© Carina Khorkhordina
Oùat is a trio that found its origins in instinctive moments cast over the front and rear windows of jazz history. On their home ground in Berlin (Au Topsi Pohl) they have performed the music of Ellington, Hasaan Ibn Ali, Elmo Hope, Per Henrik Wallin and Sun Ra. Their debut album of strictly original material, Elastic Bricks, might remind you of Hindemith’s dream holiday in Tangier. Sounds and tempi in a strange mix of recognisable disarray and unrecognisable order.
Oùat (Once upon a time) is collective storytelling, about what, where, and at, bringing forth questions about being when and where. Its members play revolving roles in the creative music scenes in Europe, from Marseille to Dala-Floda via Berlin. Their individual work encompass groups like Monks Casino, [ahmed], and Art Ensemble of Chicago.
Members of the band
The Free Jazz Collective, Elastic Bricks
Concerto Edition, Elastic Bricks
A Closer Listen, Elastic Bricks
Point of Departure, Elastic Bricks
The Wire Magazine, Elastic Bricks
All About Jazz, Elastic Bricks
PointBreak, Elastic Bricks
Zarbalib, Elastic Bricks