"The interaction within the trio is precise and dense. However, it also brings a lot of space, letting the authoritative statements from all three members to shine through the soundscape." (Olav Opsvik - Jazznytt).
" Med utgangspunkt i Kongsberg, Åndalsnes og Tsjekkia har trioen KIAP kommet sammen og skapt noe de er helt aleine om. " (Tor Hammerø).
"... at times the trio KIAP gave me associations with 1970s European avant-garde. Powerful, beautiful and with feeling." (Johan Hauknes).
"..,the extraordinary performance by the musicians who somehow knows how to control the emotions of the audience…" (Jazz Filharmonia- Gliwice, Poland, Concert Review).
“ … KIAP, thats amazing! I felt John Zorn in their music!” (Junya Hirano).
Magnus S. Eide / drums
Michal Wroblewski / alto saxophone
Magnus J. Grimnes / electric guitar
The trio operates in a musical world that combines bitonality, polyrhythm and polymetric. In Norway KIAP one of very few bands that focuses seriously on working with this kind of music, and is considered to be an outstanding representative for this. The music is at times very energetic and outgoing, and pulling inspiration from European classical music, rock, jazz, metal, contemporary and American avant-garde jazz. They musicians are known from other bands like Gúo, Isa, NilasaliN, VeVe, Eirik Svela quartet, Eide/Eberson/Bjørgo, Grey Patterns, Music with Z, E Converso and Michal Wróblewski Ensemble.
KIAP have been on the main program to Kongsberg Jazz Festival, Jazz Filharmonia in Gliwice (Poland) and Žižkov Meets Jazz in Prague and played on Norwegian stages as National Jazz Scene Victoria, Mr. Nilsen, MIR, Lille Salen Concert Series, Serendipfestivalen, ISA Brain Station, Kulturhuset in Oslo and Rauma Civic. In 2016 they made a foreign tour in Japan and played in several cities such as Tokyo, Kobe, Osaka, Fukuoka and Kyoto. KIAP was also in 2016 selected as a Norwegian contribution to the Oslo Jazz Festival: Nordic Showcase.
KIAP recently released their self-titled album "KIAP" on the Slovakian label Hevhetia. The plans for spring 2017 is a Norway/Denmark/Dutch-tour in collaboration with the renowned German woodwindplayer; Frank Gratkowski. Together they have recently recorded music that will become KIAP second plate.