A LONDON based jazz group heralded as a significant new voice on the European scene are bringing their dynamic sound to Dunfermline later this month.

Partikel, consisting of Duncan Eagles (saxophones), Max Luther (double bass) and Eric Ford (drums and percussion), will perform at the Carnegie Hall on Friday April 29 as part of touring for their latest album, 'String Theory'.

Having already received critical acclaim for their first two albums while maintaining a feverish live schedule during the past few years, Partikel's latest album has seen them add a string quartet to their dynamic sound, pushing their own sonic and compositional boundaries by fusing their love of jazz, rock and world music with the textures of four equally talented string players.

Together, they create music that showcases an array of unique soundscapes, with the end result being that this is not simply a jazz trio with a string band bolted on.

Eagles commented: "When thinking about the addition of the strings, I wanted to really try and push myself in all areas and not just in the actual writing of their parts, which is something I'd never done until this project. Compositionally I wanted to think on a larger scale, moving away from the head-solo-head format as much as possible, and I was adamant that I did not want to use the strings as just backing or padding. I wanted the string quartet to be as involved as possible and have a number of opportunities for the two ensembles to interact and improvise together.

"The first three tracks on the album play together as one piece and this is where I have really put this concept to work the most. When putting this together I was more concerned with allowing a flowing group effort."

Eagles added: "With this album the charts I wrote for the trio were purposefully more open and melodic than previous material and the arrangements were developed through touring with the band – rather than all the rehearsing – which I think gives the trio performance on this album a much more natural and spontaneous dynamic."

After playing in Dunfermline, Partikel will headline at London's iconic Ronnie Scott's and at the London Jazz Festival, and tickets for their Carnegie Hall show are on sale at £12 for adults and £10 for concessions.

They can be bought at the Carnegie Hall box office by calling 01383 602302, or online at www.onfife.com. Doors open at 7.30pm.