With their individual backgrounds, they develop multicolored, stylistically new sound worlds. Bandleader and composer Johannes Käsbach sees himself as a kind of musical architect who provides a concept in which all musicians contribute equally with their character and improvisation. His personal preference for side instruments — from guitar to violin — and the human voice are equally influential.
Hearing, making you feel and touch, that’s Johannes Käsbach!
From the ear and everything that has to do with sound, the doctor of acoustics, jazz guitarist and composer fascinates and navigates his band and his audience through a world of music and languages, telling stories and reflecting thoughts that reflect life’s decisions and priorities, that’s his music. He develops cross-stylistic compositions and, like an architect, builds harmonious and melodic sound structures to linger and create dreams, just like his band KLANGLYS. For him, making things tangible and touchable includes the use of images, light and color, such as drawing landscapes through which the hearing audience can roam and walk and which glide rhythmically across continents like dances.
Interaction with the band and audience is important to Johannes Käsbach because he has a mission, music for everyone and with everyone.
Born in Leverkusen Germany, the versatile musician, composer and arranger studied with a master’s and doctoral degree in acoustics and hearing research, also at the Hamburg Conservatory and at the Center Des Musiques Didier Lockwood (CMDL) in Paris. He eventually settled in Denmark, where he founded KLANGLYS in 2019. “IN HINDSIGHT” the debut album was released in October 2021 by GATEWAY MUSIC produced by Mr Cheesebrook Productions.
KLANGLYS’ regular cast includes:
Johannes Käsbach — guitar, vocals, compositions, arrangements, production
Wojciech Morelowski — trumpet
Anders Hellborn — bass
Bruno Tagliasacchi Masia — drums, vibraphone
Alfkil Thorbjørn Wennermark — violin
Sebastian Zawadzki — piano
Cecilie Strange — tenor saxophone
Julie Lallement — vocals
Petter Moen – vocals