De Badcuyp, Amsterdam
The sound of WAT SUN is essentially one of a jazz quartet, but it sometimes tends towards European improvised music. Each of us thus oscillates between his traditional role as a jazzman, and as an explorer of the acoustic possibilities of his instrument. Our motto: never forget that each individual sound serves the sound of the group as a whole.
Our musical references are quite obvious: let’s quote, among others, Charlie Haden, Paul Motion, Ornette Coleman, but also John Cage and Morton Feldman.
As free expression and improvisation mean a lot to us, we developed our music around simple and melodious themes, but made sure that the tempi, the interpreters, and the “moments”, or phases, were unpredictable. Routine is banished. Each one of our four “voices” is equally important, and has an impact both unexpected and…natural (!) Our music is thus lively, changeable, and often it surprises us as much as it surprises the audience.