TRIODEGRADABLE – Italian Songbook (Paris Cat Debut )
Thursday 22nd May 2014
Mirko Guerrini: sax, live electronics
Frank DiSario: double bass, acoustic bass, effects
Carlo Alberto Canevali: drums, live electronics
Mirko Guerrini and Carlo Alberto Canevali, after a period of intensive fieldwork in Italy, present their new project “Italian Song Book”. It is a Jazz journey through the beauty of different Italian regions’ folk songs. Italy has 21 different regions, and, as for the food, the traditional music changes a lot from region to region, mirroring the roots of the popular culture.
In “Italian Song Book” you will travel from Sicily and Calabria to Liguria, Piemonte, and Friuli, then South again to Campania, in a lot of different villages and towns, listening the music of laborers, peasants, shepherds, fishermen, and artisans of rural Italy.
“Love begins with fine singing,” says a line from a song from Abruzzo, a mountainous region of independent people in south-central Italy. Choral songs, songs for work and courtship, lullabies, a nonsense incantation, funeral laments, narrative ballads, and dance music vividly evoke a vanishing rural life when everyday activity was accompanied by song.
For this new project Guerrini and Canevali (both recently relocated in Melbourne) have called the Australian bassist (with Italian roots) Frank DiSario. The music played by Triodegradable is fresh and passionate, and beside the acoustic sounds the listeners will also hear some echoes of the rural Italian tradition, with some loops and sample used by the three musicians as a source of inspiration for their improvisations.
Genre – Italian Folk / Jazz
Show time – 9pm $15