SWIMS – Arthur Hnatek (CH)
SWIMS is the exploration between acoustic improvisation and functional dance music. SWIMS is the merging of drumming improvisations with functional club music. Every song was created in the studio as a template for further de/reconstructions on stage, where they get deployed as samples to be manipulated, explored and remixed live using a trigger-modified kit. Arthur Hnatek (pronounced Na-tek), drummer, composer, electronica artist, is a Swiss musician. These days, he is mostly seen drumming with (Nonesuch and ECM artists) Tigran Hamasyan, Erik Truffaz, the Arthur Hnatek Trio and his solo SWIMS project.
If you’ve ever wondered what a proficient jazz drummer would do within the parameters of contemporary electronica, the new “SWIMS” EP might be what you’ve been waiting for. The titled track invites us into a deep, dark and emotional trance melody. The club-friendly “Euclid Heat” suggests a space between your introspective dance floor memories. “SH101 Breeze” is a jagged, bright, stuttering and complex up-tempo jam. The EP closes with the guest appearance of Andrina Bollinger for a beautiful ode to the spiraling nature of our world. As a reminder to the process of composition, the Vinyl EP and Bandcamp digital features exclusive, short, edgy and improvised interludes revealing the raw nature of live music, thus balancing the clean-cut angles of the studio outputs. Beside his work as a band leader with Melismetiq, SWIMS and his trio (with which he won the ZKB Jazzpreis 2019 at Moods in Zürich), Arthur is an active sideman performing in a variety of styles. He has been seen performing with the Tigran Hamasyan Quintet, the Erik Truffaz Quartet, the Shai Maestro Trio, Gilad Hekselman, Dhafer Youssef, Donny McCaslin and Sophie Hunger – just to name a few. As an electronica artist, he has produced remixes for Manu Delago (Bjork), Tigran (Road Song EP), Eclecta, Matthieu Llodra Trio and Erik Truffaz among others. His project SWIMS debuted in October 2017 with an EP on Susan Records. He has performed SWIMS at La Cigale (Paris), Label Suisse Festival and the Montreux Jazz Festival – to name just a few.
Admission - standing only: presale till December 6th CZK 350, at the door CZK 400. No club discounts. Thank you for understanding.
According to the order of the government of the Czech Republic, entry to the concert is limited by valid regulations. We ask each spectator to present a confirmation at the entrance to the club that he/she has been vaccinated or that he/she has already contracted Covid-19 in the last 180 days. The PCR test is also recognized in people who have started vaccination. Thank you for your understanding!
Band website: www.arthurhnatek.com