Eve Risser' White Desert Orchestra blew the roof off Congress Hall. The original tentet shed new light to the beautiful scores of French pianist Eve Risser, with a telepathic humanity capable of evoking glittering soundscapes as convincingly as Zappaesque funkiness. Flutist Sylvaine Helary, guitarist Julien Desprez
, brillian trumpet player Eivind Lønning
, poignant alto saxophone Antonin-Tri Hoang
, as well as elegant bassoon player Sara Schoenbeck
, trombonist Fidel Fourneyron
, saxophonist Benjamin Dousteyssier and Eve Risser herself, literally danced on the scores, backed by the rhythm section composed of Luc Ex and Yuko Oshima
. They literally brought the 20th Century classical European tradition back to life, and with an unquestionably futuristic feeling. Dazzling!