The first time Otso picked up that plastic guitar, which had two build in songs, He knew this was it, he wanted to become a musician. A few months later his family brought him to what they recall as their longest performance ever, where Youngso stormed up on the stage numerous times, yelling at the top of his lungs: I am performing! With absolutely no clue of what he was doing, seeking to what kids knows best: improvising. Soon, after he was dragged down from the stage, like an overly enthusiastic fan at a concert. This was life changing, this when He decided what he wanted to be.
Otso Kasperi Mielonen is a bassist, composer and producer based in Aarhus, Denmark. Mielonen's compositional style is hard to pin down, as it is highly influenced by the present and the past surroundings, it takes shapes as it goes while keeping roots in a marriage between composition and improvisation.
Mielonen's compositional approach includes both traditional notation as well as full music productions created out of solo and group improvisations. All of this is to serve the ultimate goal of hitting all of the audiences and listeners senses, let the perceiver search into themselves and look for their own sisucunda: the place from where good arrives.
Mielonen and his band have managed to keep one foot in traditional standards and the other in leaping forward into new horizons; you get the best of both worlds.
- Red Keane (JazzIreland)
HI RES PHOTOS
by Anna Nowakowska 2019
Record Label: Eclipse Music Digital (FI)
Genre: Contemporary Jazz / Free Jazz
Hometown: Dublin, Ireland.
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