Dissonant Distance

Improvised music fused with the spirit of punk and jazz

Oscar Hansson - Dissonant Distance
Oscar Hansson
Andras Salyik - Dissonant Distance
Andras Salyik
Jay Matharu - Dissonant Distance
Jay Matharu

Chatting over Facebook one evening in December 2017, muso friends Andras and Jay decided that it had been too long since they had last played together. They had previously performed at The Dutch Fretless Guitar Festival (Hague, Netherlands) with the project band “MTS Trio” in 2012. Andras invited Jay to jam at his studio in Budapest, where they would be joined by Oscar Hansson, a musician Andras had been working alongside in the band “deBORT”. A couple of weeks before the reunion the trio were mailing back and forth sharing their views on how in recent times many musicians are afraid to take risks and record live. Why was it only jazz musicians improvised nowadays? Why does everything have to sound so perfect? Why not create music that is unique, spontaneous, and something human?

The music of Dissonant Distance is spontaneous, free and in the moment, encompassing elements of progressive rock, jazz, fusion, blues and Indian music.