“E se …”
Suoni, evocazioni e manufatti
Sounds, evocations and crafts.
To create a conductive thread.
A suggestion that succeeds in benumbing our restlessness.
Once called a dream, later someone had tried to use the word “ideal” … and then, the feast arrives.
The festival constitutes elements of tradition and of the contemporary; it incorporates the dream, the ideal, the work, the research, and the feast.
Today however, it would be enough for us to be narrators,
the raconteurs of a thousand differents stories.
The word for these three days of festival will be the sound, the melody, the patchwork … in short, the music.
The conductive thread, then, will be the quality of the “voice”,
the intensity of the “sound,” and the way of the telling,
describing the muscians living and sharing the cultures of their origins.
Day 1 – Sunday, December 11, 2005
9PM - Rachelle Garniez - vocals, accordion
Accordionist/vocalist/songwriter Rachelle Garniez is known as a “Diva with a Difference” and a “Master of Surprise”. Wistful, witty, sardonic and sentimental; her tragi-comic story-songs channel influences including tango, klezmer, early jazz, blues, psychedelic rock & country & western.
10:15PM - Jenny Scheinman - violin
with Tony Scherr - guitar
Rachelle Garniez - accordion
Greg Cohen - contrabass
Violinist/composer, Jenny Sheinman was voted the #1 Rising Star Violinist in the 2004 and 2003 Downbeat Critics’ Polls, has performed and recorded extensively with Bill Frisell as well as Norah Jones, Vinicius Cantuaria, Madeleine Peyroux, Nels Cline, Marc Ribot and Myra Melford. She grew up playing folk music with her family in northern California, studied at Oberlin Conservatory, and has been performing as a jazz violinist since she was a teenager. In the last several years she has released three recordings of original music: Live at Yoshi’s (Avant), The Rabbi’s Lover (Tzadik) and, most recently, Shalagaster (Tzadik). A fourth CD, featuring Bill Frisell, Ron Miles, Doug Wieselman, Rachelle Garniez, Tim Luntzel and Dan Rieser, was released by Cryptogramophone in the summer of 2005.
Day 2 – Monday, December 12, 2005
9PM - Stephane Wrembel - guitar
with Joel Beaver - rhythm guitar
French guitarist and Hot Club of New York founding member, STEPHANE WREMBEL celebrates the tradition and virtuosity of Gypsy guitar while embracing jazz, world, bluegrass, folk, Latino and rock.
10:15PM - END
Charles Peirce - electronics
with Colin Stetson - saxophone
Writer and musician Charles Peirce records & performs under the alias END. Offering up a seductive and playful collage of music, he reworks a variety of genres and ideas — from surf rock to lounge music to old sci-fi themes — into a frenzied and unlikely mix of beats and electronics, spiced with a flamboyant party vibe straight out of a 60s B-movie. He has toured throughout Europe, the US, and Russia; composed music for independent film; and toured with Fantomas, Melt Banana, Snog, Kid 606 and Jason Forrest.
Woodwind player Colin Stetson plays powerfully while circularly breathing for long periods, draws multiphonics out of a sax with great skill, and commands an audience’s attention with his focus and melodic improvisations.
Day 3 – Tuesday, December 13, 2005
9PM - Gary Lucas - acoustic & steel guitars
A world class guitar hero, a Grammy-nominated songwriter, an international recording artist with over a dozen acclaimed solo albums to date, and a soundtrack composer for film and television, Gary Lucas is on the move. Dubbed “Guitarist of 1000 Ideas” by The New York Times, and “a true axe God” by Q, the British world music magazine fRoots recently hailed him as “without question, the most interesting and challenging guitarist playing today.” He was also cited recently by the editors of DownBeat as one of their “66 Hot 6-Stringers” alongside John McLaughlin, Richard Thompson, B.B King, Pat Metheny and others.
10:15PM - Andy Statman - mandolin & clarinet
A formidable and consummate musician, Andy Statman is known for his musical wizardry on the mandolin, as well as his innovative interpretations of Jewish music on the clarinet. This program covers the genius of Statman from his distinctive improvisational renditions of Klezmer, music of the Chassidic masters, and American roots (bluegrass and blues) to original works drawing upon jazz and other traditions. “…a master of two idioms…” NY Times
Not festival time? Check out the Epistrophy Cafe, live music on Sundays!