En annan höjdpunkt var ypperliga Ensemble Gamut!’s konsert med något som kanske kunde benämnas medeltida etnominimalism. — Fräscht som fantasieggande.
Another highlight was the concert of the superb Ensemble Gamut!, which could be described as medieval ethno-minimalism. — Fresh and imaginative.
– Mats Liljeroos / Östnyland (18.09.2023)
Ensemble Gamut! is a fresh, experimental collective of early music and folk music specialists, who are constantly searching for new ways to perform early music. They have created their unique sound by combining and daringly rearranging elements from medieval music and Finnish folk songs with improvisation and electronic soundscapes.
The name of the ensemble is derived from medieval music theory (Guido of Arezzo), but also means a colour reproduction, a subset of colours. Kamut means “friends” in Finnish, and the word Kamu is also short for “kansanmusiikki”, meaning folk music.
RE, the sophomore album of Ensemble Gamut! was nominated in the Finnish music awards Emma Gaala (“Ethno of the year”). Both RE and their debut album UT have attracted widespread interest among international music critics across genres, and have frequently been featured among the best albums in yearly listings of classical, early as well as progressive music.
Ensemble Gamut!’s imaginative style has been described as “refreshing, soothing, intriguing and enlightening”. Their acclaimed performances have enchanted audiences from club gigs to museums, medieval churches and concert halls.