubice, but also in Norwegian fjords and virtual landscapes. The animated music video for the title song was selected for this year's AniFilm, an international festival of animated films. The single “Genius noci” was released in November 2019 in a limited edition on vinyl. The playful poetics, so typical of Fanfán Tulipan's work, was kept also on the new album Genius noci, but transformed into a more mysterious and subtle form. Invited guests – trumpeter Oskar Török, vibraphone player Radek Doležal and tubist Šimon Janák – also contribute to this. Besides original compositions, the signature sound of the band is created by the wind instrument melodica and the Estonian cither kannel, both frequently used in the arrangements. The band has won two music contests: Mladí ladí jazz (Young Tune Jazz) and the Czech part of an international competition called Jazz Prix. Fanfán Tulipán has performed at the Czech, Slovak, German and Bulgarian jazz festivals (Jazz Goes to Town, Bohemia Jazz Fest, Bratislava Jazz Days, Jazz an der Donau, Bansko Jazz Fest, etc.).
Eliška Vidomus – Hammond Melodion, voc, zither kannel; Štěpán Zbytovský – flute, bass clarinet; Petr Svoboda – p; Pavel Husa – b; Šimon Janák – tuba; Šimon Hajdovský - dr.
Admission: seating CZK 350, standing CZK 200. There is no need to reserve a seat when purchasing a seating ticket.
Band website: fanfantulipan.com