Shifting Alliances


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Shifting Alliances is the musical outlet for composer/multi-instrumentalist Christian Clasen. Harmonic and rhythmic depth is the mossy substrate for lingering melody and sharply improved solos. It might have a tight groove, it might skim the atmosphere in a mild haze, but the elements of thick harmony and instrumentation are always there. Raised on grunge and hard rock, Christian became enamored with the guitar at 14. Even before discovering jazz in high school, he was already heavily focused on improvisation and ensemble playing. A constant need to find new music and sounds led Christian down electronic and avante garde rabbit-holes that formed his tastes. Since graduating with a degree in jazz, Christian has performed countless styles of music and cultivated an eclectic sense of sound.