News

 

THE LANGSTON PROJECT   is merging into Debbie Cameron / Hasse Pouslen duo ( with Fredrik Lundin added for a concert in june and maybe on a permanent basis). The Debbie Cameron Hasse Poulsen duo  is playing a series of concerts in Denmark in november. This is in order to prepare the next CD which will be a more intimate sounding opus. 

 

and listen on soundcloud: 

 

PERFECT IN UTAH (until now known as THE MAN THEY CALL ASS)  featuring Henrik Simonsen and Timothy Lutte played the 18th of august at the little club Le Maquis in Vareilles and at the Festival of Malguenac the 19th of august. These concerts were really great so finally, I can say that The Man They Call Ass has become a band, and a great one also!

Listen and look on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLk-bqyp_LahmEOkCbyJxXWgTUJLXEu8o4

We are now preparing our next LP and tours in Denmark, Europe and the USA.

 

 FREE FOLKS (duo Hasse Poulsen and Fabien Duscombs) is releasing our great CD friday august 25th. 

Wow, what a record: Folk music meeting free improvisation, rock, new jazz, and whatever these twisted minds can come accross!

Hey, this is really GREAT!!!

there are some presentable pieces to be found on internet. Check out the SoundCloud selections: https://soundcloud.com/user-925820099/sets/free-folks-free-demo 

 

SIGHFIRE  THE WONDERFUL group  with  Peter Corser and JOHAN DALGAARD is now in the process of mixing the  recording. 

SIGHFIRE  is currently preparing the upcoming Cd and inviting Sanseverino, Mounir Troudi, André Minvielle, Claudia B Poulsen who joined SighFire for three concerts in OGIB in Montreuil the 25th, 26th and 27th of january 2017. 

on our SoundCloud page there are a few work in Progress versions of our future CDhttps://soundcloud.com/sighfire

 

BUSKING the duo with Hélène Labarrière 

due to Hélène's tight schedule this autumn no concerts have been booked before christmas. Next year is full of proposals, and especially Europa Festival du Mans' invitation to play 10-12 school concerts in march/april is heart warming!

Busking on SoundCloud

 

DAS KAPITAL 

The concert at Radio France Festival in Montpellier the 25th of july was filmed and recorded, so selections from this concert will soon be available on the net for universal joy. 

The 1st of december we will make a little apéro-concert in St. Claude presenting a collectors item CD that we recorded and finished (but did not release) ten years ago. Very special and very hand-made, with homemade money made in the workshops of La Fraternelle - and real money too!!

In the autumn we start the preparations for our future CD VIVE LA FRANCE!  with two residenceis: first at la Fraternelle in Saint Claude in France and in december at AJMI in Avignon in december with concerts there and at Charlie Free in Vitrolles.

 

And in november Fredrik Søegaard the seriously out-of-space guitarist invites me for at duo at the Esbjerg Conservatory. 

 

By the Way, did you get the CD Jakob Davidsen SilenceTrio1 which was released on Ilk records in june?

 

upcoming concerts

12.9  FREE FOLKS @ Celtic Café, Tarbes   13.9 FREE FOLKS @ Dada, Toulouse   14.9  FREE FOLKS @ OFGIB, Montreuil 

 16.9 Das Kapital KIND OF RED @ Fête de l'Huma

29.9 Das Kapital KIND OF RED @ L'Arrosoir, Chalon sur Saône   30.9 Das Kapital KIND OF RED @ La Fraternelle, Saint Claude 
1.10 Das Kapital KIND OF RED @ Le La Itou
  2.10 Fredrik Lundin, Adi Zukanovich, Hasse Poulsen @ 5e, Copenhagen   3.10  Das Kapital KIND OF RED @ BMC Budapest   4.10  Das Kapital KIND OF RED @ Debrecen     7.11   Debbie Cameron / Hasse Poulsen Duo     8.11 Fredrik Søegaard/Hasse Poulsen, conservatory of Esbjerg   11.11   Debbie Cameron / Hasse Poulsen Duo  @ Ny Malt   12.11 kl. 13  Debbie Cameron / Hasse Poulsen Duo  @ Værket i Randers   1.12 18h Das Kapital Cd presentation @ La Fraternelle, Saint Claude    2.12 Das Kapital KIND OF RED @ Théâtre Nationale, Orléans   8.12 Das Kapital VIVE LA FRANCE @ ajmi   10.12  Gérard Terronès Memorial Concert 
  20.12    Richard Bonnet/ Hasse Poulsen   @ Melun
Bands  

As leader                                                     

The Langston Project  Debbie Cameron, Luc Ex, Mark Sanders    

Progressive Patriots  Guillaume Orti, Stéphane Payen, Tom Rainey, Hasse Poulsen, Henrik Simonsen

THE MAN THEY CALL ASS  Henrik Simonsen, Tim Lutte

 

co-leader

Das Kapital   Daniel Erdmann, Edward Perraud    

Busking  Hélène Labarrière

SighFire  Peter Corser, Johan Dalgaard

Free Folks  Fabien Duscombs

 

We Are All Americans  Adrien Dennefeld, Julien Chamla, Benjamin Flament

Asunder  Paul Dunmall, Mark Sanders           

            

sideman in

Hélène Labarièrre Quartet   François Corneloup, Christophe Marguet 

Romano Pratesi Frizione Sextet; Glenn Ferris, Christophe Marguet, Stephan Oliva, Claude Tchamitchian

Jakob Davidsen Silence Trio 1  Jakob Davidsen, Torben Snekkestad

discography

 

Das Kapital  Royal Symphonic Wind Orchestra Vooruit: EISLER EXPLOSION  Das Kapital Records

Hélène Labarriére / Hasse Poulsen BUSKING Innacor records

2016

Hasse Poulsen: The Langston Project   Das Kapital Records

Das Kapital: Kind of Red   Label Bleu  (CD & Vinyl) 

Hasse Poulsen-Tom Rainey: Open Fist  Becoq Records

Das Kaff:

2015

THE MAN THEY CALL ASS SINGS UNTIL EVERYTHING IS SOLD -  Das kapital records

Richard Bonnet -Hasse Poulsen - Colors in Water and Steel, Futura et Marge

2014

Alessio Riccio: Nishubar - Unorthodox recordings

Hélène Labarrière Quartet: Désordre - Innacor records

2013

We Are All Americans - Das Kapital Records

Das Kapital Loves Christmas - Das Kapital Records

Dunmall, Gibbs, Poulsen, Sanders: His life and sayings -FMR records

Sanders, Poulsen, Dunmall: Asunder  - Kilogram records   

2012                 

Hasse Poulsen Progressive Patriots - Das Kapital Records

Conflicts & Concluisons, Das kapital plays Hanns Eisler - Das Kapital Records 

2011                    

Hasse Poulsen’s Sound of Choice: Hippies With Money - Quark records

Roy Poulsen Chevillon: Une Certaine forme de Politesse - Quark records

2010    

Ballads & Barricades Das Kapital plays Hanns Eisler - Das Kapital Records/Wizmar records

Wonderland on Tour - Jazzwerkstadt

L’art abstrait n’a pas dit son dernier mot - Quark records

2009   

Kobu: L’empreinte

Dance Danes Dance  CD / DVD - Hvidovre Musikskole

2008  

Louis Sclavis: La Moitie du Monde - JMS records                  

Hélène Labarièrre Quartet: Les Temps Changent - Emouvance records

SPEEQ: OR - Red Note records

2007  

Das Kapital: All Gods have Children - QUARK Records

Hasse Poulsen's Sound of Choice: Rugby  in japan - QUARK Records

2006  

Søegaard/Poulsen And we also caught a Fish - Leo records

Gjerstad, Moholo, Poulsen, Stephens: Calling Signals  Loose Torque

invisible correspondance - PAO records

Das Kapital collectors series n°1       

2005                               

Louis Sclavis : Napolis Walls - ECM records

49°  NORD: Tentacles - AV-ART records

2003  

Klakki: Lemon River - tutl records

Sound of Choice : Back Street Theatre - LJ records

Léandre Poulsen Houle: C’est ça - Red Toucan records

2001          

Sound Kitchen: Pass me the Wine, Please - AV-ART records

Poulsen, Friis, Moholo: Copenhagen - AV-ART records

2000  

49°Nord: Animal Language - Unit records        

Klakki: In a Gown of water - Tutl records

1999 

Sound of Choice : Dynamics - AV-ART records

1999 

Anker Friis Poulsen : Infinite Blueness - AV-ART records

1996       

Klakki :Sortner du Sky - AV-ART records

Sound of Choice : Sound of Choice - AV-ART records

1995

Sound of Choice : Triple Exposure - Olufsen records.

1993  

Emmanuel Rahim : Harlem - Olufsen records. 

1988  

hasse poulsen cv

Born in Denmark , Hasse Poulsen started off his music at the age of 9 by playing the violin. At the age of 13 he took up the guitar and studied with singer-songwriter Tom Bailey as well as with flamenco and latin guitarist Christian Sievert. In high school he studied jazz guitar with Karsten Houmark and played in the school jazz band led by the Ramus Bennike, a very accomplished guitarist highly influenced by Joe Pass.

After high school and a year working first in a kindergarten, later as a carpenters apprentice, he studied at Berklee College in Boston and returned to the new « Conservatory of Rhythmic Improvisational Music » in Copenhagen, where teachers such as NHØP, Horace Parlan, Ed Thigpen, Thomas Clausen, Alex Riel, Emmanuel Rahim, Atilla Engin and many more shared their experiences.

Trying to find an attachment to more local music, Poulsen studied composition for 2 years with Bent Sørensen, which introduced the modern art idea of creating ones own language. From this period came the idea that the language of contemporary music should become an active music, not just a composed and theoretical music, but a scope a living musical languages where atonality was as central as any other sound possibility. This, of course, led directly to a period of wholehearted work with improvisation and with improvising musicians of concerts with musicians such as Lotte Anker, Peter Friis Nielsen, Mark Sanders, John Butcher, Phil Minton and Joëlle Léandre and later on Luc Ex, Sidsel Endresen and many others from this stylistic stream.

In 1991 The group Sound of Choice was founded by Poulsen, and drummer Lars Juul. This group became the main vehicle for Poulsen’s musical experimentations for more than ten years : Compositions of all sorts, from atonal jazz forms, to tonal, to graphic scores, to concepts to electronics, free improvisation, to performances....The mere character of experimentation and style changing excluded this group from popularity but it still played many concerts, mainly around Scandinavia. In 2005 the CD Rugby in Japan presented Sound of Choice as a contemporary jazz trio.

Another central group was Anker Friis Poulsen with saxophonist Lotte Anker and bass guitarist Peter Friis. This was a completely improvised trio that in many occasions played with invited guests such as Peter Brötzmann and Terje Isungset, Arve Henriksen and many others.

In the early nineties Poulsen cooperated with 4 other youngsters opening and maintaining the AV-ART gallery, which featured exhibitions, concerts. The gallery lasted for three years and organised several festivals for improvised music and experimental jazz. Av-Art later became a musicans collective and a record label.

In 1997 Hasse Poulsen moved to Paris and formed the trio 49° Nord and improvising trio with Christophe Marguet and Bertrand Denzler.

In 2002 Louis Sclavis invited Poulsen into his new quartet Napolis Walls with Vincent Courtois and Médéric Collignon, a quartet that in many ways has been of immense importance to Poulsen.

The same year the trio Das Kapital played their first concert. Slowly but surely the main group for Poulsen became the this trio with it’s three very active and determined members.

Das Kapital first played completely improvised music.

Since 2009 Das Kapital plays Hanns Eisler has played about 40 concerts a year. Tours in Austria, Germany, France. Denmark, Finland, White Russia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Portugal, Kirgistan, Mexico, El Salvador, Lithuania, Serbia, Bosnia, Hungary, Rumania, Honduras, Morocco, Estonia, Norway, Holland, Belgium.....

Special projects such as Das Kapital Cinema and Wonderland have been very active and havve resulted in the DVD Wonderland. And in special projects for cities and festivals. Notably the closing of the Berlin Jazz Festival in 2012 with ”Wanted Hanns Eisler”.

Other projects such as ”Hymn to Democracy” created in Grenoble in 2012

Eisler Explosion where tunes by Hanns Eisler were arranged by Tim Garland, Stéphane Leach, Eric Desimpelaere for Das Kapital and Vooruit Harmonie Orkest to mark the 100 anniversary of The Vooruit in september 2013. Release september 2016.

The expériences of Napolis Walls became decisive in Poulsen’s need to return to a more jazz-based style mixing compositions and improvisations. This is clear on the three lates releases of Sound of Choice: Invisible Correspondance, Rugby in Japan and Hippies with Money as well on the two Das Kapital plays Hanns Eisler CD’s with Das Kapital, not to mention the ambitious projects “L'art abstrait n’a pas dit son dernier mot” and “Progressive Patriots. “

In 2014 Poulsen released the singer-songwriter CD THE MAN THEY CALL ASS sings UNTIL EVERYTHING IS SOLD. This has marked a radical change in focus where songwriting and singing is taking a larger place. The songs of TMTC Ass re performed as a trio with Henrik Simonsen on bass and Tim Lutte on drums, and a second reperrtoire is being developed. 

The singer-song side of Hasse is also featured in the duo FREE FOLKS  with Fabien Duscombs where songs re mixed with free improvising. Tours in the south of Franc and in Russia in 2017. 

The quartet build around SPEEQ (Luc, Ex, Mark Sanders, Sidsel Endresen or Phil Minton) The Langston Project with Debbie Cameron taking the place of singers Endresen and Minton is a song cycle composed on the poems of Langston Hughes. The CD was be released in november 2015.

Hasse Poulsen leads the groups the quintet Progressive Patriots since 2008 with Guillaume Orti, Stéphane Payen, Henrik Simonsen and Tom Rainey, and The Langston Project (Debbie Cameron, Luc, Ex, Mark Sanders)

He co-leads Das Kapital since 2002 (Daniel erdmann & Edouard Perraud), SighFire with Peter Corser and John Dalgaard  . A new group is taking form with Italian clarinettist Romano Pratesi and great drummer called FRIZIONE and it features Glenn Ferris, Claude Tchmitchian, Christophe Marguet, and Stephn Oliva.

Busking with Hélène Labarriére which plays instrumental versions of more or less famous songs. This is a rather popular duo that plays many festivals and clubs. 

He plays as a sideman with Hélène Labarrière Quartet  and  Jakob Davidsen Silence Trio 1

 

Hasse Poulsen co-founded the Galerie AV-ART in 1990 and the label AV-ART records in 1995, the label Quark en 2005 and the label Das Kapital Records en 2011.

He has received several artistic grants, notably the Danish National three-year grant of art in 2002-2004.

Artist in residence in the Champagne Region in 2008-2010 and at Banlieues Bleues /la Dynamo in 2009-2010.