Mute State – Elektronikum

With a background in Jazz and improvisational music, Copenhagen-based guitarist Tao Hojgaard creates soundscapes and subtle electronic music in real time. Equipped with a guitar, a sampler and a wide array of effects pedals Tao sculpts beautiful and subtly complex electronic music with a strong sense of melody and a clear reference to his Scandinavian roots.

A man, a guitar and loads of electronic devices which, each in their own manner, modulate and tweak the jazzy universe of the guitar and thereby create a new ”sound” – a sound possibly best defined as dreamy, lyrical fabulating film music – an urban expression, sometimes pulsating, and with the ability to create images within the listener.

The visual inferno of cables, electronic machinery, flashing leds and countless knobs is in contrast to the classic look of the jazz guitar. Soundscapes, all initiated by the guitar, are created on the spot, in real time and deftly tweaked with the electronic devices. No pre-programming or post production. An expansion of the guitar - the instrument and a showcase that “knobs tweaking” can be a very expressional instrument in its own right.

Tao cites influences including jazz guitar pioneer Jim Hall, electronic musician/composer Scott Morgan, the father of Bebop Charlie Parker, as well as a wealth of film music composers.

https://youtu.be/tdcnPyNWmo8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kH9FwLpwjOY&ab_channel=TaoH%C3%B8jgaard

Genre:
Alternative
Americana
Blues
Classical
Electronica
Folk
Funk
Hip Hop
Indie
Jazz
Kids
Pop
RnB
Rock
Singer/Song Writer
Soul
World
Mood:
Chill
Cozy
Dinner
Dreamy
Happy
Love
Melancholia
Party

Public discussion (1)

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Stine co-founder of Low-Fi

2 years ago

It was a great pleasure to have Tao playing in my living room yesterday afternoon. He invited the entire crowd on a spacey journey to an undiscovered and real time created sound island - with his guitar, playful loops and funky wordings . The reaction from the crowd was amazing, one said:

" ... maybe I should consider music therapy this was absolute fantastic - thank you so much!"

I can highly recommend Tao and will for sure join more concerts with him!

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