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Eve Risser Red Desert Orchestra: Eurythmia

Read "Eurythmia" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Welcome to the jungle. Composer, pianist, and orchestra leader Eve Risser sends us greetings from the wilds. It is this forest she has been exploring with European and West African musicians. Her expedition is a hypnotic journey dense with percussive attacks and mesmeric states. The twelve piece Red Desert Orchestra is an extension of Risser's White Desert Orchestra, which gave us Les Deux Versants Se Regardent (Clean Feed, 2016). Here the influence of her Malian musicians is quite ...

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Eve Risser: Après un rêve

Read "Après un rêve" reviewed by Henning Bolte


There are characteristic archetypal melodies with which we fell immediately familiar. “Apres un Reve," written by French composer Gabriel Fauré in the 1870s, is such a tune. These types of melodies can often be repeated without loss of attraction or tension and release dynamics. In this live recorded performance, French multi-instrumentalist Eve Risser exploits the inherent potential of Fauré's theme in a puzzling yet fabulous way. While just hinting at it, repetitively retarding it, while tattering it and ...

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North Sea Round Town 2019

Read "North Sea Round Town 2019" reviewed by Henning Bolte


North Sea Round Town Dawn: A Trilogy of Sound Rotterdam Wihelmina Pier June 28-29, 2019 North Sea Round Town is a community-based festival in the port city of Rotterdam (largest port in Europe) situated in the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta at the North Sea. With its 365 concerts spread over 125 locations in the city for 18 days it is an upbeat to the three-days commercial mega North Sea Jazz Festival. The locations are ...

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Eve Risser L' ensemble ensemble at Stegi Onassis Cultural Centre

Read "Eve Risser L' ensemble ensemble at Stegi Onassis Cultural Centre" reviewed by Henning Bolte


Eve Risser L' ensemble ensemble Stegi Onassis Cultural Centre Athens March 8, 2019 The Onassis Cultural Foundation and the Stegi site/building in Athens are both offshoots of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, a foundation created by ship magnate Aristotle Onassis (1906-1975) to honor the memory of his son Alexander, who died at age 24 in an airplane crash in 1973. The cultural part of the foundation is financed by the business part and ...

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Eve Risser & Kaja Draksler: To Pianos

Read "To Pianos" reviewed by Ian Patterson


It's easy to forget that the piano is a percussion instrument, so hardwired are out brains to expecting tunes you can hum or whistle from its eighty eight keys. In this work commissioned by Jazz Festival Ljubljana and recorded there in 2016 and 2017, pianists Eve Risser (France) and Kaja Draksler (Slovenia) certainly mine the percussive sonorities of their two pianos but they explore so much more besides. Essentially, the duo's aim in these part through-composed, part-improvised pieces is to ...

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38th International Jazzfestival Saalfelden

Read "38th International Jazzfestival Saalfelden" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello


International Jazzfestival of Saalfelden Saalfelden, AustriaAugust 24-27, 2017 Once again, set against the amazing backdrop of the Austrian Alps, the International Jazzfestival of Saalfelden offered a unique perspective on the most adventurous jazz from around the world, as it does since its inception in the 1970s. It is no coincidence that its rich programme (37 performances in 4 days), as well as the local warm hospitality, keep attracting promoters, critics and a very diverse ...

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Eve Risser / Benjamin Duboc / Edward Perraud: En Corps Generation

Read "En Corps Generation" reviewed by John Sharpe


The eponymous debut En Corps (Dark Tree, 2012) by the French triumvirate of pianist Eve Risser, bassist Benjamin Duboc and drummer Edward Perraud made several year-end lists, and Génération belongs in the same category. Les Deux Versants Se Regardent (Clean Feed, 2016) by Risser's White Desert Orchestra revealed her as a composer of note, as well as an innovative pianist, who resides in a line of explorers who have furthered John Cage's preparations for piano, such as Benoit Delbecq and ...


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