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MINUA | Silk Road Re-embarked

Tour Schedule

August 4, Xiandan Livehouse, Shijiazhuang
August 5, Sub Ark, Xinxiang
August 8, Dazhong Jingniang, Luoyang
August 9, 46 Livehouse, Changsha
August 11, Black iron Livehouse, Nanchang
August 12, L7 Livehouse, Wuhan
August 14, Wenyi Fuxing, Jingdezhen
August 17, On The Way Bar, Hefei
August 20, Anxiang Kafei, Baoding
August 21, 13 Club, Tianjin
August 22, School Bar, Beijing

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Following their “China off Center” project last year, MINUA will travel across China again this August, their routes covering 11 major cities.

Band members Fabian (bass clarinet), Kristinn (guitar) & Luca (guitar) met during their studies at Music-Academy Basel in Switzerland where they formed their trio “MINUA” around 2014. Since then they recorded two albums and played six concert-tours through Europe, Iceland, and China, establishing a very personal and distinctive musical style.

MINUA’s music presents itself in constant alteration, always searching for a manifestation of this subtle beauty that could hide itself in a seemingly unimportant detail. Inspired by renaissance and impressionism, Nordic folklore and chamber music, jazz and avant-garde, the musicians act as one unit, dedicating themselves to the collective sound. The borders between improvisation and composition lose their relevance while the only focus lies on the flow of the music. In the interaction with the room and the audience, their music creates sound‐poems, moments in time that are fugacious and impossible to reproduce, therefore leaving a permanent impression.

“The instrumentation of MINUA is unique and their sound evokes a mood that one can easily get lost in. Their use of balance, space, and almost constant melodic improvising is intriguing as well very beautiful. What I admire most about MINUA is their patience to allow their songs and compositions to unfold in very flowing rubato feel but at the same time holding the listener captive with an almost imperceptible intensity.”  — Jim Black


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