28 giugno 2012



Il Rova prenderà parte al Guelph Jazz Festival di Ontario (Canada) il prossimo 7 settembre presentandosi nell'estesa formazione Orkestrova - con l'apporto stavolta di Nels Cline, Fred Frith, Hamid Drake, Jenny Scheinman, Carla Kihlstedt, Ikue Mori, Chris Brown e Rob Mazurek - per una nuova esecuzione di Electric Ascension, rilettura del celebre capolavoro coltraniano. Il concerto sarà registrato integralmente anche in video e andrà a completare l'opera di documentazione - Cleaning the Mirror - intrapresa in collaborazione con il regista John Rogers allo scopo di seguire l'evoluzione del progetto fin dalla sua genesi, nel 2003. Una campagna su Kickstarter chiede al pubblico di partecipare in vario modo alle spese di produzione: http://kck.st/MCe5vj

In his late period music, John Coltrane sought nothing less than universal consciousness. Listening to the original Ascension after four decades, we encounter a formidable work, bristling with creativity and the power to inspire. In Electric Ascension, we find a later generation of musicians exploring the territory, still reaching for liberation and audience transformation. Rova Saxophone Quartet arrangers Jon Raskin and Larry Ochs have cast their Electric Ascension with improvisers weaned on Coltrane and the sonic experiments of the decades that followed his passing in 1967. Since 2003, performances of this work at 7 festivals in North America and Europe have been a revelation and met with standing ovations and critical acclaim. On September 7, 2012 Orkestrova will perform Electric Ascension at the Guelph Jazz Festival in Ontario. On the Main Stage of the River Run Centre, Rova Saxophone Quartet will be joined by monster players Nels Cline on electric guitar, Fred Frith on electric bass, Hamid Drake on drums, Jenny Scheinman and Carla Kihlstedt on violins, Ikue Mori and Chris Brown on electronics, and Rob Mazurek on cornet and electronics. Because of the cost of collecting all these master musicians in one place and because of inevitable scheduling conflicts, the Guelph Jazz Festival show will be only the second performance since 2007, so it is crucial to take advantage of this rare opportunity to hear and film the inevitable sonic rave-up by this cast of musical instigators.

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