Dirk Serries is hardly your average improvising musician. Even though the man has a fondness for the classic free jazz of the sixties and seventies and the current updates, his own talents lie elsewhere. As a master of texture, a skill which he’s been able to forge and refine for more than 30 years (as vidnaObmana, Fear Falls Burning, Microphonics, with collaborative projects and, more recently, under his own name), he has always been involved in the more abstract, or sound-oriented wing of experimental music.
Serries, now playing without his trademark effects and loops, or at least not relying on them for the full 100%. No organic waves of sound or lush meditations, but a ‘naked’ language that veers from gentle strumming to scribbling, pointillism and occasional outbursts of disjointed howls. Improvisation that relies purely on his relationship with his electric guitar, prepared or not. Once suggested by YODOK III’s Tomas Järmyr, when Dirk Serries listened to Derek Bailey/Steve Noble’s ‘Out Of The Past’, he realized more than ever he has been unwittingly influenced and guided by the Derek Bailey’s improvising expertise on the electric guitar. He also currently runs the Tonefloat imprint New Wave Of Jazz, releasing limited vinyl and tape albums. Now he’s returning solo to the stage to extend that influence in concert.
Available for one-off gigs, fly-ins, festivals, tours.