Claire Gignac and Friends present
Chinatown Blues, in Los Angeles
- Performances: May 29 and 30, 2015 at 8:30 pm
Claire Gignac and friends and Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre
Los Angeles choreographer Heidi Duckler and multi-instrumentalist and composer Claire Gignac joined forces to create a unique performance in a rather unusual place. A stimulating encounter between living music and contemporary dance.
Called “the reigning queen of site-specific performance,” by the L.A. Times, Heidi Duckler has choreographed more than 100 original dance works at unique sites around the world (Russia, Denmark, Hong Kong, New York, etc.). She received numerous awards and honors throughout her carreer.
With : Marissa Labog, Eva Wilder, Eli Nelson, Juan De La Rosa, dancers; Claire Gignac, tenor saxophone, multiple instruments, voice; Martien Bélanger, guitars, banjo; Frédéric Lebrasseur, drums; Steve Lalonde, real time sound processing.
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A concert of songs based on the texts of the women Troubadours and musical interludes based on the only Trobairitz melody that survives. Seán Dagher’s original music supports these songs about love, adultery, and the state of affairs of the day, critiques of the governments and the church. The candour and freedom expressed by the Trobairitz seems even more daring because they were women. It is surprising to see the point to which the concerns of the women and men who lived 800 years ago resemble so much ours concerns today.
Inspired by Makura no sōshi(The Pillow Book) by Lady Sei Shōnagon (Japan, around the year 1000), this CD offers a real interaction between music and poetry. Composition and improvisation are brought together to create original music influenced by Japanese aesthetics. Through different approaches - electronic, electric and acoustic music and poetry alternate, intercalate and blend to create a unique sound.
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