The debut-album of nonet The White Nothing creates a sound that in new ways encompasses the possibilities of freely improvised music’s and the tonal language of contemporary classical music and avant-garde jazz. Both the calmness and the uncontrollable forces of these different musical influences characterize the music, but first and foremost the album is a product of time – the space in time where you loose the sense of time.
The record, which is released on the Danish avant-garde label ILK, invites the listener for a trip through horn filled melodic passages, uncontrollable improvisations and dense silence played by flutes. The debut concert of the band was described as: ”…an impressive and dedicated concert, where he shows sparkling piano playing, and a thorough, deep and honest expression.” (Nikolaj Hess, summer 2010).
The Album was extremely well received by critics nationally and internationally and was nominated for a danish music awards for ‘best jazz composer of the year’. The press has described the album as:
6 of 6 stars: “A piece of art” (Nordische-musik.de).
“Anders Filipsen moves freely between genres, where modern impromusic, avantgarde and jazz is in play. He guides the nonet beautifully between listenable silence and noisy beauty. An impressively high and demanding level for a debutalbum.” (Jazznyt, July, 2011)
“…Filipsen unfolds his convincing pianistic talent.” (Jazzspecial Norway , August, 2011)
“The Danish pianist and composer Anders Filipsen has, with his nonet “The White Nothing” created a fascinating combination of contemporary music, jazz and improvisations…Filipsen impresses as a pianist…with a devotion that will be exciting to follow.” (Bergens Tidende, July, 2011).
“A mixture from different musical startingpoints which creates vital and foresighted music.” (Orkesterjournalen, 2011).