ECM Artists in Concert Benelux - first half 2017 ECM Artists in Concert Benelux - first half 2017

ECM Artists in Concert presenteert, samen met mediapartner Written in Music de tournee in Nederland van het Stefano Battaglia Trio!
Kom dat zien in de volgende zalen:
7 jan Stefano Battaglia Verkadefabriek, ’s-Hertogenbosch
11 jan Stefano Battaglia Trio Bimhuis, Amsterdam
12 jan Stefano Battaglia Trio TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht
13 jan Stefano Battaglia Masterclass Koninklijk Conservatorium - Royal Conservatoire Den Haag
14 jan Stefano Battaglia Trio LantarenVenster, Rotterdam

Maar er is meer moois het komende half jaar van ECM Artists in Concert Benelux!
8 jan Vijay Iyer/ Wadada Leo Smith LantarenVenster, Rotterdam
11 jan Vijay Iyer/ Wadada Leo Smith Chamber Music Hall, Luxemburg (L)
13 jan Vijay Iyer/ Wadada Leo Smith Flagey, Brussel (B)
14 jan Avishai Cohen Quartet Flagey, Brussel (B)
15 jan Avishai Cohen Quartet TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht
16 jan Avishai Cohen Quartet Theater a/h/ Vrijthof, Maastricht
20 jan Cyminology Senghor, Brussel (B)
29 jan Nik Bärtsch’s Mobile Flagey, Brussel (B)
20 jan Anouar Brahem Philharmonie, Luxembourg (L)
21 jan Nik Bärtsch’s Mobile Handelsbeurs, Gent (B)
27 jan Craig Taborn (solo) Bimhuis, Amsterdam
29 jan Craig Taborn (solo) Paradox, Tilburg
12 feb Trio Mediaeval Sint-Jacobskerk, Vlissingen,
13 feb Trio Mediaeval Sint-Quintinuskathedraal, Hasselt (B)
14 feb Trio Mediaeval De Kapel, Eindhoven
15 feb Trio Mediaeval Laurenskerk, Rotterdam
16 feb Trio Mediaeval Zuidervermaning, Westzaan
17 feb Trio Mediaeval Sint-Janskerk, Maastricht
18 feb Trio Mediaeval TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht
19 feb Trio Mediaeval Theater ‘t Voorhuys, Emmeloord
26 feb Momo Kodama Salle Philharmonique, Liege (B)
2 mrt Cyminology Centre Culturel Régional Opderschmelz, Dudelange (L)
10 mrt Zehetmair Quartett Flagey, Brussel (B)
11 mrt Zehetmair Quartett Muziekgebouw, Eindhoven
17 mrt Theo Bleckmann Bimhuis, Amsterdam
18 mrt Theo Bleckmann LantarenVenster, Rotterdam
22 apr Stephan Micus Pelgrimvaderskerk, Rotterdam
25 apr Kremerata Baltica / Gidon Kremer Muziekcentrum Frits Philips, Eindhoven
29 apr Trio Mediaeval Eglise des Brigittines, Brussel (B)
30 apr Aaron Parks Trio Bimhuis, Amsterdam
4 mei Steve Kuhn Trio Bimhuis, Amsterdam
6 mei Steve Kuhn Trio LantarenVenster, Rotterdam
13 mei Chris Potter Quartet LantarenVenster, Rotterdam
14 mei Chris Potter Quartet TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht

Wij wensen u fijne feestdagen en een muzikaal 2017!


IL Pergolese
Maria Pia de Vito, Francois Couturier, Anja Lechner, Michele Rabbia

IL Pergolese

CD | ECM | 0028948104277 | ECM 4810427 | 11-13

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A project paying tribute to 18th century composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710 – 1736), Il Pergolese presents new arrangements and improvisation inspired by opera and sacred music. Singer Maria Pia De Vito, pianist François Couturier, cellist Anja Lechner and percussionist Michele Rabbia also consider Pergolesi’s relationship to the art music and the popular music of Naples from a contemporary perspective. The text of the Stabat Mater – translated into Neapolitan by Maria Pia De Vito – and the opera arias, are transformed into songs and vivid narrative, open frames providing the key to reinterpreting Pergolesi. François Couturier's arrangements widen Pergolesi's structures, offering space for much improvisational interaction. For Il Pergolese is a real group project with creative from all partucipants, a discourse among sounds with rhythms generated by drums and metals and sampled and real-time electronics. “Sound textures grow dense with the richness of instrumental counterpoint or are set free in electronic soundscapes and along coloristic, percussive lines, as cello becomes voice or voice becomes an instrument” says Maria Pia De Vito in a performer’s note in the CD booklet.

The project was commissioned by the Festival Pergolesi-Spontini of Jesi in 2011. Reviewing the premiere performance, Augusta Franco Cardinali of Voce della Vallesina wrote of “unforeseen impressions for the listener. Crystallized sound fragments expand into flares of notes like meteors. Pergolesi’s music emerges, becomes increasingly recognizable until it is transformed into prayer... This music, in which different styles are blended together, cannot be categorized. It would be inexact to call it ‘experimental music’, since its sound material, both vocal and instrumental, is treated with uncommon sensitivity, competence, intelligence, and stylistic elegance as well as technical expertise...” The improvisational component ensures that each performance of Il Pergolese is unique. The present interpretation was recorded in Lugano in December 2012, with Manfred Eicher as producer.

Three of the protagonists of Il Pergolese – François Couturier, Anja Lechner and Michele Rabbia are well-known to ECM listeners. German cellist Lechner has appeared on more than twenty ECM recordings playing everything from tango with Dino Saluzzi to compositions of Mansurian and Silvestrov with the Rosamunde Quartet or arrangements of Gurdjieff with Vassilis Tsabropoulos. At home with both improvisation and the classical tradition, Lechner is, with Dino Saluzzi, the subject of the documentary film “El Encuentro” made by Norbert Wiedmer & Enrique Ros and recently issued by ECM on DVD.

French pianist François Couturier is the founder-composer of the Tarkovsky Quartet, of which Anja Lechner is a member, and also plays in duo with the cellist (ECM recording in preparaion). Couturier’s other ECM albums include a solo recording Un jour si blanc, and a duo disc with violinist Dominique Pifarély, as well as recordings with Tunisian oud master Anouar Brahem.

Italian percussionist Michele Rabbia has been the principal drummer of Stefano Battaglia’s projects since 2000 and appears on several ECM discs with the pianist including Raccolto, Re: Pasolini and Pastorale a disc of duets incorporating his live electronic treatments. Rabbia has collaborated with numerous musicians, the long list including Enrico Rava, Charlie Mariano, Antonello Sallis, Dominique Pifarély, Rita Marcotuli, the Italian Instabile Orchestra, Sainkho Namchylak, Paul McCandless and many others.

Singer Maria Pia De Vito makes her ECM debut with Il Pergolese. She has long been active in improvisation and jazz with musical partners including John Taylor, Ralph Towner, Rita Marcatouli, Norma Winstone, Steve Swallow, Paolo Fresu, Gianluigi Trovesi, Giorgio Gaslini, Colin Towns and many more. Musical research, exploring beneath the work’s surfaces, has been a key element of her performances from the outset, whether the music at hand has been jazz of the American songbook, idiosyncratic Neapolitan vocal music (De Vito is herself a native of Naples), adaptations of Monteverdi with Bruno Tommaso or – as on the present disc – Pergolesi as an improvisational resource.

Maria Pia De Vito, François Couturier, Anja Lechner and Michele Rabbia celebrate the release of Il Pergolese with concerts in Naples on November 9, and Rome on November 22.


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