L’Écluse

L'Écluse arises from the union of Karl Espegard, Pablo Murgier and Ariel Eberstein, three musicians with vast experience who live in Norway, Belgium and France who bring new creations with a new and current language through a chamber music treatment.

L'Écluse puts virtuosity at the service of musicality, seeking to create a mixture of classical music with the Latin American tradition as a starting point towards other cultures. Firmly rooted in the melody and melancholy of the South American idiosyncrasy, the hypnotic sound of this trio is brought to life by the unlikely meeting of two Argentine musicians and a Norwegian. This group, with its new compositions by Pablo Murgier, evolves towards a type of music where "world music" and "academic music" become one.

The language of the trio L'Écluse merges all these elements but does not seek a clear linearity with any genre, inviting the listener to choose the order of the elements, seeking balance and thus being able to create their own universe. Representatives of a new moment in music Listening to music and the history of genres, L'Écluse takes the risk of flying over labels and simply finding an authentic and sincere sound.

Pablo Murgier (ARG/AT) – piano and composition
Reference of the new generation of Argentine musicians. His Ensemble was awarded the "Best Tango Orchestra" award in 2017 and his first solo album MUY LEJOS was nominated for the GARDEL AWARDS in 2018.

Ariel Eberstein (ARG/BE) - double bass
Double bassist, producer and disseminator specialized in the avant-garde tango repertoire. Thanks to his SONICO project, he has become one of the specialists in this genre by revising it through the recovery of the work of the Argentine composer Eduardo Rovira.

Karl Espegard (NO) – violin
Karl Espegard is a violinist and founding member of the acclaimed group El Muro Tango. He has performed in prestigious concert halls such as the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Moscow International House of Music and Konzerthaus München.

Tour

Drammen Kulturhus (Drammen, Norway), Norway

Karl Espegard & Diego Romero

Sentralen (Oslo, Norway), Norway

Karl Espegard & Diego Romero

Tango Festival Saint Geniez (St-Geniez-d'Olt, France), France

Cuarteto Rotterdam

SAN Fiesta (Sandvika, Norway), Norway

Sverre Indris Joner & Oslo Kammerorkester

Fasching (Stockholm, Sweden), Sweden

Pablo Murgier Quartet feat. Karl Espegard

Sarpsborg Jazzklubb (Sarpsborg, Norway), Norway

Pablo Murgier Quartet feat. Karl Espegard

Gjøvik Kultursenter (Gjøvik, Norway), Norway

Pablo Murgier Quartet feat. Karl Espegard

Ole Bull Scene (Bergen, Norway), Norway

Pablo Murgier Quartet feat. Karl Espegard

Cosmopolite (Oslo, Norway), Norway

Pablo Murgier Quartet feat. Karl Espegard

Tango Neo Pasión (Linz, Austria), Austria

Los Milonguitas

Meieriet Kultursenter (Leknes, Norway), Norway

Omar Mollo feat. Karl Espegard & Lysandre Donoso