21 aprile 2010


Si tiene lunedì 26 aprile a Padova (Cinema Lux, ore 21.00), per iniziativa del Centro d’Arte degli Studenti dell’Università, il primo concerto in Italia di Kihnoua, uno dei più recenti progetti del sassofonista californiano Larry Ochs, improntato all'incontro tra improvvisazione, vocalità e danza, aperto in particolare a influenze musicali di tradizione coreana. L'organico è quello del trio esteso di volta in volta a diversi ospiti: con Ochs sono la cantante Dohee Lee e il percussionista Scott Amendola, affiancati nel concerto di Padova dal contrabbassista Wilbert De Joode. Traccia di precedenti collaborazioni - con Zeena Parkins, Carla Kihlstedt, Joan Jeanrenaud, Fred Frith, William Winant e Okkyung Lee tra gli altri - sono nel cd di esordio, Unauthorized Caprices.

"Kihnoua is a term borrowed from ancient Greek that might have meant 'the difference'. This is a new San Francisco based ensemble formed by Larry Ochs in 2007 to play some new changes. A long-time fan of traditional Korean p’ansori singing and of Korean sinawi improvisation, it is with great pleasure that we present music that intermingles the very new thoughts, sounds and structures of 'western improvised music' with influences from very ancient sounds of Korea and other folk-music influences of Asia, Africa and the USA. The band’s core is Scott Amendola on drums and electronics, Dohee Lee on vocals with Ochs writing the compositions and playing saxophones. Guest musicians added to the band for performances and recording include Zeena Parkins, Carla Kihlstedt, Joan Jeanrenaud, Fred Frith, William Winant, Liz Allbee, Devin Hoff and Okkyung Lee. The first CD release by Kihnoua is entitled Unauthorized Caprices and features Ochs, Lee and Amendola with guest artists Fred Frith, Liz Allbee and Joan Jeanrenaud".