ACOUSTIC SENSE has thrilled audiences far and wide their atmospheric and colourful music – and the orchestra is appearing just as colourful with its line-up.
Acoustic Sense was originally formed in 2003 by guitarist John Sund. Their debut CD ”New Gems” arrived in 2003. It was well received by the critics and was nominated by Danish World Awards in the “Best CD of the Year” category, 2004.
Acoustic Sense has been working with different guest musicians and on “New Gems” they had a rewarding cooperation with the Serbian accordion virtuoso, Lelo Nika – whereas their second release “Absorption” (2010) solely featured the band as a quartet. However on their third album “Reaching Out” they joined forces with the Danish bulgarian inspired a cappella choir Glas and following the band has now reformed as a quintet.
Band leader/guitarist John Sund and long time members John Ehde – cello and Morten Lundsby – double-bass has now joined forces with Mathias Friis-Hansen – vibraphone, percussion and Danish/English drummer veteran Janus Templeton, which has added a new force and sparkle to the band.
The band are creating a totally unique breed of music, which we find hard to put a label on. Composer John Sund is always exploring new realms of possibilities within the frame of the quintet and a concert experience with Acoustic Sense will always be full of surprises – even to ourselves.
The members have worked with some of the finest musicians on the Danish and international jazz, crossover and world music scene, including Danish Radio Big Band, Palle Mikkelborg, Thomas Clausen, Bo Stief, Shashank Subramanyam, Kamal Sabri, Eliel Lazo, Vincent Nilsson, Copenhagen Jazz Quartet, Morten Schantz, Den 3. Vej, PACE Percussion Trio, Ekkozone and many, many more.