Didrik Ingvaldsen, Nikolaus Neuser: trumpets
Tobias Delius, Radim Hanousek: saxes
Jan Jirucha/Johannes Lauer: trombone
Rieko Okuda: piano
Marian Friedl: double bass
Dag Magnus Narvesen: drums
ooDidrik Ingvaldsen Orchestra
leader, arrange, trumpet - Didrik Ingvaldsen
vocal - Elisabeth Nygård
saxofons, clarinets - Marcel Bárta, Michal Wróblewski, Radim Hanousek
piano - Jaroslav Šťastný
double bass - Marian Friedl
drums - Dag Magnus Narvesen
drums - Tomáš Hobzek
The project Mokré ruce / Wet Hands originated in 2011 connects the two elements of dance and music by merging the talents of four artists: dancer and choreographer Veronika Kolečkářová whose focus lies on contemporary dance, saxophonist Radim Hanousek and percussionist Martin Kleibl who are at home in the world of jazz and contemporary improvised music, and “water musician” Florian Tilzer, who floats between both these elements.
The fundamental musical concept is one of a variety of alterations of the sounds of water - water dripping, water splashing, water being poured, and water being stirred; coupled with the dynamic sounds of percussion and saxophone. These sound waves are connected by dance.
Veronika Kolečkářová is a dance teacher and educator, dancer, and choreographer who founded contemporary dance groups such as Filigran and Male f /Small f/. She is a co-founder and an organizer of the Brno festival of contemporary dance and of the movement Theatre Natrikrat.
Brno-based Austrian musician and performer Florian Tilzer was a long-time member of the Filigran dance group. His focus is on West African divination and ritual activities.
Saxophonist Radim Hanousek studies PhD at the Jazz Department at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno. He is a member of several ensembles focusing on jazz, improvised and contemporary classical music such as the quartet of Norwegian trumpetist Didrik Ingvaldsen, Dust in the Groove and Dunami Ensemble.
A marimba player Martin Opršál and a saxophonist Radim Hanousek have been collaborating on the project Dust in the Groove for almost three years. It blends contemporary music, jazz and free improvisation with complete freedom, naturalness and space for a dialogue to create an interesting and original complex. As a duo they focus on connecting the sounds of marimba and saxophone or bass clarinet, searching for new sound possibilities, alternative layers.