30 August 2019
Music is an ever-evolving language that carries the cultures that unite us. This final evening of music focuses on the theme of communication and celebration through theatre, songs, and swing…
“Hollarei duljo” – How to Yodel? Back in the distant past, yodeling was used in the Central Alps by herders calling their stock or to communicate between Alpine villages. Today yodelling has become important again it provides the simplest form of communication for which a Wi-Fi connection is not necessary.
Georges Aperghis’s ‘Retrouvailles’ 2 percussionists combine music-making with theatrical comedy elements where syllables and phonemes are understood by the performers but not the audience. This collection of situations appears real but in fact belong to a surreal universe constructed around onomatopeias and gestures.
Jonathan Day’s ‘Rainstorm Discotheque’ is a shifting and experimental collective of musicians and artists. Jonathan is ”an artist who, whether through the experience of travel or through deep contemplation of his surroundings, has come to terms with his place in the world, and it is utterly beautiful.” His work has been described as ”Seductive, complex and poetic” and ”Scratching at the transcendent.”
Kusimanten, a trio from Austria brings Alpine folk music into the new century. From chamber music to jazz and various folklore, fusing the musical traditions of Western and Eastern Europe and throwing a little funk and pop here and there for good measure.
In the second part of the evening, Dieter Mack will conclude the festivities by conducting the energetic and enthusiastic PGVIS Big Band with a series of unique pieces exploring various cultural identities from different countries such as ‘Brazil’, ‘Night in Tunisia’, ‘Jersey Bounce’, ‘Ngotek’ by Dieter Mack and ‘Amnesia’, a new composition for Big Band by Chudalux Pinan.
“Hollarei duljo” – How to Yodel?
Kusimanten & PGVIM Students
In Memory, a Crossing of Great Seas
Vin Whyte & Gloria Yehilevsky
Moritz Koch, Percussion
Alejandro Sarriegui, Percussion
Tamara Lukasheva, Vocal
Marie-Theres Härtel, Viola
– INTERMISSION –
PGVIS BIG BAND
Hit the Ground Running
(Arranged by Peter Herbolzheimer)
(Arranged by Paul Murtha)
E. Johnson/ T. Bradshaw/ R. Plater
(Arranged by Axel Ster)
Night in Tunesia
(Arranged by Michael Mossman)
PGVIS Big Band
Jean David Caillouët