Svaneborg Kardyb Performs at NPR Music Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
Danish jazz duo Svaneborg Kardyb, consisting of Nikolaj Svaneborg (keyboards) and Jonas Kardyb (drums), appeared on NPR Music Tiny Desk (Home) Concert to perform “Haven”, “Et Lite Øyeblikk Bare”, “Orbit” and “Terrassedør”.
The video was recorded at Jonas Kardyb's home in the countryside of Djursland, Denmark. The duo said of the location, “You have to drive for a while on a gravel road, and then you come to a lovely old house surrounded by hills and a stream on one side and a very flat landscape on the other, where you can see 10 miles away.”
They continued, “The countryside reminds you that it is lovely to place both feet in the grass.”
“Haven” is featured on their sophomore album of the same name, which was released in 2020.
They said, “'Haven' (means garden in Danish). Haven celebrates places we like to be.”
“Et Lite Øyeblikk Bare” is taken from the 2019 debut album “Knob”. On the album, the song featured Eline Hellerud Åsbakk.
“Orbit” is included on their third studio album “Over Tage” released last month. The new album is their first album in two years and comprises 10-track.
“Terrassedør” is the B-side of “Orbit”, but was not featured on the album.
Svaneborg Kardyb is a multi-award-winning duo from Denmark, where they won two "grammys" at the Danish Music Awards Jazz 2019 for New artist of the year and Composer of the year.
Drawing on Danish folk music and Scandinavian jazz influences, their music is an exquisite and joyful melding of beautiful melodies, delicate minimalism, catchy grooves, subtle electronica vibes, Nordic atmospheres and organic interplay.
The duo said, “We enjoy the simplicity and focus it gives to the interplay. We come from very different musical backgrounds; Nikolaj from Scandinavian jazz, and Jonas from Roots, blues and folk, so the music is a sum of our personal contributions and doesn't thrive to be anything else than that. It's quite unique for us to have this shared musical tongue and friendship.”
The duo has released three albums “Knob”, “Haven” and “Over Tage”, so far.
They said, “We explored whatever sounds and musical structures our duality gave birth to and through long jam-sessions we found small seeds of ideas that turned into tunes. Danish traditional songs, community singing and hymns are a big inspiration too. Both the tonal language, the lyrical melodies and the way generations can gather around the music, is something that is close to our hearts.”
- source : NPR