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Tripudiis Sonis Variis
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 @ 7:30 pm
Doors open at 7:00 pm
Ilaria Crociani – vocals
Paul Grabowsky – piano
Mirko Guerrini – pakistani flutes, duduk, saxes, , electronics
A revisitation of XVII and XVI-century baroque music with improvised music and soundscaping.
Multi-instrumentalist and composer Mirko Guerrini, alongside singer-songwriter Ilaria Crociani, pianist and composer Paul Grabowsky, and percussionist/sound engineer Niko Schäuble, offer original, modern versions of a mosaic of melodies by Landini, Barbara Strozzi, Monteverdi, Carissimi, Scarlatti, to name a few. Arias, cantatas and motets are reworked and rearranged in the light of improvised music and developed in a contemporary electronic-sound environment.
The originality of the creative process rests on the harmonic and formal looseness typical of Renaissance music and the Early Baroque period, prior to the advent of tonality, is retained and extended in its meaning through its meeting and melding with live improvisation and electronic
While lyrics represent the songs’ architrave, form, harmony and ornaments are used to design unconventional music architectures, beyond the traditional constraints of classical music or commercial pop songs. Electronics (whether loops, grooves or soundscapes) are employed and treated as all other voices in the shaping of each arrangement in pursuit of the specific compositional art of part-writing in the Florid Counterpoint. Within the sonic palette, original sounds are preserved and exalted through the use of instruments like piano, duduk, or baroque flutes, played by some of the finest Australian musicians and improvisers.
The selected repertoire has a unique power to communicate with every generation and every background, having been authored by composers of different periods and different European countries. The lyrics are, of course, in a multitude of languages. Presenting these works in a modern setting will expose younger generations to an invaluable musical heritage they might never otherwise encounter and be enthused by.