Kaze & IkueMori, La Malterie
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Jan Hoetplein 1, Gent


concerts during the evening plus exhibitions
* N. Dash earth
* Splendid Isolation
* Lydia Ourahmane Barzakh
* Marc De Cock: Een denkbeeldig portret in kunstwerken From the Collection Matthys-Colle & S.M.A.K.
* Broodthaerskabinet



20H: Wisdom Trio (IT/US)

Wisdom Trio entails the Italians Riccardo Luppi and Filippo Monico, and the renowned American bassist Joe Fonda, all belonging to a generation of musicians who started their careers in the seventies, and for whom the new free-music that came up in the preceding years had a strong influence, both on a strictly musical level as well as on both a cultural and an emotional level.

They seek for musical satisfaction and wisdom through the common practice of listening to each other, being able to free themselves from schemes and influences, and so getting away from their egos, above all, avoiding the usual “soloist plus rhythm section” dynamics: “except at some moments during which Riccardo is particularly melodic” says Monico, “and we feel that the melody must develop.”

Riccardo Luppi (IT) - saxophone
Joe Fonda (US) - double bas
Filippo Monico (IT) - percussion & drums

21H: Kaze & Ikue Mori (FR/JP/US)

Top team of improvisers visiting, under the skilful leadership of 2 musicians from Muzzix Lille, with the top Japanese couple of improvisers Satoko Fujii-Natsuki Tamura and the iconic New York experimental drummer, electronica wizzard and graphic designer Ikue Mori as special guest.

Those who have ever tried to light a fire in a breezy chimney may have a little idea of what’s blowing in the Kaze project. The quartet, fissued rom the adventurous ranks of the Muzzix collective, made the wind its patronymic. Kaze is the wind in Japanese. Kaze knows his winds with the two brass instruments blown by Natsuki Tamura and Christian Pruvost. 2 trumpets facing two hammerers: Peter Orins behind his drums and Satoko Fujii facing the keyboard of an extended piano. There’s music in the air. This quartet is definitely there. Breath of all types. The rough, the harsh and the severe, the light, the very playful and the lyrical oblique. Very large amplitude of the musical material played in a new repertoire. Nothing but hot air, yes. But very very consistent. Ideas are free, the interplay is terribly free, too. What is played here has the thickness of tales whose origins have been lost and which are reinvented in the moment, with a mischievous vivacity. And Kaze’s invitation to Ikue Mori doesn’t help this jubilant abstraction. A fraction of the DNA of DNA (this group of New York’s silly-sonics whose antics must still be shaking up contemporary concepts), Ikue Mori also knows how to play pedal to the metal. Illustrating here, disfiguring there. Far from decorating, far from nicely contraposing, his electronics pushes Kaze’s winds into even more floating limits. And the breath, for example, taken up by Pruvost, on the occasion of a solo manipulated like Bubka did with a pole (/w flexibility and power), to find a suspended moment. Voluble and ready to throw his four compatriots into contradictory debates, redirected by Peter Orins’ irrevocable typing or Satoko Fujii’s barely well tempered keyboard. “He who makes winds will live long. “My grandmother used to say. No better."
Guillaume Malvoisin | Pointbreak | About Kaze & Ikue Mori at Sons d’Hiver,January 2020

Ikue Mori (JP) - electronics
Satoko Fujii (JP) - piano
Natsuki Tamura (JP) - trumpet
Christian Pruvost (FR) - trumpet
Peter Orins (FR) - percussion & drums

with the kind support of the Japan Foundation






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