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David Krakauer & Kathleen Tagg présentent “Breath & Hammer”

Sorry, this entry is only available in French. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.David Krakauer & KathleenTagg dévoileront leur nouvel album "Breath & Hammer", à l'occasion de sa sortie le 21 août 2020 chez Table Pounding Records / L'Autre Distribution. Le duo est composé de : - David Krakauer : clarinette  - Kathleen Tagg : piano et "piano orchestral"   Le clarinettiste américain David Krakauer, nominé aux Grammy, figure incontournable de la musique klezmer du XXIe siècle, et par ailleurs soliste de Musique Classique, et Kathleen Tagg, compositrice, arrangeuse, pianiste et productrice novatrice, sortent Breath & Hammer sur leur propre label Table Pounding Records, avec une tournée européenne en vue pour promouvoir l'album dont la sortie est prévue en France le 21/08/2020 chez L’Autre Distribution. Cet album, véritable performance électro-acoustique révélant les approches innovantes et idiosyncrasiques du duo sur leurs instruments respectifs, présente à la fois des compositions originales et des interprétations très personnelles de la musique de certains de leurs amis les plus proches, parmi lesquels John Zorn et Kinan Azmeh, dans une texture qui intègre de manière transparente des boucles, des samples et des performances en direct. Breath & Hammer est à la confluence de plusieurs courants musicaux, résultant des solides références des deux artistes en tant que musiciens de concert classiques, mais aussi des années de Krakauer en tant qu'innovateur klezmer, compositeur, leader de groupe et expérimentateur d'avant-garde, ainsi que de la carrière à multiples facettes de Tagg, qui a créé et joué pour la scène et le théâtre, allié à ses compétences en tant qu’arrangeur et productrice Le Wall Street Journal déclare que "David Krakauer est un clarinettiste tellement expressif qui passe si facilement d'un genre à l'autre que l'on pourrait presque penser qu'il n'y a pas de différence appréciable entre le jazz, le klezmer et la musique classique formelle", mais la description convient aux deux partenaires et laisse entrevoir le fil conducteur de chaque projet qu'ils entreprennent : favoriser les liens humains par une musique qui transcende toutes les frontières stylistiques et culturelles. Comme pour tous ses précédents albums, Tagg a produit Breath & Hammer, que Krakauer décrit comme "une tapisserie médiévale de la taille d'un appartement, composée d'échantillons de la taille des ongles". Parmi les compositeurs qui ont contribué au projet, on trouve le saxophoniste John Zorn, le clarinettiste syrien Kinan Azmeh, le percussionniste cubain Roberto Rodriguez, l'accordéoniste Rob Curto et l'accordéoniste et spécialiste du klezmer Emil Kroitor, en plus de Krakauer et Tagg eux-mêmes. Lors des performances en direct, les techniques de jeu étendues, les boucles et les samples de Breath & Hammer sont galvanisés par un flux vidéo immersif à plusieurs caméras créé par l'artiste vidéo Jesse Gilbert, basé à Los Angeles, permettant au public de voir de près et en temps réel les styles de jeu peu orthodoxes du duo. Une conception vidéo considérablement élargie, projetée sur un hexagone translucide de grilles entourant les artistes, a été créée à la Pierre Boulez Saal à Berlin et a été présentée en avant-première avec des intermèdes sonores spatialisés nouvellement composés au printemps dernier sous le nom de Breath & Hammer II : Les liens qui nous unissent.
10 June 2020

Niqolah Seeva présente “3NE”

Sorry, this entry is only available in French. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language.Niqolah Seeva dévoilera son nouvel album "3NE", à l'occasion de sa sortie le 23 octobre 2020 chez Vlad / Absilone / Socadisc / Believe.Ce nouvel opus sera présenté le mardi 20 octobre 2020 à 20h30 sur la scène du Studio de l'Ermitage. Instrument hybride, langue hybride #Anglarabe, thématique futuriste, harmonie microtonale, instruments orientaux et traitements electro- acoustiques, "3NE" (prononcer “One”) symbolise l'unité dans la multitude.   Musicien explorateur aux inspirations multiples, Niqolah Seeva est constamment en quête d'expériences sonores et de nouvelles vibrations. Avec son instrument inventé en bandoulière (croisement entre un oud et une guitare), il s'est progressivement affranchi de toute forme de contrainte artistique, dans un inexorable exode qui l'a mené du rock'n'roll de ses débuts jusqu'à des territoires aussi divers que le Maghreb, le Moyen-Orient ou encore l'Inde. Toujours en quête de normes à recréer, l'auteur-compositeur est allé jusqu'à inventer une langue, là aussi hybride entre Orient et Occident (mélange d'anglais et d'arabe), pour décrire un univers fantasmé, comme un idéal de confraternité universelle, mais aussi comme un refuge, à bonne distance des pièges qui menacent habituellement le parcours d'un artiste indépendant dans une exploration des musiques du monde. Niqolah est un musicien que la soif d'aventures sonores n'a pas noyé dans des approximations ou des compromissions. En plaçant durablement sa création dans le champ du rêve, il donne à voir un univers singulier et intime, fait à la fois de son histoire personnelle et d'influences voyageuses. Ces influences, il les intègre dans une démarche systématique originale, plus proche de celle d'un peintre que de celle d'un photographe – observant la diversité des hommes sans jamais les traiter comme des objets de curiosité, mais bien comme des pairs.
29 May 2020

Amando Risueño presents « El Canto del viento »

Guitarist-singer, Amando Risueño performs the music of Argentina with poetry and depth. He echoes stories from his country, universal stories, while holding at heart the mystery and emotion of music to come and touch every fiber of the listener's body. Born in 1969 in Buenos Aires, Amando started playing guitar around the age of ten. He got swept away by this budding passion and studied classical guitar at his local Carlos Buchardo National Conservatory of Music. In this world of globalized culture, his curiosity brought him to the electric guitar and other genres such as jazz, blues, rock and pop. At around age thirty, he started questioning his cultural identity and relationship with the music of his country. He then ventured out into the musical repertoire of his hometown, the tango, working on well-known pieces while also uncovering some rare gems. In 2011, he settled in France, a new territory that led him to form a strong bond between music and landscape. Since then, he has gone on to explore more traditional repertoires from various regions of Argentina, such as zambas, vidala, chacarera, stilo, and others. His first solo album, "Tangos de mi Flor" (2013) is devoted entirely to tango. He then recorded "Campo abierto" (2018) where the repertoires of Buenos Aires (tango, waltz) gets crossed with those of inland regions (milonga, zamba, vidala). Amando plays concerts in France and abroad. His recordings and live work enjoy regular support from Spedidam, FCM, Adami, Fonpeps and the Drôme Departmental Council. With "El canto del viento", Amando Risueño takes us into the world of Atahualpa Yupanqui, in homage to both the composer and poet as well as the performer. Atahualpa Yupanqui transcended traditional Argentine music to bequeath onto us his timeless work in music and philosophy. Amando approaches it as a delicate game through a succession of melodies that give full measure to these stories about the women and men of the earth. The wind, moon, sun, mountains, valleys, plains, and animals recur throughout. Between two pieces, Amando speaks about evoking the life of the artist and quotes magnificent texts from the book written by Atahualpa in 1965: « El canto del viento ».  
1 April 2020

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