Phil Durrant - modular and software synthesizers
Moving within evolving electro-acoustic fields Trio Sowari investigates their asymmetric structures and multilayered ambiguities. No signs of dystopianism or retrotopianism here, but undaunted and spirited ways of facing a complex and bewildering present.
The group brings together an English electronics specialist, a Swiss/French saxophonist and a German percussionist, all of them highly committed to the European contemporary experimental music scene. As members of ensembles like Mimeo, Hubbub, Polwechsel and countless others, they have released their music on labels such as Another Timbre, Erstwhile, Matchless, Potlatch, Confront, Hat Hut, For4Ears, Emanem, Leo, and many others.
Since its foundation in 2004 the group has played innumerable venues and festivals all across Europe.
"This is disciplined, focused music, the sound of people really thinking and playing, and close attention is consistently rewarded."
- Clive Bell, The Wire -
"Musicianship and creativity of the highest order."
- Dan Warburton , ParisTransatlantic -
"The result of these alluring and positively sensual investigations is a dense and coherent sound composed of a myriad of building blocks, which allows both for macro- and micro-listening."
- Tobias Fischer, tokafi -
"It's unclear how or what they've done, but surely Trio Sowari has done it again."
- Mark Corroto, All about Jazz -
Three Dances (Potlatch CD P105, 2005)
Shortcut (Potlatch CD P208, 2008)
Third Issue (Mikroton Recordings CD 67, 2018)