(c) Eline De Bel
Andreas Bral // piano & harmonium
Stan Maris // accordion
Viktor Perdieus // tenor & soprano saxophone
Circular currents within general oceanic flows reminding us of a playful, naive and slightly unhealthy competition.
When circular currents coexist within larger ocean movements, they are sometimes referred to as eddies. Equal bodies competing for limited space and impact.
The overlapping functions and timbres of this line-up (Stan Maris - accordion, Viktor Perdieus - sax, Andreas Bral - piano & harmonium) evoke a similar phenomenon. Usually every player can play every part, which leads to improvisations in which orchestration is central. Modular compositions and pieces that start from a central motif are the starting points. From here, the redistribution of impulse, sound and silence begins again and again.
This creates an interaction that can be both playful, tireless and slightly competitive.
August 2022, Ocean Eddie releases their debut album ‘Ocean Eddie’, on el NEGOCITO Records. Starting with a release concert at Summer Bummer festival, they present their album in various concert halls throughout Flanders and the Netherlands (De Studio, kunstencentrum Nona, Paviljoen voor Ongehoorde Muziek, …).
January 2023 they present their album during a short tour in the UK, with concerts in Londen and Birmingham.
March 2023 Ocean Eddie collaborates with Swedish saxophone player Martin Küchen, wohm they met at the Summer Bummer Festival 2022. The quartet was presented in Impakt Köln (DE) and De Singer Rijkevorsel (BE).
April 2023 they invite Swedish vocalist Sofia Jernberg for a residency and recording session at kunstencentrum Nona (Mechelen, BE). The album that was recorded here will be released in winter 2024.
Le Soir (28/12/2022)
“Les tourbillons d’un océan musical.”
DownTown Music Gallery NY (26/12/2022)
“Ocean Eddie like to stretch out their pieces giving them a more ethereal of spacious vibe sometimes recalling the brevity or conciseness of an Erik Satie piece.”
Nettavisen Nyheter Norway (08/01/2023)
Blant alle de sakene jeg kan lite om er belgisk samtidsjazz om ikke i ei særstilling, så i alle fall høyt på lista. Trioen Ocean Eddie gjør et strålende forsøk på å rydde opp i dette avsindige misforholdet.”
03-06/04/’23 Residency at kunstencentrum Nona
ft. Sofia Jernberg
04/03/‘23 De Singer - Rijkevorsel
ft. Martin Küchen
01/03/‘23 Impakt - Köln DE
ft. Martin Küchen
29/01/’23 Fizzle - Birmingham UK
28/01/‘23 Biddle Bros - London UK
11/12/‘22 Jazzblazzt - Neeritter NE
10/12/‘22 kunstencentrum Nona - Mechelen
17/11/‘22 ’t Bruggenhuis - Geraardsbergen
14/10/’22 POM - Eindhoven NE
26/08/‘22 Summer Bummer (SIM) - Antwerpen
04/06/‘22 Ham Sessions - Gent