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Soma & Lil is a cello duo consisting of Soma Allpass and Lil Lacy.
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L A N D E T / R U M M E T
Soma & Lil released their debut album L A N D E T / R U M M E T in May 2016.
“Blowtorch beauty... A record or whole piece, which will not leave you in peace. Agonizing, obsessive and with a deeply personal expression, where the boundless leads the way.” - review by Torben Holleufer in Gaffa (5 out of 6 stars).
In relation to the deput LP, Soma and Lil were nominated for a Danish Music Award in the category of the new jazz name of the year 2016.
Interview with Soma & Lil in TV2 Lorry - as part of a serie about the nominated for DMA Jazz 2016:
Listen to the LP here:
c o l l a b o r a t i o n s
s o m a & l i l - s h o r t d o c u m e n t a r y
'A music documentary on the art of improvisation. Soma & Lil, a cello improvisation duo based in Denmark, rethink and deconstruct the traditional written music for cello, and develop a more personal way of expression by creating singular compositions that are unique and always changing.'
The short documentary 'Soma & Lil' (directed by Nicolas Iordanou & Sylvia Nicolaides) won Best Short Documentary at the Ishinomaki International Film Festival in Japan / July 2017 and Best Music Short Film at the Queen City Film Festival, in Maryland USA / October 2017.
'Soma & Lil' was created in association with European Capital of Culture - Aarhus2017
Ishinomaki International Film Festival, Japan (https://www.ishinomaki-film.com/festival/)
Queen City Film Festival, Maryland U.S.A. (http://www.alleganyalliedarts.org)
Mzanzi Women’s Film Festival, South Africa (http://www.mwff.co.za)
Sound Unseen Film & Music Film Festival, Minnesota U.S.A (http://www.soundunseen.com)
Copenhagen Jazz Film Festival, Denmark (http://jazzfilmfest.com)
POFF Shorts – Short Film and Animation Festival, Tallinn, Estonia (http://2017shorts.poff.ee/en/films/european-tales/)
Bellingham Music Film Festival, Washington U.S.A (http://bellinghammusicfilmfestival.com)
Artfools International Film Festival of Larissa - Greece (http://www.iffl.gr)
Albuquerque Music & Film Experience - New Mexico U.S.A (https://www.abqfilmx.com/films)
Sonic Scene Music Film Festival, Italy (http://www.palazzodelleartibeltrani.it/sonicscene/#)
Audience Award – Copenhagen Jazz Film Festival, Denmark
Best Short Documentary – Ishinomaki International Film Festival, Japan
Best Music Short Film – Queen City Film Festival, Maryland U.S.A.
Nicolas Iordanou & Sylvia Nicolaides are a part of Kimonos Art Center in Paphos, Cyprus,
where they produce and share art and host an international artist in residency program.
H a r u h i k o O k a b e
Collaboration with Hichiriki and saxophone player Haruhiko Okabe about Gagaku music.
Copenhagen JazzFestival / LiteraturHaus / July 2017
P N E U M A T I C K S
PNEUMATICKS is a composition of music and film, about the phenomena respiration – the opening between the inside and the outside.
PNEUMATICKS is developed by composers and visual artists synchronically.
Visual artists: Ann Sophie von Bülow and Ulrik Heltoft
Composers: Lil Lacy and Signe Lykke
Musicians: Katinka Fogh Vindelev (soprano), Laura Mayer (alto), Simon Rønne Rischel (baritone), Morten Lohmann Sønderskov Jensen (bass clarinet), Soma Allpass (cello) and Lil Lacy (cello)
Sound technician: Bjørn Gjessing
U l r i k h e l t o f t
Ulrik Heltoft + Soma & Lil + Gl. Holtegaard + The Lake Radio
The two podcasts about the collaboration between artist Ulrik Heltoft and Soma & Lil at Gl. Holtegaard April - July 2016:
#1 podcast 4 CELLISTER + 1 KUNSTNER // 4 cellister: Josefine Opsahl, Cæcilie Trier, Soma Allpass og Lil Lacy + 1 kunstner: Ulrik Heltoft
#2 podcast 1 FELLIST // 1 fellist: Andi Otto and his fello system